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Plea for urgent action to curb elephant deaths in Assam

Immediate action needed to curb further elephant deaths in Assam as speeding train in Assam kills three more elephants.

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UNICEF celebrates 70 yrs of continuous work for children

The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children.

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World’s worst corporate tax havens exposed: says report

The report reveals how these tax havens are starving countries out of billions of dollars needed to tackle poverty and inequality.

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UN welcomes Indonesia’s environmental ambitions

Indonesia has made ambitious climate action commitments under the Paris Agreement.

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Antonio Guterres sworn in as new UN secretary-general

António Guterres of Portugal was sworn in on 12 December 2016 as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, with the General Assembly paying tribute to his predecessor, Ban Ki‑moon.

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Kailash Satyarthi’s ‘100 mn for 100 mn’ campaign launched

The campaign aims to empower 100 million children denied basic rights and freedom.

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Corruption is one of biggest threats to development: TII

Twin approach of promoting value education and speedy justice can be weapon against corruption, says Transparency International India.

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Indian MPs learn about Germany’s climate policy

Indian Members of Parliament on information tour in Berlin to learn about Germany’s Energy Transition and Climate Policy.

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Urgent need to end violence against girls: UN Women

UN Women and India’s IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry announce partnership to boost women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment.

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NHAI signs MoU for using solid waste for new expressway

Mountains of Ghazipur solid waste in Delhi will be used for constructing 82 km stretch between Delhi to Meerut.

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India loses 3 per cent of its GDP to road accidents: study

In Asia-Pacific region, one person is killed on the road every 40 second, which means 15,000 lives per week.

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Smart urban growth is an economic opportunity for India

Getting India’s urbanization right is a prize worth up to 6% of GDP, finds new research.

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Need to relook at our relationship with soils, forests: Govt

First empathise and relate to nature if we want to minimise our carbon footprint, says Indian Environment Minister.

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Agriculture, food security at heart of climate change action

Boosting agriculture can not only reduce malnutrition and poverty but also create economic opportunities.

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Almost 2 mn Indians die from stroke every year!

While stroke is a major public health concern worldwide, the burden on India has been increasing at an alarming rate, writes Dr Amit Aslam Khan.

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Align sustainability standards with real needs: Minister

Indian Minister for Railways has urged for aligning sustainability standards with domestic needs and realities.

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Pledge to reduce 12.6 mn environment-related deaths

Health and environment ministers have pledged climate actions to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths.

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Harmony Foundation to confer Mother Teresa award

This year, the Harmony Foundation will be posthumously honouring Dhaka terror attack hero Faraaz Hossain.

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Experts root for reliable data on private food stocks

International Seminar discusses approaches and methodologies for measuring private food grain stock measurement.

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India launches Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana

The scheme will help to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for youngsters.

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