Natural Disasters prompted by Climate Change displaced more people than War

Natural Disasters prompted by Climate Change displaced more people than War

More people were internally displaced by disasters than by war and conflict, according to a recent report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), an offshoot of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Nearly 61 million new internal displacements, or movements, were registered in 2022, according to a newly released Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) report, a […]

India’s commitment to Water for Sustainable Development is unwavering: Minister

India’s commitment to Water for Sustainable Development is unwavering: Minister

The United Nations 2023 Water Conference in New York City ended with over 700 commitments  to make the world water-secure, according to a statement. The three-day summit ended on March 24, 2023. “The commitments at this Conference will propel humanity towards the water-secure future every person on the planet needs,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated […]

Coming soon: World Drinking- water Shortages?

Coming soon: World  Drinking- water Shortages?

If you are still getting a good supply of clean water from your taps at home, you are very fortunate. More than half the population from 31 countries is seriously concerned about water shortages, says a global study.  On the other hand,  another global report says that the expansion of ‘bottled  water industry’ is actually […]

Carrot and Stick for Renewable Energy sector

Carrot and Stick for Renewable Energy sector

Sustainable energy sources are one of the ways which we can end our reliance on polluting fossil fuels, and the Indian Government is cracking the whip, it seems. One sees a new carrot and stick policy to get the beast moving is in the offing. First, the carrot, for foreign producers: India is planning to […]

Poverty is caused by Harm to the Environment

Poverty is caused by Harm to the Environment

Poverty has been the world’s most persistent development challenge. Under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world has to end poverty by 2023. A soon to be published World Bank report says that we are much behind the target. Poverty remains consistent in a few countries. These also account for the largest chunk of the […]

Mizoram’s Significant Progress Despite Covid-19

Mizoram’s Significant Progress Despite Covid-19

Aizawl: Mizoram has achieved significant progress in various sectors in the last one year despite several hurdles triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mizo chief minister Zoramthanga said in his Independence Day speech. The event was held at lammual or Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl. Addressing the people on the occasion of 76th Independence Day in […]

Freedom @ 75! Whose?

Freedom @ 75! Whose?

 Today is the 15th of August, India’s Independence Day. We carry a piece by Peace Activist and writer Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ, who asks a few searching questions that thinking citizens should ponder about. The article has been slightly edited for clarity- Editor. The official lines on this ongoing festival of Independence state, “Azadi Ka […]

Farmers learn to Face Disaster, the Practical Way

Farmers learn to Face Disaster, the Practical Way

As the monsoons approach and flood prone areas in Bihar brace for another round of seasonal pain, some 250 youth and women from the poorest and disaster-prone areas of Bihar are ready. They have been oriented in the ways of saving their families and cattle from natural disasters. A state like Bihar regularly hit by […]

Shame!

Shame!

The arson, and damage to the Nation’s wealth by so called ‘students’ is an Act of War Enough is enough! To those are trying to find some devious political excuses to condone the burning of trains, and destruction of property happening in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and other places: why are you supporting a bunch […]

Mangoes – Up and Going!

Mangoes – Up and Going!

The mango men and women (aam admi) are in a sorry state over the state of the Mango!  The price of mangoes has gone up this year. The low production and high demand have caused the price of mangoes to shoot up . Compared to last year, a kilo of mangoes is about 30 percent […]

IIT- Harvard team: Gaming their way to Wildlife Protection

IIT- Harvard team: Gaming their way to Wildlife Protection

Green Security Games (GSGs) have been successfully used in the protection of fisheries, forests, and wildlife. In the past decade, game-theoretic applications have been successfully deployed in the real world, where there aren’t large budgets or plan outlays for security services. . Inspired by the success, researchers have begun focusing on applying game theory to […]

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