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EIA Notification 2020

Decoding the Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020

The government of India has recently proposed a draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 in order to ease some environment restrictions for economic development. This comes in the light of the government’s efforts to revive the economy which has crashed after the COVID-19 outbreak. The controversial legislation is proposed by the Ministry of...
Atijeevan Foundation

Atijeevan Foundation – The Story of an Acid Attack Survivor that Emerged as a Hero

Acid Attack survivors are subjected to judgement over the way they look, making it impossible for them to lead a normal life in society. Owing to such a behaviour of people towards them, they often suffer from confidence issues making it difficult for them to be surrounded by people. Few, however, succeed in fighting...
Sea Level Rise (SLR)

Sea Level Rise – Preparedness for the Upcoming Future

The impacts of climate change are becoming more and more visible today.  Developments such as increasing incidents of forest fires, recent reclassification of New York City into a subtropical climatic zone and degrading coral reef across the planet, it is important to study and understand the long term impacts of the climate change and...
Dyeing - Wastewater

Fashion Industry Explores a Revolutionary Solution to Clean Wastewater

The fashion industry is known for its disastrous impact on the environment in recent times. In fact, it is considered as the second-largest polluter in the world after the oil industry. A major resource that suffers because of this is water. The fashion industry uses up a large amount of water and also contaminates a...
COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Maker Serum Institute of India’s CSR Initiatives in Healthcare

The Drugs Controller General of India has given an approval to conduct phase 2 and 3 human trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine candidate to the Serum Institute of India. Serum Institute, the largest vaccine company in the world has partnered with AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine, declaring in a statement that it will...

Shakuntala Devi – An Inspiration for Women Aspiring for a Career in STEM

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are rather rare even today. The conversation around this has gained limelight all over again with the new Vidya Balan movie on the biography of the famous Indian Mathematician Shakuntala Devi. Women in STEM As technological development takes place across the globe, the jobs in STEM fields...

Unveiling the New Education Policy 2020

In a historic move, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) on 29th July. In addition to this, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has been renamed as Ministry of Education. The New Education Policy 2020 is the third ever education policy of...
International Tiger Day 2020

International Tiger Day 2020: Why do we need to save Tigers?

There are only 3,980 tigers left in the world. Of them, 2,967, accounting for 75 per cent, are found in India. This makes Tiger Conservation of utmost importance in the country. On this International Tiger Day, let us look at the state of Tiger Conservation in India. International Tiger Day International Tiger Day has been held...
Nature Conservation

Why We Need to Conserve Nature

The Dalai Lama has said, “Conservation is not merely a question of morality, but a question of our own survival.” The message reflects the importance of conservation of nature. Humans today may consider themselves as superior beings. But in reality, they do not have the capacity to survive without nature. They rely on various resources...
New York

Climate Change Impact: New York City Classified as Sub Tropical Climate Zone

The classification of climatic zones generally relies on geographic conditions of the area. This is because the location and its environment play a major role in the determination of its climate. In lieu of this, New York City has always been classified as a humid continental climatic zone. However, climate change, human activities and...
COVID-19 Patient

How to Take Care of a Loved One Infected with COVID-19

Usually, when a loved one is under the weather, the natural instinct is to provide them with as much care and comfort as possible. However, caring for a loved one who is infected with COVID-19 is not as simple, for there is a risk of transmission. And in case the caretaker gets infected, they...

Can we Achieve Zero Hunger by 2030?

Hunger and Malnutrition are rising across the globe with increasing population and declining resources. According to a study jointly conducted by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, UNICEF, UN World Food Programme, International Fund for Agriculture and the World Health Organization, almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 – up by...

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