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Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

Global
The European Union Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional conference on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation on Kathmandu, on May 26-27. The backdrop of the conference was the growing prevalence of natural disasters and increased vulnerability to climate change in South Asia. The conference was organized in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Centre for South Asian Studies, and DAI Europe. South Asia is one of the most vulnerable to natural disasters and to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the region is home to creative initiatives which can inspire the rest of the world. With new international commitments, such as the Paris Agreements signed on April 22 2016, there is renewed momentum...
More CSR Support Nepal’s Way: Bajaj Group Contributes 10 Crores

More CSR Support Nepal’s Way: Bajaj Group Contributes 10 Crores

Corporate Greening
Nepal, which continues to be jolted by earthquake aftershocks since the big earthquake on 25th April 2015, is now working to put itself back on track. Countries around the world are pitching in and India has already played a major role and fulfilled the responsibility of a good neighbour. Individuals and corporate houses continue to pool in for ensuring more aid and speedier rehabilitation for the people of Nepal. In a bid to boost the ongoing rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts in Nepal, Bajaj Group has announced a contribution of ₹ 10 crore to the relief fund. The aid will be routed through the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund of India. Further, a sum of Rs 50 lakhs is also provided to SEWA, an NGO dedicated to needy & self-employed women workers in Nepal, mainly directed to
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.
Earthquake Epicentering Closer Home, Delhi Needs All the Godliness

Earthquake Epicentering Closer Home, Delhi Needs All the Godliness

Articles
Akshardham Temple in Delhi stands in the proximity of River Yamuna. The Commonwealth Games Village alongside it is also constructed on the Yamuna floodplain. It took an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale for Delhi to wake up to the reality that the city is located in Seismic Zone IV and lies among high-risk areas in terms of earthquake frequency and intensity. It was not really the intensity that "shook" the city as much as it was the proximity to the quake. The Wednesday earthquake event--that occurred in the late hours of September 7 2011--was epicentered at Sonipat in Haryana, a few kilometers North of Delhi.  The tremors were felt across north India, including in Kashmir and in Uttarakhand. Many people in Delhi came out of their houses into open areas and a large numb
And We’re Back, And Continue to be Hosted on a Green Server!

And We’re Back, And Continue to be Hosted on a Green Server!

Green Alert
Delhi Greens wishes all its readers a Happy Holi and extends warm wishes for an organically colourful celebrations! As many of you know, the Delhi Greens Blog recently underwent major visitor traffic load coupled with some hacking attempts which forced us to stop publishing until we moved to a more secure server. That process has now been completed and we are back in action, more determined than ever, for spearheading the cause of environmental protection and sustainable development. The task continues to remain uphill but we now have more friends and allies walking with us, who understand our cause and share our vision. We have all of you and that is all the motivation we need to continue working for harmony and sustainable development. The world surely has shaken in the past few d...

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