ENVIRONMENT

India Forest Report: Hides more than it reveals

By Kushal Jeena While claiming an overall forests gain of 3,976 sq. Km., in the country, the report of India State Forest released on Monday has left out mention of figures of loss of forests. The fact remains that during last two years country has suffered a loss of 2,145 sq km., of dense forests … Continue reading India Forest Report: Hides more than it reveals

India’s Forest Cover increases substantially

Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI Total tree, Forest Cover in Country increases by more than 5 thousand square kilometers said Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar while releasing ‘The India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2019’ in New Delhi. There has been an increase of 5,188 sq kms in the total forest and tree cover … Continue reading India’s Forest Cover increases substantially

Deadlock at UN climate summit as talks drag on beyond deadline

AMN / WEB DESK Stalmate continue at the UN climate Conference as the talks dragged on beyond the official deadline. Chile’s Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, who is chairing the two-week talks in Madrid, urged officials from almost 200 countries to recognize the overall balance of the latest draft agreements. She said we must show the … Continue reading Deadlock at UN climate summit as talks drag on beyond deadline

India reduces emission intensity of its GDP by 21%: Javadekar

AMN India’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has said India has reduced emission intensity of its GDP (gross domestic product) by 21 per cent and is on track to achieve the goal of 35 per cent emission reduction as promised in Paris. Addressing 25th session of Conference of Parties (COP) under … Continue reading India reduces emission intensity of its GDP by 21%: Javadekar

Govt to intensify crackdown on those violating anti-pollution norms

AMN Environment Secretary CK Mishra has said that the government will intensify its crackdown on those violating anti-pollution norms. He was addressing a press conference after a high-level meeting with the Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh over the air pollution in the northern states. He said, in the next 15 days, … Continue reading Govt to intensify crackdown on those violating anti-pollution norms

5 lakh govt vehicles to be converted into eco-friendly vehicle: Javadekar

ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI Minister for Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar today said that all the 5 lakh government vehicles on conventional fuel will be converted into e-vehicle in a phased manner. talking to media persons after flagging-off the electric vehicles procured by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting here today, Mr. Javadekar … Continue reading 5 lakh govt vehicles to be converted into eco-friendly vehicle: Javadekar

Govt launches protocol to enumerate snow leopard population in India

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change today launched the first national protocol to enumerate the snow leopard population in the country on the occasion of International Snow Leopard Day. The Day is celebrated on October 23 every year to protect and conserve the snow leopards and preserve the … Continue reading Govt launches protocol to enumerate snow leopard population in India

NGT directs railways to control pollution

AMN The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed railways to evolve an appropriate mechanism to control pollution during loading and unloading of goods. It expressed concern over the pollution caused during loading and unloading of goods such as cement at railway siding. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar was hearing a plea … Continue reading NGT directs railways to control pollution

NGT asks UP, Haryana and Punjab to report on stubble burning

AMN / NEW DELHI National Green Tribunal has asked Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to depute a person each to report daily on air pollution due to stubble burning. The green tribunal observed that the worsening air quality is causing fatal diseases to people in Delhi-NCR. Taking note of a news report stating crop burning … Continue reading NGT asks UP, Haryana and Punjab to report on stubble burning

CSIR comes up with improved formulations for green crackers

AMN The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has come up with new and improved formulations in the manufacture of sound-emitting crackers and other fireworks keeping in view the pollution hazard and health risks. Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan displayed some of the popular products like flower pots, pencils, chakkar and … Continue reading CSIR comes up with improved formulations for green crackers

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SPORTS

Delhi Badminton League (DBL) from Jan 25 in Thyagraj Stadium

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With 256 medals, Maharashtra prove superiority at Khelo India Youth Games

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ART & CULTURE

Difference between World Hindi Day and Hindi Divas

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New Delhi World Book Fair-2020 begins

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MARQUEE

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

Qutub Minar glitters amid LED illumination

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CINEMA /TV/ ART

FILMI TIDBITS-2; ‘Chhapaak’, a story of acid attack survivors

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FILMI TIDBITS -Salman was thrown out of school in 4th grade

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