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2018 World Habitat Day (WHD)

The World Habitat Day (WHD) is observed every year on first Monday in October across the world to raise awareness about need for affordable housing for all in urban areas, cities and towns. The purpose of day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all ..

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Bindeshwar Pathak honoured with Japan’s prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize under ‘Culture and Community’ category

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the noted social reformer and founder of Sulabh International, has been honoured with Japan’s prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize for his significant work in tackling poor hygiene and discrimination. The award was given under ‘Culture and Community’ category at the 23rd Nikkei Asia Prize in Tokyo on June 13, 2018. He received the ..

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Bindeshwar Pathak honoured with 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan

Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, has been honoured with the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan for his contribution to Asia’s development. Pathak is among the three who have been conferred with the award. Others are Ma Jun (China) & Professor Nguyen Thanh Liem (Vietnam). Nikkei Inc., one of the largest media ..

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Mottainai Concept and Swachch Bharat Mission

The Swachch Bharat Mission of India aims to improve sanitation and hygiene. It also looks for effective solid waste management. The behavioural change is the key driver for the Swacch Bharat initiative for attaining its objectives. Mottainai is a Japanese concept which conveys regrets over the waste. In Japan, children are taught to eat every ..

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Punjab government signs a pact with IOC to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants

The Punjab government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. The purpose of the MoU is to find sustainable solutions to paddy straw burning. The pact is part of the state’s concerted efforts to find sustainable solutions to ..

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