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Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

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The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) recently organised a Seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crimes at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The objective of the Seminar was to spread awareness and sensitization on crimes against wildlife. Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted that, "the law of the land must be upheld, since many species are on the verge of extinction." Dr. Harsh Vardhan also underlined the need for human beings to live in harmony with nature. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also shared the challenges that the SSB must be facing since it guards the open borders with friendly neighbouring countries, where force alone cannot be used to enforce the law of the land. He pointed out that development activities have in
Emaar India Conducts Health Camp for its Labour Force in Gurugram

Emaar India Conducts Health Camp for its Labour Force in Gurugram

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Emaar India, a leading global property developer, recently organised a free Health Care Check-up Camp for its construction workers at its Emerald Hills project in Sectors 62-65 on Golf Course Extension Road in Gurugram, Haryana. The healthcare camp was organised by Emaar India's philanthropy arm Emaar Community of Aware and Responsible Employees (EMCARE) in association with Max India Foundation. A team of specialized Doctors from Max Hospital, Gurugram conducted general health examinations like blood pressure, blood sugar, joints and bones strength, nutrition and vitamins level. More than 150 construction labour force from Emerald Hills project site - around 80% of which were women and children - underwent health check-ups. Free medicines were also distributed to the site workers...
Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Water For People in Amravati, Maharashtra

Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Water For People in Amravati, Maharashtra

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Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with the non-profit organisation, Water For People India Trust, today launched its Amravati Water Initiative in the Amravati District of Maharashtra. This program is an expansion of Colgate’s partnership with Water For People, after their successful collaboration in Bihar and West Bengal, since 2013. This program will support availability and accessibility of water, awareness towards hygiene and sanitation (WASH program), and other initiatives, such as water conservation and rainwater harvesting. Amravati District in Maharashtra faces extreme water scarcity and challenges in accessing potable water for daily living. The Amravati Water Program will begin by focusing on talukas, such as Nandgaon Khandesh
Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

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Pankaj Singh, MLA, NOIDA - among others - unveiling the Hygiene eCurriculum to build awareness about hygiene & sanitation among school children. Dettol Banega Swachh India is a 5-year long campaign aimed at addressing the rising need of hygiene and sanitation in India. The campaign is powered by Dettol's commitment to invest a sum of INR 100 Cr. towards this initiative. As part of this nationwide hygiene and sanitation campaign, Dettol Banega Swachh India, RB India and NOIDA District Administration came together to launch Hygiene Curriculum in 70 public schools across NOIDA. The Curriculum was unveiled by NOIDA MLA Pankaj Singh and was the release function was represented by senior dignitaries from NOIDA District Administration, Hygiene Council of India, Aga Khan Foundation,...
Poster Making Competition on Harit Diwali Swasth Diwali by MoEFCC

Poster Making Competition on Harit Diwali Swasth Diwali by MoEFCC

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launching Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali Campaign in New Delhi. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha and other dignitaries are also seen. The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) invites School and College students for a Poster Making Competition on the Theme: Harit Diwali - Swasth Diwali (Green Diwali, Healthy Diwali). The competition is being organized in three categories: Category I. Class 3rd - 5th Category II. Class 6th - 10th Category III. Class 11th - Graduation (Final Year) Three best entries for First, Second and Third prizes will be selected from each category. The Prizes in each category are as fol...
Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

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Trees and plants are the only source of food and oxygen for us and their growth and protection is a prerequisite for human survival on this Planet. It is for this reason that it is believed that for a country to be sustainable, it must have at least 33 of its area under forest cover. Consequently, several measures are being taken across the world to carry out tree plantation activities and also to protect the existing green cover. The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan recently informed the Members of the Lok Sabha about the ongoing national afforestation schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in India. To achieve the targets mentioned in the National Forest Policy of maintaining 33% forest...
Updated List of Biosphere Reserves in India

Updated List of Biosphere Reserves in India

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Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation given by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial or marine ecosystems or a combination thereof. BRs are designated to deal with one of the most important questions of reconciling the conservation of biodiversity, the quest for economic and social development and maintenance of associated cultural values. BRs are thus special environments for both people and the nature and are living examples of how human beings and nature can co-exist while respecting each other’s needs. In India, as recently informed by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, in a writt
Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

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It has now become abundantly clear that President Donald Trump of the United States of America no longer wishes to engage his administration with the Paris Climate Agreement. Consequently, the USA, one of the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change is now under no binding or non-binding agreement for ensuring the protection of the global climate. However, if President Trump won't lead, Planet Earth has an ally in the former governance system of USA. The burden of leadership for protecting the environment, and for helping Americans protect the climate has now fallen on the US Ex-Vice President Al Gore. After putting together An Inconvenient Truth documentary, which highlighted the issue of climate change among the masses, and after releasing anothe...
Toilet Ek Prem Katha Highlights the War on Open Defecation in India

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Highlights the War on Open Defecation in India

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Media, in the form of cinema and theater is the mirror to the society. Bollywood films have often kept that in mind and have worked to highlight contemporary issues of social relevance. The next-in-line of such initiatives by Bollywood is the scheduled release of the Film - Toilet: Ek Prem Katha! Toilet: Ek Prem Katha aims to tackle one of India's biggest development challenges with the help of one of Bollywood's most bankable stars - Akshay Kumar. A supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Akshay Kumar has also been a vocal champion of modernisation and equality in India, and has built toilets in rural areas in support of the film's message. The Film creates awareness and education about the link between the issues, and in doing so helps to further education about the ...
Vodafone Foundation to Provide Free Education to 5 Million

Vodafone Foundation to Provide Free Education to 5 Million

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The Vodafone Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales, on 14 June 2017, announced that it will be expanding its ongoing education programmes to aid 5 million marginalized African children who have been kept out of the educational system from the beginning. The announcement came ahead of the World Refugee Day on June 20. The announcement also follows a UNESCO Research conducted in 2014 had found out that there are 263 million children in the age group of 6-17 years who are out of school. A staggering 93 million of these children belong to sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, there are millions of children who have access to schools but fail to acquire basic reading and writing skills; predominantly in the developing regions of the world. While administrative bodies across...
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