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Jio employees join ‘Jio Swachh Rail Ab

Kolkata,: To drive the message of Clean India, Jio took up the mission of cleaning nearly 900 Railway Stations across the country. Jio Swachh Rail Abiyaan, a nation-wide drive towards creating a clean environment, saw participation by over 25000 people which included Jio employees, associates, partners and their family members.

IMD claims its weather forecast accurate

Patna, Sep 30 (UNI) A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar raised question mark over accuracy of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)`s forecast over rainfall, IMD today claimed that it had made its weather forecast accurate and precise through application of modern technology.

Still recovering from devastating cyclon

New York: The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the “nefarious consequences of global warming”.

Over 30 people hurt by earthquake in Ist

Ankara, Sep 27 (Sputnik/UNI) Thirty-our people have been injured in an earthquake in Istanbul, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Friday, adding that 473 buildings were damaged.

Plastic teabags release billions of micr

New York/Toronto: A cup of tea may be a cure for rainy days, but the soothing cup of the brewed beverage may also come with a dose of micro- and nano-sized plastics shed from plastic bags, according to researchers at McGill University.

Island nations on climate crisis frontli

New York: Small island nations are “not sitting idly by” but are emerging as “frontrunners” in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for Small Island Developing States.

Heavy rains in eastern and central UP, 2

Lucknow, Sept 27(UNI): Rains have played havoc in eastern and central parts of Uttar Pradesh during the past 24 hours with deaths of over 25 people, state authorities said on Friday.

PoK earthquake: Death toll touches 37

Islamabad: The death toll in the earthquake, which hit Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on Tuesday, has touched 37, media reports said on Wednesday.

Countries violate rights over climate ch

New York: The failure of governments to act on the climate crisis, constitutes a violation of children’s rights, according to a landmark complaint presented to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child by 16 youth activists.

Priyanka Chopra, Leonardo DiCaprio prais

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS): Climate activist Greta Thunberg is grabbing attentions globally ever since she delivered a touching address at the UN’s Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday and several international celebrities, including India's Priyanka Chopra, appreciated her for the speech.

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan-I

New Delhi/Islamabad, Sept 24 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit Pakistan-India border region on Tuesday as tremors were felt in the Indian capital New Delhi and other parts of north India.

Earthquake hits Pakistan-occupied-Kashmi

New Delhi: Mild tremors were felt across north Indian states on Tuesday.

On sidelines of UN climate summit, US Pr

New York: As global leaders gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday to present their plans to combat climate change, United States President Donald Trump put the spotlight on the need to safeguard religious freedom worldwide.

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘yo

New York: Speaking at the beginning of the UN’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, the 16-year-old acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, was unsparing in her criticism of world leaders, telling them that they are still “not mature enough to tell it like it is”.

Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-ba

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS): Banks collectively with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, signed up on Sunday to new United Nations-backed responsible banking principles in a massive boost for climate action and the shift from “brown to green” models of economic growth.

Ahead of UN summit, leading scientists w

New York: Top climate scientists issued a report on Sunday showing that over the last several years, sea-level rise, planetary warming, shrinking ice sheets and carbon pollution have accelerated; a sobering call to action for political leaders headed to New York for summit-level climate change talks tomorrow at the United Nations.

Climate emergency ‘a new danger’ to

New York: Among the efforts to build a sustainably peaceful world, “urgent climate action is needed” to curb environmental threats to all our well-being and security, the Secretary-General told the annual peace gathering in New York on Friday, addressing a largely youthful crowd.  

Maharashtra: 3.5 earthquake hits Palghar

Mumbai, Sept 21(IBNS/UNI): An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale hit Maharashtra's Palghar area on Friday, officials said.

Climate Strike: Thousands join protests

London/Sydney/New Delhi: Students and workers participated in massive protests across the world on Friday to urge more government action on the issue of climate change.  

Global Climate Strike gathers about 300,

Moscow, Sep 20 (Sputnik/UNI) Close to 300,000 demonstrators have joined the Global Climate Strike in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane on Friday, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who calls for immediate action on climate change, media reported.

UN climate summit aims to speed up trans

New York: New measures to speed up the transition to clean energy and green economies are among the initiatives to be unveiled during the UN Climate Change Summit next week.

Lower Sholayar dam water level rises, re

Kochi, Sept 17 (UNI): In the wake of rising water level of Lower Sholayar dam in Kerala, a red alert was issued for the people living on the banks of Chalakkudy river in Thrissur district.

Ozone on track to heal completely in our

New York: At the current momentum, scientists predict the planet’s protective shield of gas - or ozone layer as we know it - will be completely healed as far as some regions of the planet are concerned, by the 2030’s, the UN’s environmental agency (UNEP) revealed on Monday.

Alexander Nanau's Romanian docu Collecti

Toronto, Sep 13 (IBNS): Director Alexander Nanau's documentary Collective, which follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Sports Gazette as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians — and led to the deaths of innocent citizens, had its North American premiere Friday at Scotiabank 4 and Scotia Bank 9, Toronto.

Tackling climate change in Ladakh villag

Traditional Ladakhi houses and farming practices are finding it difficult to cope with rapidly changing climatic conditions. Local community-driven initiatives have been mobilising villagers to adapt to ecologically viable practices to mitigate the situation and to promote the cultural heritage of the region, reports Rama Dwivedi of Mongabay India

In relief for north Karnataka, flood lev

Belagavi, Sept 11 (UNI): People living on the banks of River Krishna in North Karnataka heaved a sigh of relief as floods that affected hundreds of villages for the second time during the current monsoon came down steadily since last 24 hours.

India to restore 26 million hectares of

New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India will restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030.

3.3 earthquake hits Manipur, no casualty

Imphal, Sept 9 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale hit Senapati- Imphal Border area in Manipur on Monday, officials said.

Time has come to say goodbye to single u

Greater Noida: Addressing the COP 14 UN Convention in Greater Noida, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said time has come for the world to ban the single use of plastic.

Mitigating climate change in Asia-Pacifi

New York: The urgent need to move towards a low carbon economy and build resilience, would not only mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in the Asia-Pacific, but also lift the region economically, according to the body overseeing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

UN health agency welcomes Facebook pledg

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums.

First eDNA study of Loch Ness points to

Christchurch, Sept 6 (IBNS): University of Otago geneticist, Professor Neil Gemmell on Thursday announced the results of investigations into the environmental DNA present in the British Isles largest and second deepest body of fresh water, Loch Ness.

Is the world living up to its climate co

New York: As the United Nations gears up for the September Climate Action Summit in New York, one of its most high-profile climate conferences in recent times, what progress is the world making in tackling the climate crisis, and how is that progress being measured?

Rainfall: Mumbai on red alert for next 2

Mumbai, Sept 4 (IBNS): As heavy rains lashed the city and left several areas water-logged, weather officials have issued a red alert for Mumbai and adjoining areas for the next 24 hours.

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