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Climate Change Indicators Break Records

The Four Key Climate Indicators Broke Records in 2021

Climate change is real, and weather patterns around the world are shifting right before our eyes, with more dire implications. Despite the efforts of governments and scientists throughout the world, the chance of reversing climate change is dwindling, according to the latest State of Climate report from the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Key...
Scientist

Like CSR, Scientific Social Responsibility Made Mandatory for Indian Scientists

Every scientist in the country is obliged to devote at least 10 days per year to 'scientific social responsibility,' and such voluntary individual activities, in addition to routine work, will be accorded due weightage in their yearly performance evaluation. SSR Guidelines This clause is part of the science ministry's SSR guidelines, which were released in the...
Zurich - Smartest City in the World

Top Five Smart Cities Promoting Global Sustainability

A city becomes a smart city when digital technology is integrated with traditional networks and services. Smart cities aim to raise living standards, increase environmental sustainability, and assist local companies. While the rest of the world lags, some cities have already begun to use Internet of Things (IoT) technology to bridge the gap between sustainability...
Meta Sustainable Concrete

Meta Is Developing Sustainable Concrete Using Artificial Intelligence

Infrastructure development is essential to global development. Considering the fact that construction industry plays a huge role in this, it is important to ensure that the sector flourishes well. However, it becomes a conflict of interest with environment sustainability when it is pointed out that Cement, as one of the most frequently used construction...
Sustainability Indians

Indians Prioritize Spending on Sustainable Products and Contributing to Local Businesses

According to the American Express Trendex survey, Indians desire to make a positive influence on the environment by prioritising spending on sustainable items and supporting local companies. Indian respondents are the most interested in spending money on items that will have a positive impact on local businesses and communities, with 87 percent always or...

Top five Science Based Targets Driven Companies 2022

Reduction in carbon emissions is a major priority of all countries of the world at this time as they grapple with the effects of global warming and climate change. The businesses across the globe are facing considerable pressure to do their bit for reducing the carbon emissions from their operations, not only by the...
Pollution, Carbon Emissions

Top 10 Most Polluting Countries Per Capita in 2022

India is one of the top three polluting countries of the world. This has led to mounting global pressure on the country to reduce its emissions. It is not a surprise that India features in the list considering the high population density in the country. However, when it comes to per capita emissions, it...
Intel

Global Corporate Responsibility Report – Intel Commits to Zero Emissions by 2040

Continuing our series of reports on multinational corporations, today we are going to explore the sustainability initiatives of Intel. Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is an American multinational corporation and technology organisation. It is the world's largest semiconductor chip producer and the creator of the x86 microprocessor series, which is used in the...
Pregnant Woman Working

Mothers Day 2022: Understanding Maternity Benefits Availability for Working Indian Mothers

Being a mother is considered to be a huge blessing in every society. The opportunity to nurture a new human being and induct them in the world is a huge responsibility that requires a lot of skill, courage and patience. On top of that, the job is never-ending – for as long as a...

Death toll due to COVID in India is About 10 times more than Official Numbers: WHO

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 claimed the lives of 4.7 million Indians in 2020 and 2021. This is over ten times the figure supplied by the Indian government, which was half a million. What is Excess Mortality and why is it a significant factor? Excess mortality associated with COVID-19 is used to quantify...

The Environmental Cost of Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and decentralized finance have gained a lot of public interest in recent times. Bitcoin and Ethereum are buzzwords that are coming up very frequently in everyday usage by people across the world. With increasing interest in cryptocurrencies, their prices are also increasing significantly. It is often assumed by many that these...

40 % Women and 38% Men in India Find Domestic Violence Acceptable in Some Cases

Last month, police in India arrested a 46-year-old man for reportedly murdering his wife due to an excess salt in his breakfast.  Witnessing the assault, the couple's 12-year-old son informed police that his father followed his mother, Nirmala, into the bedroom, yelling about salt, and began hitting her. In some other recent cases, a...

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