Workshop to Benefit Insecure Bihar farmers

Workshop to Benefit Insecure Bihar farmers

Farmers on Bihar are facing losses and failed crops, primarily because of climate change. This leads to increasing poverty and exodus of farmers to other places in search of employment. In such a scenario, it is most important that government departments, farmer societies, and civil society organisations dialogue and collaborate on strategies that address the […]

Indian Government’s bid to go Driver-less?

Indian Government’s bid to go Driver-less?

Since the beginning of humankind, the urge to evolve and develop has been innate to the humans. In the 21st century, the Indian Government is determined to make a mark in the field of Autonomous vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ( UAV ). What are Autonomous Vehicles? An autonomous vehicle is one that is capable […]

Telangana Revvs up to Boost Artificial Intelligence

Telangana Revvs up to Boost Artificial Intelligence

Telangana State is aiming to become the Artificial Intelligence hub of India and the world, according to several sources. AI is the next stop As part of “2020 Year of AI” initiative, the Government of Telangana launched the Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) in collaboration with NASSCOM. The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) […]

Insure Your Yak against Climate Change

Insure Your Yak against Climate Change

Yak owners of the country from Sikkim to Ladakh and beyond have a reason to celebrate. For the first time in Indian insurance history , the iconic Himalayan herbivores have been accorded recognition with an insurance policy. Thanks to the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) . Long suffering yak owners can now get get financial […]

Arrested for inciting killing of birds!

Arrested for inciting killing of birds!

Following a virtual social media storm, Police in Assam have arrested three officials in connection with the killing of more than 250 cattle egrets by the Tangla Municipal Board in Assam’s Udalguri district. The heart of the matter is a ‘direction’ by the Municipal Board to villagers to lop of bamboo groves that were the […]

Bosco joins hands for Seva to lakhs !

Bosco joins hands for Seva to lakhs !

It never ceases to amaze, how a tiny community works like yeast in the dough to give rise to nutritious and flavoursome bread! The Salesians of Don Bosco and  their collaborators have managed to reach out with relief  to thousands of people in Southern India and elsewhere during the Covid-19 pandemic. The tribal communities in […]

One in 10 Indians will soon develop Cancer

One in 10 Indians will soon develop Cancer

Every Indian family will have at least one family member with cancer. Bleak times ahead, says WHO. But India loves its khaini, tumbakoo, and areca nut … One in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in 15 Indians will die of cancer, according to a latest World Health Organization (WHO) report. […]

India completes phase out of Ozone Depleting Chemicals HCFC-141b

India completes phase out of Ozone Depleting Chemicals HCFC-141b

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (EFoCC) recently announced that India has achieved the complete phase out of ozone depleting Hydro Chloro Fluoro Carbons (HCFC). The achievement has its route to the Montreal Protocol. In order to move towards environment friendly technologies, the Ministry of EFoCC prohibited import of HCFC-141b. The order was issued […]

Heat, water and ice: India in 2019

Heat, water and ice: India in 2019

The globe is heating up, and India is no exception, and 2019 was the 7th warmest since 1901! The warmest year was 2016. The rise in average temperatures over India in 2019 was the lowest since 2016, according to a report from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Nevertheless, the year that went by was the […]

Woman in last stage of cancer plants 30,000 trees

Woman in last stage of cancer plants 30,000 trees

A 27-year-old woman suffering from last stage multiple mylema cancer brain tumour has become a symbol of patience and determination by planting over 30,000 trees to tackle air pollution which she believes is the reason why people are rapidly developing terminal diseases.  Shruchi Vadaliya, living in Gujarat’s Surat city, was diagnosed with the disease a […]

In January, some e-shoppers will be smiling!

In January, some e-shoppers will be smiling!

No MDR charges are applicable on transactions through  RuPay and UPI platforms since January 1, 2020. This was  to promote digital payments, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  said. The Department of Revenue (DoR) has notified RuPay and UPI as the prescribed mode of payment for digital transactions without any Merchant Discount Rate (MDR). Accordingly, all companies […]

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