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Jamshedpur to Become Zero Water Discharge City

In a year, Jamshedpur will become the first Indian city to have zero sewerage discharge.

( Source: IndiaTimes, Posted: May 23, 2016)
JNU Celebrates Street Theatre with Sahmat

National Street Theatre Day is also the birth anniversary of Safdar Hashmi, the slain theatre artiste.

( Source: http://civilsocietyonline.com/campus/jnu-celebrates-street-theatre/, Posted: May 23, 2016)
Eco-Cooler to Handle Summer Heat

The process involves creating grids made from repurposed plastic bottles cut in half and installed on windows as per size. Based on the direction of the wind and the pressure created by airflow, the Eco-Cooler decreases the temperature by up to five degrees Celsius.

( Source: yourstory.com, Posted: May 23, 2016)
BIte of Cancer from Bread

A new study by Delhi-based non-profit CSE has shown that 84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from the city contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: May 23, 2016)
Drought but Why?

It is time we understood that since drought is human-made it can be reversed

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: May 17, 2016)
Life after death for Lakes in Bengaluru

The Environment Support Group, an NGO, filed a Public Interest Litigation and wrested a landmark decision from the Karnataka High Court ruling against privatisation of the lakes, and ensuring their preservation.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: May 17, 2016)
Lighting up Chitral with Micro Hydropower

Around 60 pc of Chitral district in Pakistan still does not have access to electricity and the 111 functional micro hydropower projects, in Chitral supply much needed energy to the local communities inhabiting these remote mountains.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: May 17, 2016)
Tribal Reservation Issue Rakes up Storm in Sikkim

The long pending issue of Limbu-Tamang tribal seat reservation in the Sikkim legislative assembly has to be resolved within the next four months as per the latest orders given by the Supreme Court.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: May 16, 2016)
Kerala Govt. Commissions India's First Solar-Powered Boat, Paves the Way for a Greener Tomorrow

Thanks to the Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD), the backwaters of Kochi will soon be home to India’s first solar powered ferry.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 11, 2016)
Activists protest Japan's coal financing during Abe visit

Activists demand that Japan stop financing coal projects in Japan, Indonesia, and around the world.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: May 11, 2016)
The women whose voices we seek to stifle, but can't

A brave woman of the soil was threatened, attacked and prevented from holding a rally that would have voiced the real issues faced by many women, her story here!

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: May 11, 2016)
Mosques Welcome Hindu Devotees Looking For Shelter After Squalls Disrupt Ujjain Kumbh Fair

In a praiseworthy gesture of communal harmony, a couple of local mosques have thrown their doors open to Hindu pilgrims, inviting them in to rest and take shelter from the stormy weather.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 11, 2016)
Restaraunt Saves Water, Effortlessly

Employees use the water left behind by customers for cleaning the floors and dishes, and gardening purposes, instead of throwing it down the drain.

( Source: Mumbai Mirror, Posted: May 3, 2016)
Pakistani Workers Hit by Restructuring of Saudi Economy

The restructuring of the Saudi economy means that Pakistanis working in the kingdom will no longer have jobs

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: May 3, 2016)
A Look at Environment Law Amendment Bill

The amendments proposed by the Indian government may lead to a pollute and pay approach instead of preventing environmental pollution in the future

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: May 3, 2016)
Odisha Women Protest Liberalised Liquor Policy

Hundreds of women marched under a baking April sun last week in Salepur, a town 50km from the Odisha capital, demanding immediate closure of liquor shops in the locality.

( Source: Hindustan Times, Posted: May 3, 2016)
An Oasis in Drought-hit Maharashtra

The underground water table in Hiware Bazar is so tgood that the precious commodity is available barely 20 to 40 feet below.

( Source: TimesOfIndia, Posted: Apr 27, 2016)
Beating the Heat, Nagpur Way

The temperature in Nagpur has been as high as 44 degrees in the month of April and this measure to bring some respite to commuters has been welcomed with a lot of enthusiasm.

( Source: News18, Posted: Apr 27, 2016)
Delhi Gets Ready for Dog Census

Every Indian city has a growing population of stray dogs. In fact it is hard to find a street without a stray dog loitering in it.

( Source: Civil Society Online, Posted: Apr 27, 2016)
Campaign for Education Across South Asia

More than six lakh people will pledge their support for this campaign being launched simultaneously across many South Asian cities.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Apr 27, 2016)
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