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Backed by celebrities, UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlife Backed by celebrities, UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlife
Fernandez is being joined by celebrities from China, Indonesia, Lebanon and Vietnam battling to conserve species such as orangutans, tigers, rhinos and helmeted hornbills, and calling for citizen support to end the demand that is driving the illegal trade. The campaign asks participants to find their kindred species and use their own spheres of influenc
Infosys launches household biogas digester project in Ramanagara, Karnataka Infosys launches household biogas digester project in Ramanagara, Karnataka
Under the project, Infosys aims to build 7,620 household biogas units and provide an equal number of biogas stoves to as many families in the district. Infosys will spend nearly 22 crore rupees on the project.
Profit fluctuations should not impact social commitments: Kazutada Kobayashi, Canon India Profit fluctuations should not impact social commitments: Kazutada Kobayashi, Canon India
The promotional activities can neither be confused with CSR activities, nor should any sales purpose be infused in the CSR programme. So when we are donating our devices for a cause, be it the eye-testing machines or the printing devices, we are not getting into the promotions of those products as that is not the objective at all.
Green banking and investments can get India a 'sustainable scorecard' Green banking and investments can get India a 'sustainable scorecard'
Every bank should earmark a minimum 10 per cent of its Tier 1 capital – subject to a cap of 10 per cent of risk-weighted capital – towards green banking or clean development mechanism (CDM), or any sustainable development project, taking into consideration the carbon emissions prevailing in the economy
Ness SES supports mangrove protection Ness SES supports mangrove protection
In the early 1990s, approximately over 37 square kilometres of mangroves existed in Mumbai, of which, as per various estimates, nearly 40 per cent has eroded in the last decade
Vedanta bags National Energy Conservation Award from ministry of power Vedanta bags National Energy Conservation Award from ministry of power
The Government of India gives the award to a company that exhibits its commitment towards sustainability and environmental conservation through efficient management of available energy resources.
Contractor refuses to collect ‘green tax’, says staff safety is at risk Contractor refuses to collect ‘green tax’, says staff safety is at risk
The contractor referred to the tax collection as ‘an impossible task’, given its staff’s field experience. It also cited the issue of the staff’s personal safety at the toll plazas.
Yes Bank makes it to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Yes Bank makes it to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Yes Bank, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in the Emerging Markets Index. The Index comprises of 92 companies from 14 emerging economies including China, Brazil, South Africa and Taiwan.
Every Tuesday a car-free day in Gurgaon. Delhi? Every Tuesday a car-free day in Gurgaon. Delhi?
Starting 22 September, in Gurgaon it will be car-free day every Tuesday from 7 am to 7 pm. Collaborating in this initiative are Gurgaon Administration, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Gurgaon Traffic Police and Gurgaon Municipal Corporation. The initiative is expected to encourage people to use alternative modes of transport and...
Focus on Image, Innovation, Initiative and Interaction: Javadekar to forest and wildlife officers Focus on Image, Innovation, Initiative and Interaction: Javadekar to forest and wildlife officers
Agreeing that maintaining and improving the quality of forests was a major challenge, he said, ‘We must ensure that degraded forest is converted into moderately dense forest in 10 years, and moderately dense forest is converted into dense forest in 5 years.' In his view, ‘forest research institutes must draw up a distinct plan...
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