Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicPlastic pollution

Topic: Plastic pollution

Re-designing products to package them without plastic

Arani Ecosteps has developed water-less concentrates of daily-use essentials, saving nearly 57,000 units of single-use plastic in just over a year.

From spoons to flags, how govt’s plastic ban aims to phase out ‘low-utility’ single-use items

Nationwide ban, which came into effect on 1 July, prohibits manufacture, circulation & sale of 21 types of single-use plastic items. Experts say vendors must be informed about alternatives.

Ban on single-use plastic from 1 July, check list of prohibited items and penalty

Carrying forward the spirit of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ — the 75th year of Independence — a defining step to curb pollution caused by littered and unmanaged plastic waste has been taken by the country.

Lambasingi is sold as the Kashmir of South India, but tribals have had enough of tourists

Villagers had hoped that tourism would bring better employment opportunities. But most businesses catering to tourists do not hire them.

The world has wronged its oceans, but 2022 can be the year for redemption, says UN

Steady abuse has turned our oceans into a breathless, acerbic mess. Its high time we turned to innovative solutions

First step to tackle plastic pollution is to measure it. Asia & Africa are leading the charge

While Indonesia, Vietnam and Ghana have recently started measuring plastic waste flows, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria will follow suit.

High presence of microplastics in Ganga, level of pollution maximum in Varanasi, study says

The testing was carried out in collaboration with National Institute of Oceanography in Goa and water samples were collected from Ganga at Haridwar, Kanpur & Varanasi.

5 professional footballers, back home due to pandemic, launch their own league in Nagaland

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

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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