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5 Must-Know Terms for All Solar-Interested Homeowners

5 Must-Know Terms for All Solar-Interested Homeowners

Global
Being interested in solar power isn't just an efficient way to power all the electrical or modern items your house usually requires in order for you to lead a comfortable life, but it's also environmentally-conscious too. As homeowners, especially in the time of rapidly depleting fossil fuels, your interest in turning to solar-power might seem even more heroic. Yet understanding renewable energy, and certainly all the terms and jargon that fit around solar energy, isn't entirely easy. That's why this article hopes to debunk and hopefully explain to you, in more simpler terms, what things you should know if interested in powering your home by solar means. Solar Finance Terminology With solar being a readily accessible source of power that's better for the long-term prospects of t...
Invite: World Wetlands Day 2015 Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: World Wetlands Day 2015 Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Events
Wetlands provide a multitude of benefits to humanity that include filtering our water, ensuring biodiversity protection and mitigating climate change. Yet scientific estimates show that 64% of the world's wetlands have disappeared since 1900 and the remaining ones are being degraded. To raise awareness on the importance of wetlands to humanity and highlight their role in protecting 'our common environment', 2nd February is celebrated as the World Wetlands Day each year. This date marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The Yamuna Biodiversity Park in North Delhi celebrates the World Wetlands Day each year with great fervor and excitement. This year too, the Yamuna Biodiversity Pa...
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…?

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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

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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

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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