COP24 Poland

India’s Approach for COP 24 receives ex post facto approval

The Union Cabinet headed by the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave its ex-post facto approval to India’s negotiating stand at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As per PIB, this is in continuation to the 28th November 2018 approval. The 24th COP took place…

Diwali Rangoli

What you can do during Diwali to save the environment?

Diwali is a festival of light originated in India but is now celebrated across many countries with significant Indian population.  Diwali is also known by Deepavali in Sanskrit  which means “row of lamps” symbolizing “victory of light over darkness”. Diwali is a major cultural event and mainly celebrated by illuminating homes, shops, temples and other…

River Ganges

Corporates undertake Namami Gange Projects as part of their CSR activity

The banks of River Ganga are set to get a major facelift as several corporates have undertaken CSR projects for ghat cleaning and development, afforestation, provision of amenities and similar work under Namami Gange programme. Companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Indorama Corporation, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Hinduja Group, Arcelor Mittal, New Indian Express, Bajaj Electricals, Amer…

Coral reef

Belize Barrier Reef No More Endangered

The Belize Barrier Reef, which is the world’s largest barrier reef system situated in the Northern Hemisphere was withdrawn from the United Nations list of endangered world heritage sites. The world body’s scientific, educational, and cultural agency- UNESCO said that on Tuesday, its heritage committee voted to remove the ocean from its threatened sites list…

Gorilla

Koko, the Gorilla who Learned to communicate has Passed Away

Koko, the gorilla famously known for her exceptional expertise of sign language passed away in her sleep yesterday morning. This gorilla was the primary ambassador for her endangered species and was 46 at the time of her death. Koko was an icon for thousands of interspecies communication and empathy and had touched the lives of…

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Nissan to Introduce the Leaf in India

Nissan India is all set to execute its plan of launching an aggressive strategy for the Indian car market. Nissan had earlier shared that by 2020, it was of the view of achieving 5% market shares in India. Now, the company has extended its target to 2022 from 2020. Nissan will come up with its…

floating solar

India to Establish Solar floating Power Plants

Like China and a few of the Southeast Asian nations, India is also displaying interest in floating solar plants. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) inaugurated India’s largest floating solar plant, a 500 kW plant in late 2017. This solar plant floats on approximately 1.25 acres of the water surface of a reservoir. It has…

Ganges river dolphin

I am a Ganges River dolphin; do you know me?

Hi, I am a Ganges River Dolphin. Though I mainly live in water, you might have seen me on television and in books, swimming, splashing around and even performing stunts. I am a creature of water and over the centuries my ancestors have been living in different water bodies across the world. I also have…