Richa Sharma

Central Pollution Control Board sets up guidelines for builders to handle construction material

To control dust, one of the major constituents of air pollution, the Central Pollution Control Board has come out with guidelines suggesting measures to handle construction material.

30 Nov 2017

Need to decrease farmers’ dependency on groundwater: Ministry of Water Resources

The census found that irrigation potential created and utilised from groundwater schemes has increased while irrigation potential created and utilised from surface water schemes has declined.

29 Nov 2017

India, Nepal, Bhutan join hands for mapping tigers

As per Tiger Census 2014, India has a tiger population of 2,226. Its presence has also been recently discovered at 10,700 feet altitude in Askot Landscape of Uttarakhand.    

28 Nov 2017

Tiger, tiger burning bright: Big cats gain from India-Myanmar warmth

The improved strategic relationship between India and Myanmar has a secret benefactor—the tiger.

26 Nov 2017

Railways on golden track to boost connectivity

Plans to set up ‘Golden Quadrilateral’ linking Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

26 Nov 2017

Dedicated staff to improve Railway safety

With focus on improving railway safety in the wake of rising incidents of train derailments, the Ministry of Railways has decided to have a dedicated sanctioned strength of safety staff.

26 Nov 2017

Panel: Involve parents for safety of schoolkids

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended the Centre to amend the Right to Education Act (RTE) to allow involvement of parents in school ma

23 Nov 2017

Railways reviewing stalled projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore announced during UPA regime

Railway Minister Piysuh Goyal has directed the Railway Board to decide the fate of these projects for they have become a financial burden on the cash strapped Railways.

20 Nov 2017

 Now onus on states to ensure land transfer for rail projects 

With nearly 500 projects worth Rs 4 lakh crore delayed, the railways has decided that no new project will be taken up from now on until states give written commitments regarding transfer of land.

15 Nov 2017

Ensure comprehensive scrutiny for projects seeking green approvals: MoEF

The directives call for revalidation of data with respect of grant of environment clearance on regular basis.

12 Nov 2017

No hospitality by private firms to government officials, says Finance Ministry

Red flagging hospitality by private firms to government officials, the Ministry of Finance has pulled up the Ministry of Railways on certain contract clauses with a private firm.

12 Nov 2017

Anupam Kher: Credentials, not proximity to BJP led to my appointment as FTII chairman

In an interview with New Sunday Express, actor Anupam Kher says his appointment as the Film and Television Institute of India’s new chairman is all because of the work he has done.

12 Nov 2017

Indian engineering students pick fat pay over becoming entrepreneurs

A study by the Department of Science and Technology has found that only 12 per cent of students have a high intention towards starting their own businesses.

12 Nov 2017

Noise levels higher than normal in 85 per cent of places monitored in seven metro cities 

Study by pollution control board finds that no spot in commercial or residential areas meet noise standards; calls for expediting noise abatement initiatives

20 Oct 2017

Territorial Army battalion for Ganga clean-up stares at return to barracks

A Territorial Army battalion raised as the Ganga Task Force to help check pollution in the river faces the prospect of packing its bags and returning to the barracks as the National Mission for Clean.

18 Oct 2017

MPs Shun Eco-friendly Buses, Prefer SUVs

From environmentalists and the National Green Tribunal to the Supreme Court, the increasing air pollution in the country, particularly in Delhi, has become a matter of huge concern. But not so with me

15 Oct 2017

MPs shun battery-operated government buses, prefer SUVs

Environment-friendly battery-operated buses are lying unused at Union Transport Ministry HQ

15 Oct 2017

Townships with gym, club must pay water fee

People and industries may soon have to pay a water conservation fee besides their water bill, with the Centre proposing a charge on extraction of ground water.

14 Oct 2017

Coming soon, water conservation fee with bill?

Individuals and industries may soon have to pay a water conservation fee besides their water bill, with the Centre proposing a charge on the extraction of groundwater.   

14 Oct 2017

Centre proposes 'water conservation fee' for use of groundwater

The plan is to levy a fee on private townships, societies, apartments, industries and recreational clubs among others based on the amount of ground water extracted by them.

13 Oct 2017

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