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Top 5 Countries with 100% Renewable Energy in Electricity Generation

Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass can be used to generate electricity. These sources are considered renewable because they are naturally replenished and do not deplete finite resources. This means that they can be used indefinitely, unlike fossil fuels which are finite and non-renewable. Using renewable energy to generate electricity...

United Nations Day 2022 – Is the UN failing?

Every year, 24th October is observed as United Nations Day. This marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force. In the past 77 years, the purpose of the UN has been to maintain international peace and security, promote social progress, improve living standards and support human rights....

World Cotton Day 2022: Health benefits of using cotton clothes and bedsheets

World Cotton Day is observed across the globe on the 7th of October every year. On this day, Dubai-based noted plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr Vikas Kumar Verma opens up to The CSR Journal talking about the health benefits of wearing cotton clothes, benefits of using cotton bedsheets and pillow covers at home and...
Ukraine War

Ukraine estimates more than 35bn Euros of Environmental Damage because of the Ongoing War

According to the Ukrainian government, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has cost the environment 36 billion euros in damage. Ruslan Strilets, the environment minister for Ukraine, stated during a session at the European Union Parliament in Strasbourg, France, that the cost of war-related air pollution is close to 25 billion euros, while the cost of...
Homeless - World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day 2022: Mind The Gap. Leave No One and Place Behind

Every year on the first Monday of October, World Habitat Day is marked to encourage harmonious interactions among people and to advance human equality. World Habitat Day 2022 falls on October 3rd, 2022 is being observed under the theme "Mind the Gap. Leave No One and Place Behind". The theme is aimed at shedding...
Green Jobs

India is Leading the Green Job Generation Market in the World

Although more nations are entering the market for renewable energy, the majority of the jobs produced to date have been in a minimal number of countries. According to a joint report by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Labour Organization titled "Renewable Energy and Jobs — Annual Review 2022," India created 863,000...
Hunger

One Person Dying of Hunger Every Four Seconds: NGOs at UNGA

More than 200 NGOs have issued a warning that "stop the spiralling global hunger catastrophe" by taking swift international action. 238 organisations from 75 nations, including Oxfam, Save the Children, and Plan International, voiced alarm at the rising rates of hunger in an open letter to world leaders gathered in New York for the...

International Day of Democracy: Taking a look at non-democratic nations

In the words of 16th U.S. president, Late Abraham Lincoln, democracy is government “of the people, for the people and by the people.” The Encyclopedia of Britannica defines democracy as “Rule by the people. The term is derived from the Greek dēmokratia, which was coined from dēmos (people) and kratos (rule) in the middle of...

Attempts to Enact a Global Ocean Protection Treaty Fail

A global accord to safeguard the world's seas and marine life has failed in its fifth attempt. Governments had been negotiating the details of the UN High Seas Treaty for two weeks in New York, but they were unable to come to an agreement. Only 1.2% of the international waters are protected, despite the...

World Population Day 2022: Which is a Bigger Threat – Population Explosion or Population Collapse?

World Population Day is observed every year on July 11 to raise awareness about global population issues. The Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program established the day in 1989. World Population Day was originally marked on July 11, 1990, in more than 90 countries. Since then, it has been marked by a...

Five Asian Countries Among Top 10 Solar-Powered Economies Globally

Asia now accounts for five of the top 10 solar-powered economies after a decade of growth and expansion. Ten years ago, European nations dominated the solar rankings. The most recent study, undertaken by Ember, a think tank for electricity, examined how total solar energy capacity changed globally over the last ten years. Ember is a...

US Supreme Court Undoes the Abortion Rights, US Companies Extend Support for its Female Employees

In a huge setback to human rights, the Supreme Court of the United States of America overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established constitutional right to an abortion. This has made the US, one of the few dozen countries to have severe restrictions on the termination of pregnancy. The apex court of...

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