ENVIRONMENT

US on track to meet climate targets despite Trump: UN chief

WEB DESK   The United States is on track to meet the targets of the Paris climate agreement despite President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the accord. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that emissions-cutting plans put in motion by American businesses, regional governments and cities meant that the goals set by the former US … Continue reading US on track to meet climate targets despite Trump: UN chief

Clean-up drive initiated at Mount Everest in Nepal

AMN A clean-up drive has been initiated at the Mount Everest in Nepal. It aims at airlifting 100 tonnes of waste left behind by tourists and climbers of the World’s Highest Mountain. This year’s clean-up campaign is focused on items that could be recycled in the capital city. Privately-owned airlines are helping in the cause … Continue reading Clean-up drive initiated at Mount Everest in Nepal

Govt committed to afforestation and increase in green cover: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI Reiterating the Government’s commitment to afforestation and increasing the green cover, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that for a restructured National Bamboo Mission, an outlay of Rs. 1290 crore has been made to promote bamboo sector in a holistic manner. Recently, the … Continue reading Govt committed to afforestation and increase in green cover: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

India’s Forest cover increases slightly

Andalib Akhter / NEW DELHI India’s total forest cover increased by mere 0.2 per cent in the last two years, revealed the State of Forest Report 2017, released by the Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment & Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) here today. The 15th State … Continue reading India’s Forest cover increases slightly

Last 3 years hottest on record: UN Weather Agency

WEB DESK United Nations weather agency has said that the last three years were the hottest on record, underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. World Meteorological Organization said, consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies shows that 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record. It said … Continue reading Last 3 years hottest on record: UN Weather Agency

Govt to launch clean air campaign from February 10 in Delhi

AMN / NEW DELHI Government will launch a clean air campaign from 10th of next month for clean air in Delhi. Chairing a meeting on mitigation of air pollution in New Delhi today, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said, the two weeks campaign will be held in collaboration with Delhi Government, NDMC, CPCB and other … Continue reading Govt to launch clean air campaign from February 10 in Delhi

Constructions to be prohibited within 50 mts from Ganga in hilly areas: NGT

AMN / NEW DELHI Modifying its earlier order, the National Green Tribunal, NGT has said that construction activities will be prohibited within 50 metres from the edge of river Ganga in hilly areas as it will now be treated as No-Development Zone. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that keeping in … Continue reading Constructions to be prohibited within 50 mts from Ganga in hilly areas: NGT

Amarnath shrine not declared as silent zone, Clarifies NGT

AMN The green tribunal headed by chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the only restriction is that devotees will maintain silence in front of Shivlinga, not applicable to any other part. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued a clarification on the Amarnath matter saying it’s not declared a ‘silence zone’, and that silence restriction … Continue reading Amarnath shrine not declared as silent zone, Clarifies NGT

NGT declares Amarnath cave shrine ‘silence zone’

AMN National Green Tribunal, NGT Wednesday declared Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas as a silence zone and prohibited religious offerings beyond the entry point. The NGT said that declaring the area around the shrine a silence zone would be helpful in preventing avalanches and maintaining its pristine nature. The green panel also directed … Continue reading NGT declares Amarnath cave shrine ‘silence zone’

NGT pulls up Delhi govt over air pollution

AMN / NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal today came down heavily on the Delhi government for not filing a comprehensive action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution in the city and slammed authorities for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality. During the hearing, the Delhi government said … Continue reading NGT pulls up Delhi govt over air pollution

QAUMI AWAAZ

Justice Rajinder Sachar is no more

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“Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” is not mere a slogan, says Naqvi

Our Correspondent / Rampur Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that “Sabka Saath ...

Supreme Court judgment recognises powers of NCMEI

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court has ruled that the National Commission for Minority Education ...

SPORTS

CWG 2018: Shuttlers continue India’s medal rush in Gold Coast

Gold Coast India's badminton players continued their fine run here on Sunday with Saina Nehwal and Kidambi ...

CWG 2018: Manika strikes gold, clinches mixed bronze with Sathiyan in Table Tennis

Gold Coast India's Manika Batra won the bronze medal in the mixed doubles team event of Table Tennis with G ...

Saina Nehwal clinches Badminton Singles Gold in CWG

  https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/985386456511266816 On the concluding day of the Commonwealt ...