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Florish biodegradable sanitary napkins introduced in Uttarakhand

A biodegradable sanitary napkin has been launched in Haldwani in Uttarakhand. It is a move to improve menstrual hygiene among women while simultaneously tackling the issue of environmental degradation. The Florish napkins are made up of biodegradable raw materials like bamboo, banana cotton and biodegradable sap. It can be degraded into fertilizer for the soil ..

Ripu Daman Bevli named Plogging Ambassador of India

The Fit India Plogging Run which commenced on October 2nd concluded in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on December 5th. This is the first such plogging run in India and it covered 50 cities with the participation of over 36 lakh people. The Plog Run achieves the objectives of two major Indian campaigns: Fit India ..

International Volunteer Day

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is observed every year on the 5th of December. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. The UNGA adopted the Resolution A/RES/40/212 on December 17th, 1985. The international day is observed to promote volunteering culture and the importance of volunteering in ..

Upper House debates Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019

On 19 Nov, while debating on Surrogacy Bill in winter session of Parliament, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vadhan said India has emerged as a hub of surrogacy in recent years. The Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019 prohibits commercial surrogacy, but allows altruistic surrogacy. Its provisions include establishing National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Board and appointment of ..

Paralympics champion Marieke Vervoort ends her life through euthanasia to end her sufferings

Belgian Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort ended her life through euthanasia at the age of 40. She had announced her intentions after the Rio Games in 2016 to follow that path if her degenerative condition worsened her suffering. Vervoort suffered a degenerative muscle disease that caused constant pain, paralysis in her legs and left her barely ..

2019 edition of World Animal Day (WAD)

The World Animal Day (WAD) is celebrated every year on 4th October to educate humans about how their actions impact animals and create awareness about the protection of animals all over the world.

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment institutes Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019

As part of the celebration of the 2019 International Day of Older Persons, President Ram Nath Kovind has conferred the Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019 on the eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of the elderly persons. The Vayoshreshtha Samman is a Scheme of awards instituted by the Union Ministry of ..

Greta Thunberg honoured with 2019 Rights Livelihood awards

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg has been honoured as one of four winners of the 2019 Rights Livelihood awards for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts. The award is known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize. Ms. Thunberg shares the award with Brazilian indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa of ..