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Shisht Bharat Campaign Launched to Inculcate Public Civic Sense

Shisht Bharat Campaign Launched to Inculcate Public Civic Sense

Green Alert
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
Save This Sadhu from Sacrificing His Life for River Ganga

Save This Sadhu from Sacrificing His Life for River Ganga

Green Alert
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 Bags the FICCI CSR Award for Women Empowerment

Jindal Steel Bags the FICCI CSR Award for Women Empowerment

National
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
Sea Shepherd Conferred Highest Military Honour by President of Liberia

Sea Shepherd Conferred Highest Military Honour by President of Liberia

Global
Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit marine conservation movement which was founded by Paul Watson in 1977. It has now become a worldwide movement with independent national and regional entities in over 20 countries, united by a common mission and a fleet of 11 ships on campaigns around the world. On 11 February, Sea Shepherd was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) by the President of Liberia Dr. George Manneh Weah during the 62nd anniversary celebration of Armed Forces Day in Monrovia, the National Capital. The DSO is the highest military award given by the Ministry of National Defense and the Armed Forces of Liberia, recognizing exceptional service to the Republic of Liberia. Captains Alex Cornelissen and Peter Hammarstedt, Sea Shepherd Global’s CEO and Directo
The Purity of Air in Numbers: 8 Facts About Air Quality Index

The Purity of Air in Numbers: 8 Facts About Air Quality Index

Articles
An air quality index is your guide to how clean the air that you are breathing is and government agencies use this number to guide the general public on what levels of pollution are present. The higher the AQI reading the greater the prospects of people experiencing adverse health effects, which is why it is a good idea to understand how the index is put together and what it means. Here are some points about the Air Quality Index (AQI) and how it is calculated. Why Air Quality Matters Local air quality is something that is very important to every one of us in that area as the quality of the air that you are breathing in is going to have a direct impact on how you live and your health profile. The reason for monitoring air pollution and producing an AQI figure for the area is th...
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