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MoEFCC Invites Application for Consultant in Environmental Sciences

MoEFCC Invites Application for Consultant in Environmental Sciences

Green Jobs
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India invites applications from young professionals looking for opportunity to facilitate the Ministry in the implementation of Green Good Deeds (GGDs) across the country. Initially, the position is for one year and may be extended depending upon the performance and as per Ministry's requirement. Post Title: Consultant (Environmental Science) Job Requirement: To assist divisional officers in all programmes relating to GGDs; including EE Division; to assist the Ministry in monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the programme in all States; compilation of reports, newsletters, etc.; organization of meeting; development of knowledge products. Any other activity assigned by Divisional Head. Eligibilit
Remembering the Founder of Van Mahotsav on His Birthday

Remembering the Founder of Van Mahotsav on His Birthday

Green Personas
The first week of July is celebrated as the Van Mahotsav of the Forest Festival across India. The timing is just right for planting trees since the monsoon prepares the soil. Interestingly, the concept of Van Mahostav is not recent and was actually given much before the onset of the ongoing environmental crisis. The Van Mahotsav or Forest Festival was initiated by the then Union Agriculture and Food Minister of India Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (popularly known as as Kulpati K.M. Munshi) in the year 1950. Born on 30 December 1887, Kulpati K.M. Munshi was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer, lawyer and educationist. He remains a well-known name in Gujarati literature. He is more popular as the Founder of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Today, when the world has be...
Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Green Lens
Winters in Delhi was once a time of cheer and joy. Many would remember the cold, foggy winter mornings and the taste of a warm cup of tea or coffee while standing in the balcony. Still others would remember the excitement of taking a quick job or brisk walk in the nearby park, if not to the more prominent ones, just to regain the body heat. Inhaling the fog, and exhaling the white misty spirit of Delhi was once part of the winter experience in Delhi. Not anymore. Delhi's October smell, the fragrance of the blooming Alstonia, was once an exciting announcement of Delhi's winters. The winter, amidst the alarming air pollution in Delhi, has become a fight for survival. The day has to be planned so that one spends maximum times indoors. Breathing out in the open, without a face mask has ...
Bluewater Hails Katowice Climate Package

Bluewater Hails Katowice Climate Package

Global
Bluewater, a world leader in developing innovative water purification technology and solutions, has called the UN Climate Change Agreement in Katowice, Poland, a landmark that will benefit planetary and human health. "The Katowice agreement provides a solid roadmap with a set of rules for the international community to address the environmental challenges contributing to issues such as water scarcity and single-use plastic pollution," said Bluewater founder and CEO Bengt Rittri. The Bluewater top executive said the Katowice Conference sent a loud and inspirational signal on climate action, although gaps on issues such as cutting carbon pollution deeper remain as the world further mobilises to battle to greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Rittri said the latest climate science leaves
Finnish Startup Launches Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

Finnish Startup Launches Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

Global
A pioneering Finnish nano satellite has now reached space equipped with the world's smallest infrared hyper-spectral camera. The photos with infrared data taken from the satellite provide new solutions for monitoring and managing the effects of climate change. The hyperspectral camera is a trailblazing innovation from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The Reaktor Hello World nano satellite was launched into space on 29 November 2018 by the Finnish space technology startup Reaktor Space Lab. In the past, hyper-spectral imaging - the simultaneous collection of the optical spectrum at each point in an image - was feasible only with larger, exorbitantly priced satellites. The larger satellites also came with significant restrictions: a single satellite provides new data only whe...
Will COP 24 Be Able to Prevent the Global Meltdown?

Will COP 24 Be Able to Prevent the Global Meltdown?

Green Lens
The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place between 2 and 14 December 2018. COP 24 recently concluded in Katowice, Poland. Leaders from member nations continue to discuss and are yet to come to an agreement. The proposal to strengthen the previous Paris Climate Agreement has been proposed by the Conference President. Only time will tell if the leaders of the member nations can come to an agreement and if COP 24 can actually help prevent the imminent global meltdown, already taking place. Image © cop24.gov.pl
National Energy Conservation Day Celebrated on 14 December

National Energy Conservation Day Celebrated on 14 December

Green Lens
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan releasing the publication along with other dignitaries at the National Energy Conservation Day function in New Delhi on 14 December, 2018. The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on 14 December by the Ministry of Power in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The objective of this celebration is to recognize the efforts of industry and other establishments towards promoting energy efficiency. The Ministry of Power organizes National Energy Conservation Awards event every year on this day. This year, 26 industrial units from various sectors were given awards for their excellent performance in energy efficiency. 333 units and establishments from across the country participated in the National Awards Programme this year...
UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

UNESCO Launches Andean Glacier and Water Atlas During COP 24

Global
Glacial melt-water is a critical resource for millions of people around the world. It is equally important in Northern India as it is in many other parts of the world. One place which relies heavily on the glacial melt-water is the Andean highlands of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Glacial melt-water comprises about 61% of water supply in La Paz (Bolivia) and 67% in Huaraz (Peru). During a drought year, this proportion can reach 85% in La Paz and 91% in Huaraz. If current trends continue, some of the lower-altitude glaciers of the tropical Andes could lose between 78 and 97% of their volume by the end of the century, reducing the region's available freshwater resources. This alarming analysis is from the Andean Glacier and Water Atlas that has been launched by UNESCO and the Norwegian GRI...
Heritage Restoration and Waste Management by InterGlobe Foundation

Heritage Restoration and Waste Management by InterGlobe Foundation

Corporate Greening
InterGlobe Foundation (IGF), the CSR arm of InterGlobe Group - a leader in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel related services inaugurated a Heritage Restoration and Waste Management project in Delwara and Kumbhalgarh towns of Rajasthan respectively. InterGlobe Foundation partnered with Seva Mandir, a rural development NGO based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, to implement these projects. The renovation project of Delwara’s historic nineteenth century Indra Kund stepwell began on 4 December 2018 and was attended by Ms. Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation and Mr. Ajay Mehta of Seva Mandir along with the other members of the project. Indra Kund which was once a public space and a source of water for the community has fallen into disuse and disrepair over decades of neglect. Inte