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Infosys Becomes First Indian Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Power

Infosys Becomes First Indian Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Power

Corporate Greening
Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services has now become the first Indian company to join RE100 - a global platform for major companies committing to 100% renewable power! RE100 is a global initiative that celebrates and supports major companies committed to 100% renewable power across their operations. Its goal is that 100 of the world’s most influential businesses commit to 100% renewable power in the near future.  As part of its commitment to RE100, Infosys aims to become carbon neutral by 2018. The company is already working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50 per cent from its 2007-2008 levels and source all its electricity from renewable resources by 2018. Speaking about the announcement, Ramadas Kam
Invitation to the Screening of The Lost Forest (of Mangerbani)

Invitation to the Screening of The Lost Forest (of Mangerbani)

Events
Located in Gurgaon, a 500 acre forestland, a complete ecological system in itself, Mangarbani has been the bone of contention between the environmentalists who have been fighting to conserve it, and builders who have been coveting this land to make millions out of it. Date: 21 May, 2015 Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Gulmohar Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi While no-one could deny that the forest was there because it was there for everyone to see, whether the Bani could be defined as a 'forest' became a big bone of contention. The Haryana government's most recent volte face on Mangerbani, saying that this land is not to be classified as forest and cannot be granted conservation status, has once again endangered this sacred land, one of the last surviving patches of gre
Nepal Earthquake Disaster: A Tragedy of Epic Proportion

Nepal Earthquake Disaster: A Tragedy of Epic Proportion

Green Lens
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel engaged in Search and Rescue Operations in earthquake hit Nepal. The tragic disaster has already claimed more than 6,000 human lives. While the causes and reasons of this destruction surely need to be brought out as important lessons of earthquake mitigation, the need of the present hour is to rescue as many people as possible, and focus on the relief work.
Public Lecture, Panel Discussion on Healthy Body Through Healthy Mouth at AIIMS

Public Lecture, Panel Discussion on Healthy Body Through Healthy Mouth at AIIMS

Events
On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi invites all interested to a Public Lecture and Panel Discussion (in Hindi & English) on the topic of Healthy Body Through Healthy Mouth. Date: 20.03.2015 (Friday) Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Please take your seats by 3.45 PM) Venue: Jawaharlal Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi Speakers and Panelists: Dr. Naseem Shah, Dr. O.P. Kharbanda, Dr. Vijay Prakash Mathur, Dr. Kameshwar Prasad, Dr. Rajiv Narang, Dr. Viveka P. Jyotsna. The broad topics covered will be: Common Dental and Oral Diseases Relationship of Oral Diseases with Stroke Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes How best to take care of your Teeth and Gums ? The Lecture will be followed by tea. Free Parking is avai...
Invite to Public Lecture on Recasting the Nature Conservation Landscape by NMML

Invite to Public Lecture on Recasting the Nature Conservation Landscape by NMML

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on 'Recasting the Nature Conservation Landscape: A field perspective from India’s tropical rainforests' by Dr. T. R. Shankar Raman,  of the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. Date: Friday, 20th March, 2015 Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Common Room, Annexe, NMML, New Delhi Abstract: From mosses to macaques and insects to elephants, a spectacular array of wild species occur in India's tropical rainforests. Forest loss, fragmentation, and land-use changes have created present-day rainforest landscapes where people and wildlife, nature and culture, are confronted with the reality of coexistence or conflict. Here, the speaker explores conservation challenges in such landscapes, delving into field exp
Invite to Seminar on Tigers, Tribes and Bureaucrats at NMML

Invite to Seminar on Tigers, Tribes and Bureaucrats at NMML

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library  invites all interested to to a Seminar on Tigers, Tribes, and Bureaucrats:  Relocations from Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra by Dr. Nitin Sekar, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Date: Monday, 9th March, 2015 Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi Abstract: Relocations of forest-reliant peoples from protected areas to promote wildlife conservation has typically resulted in negative socioeconomic results for those displaced. India’s 2006 Forest Rights Act endeavors to improve outcomes of relocations for conservation by mandating that relocations only occur if villages provide their free informed consent; in theory, the socioeconomic results of such voluntary r
Revisiting AAP’s Election Manifesto for Identifying Environmental Action Plans

Revisiting AAP’s Election Manifesto for Identifying Environmental Action Plans

Green Alert
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was formed as a result of a popular anti-corruption movement, has now made it to the corridors of power in the National Capital Territory of Delhi! Being a people's movement, AAP made no mistake in reaching out to the people of Delhi especially through its innovative 'Delhi Dialogue' strategy. We bring out and identify 26 out of the total 70 Action Points from the AAP's Election Manifesto in order to understand and follow-up with the Delhi Government on its Environmental Action Plan. Aam Aadmi Party's election manifesto is sub-divided below into five environmental related sectors of Water and Sanitation, Waste, Energy, Transport, Urban Biodiversity and Urban Planning. It is hoped that the present Delhi Government will ensure the fulfilling of these p...
Invite to Public Lecture on Swacch Bharat Mission

Invite to Public Lecture on Swacch Bharat Mission

Events
Toxics Link and India International Centre invite all citizens to a panel discussion on Swacch Bharat Mission. The Indian government launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October 2014 with Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Clean India in an endeavor to transform India into a totally sanitized and a healthy country. Some of the significant objectives of the Mission are elimination of open defecation, scientific processing/ disposal/ reuse/ recycle of Municipal Solid Waste, bring about a behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices, among others. The Mission will be implemented over a period of five years and will extend assistance to all the statutory towns/cities as per 2011 census. It has been divided into two sub categories - gramin (rural) and urban. Almost