Single Use plastic to go, says Environment Minister

Single Use plastic to go, says Environment Minister

One of the items in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech was his appeal to citizens to do away with single use plastic. This no doubt has struck a chord with many environmentalists and campaigners who are rooting for a sustainable planet. Now that the PM has spoken, get ready for a massive public campaign. […]

Manipur, Naga national flags hoisted to celebrate I-Day

Manipur, Naga national flags hoisted to celebrate I-Day

IMPHAL, Aug 14 – Various civil society organisations today celebrated the 73rd ‘Manipur Independence Day’, remembering the historic day on which the British left the then kingdom of Manipur, marking the end of the colonial rule. Various functions were held at several levels by the civil society organisations, commemorating the day by hoisting the flag […]

Now, e-solutions for the legal system: Mind your Language!

Now, e-solutions for the legal system: Mind your Language!

IIT Patna is part of an effort to make court documents available in the vernacular languages of India, including Maithili and Bhojpuri. In recent times Artificial Intelligence(AI) has been implemented in various industries as robotic concepts in hotels to automated entertainment or cell phones. It has shaped many industries. For a long time the Indian […]

Small trader’s big donation for flood affected

Small trader’s big donation for flood affected

As Kerala once again faces flood disaster, a small-time textile trader in Kochi has donated all the dress materials he had purchased for Eid sales for the floods affected in Wayanad. When relief worker approached Naushad for donation, he told him that a truck with goods was being sent to Nilambur in Wayanad. Naushad took […]

Will Sikkim be next?

Will Sikkim be next?

Sikkim watched with interest and trepidation as the drama to remove Article 370 played out in the national capital . It is to be remembered that it was as recently as 1975 that the Himalayan protectorate, known as ‘Belgium of the East’ was annexed or ‘merged’ with India and assurance was given to maintain the […]

AP gives notice to over 2500 units for flouting pollution norms

AP gives notice to over 2500 units for flouting pollution norms

One cannot say this for the rest of India, but in Andhra Pradesh, the state Pollution Control Board is on its toes! Mining and Industrial projects are under scrutiny for non-compliance with environmental and pollution norms. A whopping number of 2,680 mining and industrial projects have been issued notices by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control […]

Female foeticide at its peak in Uttarakhand

Female foeticide at its peak in Uttarakhand

Among 216 births over the past three months not a single girl is born since April in northern part of Uttarakhand state. Authorities are investigating the incident happening in 132 villages of Uttarkashi district, 250 miles from New Delhi. The villages have been marked as a ‘red zone’ as the practice of female foeticide that […]

Unlabelled drugs instead of a day leave

Unlabelled drugs instead of a day leave

In last few months, a shocking incident came to light women working in the multi-billion dollar garment industry in Tamil Nadu alleged that they have been given unlabelled drugs at work instead of a day off when they speak about their period pain. According to the interviews of 100 women (mostly poor )done by Thomson Reuters […]

Hey Jude! we’ll miss you. Love, Signis India.

Hey Jude! we’ll miss you. Love, Signis India.

Like the lyrics in the Beatles’ iconic song (Hey Jude!), Jude Bothelo could take on a sad song and made it better – Frank Krishner, past president Signis Bijhan Region. Catholic communicators and media educationists all over India have expressed their gratitude for the life of Fr Jude Botelho, and tributes have poured in from […]

Another Reminder: Population bomb is ticking!

Another Reminder: Population bomb is ticking!

11th July is marked as World Population Day as announced by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme.This day generally seeks to grab our attention to the importance of population issues. Population generally means the total number of individuals occupying an area. But what happens when it crosses its limit? The current world […]

Union Budget: Key points

Union Budget: Key points

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in Lok Sabha. Here are the key points of Budget 2019 which will give you a fair idea of what will be costlier (or cheaper) now, and in which direction the country will be moving: No change in Income Tax slabs. However, surcharge has been increased for […]

Communal Amity is good for boosting GDP

Communal Amity is good for boosting GDP

According to a report published by the NGO ADF, religion related violence in India cost the nation approximately 80 lakh crore rupees, that’s about 9 % of the GDP. No doubt, the government of India ‘rejected’ the International Religious Freedom report released by the United States that stated that religious intolerance was on the rise […]

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