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2019 International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests is observed every year on 21st of March to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. It also seeks to highlight vital role played by forests in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2019 theme is “Forests and Education”. This year, the International ..


2019 World Water Day (WWD)

The World Water Day (WWD) is observed every year on 22nd March to tackle the global water crisis in households, schools, workplaces and farms. This day is also celebrated as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. an opportunity to learn more about ..


Corporate Affairs Ministry released Guidelines on responsible business conduct

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines and has formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct. These guidelines will urge businesses to actualise the principles in letter and spirit. According to it, businesses should conduct and govern themselves with integrity in an ethical, transparent, safe and accountable manner. The goods and ..


UNEA adepts resolutions on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management

The 4th session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) was held in Nairobi from 11th to 15th March 2019. In it, UNEA adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. The 2019 theme of the UNEA was Innovative Solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable production and consumption. In a significant ..


Nine science and technology missions have been identified under PM-STIAC

The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) has identified nine Science and Technology missions with focus on ‘Science for People and People for Science’. These missions include Natural Language Translation (NLT), Quantum Frontier, Artificial Intelligence (AT), National Biodiversity Mission (NBM), Electric Vehicles, Bioscience for Human Health, Waste to Wealth, Deep Ocean Exploration ..


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