On World Water Day 2019, the Infographic depicting the Drinking Water Challenge in India has been put together by Piramal Sarvajal. The data included in the infographic is enough for anyone to understand the sorry state of affairs of clean drinking water availability in India and highlights the need to conserve water wherever we can, whenever we can.
The next decade, 2021-2030, has been marked as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Wastewater, plastic and over-fishing, are some of the many issues threatening the world's oceans. This despite the fact that the role of oceans in climate regulation is vital and nearly three billion people depend directly on it for their livelihoods. A better understanding of ocean ecosystems and their impact on humans and climate is therefore essential and requires a coordinated, integrated and continuous global observing system. This was the motivation behind setting up the AtlantOS, an in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observation System for better management and sustainable exploitation of its maritime resources. With an estimated budget of € 20.65m for 4 years (April 2015 – Jun
Those who live in the warmer parts of the globe are well acquainted with the need for keeping cool while inside. Without it, remaining productive almost becomes an impossible feat to accomplish. In extreme cases, even falling asleep may pose quite a challenge. Unlike what used to be the case, most modern households can now afford air conditioning without problems. That being said, many individuals still believe in various myths surrounding these handy machines, so let us get to the nitty and gritty and take a look at what they are: Myth #1: Air Conditioner Filters Should Be Changed Every Year Nope – this is far too infrequent! Realistically, you should be changing these every 2 months if your health is any dear to you. Alternatively, you can hire someone to do this for you or have
The Government of NCT of Delhi is inviting applications to appoint Delhi Assembly Research Centre Fellows for a period of one year, extendable by another year. This is as part of the Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi initiative to setup the Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC). The objective of the DARC is to create a repository of valuable research and reference material for use of the lawmakers and other stakeholders by involving the young and talented youth of Delhi. A total of 50 Fellows and 90 Associate Fellows are being recruited at the moment. The Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 1 Lakh while the Associate Fellows will be given a monthly stipend of Rs. 60,000/-. The Fellows and Associate Fellows shall be responsible for conducting re...
The field of Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation has always been challenging. This is because while humans need Nature and Natural Resources for our survival, we work to protect them only when these resources become too scarce for us. In the delay that follows, we destroy ecosystems to a great extent, often losing precious resources and hurting other species with whom we share Planet Earth. It is therefore important that Environmental Professionals remain constantly active and aware about their immediate environment and take pro-active steps for preservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Delhi Greens catches up with one such Environment Professional, Dr. Satya Prakash Mehra, who is presently based in the Delhi NCR district of Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Dr. S.P. Mehra ...
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) inaugurated Delhi's First Waste to Wonder Park on 21 February 2019. The Waste to Wonder Park was opened to public by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in the presence of Delhi's Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal and other dignitaries. The Waste to Wonder Park includes a replica of some of the Wonders of the World, all of which have been made from waste. These include, the Taj Mahal (20 feet), Great Pyramid of Giza (18 feet), the Eiffel Tower (60 feet), Leaning Tower of Pisa (25 feet), Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue (25 feet), Rome’s Colosseum (15 feet) and New York’s Statute of Liberty (30 feet). The seven replicas have been made with the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets,
In this digital age, logo and branding have become even more important than before. Here are five logo making contests by Government agencies that could win you lakhs of rupees as prize money! 1. National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) is organizing a contest for the name and mascot for India’s first high speed train. Name and Mascot should represent the true nature of high speed rail and all the socioeconomic benefits that will come with the introduction of this technology in India. Two separate entries can be submitted, one each for: 1) Train Name 2) Mascot Design The selected entry will be awarded a cash prize and five consolation entries will be awarded as follows a) Mascot Design: Winning prize: INR 1,00,000/- and five consolation prize for INR 10,000/- each b)
Philanthrope, a not-for-profit organisation promoting Safety Preparedness recently launched a Shisht Bharat Campaign from New Delhi. The launch of the Civic Sense Inculcation campaign was witnessed by eminent dignitaries such as Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, and the Speakers on the panel included Mr. Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor, AAFT Media University; Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, Chancellor-Maharaj Agrasen University; Dr. Jyoti Gupta, Principal, Delhi Public School (Ghaziabad) and Naresh Kumar, IAS, Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Council. The key highlight of the Launch Event was a panel discussion on the topic, “Making India Shisht: Inclusion of Moral Science as a Subject in School/ College Curriculum is an Important Step.” While congratulating Dr. Angeli Qwatra (Director General and
What does River Ganga mean to you? For most people, it is a holy river where one can take a dip to wash away the sins. For some other people, it is a source of fresh water and nutrition that sustains millions of people living on either side of its banks. And then, there is Sant Aatmabodhanandji, who believes that River Ganga is the holiest of the holy rivers which sustains us all. And that one must be ready to even lay down his life, for the protection and conservation for the sacred River Ganga. That is what Sant Aatmabodhanandji now has in mind, since Government action is too little and getting too late for the protection of River Ganga. All of 26 years of age, Sant Aatmabodhanand has been on a continuous fast since 24 October 2018 for the noble cause of free flow of River Gang...
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. has been conferred the FICCI CSR Award for Women Empowerment during the 17th Edition of FICCI CSR Summit held at New Delhi today. Jindal Steel won the award for its innovative and high impact women empowerment programmes which are implemented by the company’s CSR Arm JSPL Foundation Director, JSPL and Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal received the award from Honorable Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu at a function held in Delhi today. Upon receiving the Award Smt Shallu Jindal said, "JSPL Foundation strongly believes that women are the fulcrum of holistic improvement in the lives of families and the prime mover of development of the Nation. JSPL Foundation is thankful to FICCI and the