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Uttarakhand Forest Fires – Environment Emergency or Social Media Hype

The country is going through major economic and health crisis caused because of COVID-19 outbreak. While the country is still struggling to cope with this, another tragic problem has emerged in the state of Uttarakhand in the form of forest fires. A fire broke out on 24th May 2020 in Srinagar of Pauri Garhwal district...
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Green Transport Could Unlock More Jobs After Lockdown

The lockdown led to earth-shattering changes in the way we lead our lives, in the cultural fabric and in the way we move from one place to another. In many parts of the western world, public transport gave way to "active mobility" -- walking and cycling -- which have more scope as means of...
Biodiversity Hotspots in India - Western Ghats

International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 – Biodiversity Hotspots in India

Biodiversity is crucial to the existence of life in its current form on earth. However, with increasing human imposition and interference in earth’s reserves and processes, several species of flora and fauna are pushed to the verge of extinction. In fact, biologists have estimated that species extinctions are currently 500–1000 times the rate seen...
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International Day for Biodiversity 2020 will be observed tomorrow

In 2000, the United Nations proclaimed 22nd May as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. As we observe this day in our homes in the midst of a pandemic, let’s find out what makes biodiversity important for every living being on this planet (including us humans). Theme...
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ITC And JSPL – Leaders of CSR in Afforestation in India

Forests are crucial for the survival of life on earth. From controlling the environment, preserving biodiversity to generating economic benefits and renewable energy, the importance of forests is multifold. This is why deforestation for the purpose of development has caused more damage than ever to the world. Campaigns across the world to stop deforestation have...

6 Good Habits for Post-lockdown Life

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in its scale of impact on people and the restrictions it has put on everyday life. The way we used to think, perceive and deal with things is not the same anymore. Governments and healthcare systems around the world are doing everything possible to curtail the pandemic, while we...

Green shipping will revolutionise shipping industry in Asia

Moving towards more environmentally friendly ― or green shipping ― is necessary. However, it is a formidable challenge, especially in our continent Asia, which accounts for the bulk of global shipping and port operations. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and other negative externalities of the shipping activities....

One Year of Cyclone Fani – Lessons for the Future

Exactly a year ago Odisha witnessed one of the deadliest cyclones in recent history. Dozens died, lakhs of people were rendered homeless from Cyclone Fani. It was a rare summer cyclone (cyclone season usually begins in October) and the state saw an outbreak of water-borne diseases, which further increased due to the acute shortage of...
CSR of ITC

The ultimate report on CSR of ITC Limited

A report by Goodera last year ranked ITC Limited as the 7th largest spender on Corporate Social Responsibility in India. The company's CSR spend was a steep INR 307 crores last year, with long-running, multi-year projects in six of the 11 activities of Schedule VII, including the often-neglected culture and national heritage. As part...

CSR News – Second edition of Tata Power Club Enerji’s #Switchoff2SwitchOn

It is no secret that we, human beings, have taken our planet for granted, exploiting resources and depleting its biodiversity to feed our unsustainable ways. Looking at the different examples of the way in which nature has reclaimed her property, this pandemic also serves as a reminder to all of us about the need...

CSR News: Tata Steel BSL plants 25,000 trees using Japanese Miyawaki method

Tata Steel BSL (formerly Bhushan Steel) has launched a Miyawaki Plantation Project within its plant premises at Sarvoli, Khopoli in Maharashtra. Miyawaki is an afforestation technique developed by Japanese scientist Akira Miyawaki to grow dense plantations in a short time. Compared to the conventional method of afforestation, Miyawaki forest grows 10 times faster, is...

New UN initiative to reduce plastic pollution from ASEAN cities

Fast growing cities in South East Asia are responsible for as much as 60% of plastic waste leakage into the environment. 75% of land-based sources of marine plastic pollution in the region originates from uncollected waste and 25% from leakages in the municipal waste management systems. Plastic pollution is also transboundary - up to...

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