ENVIRONMENT

River cleaning to be taken up in mission mode, says Minister

Bishehswar Mishra / NEW DELHI UNION MINISTER FOR water resources (Jal Shakti) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today said river cleaning will be taken up in a mission mode across the country. Participating in a Cleanathon event of Namami Gange in New Delhi this morning, Mr Shekhawat said, the rural sanitation coverage has reached 99 per cent … Continue reading River cleaning to be taken up in mission mode, says Minister

People can realize full potential of land by turning its degradation into restoration: Javadekar

  AMN Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The day is observed to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. This year the theme is “Let’s Grow the Future Together”.   On the occasion, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said in a message that people … Continue reading People can realize full potential of land by turning its degradation into restoration: Javadekar

World Environment Day: India reaffirms commitment to cleaner, sustainable planet

    Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI India today reaffirmed its commitment to ensure a cleaner and sustainable planet on World Environment Day. The day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness about environmental issues and the action to be taken to tackle them. In a tweet on the … Continue reading World Environment Day: India reaffirms commitment to cleaner, sustainable planet

Campaign ‘SelfiewithSapling’ launched on eve of Environment day

AMN /NEW DELHI Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today launched a people’s campaign #SelfiewithSapling urging all to join and plant a sapling and post the selfie with the sapling on social media. Talking to media on the eve of World Environment Day, Mr. Javadekar stressed that people’s participation is integral towards tackling the environmental issues and … Continue reading Campaign ‘SelfiewithSapling’ launched on eve of Environment day

World Environment Day: Viviana offers 10 tons organic manure to Thane Municipal Corporation

• Organic manure produced at Viviana Mall through recycling the food wasted at the mall’s food court and restaurants • The supply of compost to significantly bring down gardening costs for the Thane Municipal Corporation and aid in tackling the issue of landfills in the city   AMN / Mumbai Viviana Mall has decided to … Continue reading World Environment Day: Viviana offers 10 tons organic manure to Thane Municipal Corporation

Song ‘Hawa Aane De’ launched to spread awareness against Air pollution

AMN Secretary, Ministry of Environment C K Mishra today launched the song ‘Hawa Aane De’ to spread awareness against Air pollution. The song was launched ahead of the World Environment Day which will be celebrated on 5th of June. This year the theme of Environment Day is Air Pollution. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mishra … Continue reading Song ‘Hawa Aane De’ launched to spread awareness against Air pollution

London: 300 protesters arrested in ongoing climate change protests

WEB DESK Nearly 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill. The protests were organised by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental movements. Police said, demonstrators … Continue reading London: 300 protesters arrested in ongoing climate change protests

Best way to face climate change is to be friendly with nature: VP Naidu

  Our Correspondent / New Delhi Terming climate change as the most common challenge faced by the world,Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the best way to face climate change is to be friendly with nature and live in harmony with it. Addressing an event her today, Mr Naidu said, as people brace … Continue reading Best way to face climate change is to be friendly with nature: VP Naidu

Oil spill threatens UNESCO site in Solomon Islands

AMN A huge oil spill from a grounded cargo ship threatens a coral atoll in the Solomon Islands, listed as a World Heritage site. UNESCO has expressed concern that the massive leak could ruin the environment. Australia has sent experts to help the Solomons deal with the disaster. They say up to 75 tons of … Continue reading Oil spill threatens UNESCO site in Solomon Islands

Over six billion people regularly inhaling air that put their life at risk: UN expert

Shifting to renewable energy could save up to 150 million lives by the end of the century amid concerns that six billion people regularly inhale air “so polluted that it puts their life, health and well-being at risk”, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Monday. Air pollution is present both inside homes and outside … Continue reading Over six billion people regularly inhaling air that put their life at risk: UN expert

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...