Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicEnvironment Protection

Topic: Environment Protection

This project combines journalism and music to highlight environmental crimes in the ocean

The Outlaw Ocean Project is a journalistic non-profit that raises awareness about these crimes using both traditional and original models of storytelling.

Greta Thunberg going radical won’t help Planet Earth

Climate activist Greta Thunberg appears to have crossed the line between eliciting sympathy and emanating menace.

London’s Thames has bounced back, and a large seal population is proof of it

Tighter environmental regulations, upgraded waste systems and many habitat enhancement projects have revived the river.

Maharashtra tells its green panels: Stick to environment, don’t get into town planning

Move comes after complaints by real estate developers who allege panels are delaying projects by asking unnecessary questions and going beyond their brief. 

Tree chopping may stop, but Centre’s redevelopment plans must boost Delhi’s infrastructure

A government-owned resource should have a higher public purpose – one that responds to the needs and aspirations of the city.

Two key Army firing ranges get new lease of life from Environment ministry

The approvals are a shot in the arm for the Army as it has seen a fall in the numbers of its firing ranges for a variety of reasons. Anubhuti Vishnoi

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inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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