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Now ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ for Keeping Our Monuments Clean

Now ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ for Keeping Our Monuments Clean

Green Lens
The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma launching the ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ initiative at a function in Delhi on December 26, 2014. The Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Lalit K. Panwar is also seen. The Ministry of Tourism has taken a cue from "Swachh Bharat",  and has now launched its Swacch Bharat Swacch Smark initiative for protecting and preserving the sanctity of monuments of national heritage. A Swachh Bharat Swachh Pakwan initiative has also been launched to upgrade the skills and hygiene standards of Street Food Vendors, so that they become a distinctive aspect of Indian tourism. The initiatives were launched as part of the Good Governance Day celebrations on 25th December, 2014.
Invite to Panel Discussion on Do Tigers Drink Blood…?

Invite to Panel Discussion on Do Tigers Drink Blood…?

Events
Arefa Tehsin invites all interested on behalf of Rupa Publications and Oxford Bookstore to the launch of "Do Tigers Drink Blood? And 13 Other Mysteries of Nature" book authored by Arefa Tehsin and Raza H. Tehsin. The Book will be launched by Shri Shashi Tharoor and the launch ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion on Birds, Bees and Books: The 'B' Therapy to Nature Deficit Disorder. The Panelists during the panel discussion will be Vivek Menon, CEO, Wildlife Trust of India and Ranjit Lal, Author & Columnist. Date: 18 December, 2014 (Thursday) Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Oxford Bookstore, N 81, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 Hot masala cha and snacks will be served after the launch. For further information and to RSVP, contact: Nimisha +91 8882338116 Image by ...
Invite: Quotes from the Earth – An Environmental Film Festival at IIC

Invite: Quotes from the Earth – An Environmental Film Festival at IIC

Events
Toxics Link and India International Centre invite all interested to the next in the series of ‘Quotes from the Earth’ - an Environmental Film Festival. The Festival will be a discursive platform to highlight environmental challenges at the national and international level through films, which are a powerful medium of communication and discussion. The two day long environmental film festival will bring under one umbrella the persistent and persuasive films from India and around the world. Dates: December 5th & 6th, 2014 Time: 9.15 a.m. onwards. Venue: India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi The festival aims to engage the audience for not only what exists, but also what steps to take in future towards environment conservation. A total of24 fil
Public Lecture and Panel Discussion on Asthma at AIIMS

Public Lecture and Panel Discussion on Asthma at AIIMS

Events
300 million people suffer from asthma globally. Asthma also causes about 250,000 deaths annually. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of asthmatic patients is expected to increase to 400 million by 2025. Taking children and adults together, there are nearly 30 million asthmatics in India today, which constitutes about 10% of the global burden of Asthma. This makes asthma a disease of particular concern, especially since the causative factors of asthma are only on the rise in cities like Delhi. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi invites all interested to a public lecture and panel discussion on 'Recurrent Cough, Cold and Wheezing in Children: Is It Asthma?' Date: 25 November, 2014 Time: 4.00 to 5.00 pm Venue: Jawaharlal Aud
Remote Telecom Project Wins Intersolar India Solar Projects Award

Remote Telecom Project Wins Intersolar India Solar Projects Award

Corporate Greening
Trojan Battery's Mat Segal and George Mathew from Team Sustain accepting the Intersolar India award. Intersolar India, one of India's largest exhibition and conference for the Solar Industry, concluded recently in Mumbai. The Intersolar AWARD for the best and most innovative Solar Projects in India category is one of the highlights of this exhibition. The Intersolar AWARDS for the present year 2014 were given to Bosch Ltd., Tata Power Solar Systems and Trojan Battery. We explore the Solar Project conceived by Trojan Battery and assess it for its innovation and social transformation ability. Trojan Battery, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, and its project partner, Team Sustain, were recognized at Intersolar India for their Remote Telecom project featuring
Battle to Protect Ozone Layer Progresses in Paris

Battle to Protect Ozone Layer Progresses in Paris

Global
A unique collection of countries representing a majority of the world population and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) consumers and producers, including China, India, Brazil, and South Africa, along with the European Union and the United States, have called for fast action to cut production and use of HFCs. HFC is the fastest growing greenhouse gas in the world. The use of HFCs became popular in the world after the phase out of the ChloroFluoroCarbons (CFCs) which were found to be the cause of the destruction of the ozone hole over Antarctica. Nations around the world have now called for using the institutions and expertise of the Montreal Protocol (the protocol used for phasing out CFCs), to bring down the use of HFCs.  In total, more than 120 countries have called for action to phase down HF
Time to Expand from Swacch Bharat to Sanitized Bharat Abhiyan

Time to Expand from Swacch Bharat to Sanitized Bharat Abhiyan

Green Alert
The Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - on and well before October 2nd, has created measurable waves across the country. As a result of this campaign, unclean surroundings is no longer acceptable and littering is now frowned upon. Citizens across the country have become more conscious when it comes to disposing of their waste and waste pickers are no longer a liability. Based on the ideology propounded by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is surely a campaign in the right direction for ensuring a litter free country and improving the image of India in the global tourism arena. However, what needs to be remember here is a related issue which was equally, if not more, close to Gandhi. And that is the issue of sanitation, a...
NMML Public Lecture on Delhi’s Twentieth Century:  Reflections on Contemporary Urbanism

NMML Public Lecture on Delhi’s Twentieth Century: Reflections on Contemporary Urbanism

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in its ‘Cities in History’ series on ‘Delhi’s Twentieth Century:  Reflections on contemporary urbanism’. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ravi Sundaram of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. A recent international study listed Delhi as the second most populous city in the world. Delhi’s endless expansion is comparable to other international city-regions like Sao Paulo and Mexico City. Further the city now has a new urban politics, as well as cultural life. Ironically, despite its thousand-year history, Delhi’s claim to a dynamic urbanism was for years overshadowed by the vibrant cultural and political life of Calcutta and Bombay, both cities established by coloni