ENVIRONMENT

Kolkata: Zebra, two lemurs born in Alipore zoo

AMN The Alipore zoo in Kolkata has announced the arrival of a zebra and two lemurs. Zoo director Asish Samanta said that the zebra foal was named Valentina as she was born on February 14, the Valentine’s Day. With Valentina, who is doing fine, the zoo now has two male and female zebras. Two lemurs … Continue reading Kolkata: Zebra, two lemurs born in Alipore zoo

$7 billion allocated to states to tackle climate change: Javadekar

Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI UNION Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that government has released seven billion dollars to all the states for intensive afforestation activities to tackle Climate Change. Addressing the World Sustainable Development Summit 2020 in New Delhi today, Mr Javadekar said, in the last four years India is the only country … Continue reading $7 billion allocated to states to tackle climate change: Javadekar

5-day Ganga Yatra to promote bio-diversity begins in UP

AMN The five day Ganga Yatra with an aim to create awareness about the holy river started today in Uttar Pradesh. Flagging off the Yatra in Ballia State Governor Anandiben Patel said that those who are living close to this holy river are fortunate people. She said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking steps … Continue reading 5-day Ganga Yatra to promote bio-diversity begins in UP

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

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

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 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19: US death toll higher than China

US death toll - 3,415 - now larger than China The United States has become the Epicenter of Coronavirus ...

No shortage of medicines in country to combat COVID-19 outbreak: Govt

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Government of India today said that there was no shortage of medicines in the co ...