Pollution be damned- we can’t go electric just yet!

Pollution be damned- we can’t go electric just yet!

Who would have thought that our Bharat Sarkar would ask motorbike manufacturers to stop making 150 cc motorcycles! Well that’s happening. Sort of! But the big shots who make the gas guzzling and environment polluting bikes are not in a mood to listen! The Government think-tank Niti Aayog has given the ‘conventional’ two- and three-wheeler […]

12,000 farmers committed suicide in 3 years: Maharashtra

12,000 farmers committed suicide in 3 years: Maharashtra

On 21st June 2019 Legislative assembly informed that from 2015 to 2018 in Maharashtra over 12,000 farmers committed suicide. Approximately 6,888 cases were found to be eligible for government aid after scrutiny by district – level committees, Minister Subhash Deshmukh told in a written reply. He considered this issue as a major issue for the […]

WMD in India: glimpses

WMD in India: glimpses

Alliance Française du Bengale (AFdB) and Littlei have  been hosting a week-long series of concerts called ‘Fête de la Musique’ at Kolkata’s Sienna Cafe, featuring acts like The Fifth Harmony, 5Volts and Mondegreen. On Friday, the series concludes with an open mic and performances by students of AFdB. Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, Alliance Française of Hyderabad […]

Yoga now in the Academics

Yoga now in the Academics

Yoga to be added in the curriculum from next academic year A proposal to include Yoga in the educational curriculum from the next academic year has been sent to HRD ministry (Human Resource Development Ministry) by Union Ayush (Ministry of Ayurved, Yoga& Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) Minister Shripad Yesso Naik.  As soon as this […]

Crippled water resources in India

Crippled water resources in India

Water pollution is one of the major issues across the world. People are facing various problems related to water such as water scarcity, contaminated groundwater, polluted rivers, overexploited water resources, dwindling supplies of freshwater etc. Groundwater is declining faster than it is being replenished and there is a crippling dependence on monsoon rains to replenish […]

42 COUNTRIES TO CHALLENGE FAKE NEWS

42 COUNTRIES TO CHALLENGE FAKE NEWS

Angkor Fake News Initiative To Find Out Measures To Check Fake News In a world where the spread of fake news has become a major problem, the media seems to be waking up to the danger. More than 600 media representatives from 42 countries have discussed numerous approaches to combat fake news in 16th Asia […]

Akshaya Patra wins Global Champion Award

Akshaya Patra wins Global Champion Award

Akshaya Patra, a non-profit organisation running one of the world’s largest school meals project in India, has been awarded the BBC World Service Global Champion Award for the programme. The Award was presented at the BBC Food and Farming Awards in Bristol this week, recognizes a person or project who is changing the way the […]

Tree Ambulance spreads message to go green: World Environment Day

Tree Ambulance spreads message to go green: World Environment Day

Climate change, depletion of groundwater, loss of biodiversity is the major concerns for India. Unless we act fast, it has the potential to cause damage to the life and the planet. World Environment day celebrated on 5 June encourages global awareness and action towards protecting our environment. It is not important to do something big […]

Over 6,800 cases of bank fraud in one year!Transparency demanded.

Over 6,800 cases of bank fraud in one year!Transparency demanded.

Following a national news agency report that an ‘unprecedented hike in bank fraud cases’ happened under the Modi government watch in 2017-18, politicians are coming out with their reactions. It remains to be seen what the finance minister says on the issue. “Through an RTI query, it has been revealed that the the bank fraud […]

39% Union Ministers with criminal cases

39% Union Ministers with criminal cases

NEW DELHI: Of the 56 ministers who took oath on Thursday 30 May and are part of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, 51 are crorepatis and 22 have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). It said eight ministers have declared their educational qualification to […]

Govt Pension Scheme For Shopkeepers, Traders, Farmers

Govt Pension Scheme For Shopkeepers, Traders, Farmers

NEW DELHI: The Union government in its first Cabinet meeting on Friday (May 31) approved a new scheme, which assures minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3,000 to all shopkeepers, retail traders and self employed persons after attaining the age of 60 years, fulfilling its poll promise. The decision taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired […]

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