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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...
Emaar India Organises Health Check-up Camp

Emaar India Organises Health Check-up Camp

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A free health check-up Camp was organized by Emaar India at The Palm Drive located on the Golf Course Extension Road,  Gurugram. It was conducted by the real estate company, along with its health partner Bajaj Allianz and a team of specialized doctors from Park Alchemist Hospital, Gurugram and Lenskart. The Participants included The Palm Drive residents and site employees from Emaar India’s project sites on Golf Course Extension road. The Check Up included general health check-ups for height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, eyesight, etc. Participants were also given a health awareness session conducted by the doctors with regards to lifestyle diseases, timely diagnosis and preventive measures to be adopted for a healthy life. More than 150 people participa
Petition Committee Rebukes PWD Over False Claims of De-Silted Drains

Petition Committee Rebukes PWD Over False Claims of De-Silted Drains

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Neeraj Kumar, a resident of Pandav Nagar (Delhi) had submitted a Petition on 29 May 2017, alleging failure on part of Public Works Department (PWD), Government of NCT of Delhi and the Municipal Corporations of Delhi in discharging their duties of de-silting the drains for preventing water-logging in Delhi. The Petition, countersigned by Sanjeev Jha (MLA), was directed to the Delhi Assembly Petitions Committee for further probe into the matter. The Committee recently came out with its Report on this matter and tabled it in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi 0n 30 June, 2017. Click here to Download and Read this Report The Report is a MUST READ for every citizen of Delhi who wants to understand why water-logging takes place in Delhi year after year despite promises and tall cla...
Call for Papers by Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development

Call for Papers by Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development

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The Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development (JIID) (ISSN 2456-4478) Calls for Papers for its forthcoming Edition, to be released in September 2017. JIID is a Biannual, Multidisciplinary, Peer-reviewed, Open Access Journal published from the Centre for Earth Studies, IP College, University of Delhi. The Journal serves as a platform for publication of contributions/ papers of researchers who are innovating in their respective fields for promoting inclusive development. In addition, JIID welcomes research contributions/ articles from researchers working to further our understanding towards achieving any or all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click here to read the Guidelines for Authors Researchers interested to submit their manuscript/ research papers for the f...