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Mumbai Releases Road Safety Data Report for 2015-16

Mumbai Releases Road Safety Data Report for 2015-16

National
Nearly 85 percent of the world's countries lack adequate laws to counter the growing rates of traffic-related deaths and injuries. As a result, an estimated 1.3 million deaths and 20 to 50 million injuries occur every year, with 90 percent of these fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. This makes addressing Road Safety concerns, the need of the hour. This was the motivation behind Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted Global Road Safety Conference which brought together 150 road safety experts from 17 countries and took place in Mumbai, India. The event saw experts discuss one of the world's leading causes of preventable death – traffic related deaths and injuries. The Mumbai Traffic Police joined hands with Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Initiative
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Takes #Cycle2Work

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Takes #Cycle2Work

Green Alert
The Ministry of Electronics and IT, the key Ministry spearheading Digital India and Digital Payments is also focused on health of their employees and on Environmental Health! The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), a key part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has encouraged all its employees to pledge to ride a cycle to work, at least one day in a week. The Initiative #Cycle2Work aimed at fitness and well-being of the employees for greater productivity, adoption of Eco-friendly means to commute and combating pollution in Delhi through reduction of greenhouse gas emission for a cleaner and greener India. The campaign is in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision in 'Mann Ki Baat' that Government officials shou...
100 Smart and Green Railway Stations to Accompany 100 Smart Cities

100 Smart and Green Railway Stations to Accompany 100 Smart Cities

National
The Green Building Congress 2016 recently concluded in Mumbai and was organised with theme of Sustainable Built Environment for All on the line of the Smart Cities mission. Among other delegates, the Congress was attended by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu. The Minister made a significant announcement during the Green Building Summit by informing all delegates that, "All the upcoming 100 smart cities would also have smart and green stations." The Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu also highlighted the activities and initiatives of Indian Railways, aimed at conserving resources. Restoration of water bodies, energy management, use of LED lights, promoting green toilets, planting of trees along the tracks are some of green initiatives taken up by the Railway
BSES, Delhi Airport Shortlisted for International Safety Award

BSES, Delhi Airport Shortlisted for International Safety Award

Global
The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 58th year, celebrates organisations from around the world that have demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the scheme's independent judges, their commitment to preventing work-related injuries and ill health during the 2015 calendar year. The British Safety Council has published the names of organisations shortlisted for the Sector Awards of the International Safety Awards 2016. This year, 443 organisations achieved a pass or a higher achievement in the British Safety Council’s prestigious International Safety Award scheme. These results were announced on 10 March 2016. Of these winning organisations, 34 have been shortlisted by the panel of adjudicators as deserving candidates for the Sector Awards. These include BSES Yamuna Power
Delhi No Longer Breathes in Free Air This Independence Day

Delhi No Longer Breathes in Free Air This Independence Day

Articles
15th August marks the date when the struggle and supreme sacrifice of thousands of Indians led to the attainment of India's independence. Some like the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi took to Satyagraha and non-violence while others like Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose did not think twice before laying down their lives while protecting the pride and glory of Mother India. Delhi Greens salutes these brave sons of the soil who freed India from oppressing forces and taught us the valuable lesson of always keeping India first. Sixty eight years after India attained her independence, a new kind of oppression is now taking over the country. The worst hit by this oppression is the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The citizens of Delhi can no longer ...
12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

Green Alert
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...
Go Green Indian Railways, On World Environment Day 2015

Go Green Indian Railways, On World Environment Day 2015

Green Alert
The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu releasing a book, at the valedictory session of the Seminar on Environmental Challenges before Indian Railways on the occasion of World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 05, 2015. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital and other dignitaries are also seen. Energy Conservation and Environment Protection has become one of the agenda of the Indian Railways in the last six months. Addressing a Seminar on World Environment, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu informed everybody that the Railways will not spend a penny more on the energy bill of ₹30,000 crores incurred during the last financial year, despite increasing freight and passenger traffic. He was speaking at the "Environmental challenges before Indian Railways" Se
Revisiting AAP’s Election Manifesto for Identifying Environmental Action Plans

Revisiting AAP’s Election Manifesto for Identifying Environmental Action Plans

Green Alert
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was formed as a result of a popular anti-corruption movement, has now made it to the corridors of power in the National Capital Territory of Delhi! Being a people's movement, AAP made no mistake in reaching out to the people of Delhi especially through its innovative 'Delhi Dialogue' strategy. We bring out and identify 26 out of the total 70 Action Points from the AAP's Election Manifesto in order to understand and follow-up with the Delhi Government on its Environmental Action Plan. Aam Aadmi Party's election manifesto is sub-divided below into five environmental related sectors of Water and Sanitation, Waste, Energy, Transport, Urban Biodiversity and Urban Planning. It is hoped that the present Delhi Government will ensure the fulfilling of these p...

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 16, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 16 (starting April 16, 2012) 2012. 1. On its deathbed, neem tree gets a healing touch The operation went on for almost three hours but the doctors were happy with the outcome. Despite a massive insect infestation that had gnawed away its innards and a recent fracture, they believe the patient will make a full recovery and will probably live on for another 20-30 years. The 60-year-old Neem tree at the juncture of Lodhi Road and Bhishma Pitamah Marg has been given a new lease of life. 2. Delhi's cars no faster than pedestrians Is driving really the quickest way to get around the capital? New research shows that for 20% of their running time - 12 minutes every hour - Delhi's cars are no faster than ped...

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