Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicEnvironment conservation

Topic: Environment conservation

SC pushes for nuanced approach on Char Dham project to balance defence, environmental concerns

Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud observes orally that SC cannot override defence concerns in context of ‘contemporary events’, an indirect reference to India-China skirmishes.

Climate change now a question of patriotism, Modi govt, states must act

The Centre should provide the right set of incentives and the adequate platforms to convert India into a hub of green technology.

For years this Punjab man planted trees so village could breathe. Then, his lungs gave way to Covid

Hardayal Singh planted over 10,000 trees in his Patiala village. Last month when he got Covid, he first struggled to find an oxygen bed and then passed away within days of getting one.   

‘He was a bus conductor too’ — TN ‘treeman’ praised on Mann ki Baat wants Rajini as forest ally

On Mann ki Baat Sunday, PM Modi praised M. Yoganathan for planting trees and for spending his own salary to do such inspirational work.

Coral farming robots, seaweed biofilters — these 11 innovations protect life below water

They tackle a range of ocean challenges including coral reef restoration, scaling restorative aquaculture & unearthing technologies for marine protection.

In Nagaland, mystery ‘Miss Santa’ leaves Christmas gifts, some love & a reminder to mask up

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Three men on a raft go 400 km across Assam, from world’s largest to smallest river island

The trio's journey was an attempt to raise awareness about the need for environmental conservation and sustainable development.

US plans to plant 855 million trees to create jobs and save its forests

Countries are embracing reforestation, from Pakistan paying unemployed people to plant 10 billion trees, to a Chinese mobile app funding 120 million trees.

Modi govt gets over 17 lakh responses to draft EIA, will vet them to prepare final version

Draft EIA was published by environment ministry in March. It has, however, invited flak from activists & opposition who say the new rules will harm environment.

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe she’s a honeybee—How insects survive without antibodies

In ‘Every Creature Has A Story’, Janaki Lenin writes about how hard-working bees avoid disease while living in densely-populated hives.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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