ENVIRONMENT

UN conference on climate change begins in Poland

WEB DESK THE  24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has begun at Katowice, Poland today. The Conference will continue till 14th of this month. COP-24 is very significant as it is expected to finalise guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in 2016. … Continue reading UN conference on climate change begins in Poland

Climate Change : India expects Outcome of COP-24 to be balanced, inclusive

Dr Harsh Vardhan Leads The Indian Delegation At COP-24 AMN / NEW DELH The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held at Katowice, Poland from 2nd December 2018 to 14th December 2018. COP-24 is very significant as it is expected to finalise … Continue reading Climate Change : India expects Outcome of COP-24 to be balanced, inclusive

World is not moving fast enough to curb global warming:UN Chief

WEB DESK United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told an online climate change conference that the world is not moving fast enough to curb global warming and needs immediate action to address the issue. Addressing the Virtual Climate Summit, Mr Guterres urged world leaders to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. … Continue reading World is not moving fast enough to curb global warming:UN Chief

India is working fast on its role in Climate Change: Harsh Vardhan

Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI The union Environment Minister, Dr HarshVardhan, today said that India India has been working on its own role in Climate Change and is fast in this direction. “We need to ensure that the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) is prepared in accordance with the agreed principles of Equity and Common … Continue reading India is working fast on its role in Climate Change: Harsh Vardhan

Delhi NCR to observe ‘Clean Air Week’ from November 1st

On firecrackers, directions of Supreme Court to be followed strictly ANDALIB AKHTER / NEW DELHI In a bid to check growing air pollution, the Government of Delhi and the four major NCR cities will observe a ‘Clean Air Week’ from 01 to 05 November, 2018 52 teams have been formed to ensure compliance and safety … Continue reading Delhi NCR to observe ‘Clean Air Week’ from November 1st

Pollution: SC bans 15-year-old petrol & 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court has prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the national capital region due to the prevailing pollution situation. The Apex court made it clear that such vehicles would be impounded if found on the roads in Delhi-NCR. Terming as “very critical” and “horrible” the … Continue reading Pollution: SC bans 15-year-old petrol & 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR

Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha

Seven elephants were electrocuted on Saturday morning at Odapada block in Dhenkanal district of Odisha. Out of seven four are male, two female and one calf. The incident occurred in Kamalanga village when a flock of thirteen elephants came across a high volt electric wire that was hanging very low. State Forest Minister said that … Continue reading Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha

European Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

WEB DESK The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways. The ban would affect a range of products for which valid alternatives are available – from plastic straws to earbuds and plates – as of 2021 and would make sure that plastic bottles … Continue reading European Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

GD Agarwal gives up his life for Ganga

AMN / Rishikesh Enviornmentalist G D Agarwal, who was on an indefinite fast since June 22 to pressurise the government to clean river Ganga, has died at the AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh. He was 87. Agarwal, also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, was shifted by the police from Haridwar to AIIMS in Rishikesh yesterday … Continue reading GD Agarwal gives up his life for Ganga

Who was GD Agarwal?

AMN GD Agarwal, as Sant Swami Sanand, Sant Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand  who died on Thursday at AIIMS Rishikesh following long fast demanding cleansing of River Ganga, was an Indian Environmentalist and religious figure, professor, monk. He was the Patron of an NGO named the Ganga Mahasabha founded by the Madan Mohan Malviya in 1905 … Continue reading Who was GD Agarwal?

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MARQUEE

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CINEMA /TV/ ART

Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

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Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passes away

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