Aiming for road safety in Delhi and avoiding accidents, the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of Delhi launched a month-long ‘Tactical Urbanism Trial’. The new project was launched on October 15, at the Signature Bridge, connecting Wazirabad across the Yamuna to East Delhi. Notably, the Signature bridge has witnessed 53 road crashes and 17 fatalities between 2018-2021. With this new initiative, accidents might reduce ensuring road… read-more
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Odisha Government, in collaboration with the Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS) is set to launch climate-resilient natural farming in the tribal-dominated region. The initiative will enhance the agriculture sector, following natural traditional ways of farming, in Tribal areas. Spread across 3.15 lakh hectares of farmland, the project will have an investment of around Rs 312 crore over five years, starting in 2022-20223. It will also provide… read-more
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Special yoga and pranayama classes will be provided by government for home isolated COVID-19 patients, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, on January 11. "A new initiative under 'Delhi ki Yogshala' has been started by the government, whereby an instructor will teach Yoga to Covid patients for their recovery, as Yoga improves immunity," said Kejriwal. During last year's budget, the Delhi government had earmarked Rs 25 crore for the Yoga programme… read-more
In hopes of tackling fashion waste and competing with the competitors, "Far-Fetch" has launched a pre-order service that will help in managing the inventory and production, and also allow its customers to order from designers before its brands hit the shelves. "Far-Fetch" has also partnered up with restoration services. The move comes in order to help shoppers find a sustainable approach towards shopping and to reduce fashion waste.
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Raina Ranney and Marcus Ranney, two Mumbai-based doctors and frontline workers have created a "COVID-relief platform" through their initiative "Meds For More" where everyone and anyone can pitch in and help. Their idea is that the leftover Covid medicines can be stockpiled and donated to the needful. "Especially after the first wave of the pandemic, people realized the need to step up and help each other," Dr. Raina said.
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Setting up a "period room" at a public toilet, Maharashtra's Thane city has strived to facilitate menstrual hygiene among women dwelling in slums. The Thane Municipal Corporation and an NGO have jointly instituted the facility in a slum in the Shanti Nagar locality of Wagle Estate area. The facility is equipped with a urinal, jet spray, toilet roll holder, soap, running water and dustbin. The Rs 45,000 facility is touted as the first-of-its-… read-more
To raise awareness of blood donation and motivate donors, a corporator from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to offer 1 Kg of chicken or paneer to the donors. The corporator Samadhan Sarvankar has collaborated with KEM hospital for a blood donation camp on December 13, where he expects at least 1000 donors. About the unique initiative, Samadhan said he decided to give chicken and paneer since they are immunity boosters.
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In a much-acclaimed initiative, a Bangalore-based research scientist Vinod Kartavya, with his five friends, have resolved to make the trees nails, staple pins and posters free. Interestingly, Vinod removes the pins and poster from the trees on every Sunday. He has decided to follow it after one such nail pricked him. Moreover, he runs a social media challenge, 'Nail Free Tree' asking people to post their photos after removing nails.
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