World Food India 2017

Facts & Figures from PIB: Union Minister of Food Processing Industries chaired the Curtain Raiser Press Conference held here today for the World Food India 2017 expo, a vibrant three–day business platform. India is the second largest producer of food, leader in milk, fruits & vegetables, cereals and marine. It has Read More …

What is the ban on fireworks sale about?

What is it? The Supreme Court reimposed the ban on the sale of fireworks in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) till November 1. The direction, according to the court, is an outcome of “direct evidence of deterioration of air quality” every year during Deepavali on account of bursting of fire Read More …

Regulatory upgrade

Introduction: Pesticides play an important role in sustaining agricultural production, and in controlling vectors responsible for diseases. However, on the flip side, they can be toxic. Therefore, what is needed is a top-notch mechanism to regulate the import, manufacture, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides with a view to Read More …

India’s first sewage treatment plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode

India’s first Sewage Treatment Plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode is to come up in Haridwar and Varanasi. Work is on so Namami Gange Programme shows significant progress by December next year. Interactive website for CSR activities and newsletter of NMCG were also launched. Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development Read More …

Shark, Red Sea Torpedo and Tentacled Butterfly Ray may have become extinct

Three marine species, the Pondicherry Shark, the Red Sea Torpedo and the Tentacled Butterfly Ray might have become possibly extinct in the oceanic waters of the Arabian Seas Region (ASR) since no evidence of its existence has surfaced in the last three decades. Scientists are also worried about the possible Read More …

India hosted Global Wildlife Programme

India jointly hosted the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) with World Bank and United Nations Development Programme on October-2, 2017.  The GWP will address issues related to illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries in Asia and Africa. It will act as a platform to exchange knowledge and coordinate in on-ground action Read More …

Welcome move by SC on ban of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region

Doctors and environmentalists have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision prohibiting the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, and expressed the hope that it would ensure a relatively cleaner Diwali this year. Effects: This may give some relief from the episodic air pollution levels. Pollution affects all parts of the body, be it Read More …

SC brings back ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region

Introduction The Supreme Court suspended the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR till November 1, 2017 in a bid to test whether a Deepavali without firecrackers this year will have a “positive effect” on the health of citizens and a steadily deteriorating air quality. A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Read More …