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 […]

NF Railway loss Rs 100 crore due to protests

NF Railway loss Rs 100 crore due to protests

Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Tuesday said it has incurred a loss of over Rs 100 crore till December 30 due to the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. NFR chief public relations officer Subhanan Chanda said the impact started from December 9 in the areas within the jurisdiction of NFR, says […]

Thanks to Banks, Cash is still King worldwide!

Thanks to Banks, Cash is still King worldwide!

Cashless  is accepted everywhere. Our phones have payment apps  that work perfectly. A digital bank transfer lands  the money  within the hour, and systems such as PayPal , PayTM, and others allow us to settle any account in an instant. The government would like us to assume that cash is on the way out. Reality […]

Lip syncing to Gandhi

Lip syncing to Gandhi

October 2, Gandhi’s 150th birthday. Dry day, no fresh meat, pious platitudes mouthed by politicians. Facebook and Whatsapp flooded with sayings of the Mahatma. Really? Our Pradhan Sevak is busy lip syncing selected quotes of the Mahatma, even as killer gangs of goons masquerading as saviours of Hindutva, assault, intimidate and lynch fellow citizens with […]

World Humanitarian Day: A small step toward Humanity

World Humanitarian Day: A small step toward Humanity

August 19, is celebrated as a world Humanitarian day (WHO) all over the world. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to human workers and those who lost their lives due to human causes. World Humanitarian Day is also an occasion to celebrate the spirit that inspires human action in the world. This day is […]

Mother’s milk beats Baby Formula Any day!

Mother’s milk beats Baby Formula Any day!

Let’s celebrate the week of motherhood, WABA world breastfeeding week from 1st August to 7th August.  Mother’s milk is the most important nutrition for a newborn child. World Health Organisation (that’s WHO) says, feeding breast milk of the mother within the first hour of birth and sustained for six months can increases the immunization and […]

They know the value of a smile …

They know the value of a smile …

Every child has the right to smile and a kid’s smile can melt the most stone- heart person.  We celebrate birth of a child and see it as a source of fortune to the family. But if the child is born with a facial blemish, we are confused, angry, and don’t want to look on […]

Petitioner fined 25,000 for frivolity

Petitioner fined 25,000 for frivolity

Kochi: In a mischevious attempt by certain hardline anti-constitutional groups to harrass the Christians, one MS Anoop challenged the ‘constitutionality’ of Catholic Canon law. The Kerala High Court has imposed costs of 25,000 rupees on a petitioner challenging the constitutionality of the Catholic Church’s Code of Canons and its applicability in India. The Code of […]

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