In an attempt to curb Yamuna river's pollution, the Delhi govt has initiated a ban over soaps and detergents if the latest guidelines of BIS not followed. However, the decision comes in the wake of saving Yamuna river from pollution as toxic foam used by Industries, dhobi ghats and households. Besides, the detergent and soap manufacturers will now have to disclose the ingredients used in their products.
Expecting heavy rainfall in the Kerala region, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued 'yellow' as well as 'orange' alert on June 15 & 16. Several districts in the state such as Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasargod districts have been issued an orange alert. However, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad districts have been alerted for yellow.
As many as 1,000 female garment workers in Bengaluru have preferred cycles for their travel to work in-order to save money as well as environment. Addressing the problems of transportation faced by the workers, Garment Labours Union (GLU) President Rukmini VP highlighted the interests of 40-50 workers who opted cycle to work. However, a global environmental group 'Greenpeace India' is collecting funds to provide bicycles and motivate for… read-more
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A giant tortoise rediscovered in 2019 in the Galapagos islands is confirmed as the species that was believed to have gone extinct 100 years ago. Yale University has identified the tortoise as the Chelonoidis Phantasticus species. The Galapagos National Park is arranging an expedition to search for more tortoises of the same species, to save them. The Galapagos island is a sanctuary for many diverse species.
Courtesy: Times of India
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Mumbai for June 12 and a red alert for June 13, due to a heavy rainfall. The civic control rooms and other agencies including the power utility firms like BEST and Adani have been issued a notice of "high alert". Squads from NDRF and Navy are made ready to assist in case of an emergency.
A fire mishap at Delhi's Lajpat Nagar spread to five showrooms adjacent to each other and caused huge financial losses to the owners. Atul Garg, the Delhi fire service director stated that the accident happened at around 10 AM and the causes are unknown. He also praised the firemen for an effective reaction to the call which prevented the fire from being spread to the residential areas.
Courtesy: Times Of India
Rani, an 83-year-old female jumbo who was also the world's third oldest Asiatic elephant, has died at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad. Besides, the zoo has also reported the loss of a 21-year-old leopard Ayyappa who succumbed to multiple-organ failure on June 9. Interestingly, Rani was a gift to the zoo by Hyderabad's last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan. Reportedly, the animals have died due to age-related ailments.
Courtesy: The News Minute
A group of youths planted Cannabis saplings to mark the World Environment Day on the side of a road in Kollam, Kerala. Reportedly, the plantation and posing with plants was noticed by a neighbour who informed the relevant authorities. The episode gained notoriety as police and excise authorities launched an investigation to discover the mischiefs behind the scheme, and a video showing them taking the plant went viral.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Extinct in India since 50+ years, the world’s fastest animal Cheetah is all set to sprawl in Indian forests. Reportedly, eight Cheetah’s including three females will be brought from South Africa in November. The Wildlife Institute of India's Yadvendradev Jhala said, "Finally we have the resources and the habitat to reintroduce the cat.” Likely to be translocated in MPs Kuno National Park, this will be World’s first inter-continental large… read-more
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In a unique initiative, a 47-year-old woman from Assam is making traditional handloom products from discarded plastic waste. Living in Kaziranga, Rupjyoti Saikia Gogoi uses discarded plastic waste from Kaziranga National Park and nearly 35 villages to make colourful handbags, table mats, and doormats. Gogoi started the sustainable venture in 2004 and has trained over 2,300 women from all over the country for reusing the waste.
Courtesy: India Today