The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India recently released its Swacch Bharat Ranking of India cities, highlighting which cities are more clean and which need to do more for cleanliness. We tried to look at the capital cities of the states/UTs in India to find out where they rank on this Cleanliness Ranking. Here's where the different capital cities in India feature on this Ranking: S.No. Capital City Rank 1. Bengaluru 7 2. Trivandrum 8 3. Gangtok 10 4. New Delhi Municipal Council 16 5. Chandigarh 21 6. Puducherry 23 7. Agartala 32 8. Port Blair 34 9. Aizawl 35 10. Guwahati 51 11. Kolkata 56 12. Chennai 61 13. Dimapur 76 14. Imphal 83 15. Shimla 90 16. Bh...
Save paper, save trees! When the Internet technology was first envisioned a few decades ago, it was believed that it would make the world paper free by the turn of the century. Unfortunately, we are far from realizing that dream even in 2015. While paper use may have reduced to some extent, it is something which is still constantly consumed in our day-to-day activities. For instance, how often do we get stuck with an online form which is available in a pdf form and simply cannot be typed in. This dumb pdf form needs to either be converted into a Word/Open Office file format which comes with its own hassles and doing so is not everybody's cup of tea. We also resort to copy-pasting it into a Word processor but even that jumbles up the form and makes the task even more complicated. Ulti...
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference to mark the completion of one year of the NDA government in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Environment Secretary Shri Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries are also seen. The Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar recently made a powerpoint presentation to highlight the achievements of the Government of India in the last one year in protecting the environment and wildlife of India. The Minister mentioned several pointers, achievements, proposals and plans which have been highlighted below. On the face of it, it does seem that the present Government is trying its level best to protect and safeguard the environment and natural resources of India. However, it becomes the responsibility of each and every citizen...
The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan 'stands by' Solar after dedicating the Automated Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Plant to the Nation at Central Electronic Ltd., in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad on June 03, 2015. The Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Science, Shri Y.S. Chowdary, the Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation (I/C), External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and other dignitaries are also seen. Dr. Harsh Vardhan express his interest and intent that solar energy production has to be turned into a mass movement in the country.
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
India has reiterated its commitment to work with the international community to find practical, pragmatic and equitable solutions to climate change. Making an Intervention at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin recently, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar noted that every Climate Action has a cost and the world must think as to who would pay the cost and reiterated the Polluter Pays principle. Following is the text of the Intervention made by Shri Javadekar: “I strongly feel that the most important and cross-cutting issues for the 2015 Agreement are of differentiation and provision of finance. The principle of equity and Common But Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR) must encompass all aspects of the 2015 agreement. At the outset, I want to assure all that India w
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being handed over the Bodhi Tree sapling at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda at Shaanxi Province in Xi'an, China. The Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping is also present to witness the handing over. (Image date: May 14, 2015).
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan will arrive in New Delhi today to deliver the inaugural address at the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). Mr Annan will also meet the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to exchange views on political and economic developments in the region, climate change and opportunities for south - south cooperation. Founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr. Kofi Annan is a firm believer of the fact that India plays a key role in addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges such as peace and stability, poverty alleviation and climate change. “India itself is amongst the countries most affected by climate change as various droughts and floods have shown. Its leadership, within
Delhi Greens wishes every Indian - anywhere on the face of the Planet - a very Happy and proud Independence Day!
Water wheels: You will kick yourself for not having thought of it yourself! Water Scarcity is the biggest problem being faced by the world today. Shortage of freshwater resources like lakes, streams and rivers and then depletion of groundwater resources by mankind for their increasing demand attributes to the primary cause of water shortage. Recently, Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012 and one of the ideas of combating the increasing demand of water and lowering the pressure on rural women by Cynthiya Koenig was an eye-opener. I totally admire the concept and would want it to reach out to the people. It is a pity and a wonder that it has not been though of before. It has been shown in the video that, in India, the water scenario is w