The Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Management Center of the Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi has opened applications for the (contractual) post of Project Engineers and Project Trainees. The selected candidates will be required to assist in the implementation of various Energy Efficiency activities & Renewable Energy Programmes. Position: Project Engineer (Three vacancies) - Eligibility: Graduate in Engineering /Technology or equivalent or Master’s degree in Science from recognized university. 1-2 years experience in formulation/appraisal/evaluation of scientific /technical projects in the fields of Renewable Energy System & Energy Conservation. Age-Not above 27. Position: Project Trainee (One vacancy) - Eligibility: G
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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 46 (starting November 14), 2011. 1. Delhi pavilion celebrates centenary year at Trade Fair Architect of New Delhi Edward Lutyens strolling in the lawn, “original contractors and builders” Sujan Singh and Sobha Singh deep in discussion, the central legislative assemblies from 1920s to 1940s and the headquarters of the MCD, NDMC and DDA. These are a few of the snapshots displayed at an exhibition in the Delhi pavilion at the 31st India International Trade Fair. 2. Bio-medical waste plant still runs in Sukhdev Vihar In 2010, the Delhi government had filed an affidavit, saying that it will shift a biomedical waste treatment facility from Sukhdev Vihar to an alternate site by mid-June that year. But no
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 44 (starting October 31), 2011. 1. Delhi Zoo to don a new look The National Zoological Park, popularly known as the Delhi zoo amongst city residents, is undergoing an overhauling exercise. On the 53rd Foundation Day of the park, the authorities unveiled a new master layout plan for the country’s only zoo directly under the union ministry of environment and forests. 2. Jayanthi briefs PM before BASIC meet today Ahead of the crucial BASIC countries' meeting, environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the upcoming UN climate talks and the emerging negotiations scenario. 3. Chhath: MCD cleans up ghats on a war footing Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (starting October 10), 2011. 1. Confiscated Bullock torture devices to go on public display Seized during the Chinchali Animal Fair and at sugarcane factories, dozens of cruel devices used to whip and painfully restrain bullocks will be on display near the office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Delhi on Wednesday. 2. Powerless festive season The festival season has been marred by a spate of power cuts in the city. As the situation stands, the present power crisis in the city is unlikely to improve in the coming few days. The power department officials said that load-shedding will continue till the supply of coal is resumed. 3. Metro’s heritage corridor delay may hit 2016 deadline
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 40 (starting October 3), 2011. 1. Save the environment, say students of Indraprastha Intl. School, Dwarka More than 200 students accompanied by 20 teachers and the Delhi Traffic Police spread the universal message of the three R's — reduce, reuse and recycle. (Dr.) B.C. Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Environment, office of Chief Minister of Delhi was the guest of honour. 2. Ganga Ram study finds high levels of superbug NDM1 India might have vehemently opposed an antibiotic-resistant superbug being named New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM1), but a study in a leading city hospital has found a worryingly high prevalence of the deadly gene. 3. Jindal Group's upcoming waste-to-e
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (starting September 26), 2011. 1. Damn the Renuka dam: Even parched Delhi cries So far Delhiites have been concerned with the refusal of environment clearance to the Renuka dam as that means a serious water crisis for the city. Now anti-dam voices generating from the Nahan district in Himachal Pradesh, home to the project, have finally emerged in the capital, protesting against the massive displacement of people, loss of green cover and submergence of highly fertile agricultural land. 2. Puja pandals go green, ditch chemical colours This year Durga Ma is going colourless to save another goddess — Yamuna. In a bid to go eco-friendly, several pandals in the city have used the less vibrant but natur
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 38 (starting September 19), 2011. 1. Delhi Metro earns UN praise, 47 crore in carbon credits The Delhi Metro has become the world’s first Metro rail and rail-based system to earn carbon credits — Rs 47 crore annually for the next seven years. 2. Forest officials pose danger to forests: Experts Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have told environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan. 3. India wants emission targets under Kyoto Protocol to continue At the Major Economies Forum meeting currently underway
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 37 (starting September 12), 2011. 1. Over 11,500 Bhopal gas victims did not turn up for claims: Govt Claims of more than 11,500 Bhopal Gas leak victims are pending with the Madhya Pradesh government due to their "non-appearance". 2. India pitches for Seoul declaration implementation India today pitched for implementation of the Seoul declaration on ensuring protection and safety of workers along with elimination of hazards at the workplace at the regional, national and international levels. 3. Workshop on water policy for Delhi In a first step towards streamlining and managing Delhi's water, Delhi Jal Board and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organized the first co...
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 36 (starting September 5), 2011. 1. Experts suggest upping parking rates, slashing free parking to de-congest Delhi "Can you buy a house without paying for it?" asks Indian Institute of Technology professor Dinesh Mohan talking about the "subsidy" being offered to private vehicle owners for parking their vehicles in the Capital. 2. Rain, waterlogging, falling trees lead to traffic snarls across city The monsoons have once again exposed the lack of preparedness of the civic bodies with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) registering 13 cases of waterlogging and seven cases of tree felling across the city. 3. Water a thorny issue for Bangladesh govt Bangladeshi officials and leaders of the rulin