COVID 19: Links between climate change and infectious diseases

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges the world is facing right now. As the global economy reaches new heights and industrial progress climbs new heights at the cost of earth’s ecological balance, climate change can have several undesired effects on our quality of life. Toxic air, forest fires, and melting icebergs are…

Animal Culture Linked to Conservation for the first time at UN Wildlife Conference in India

Animal culture, the learning of non-human species through socially transmitted behaviours, is being linked to conservation action for the first time as per information available from PIB. There is evidence that whales, dolphins, elephants and primates acquire some of their knowledge and skills through social learning. In addition to individual learning, some animals may learn…

Asian-Elephant

International protection for Great Indian Bustard, Bengal Florican and Asian Elephant

India’s proposal to include Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant and Bengal Florican in Appendix I of UN Convention on migratory species was unanimously accepted today at the ongoing thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Gandhinagar as per information available from PIB. Asian Elephant The Government of India has…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the key UN Summit on migratory species

Hosting CMS COP-13 is a significant step towards wildlife conservation in India: Shri Prakash Javadekar The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 17th to…

Step-agriculture

Soil Health Card scheme of Central Govt: A success story

In the second phase, 11.69 crore Soil Health Cards distributed to farmers in two years Use of Chemical Fertilizers declines by 10% The Soil Health Card scheme launched by the Modi Government during the financial year 2014-15 with a view to addressing the decline of soil nutrients, has started reaping fruit. In the second phase of the…

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TORLYS smart floors innovates again with smart laminate now waterproof

Boisbriand, Canada, 2019-11-18 Much more than a simple floating floor; the waterproof laminated smart TORLYS smart floors is the result of the expertise and know-how combined with the Canadian manufacturer as per information available from v2com.  A high- performance , versatile , repairable and durable floor with high waterproof performance and a visual almost indistinguishable from hardwood. A floor like no other  In general, not all laminate floors tolerate moisture…

Studies on Impact of Climate Change in India

India is a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). India has submitted Initial National Communication (INC) in 2004 and Second National Communication (SNC) in 2012 to the UNFCCC as reported by PIB. As part of the National Communications, the Ministry conducted studies on impact of climate change in India which…

Sustainable Solutions to Pharmaceutical Waste in our Water

In major industrial countries, there are certain assumptions we make about the resources we rely on — that we can always count on electricity, that there will be food at the store and that the water we drink is both safe and clean. However, that may not always be the case. Water purification technology is…