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30 Aug 2019


Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

14 Aug 2019


These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

Last week, Karnataka's Kodagu district was lashed by devastating rains that triggered landslides and floods in 79 villages. It received 897mm of rain between August 5-11- 468% more than normal.

26 Jun 2019

Global Warming

An ice-free Greenland could be our *scary* future, says study

If you are someone who wonders why Greenland, a landmass that's mostly ice, was named that, you probably won't have to spare more thought for it.

06 Jun 2019

Donald Trump

Trump blames India for pollution, says US has 'cleanest climate'

United States President Donald Trump doesn't need to prove he's dumber than we already know, but he continues setting new lows for humankind.

05 Jun 2019

Global Warming

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

It has been decades since we first started hearing about the drastic climate change, but it seems nobody has been taking those warnings seriously. And now, as it turns out, we may end up paying the ultimate price.

22 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Delhi Metro first rail-network to go completely solar by 2021

The Delhi Metro is hopeful to go completely solar in all its operations by the year 2021.

10 Apr 2019

Tamil Nadu

Engineer from Noida brings over 10 lakes back to life

When anything goes wrong, blame the authorities.

19 Feb 2019


Australia to plant a billion trees to fight climate change

In a bid to fight against climate change, the Australian government has unveiled a new forestry plan to plant a billion trees by 2050.

27 Jan 2019

Doomsday Clock

Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse

The Doomsday Clock, an allegorical timepiece designed to illustrate how close humanity is to an apocalyptic event, will remain at two minutes to midnight in 2019, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) recently declared.

19 Dec 2018

Global Warming

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

The US President, Donald Trump, has been the face of many controversies.

16 Dec 2018


Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations today struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.

12 Dec 2018


Attempts being made to dilute CBDR-principle: India at UN climate-talks

India and other developing countries complained at the UN Climate talks in Poland that attempts were being made to do away with the Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) principle that states that all nations are responsible for addressing the climate change.

03 Dec 2018


World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate action investment

The World Bank today unveiled $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25; adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.

#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?

With climate catastrophe headed humanity's way, scientists are exploring all possible options to slow down the march of impending disaster.

12 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a special meeting of the Union Cabinet today to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said.

30 Oct 2018

Global Warming

Bitcoins might destroy Earth as we know it: Here's how

Not many people associate bitcoins with climate change, but it seems like cryptocurrencies can hasten humanity's march towards climate catastrophe.

24 Oct 2018

Global Warming

Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger

Nicknamed 'Himalayan Viagra', an expensive caterpillar fungus, which is more valuable than gold, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, say researchers.

21 Oct 2018


Suresh Prabhu: India has 'late-mover advantage' in creating green infrastructure

Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that India had "late mover advantage" when compared to the Western world in creating infrastructure in a "green, clean, and environment-friendly" way.

19 Oct 2018

Global Warming

#ClimateChange: The clock is ticking; can we change our ways?

About two weeks back, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report warning humanity of run-away climate change and cataclysmic consequences in the absence of 'unprecedented' changes to the world economy in the next 10 years.

17 Oct 2018


Delhi's air-quality deteriorates to 'very poor' for first-time this season

Delhi's air quality for the first time this season deteriorated to 'very poor' category with several areas in the national capital nearing towards severe levels of pollution, according to authorities.

16 Oct 2018


India to partner with developing countries to achieve SDGs

India will continue to partner fellow developing countries in a spirit of South-South cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi said at the United Nations.

15 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

Donald Trump finally admits that climate change isn't a 'hoax'

President Donald Trump on Sunday backed off from his claim that climate change is a hoax, but said that it's not man-made with permanent impacts and climate will "change back again".

12 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change

The National Green Tribunal has summoned an official of the Environment Department in Delhi to explain the proposed amendments made by AAP government in the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).

10 Oct 2018


UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay: India

India has said that the UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay or else it'll be left to nurse its self-inflicted wounds of "diminishing relevance" like terrorism, armed conflicts, and climate change.

08 Oct 2018

Global Warming

UN: 10 years left before climate change decimates planet Earth

A landmark climate change report released by UN on Monday has warned that the world is on the brink of disaster and could face cataclysmic consequences if steps aren't taken immediately to drastically cut carbon emissions.

08 Oct 2018

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize in Economics goes to William Nordhaus, Paul Romer

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has collectively gone to American economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for taking macroeconomics to a global scale to tackle some of the world's biggest problems.

14 Sep 2018

Delhi Police

Ex-IPCC chairman RK Pachauri to be tried for sexual harassment

Environmentalist RK Pachauri, the former chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the former director of TERI, will be tried in a sexual harassment case that dates back to 2015.

13 Sep 2018


Government brings in new rules to prevent pet-trade abuse

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified a new Prevention of Cruelties to Animals (Pet Shops) Rule to prevent the abuse in India's pet trade.

29 Jul 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#InternationalTigerDay: MP hopes double forest beat area increases tiger population

On International Tiger Day, Madhya Pradesh officials said the expansion in the territory of tigers raised hopes of a rise in the number of the striped animals in the state.

27 Jul 2018


Govt has set target to double tiger population: Union Minister

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today said the government has set a target of doubling the tiger population in the country.

11 Jul 2018

Global Warming

Increasing evidence points towards sixth wave of extinction

When the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, was put down earlier this year by its caretakers, the uncomfortable topic of extinction made its way into mainstream news for a brief period of time before being swept under the rug again.

08 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi Police rescues four malnourished, tortured horses used for weddings

The Delhi police rescued four malnourished horses, which are used for weddings, recently from different areas, after PETA India lodged a complaint.

14 Jun 2018

Bill Gates

Bill Gates' $1bn-fund makes first investment in energy storage startups

Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the $1 billion fund launched by millionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and George Soros in 2016 to create new energy technologies and fight climate change, is finally making its first investment.

24 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

Sushma Swaraj subtly slams Pakistan at SCO Foreign Ministers' meet

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj made a veiled attack on Pakistan today, saying the global anti-terrorism campaign should also identify States that "encourage, support and finance" terrorism and "provide sanctuary" to terror groups.

02 Apr 2018


Global warming can worsen India's food security problem manifold

Hunger is one of India's basic problems: according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index, it ranked 100th out of 119 countries.

24 Mar 2018

Global Warming

UN: Humans looking at lonely future with fewer plants, animals

According to new UN scientific reports - covering the Americas, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific regions - on biodiversity in the planet, humans are looking at lonely future with an ever-increasing number of species coming under the threat of extinction.

24 Feb 2018


India, China benefited most from "disastrous" Paris Climate Agreement: Trump

Reiterating the US didn't get any advantage from Paris Climate Accord, President Trump once again accused India and China of benefiting the most from the deal.

13 Feb 2018


Bengaluru may soon run out of drinking water

Bengaluru's water shortage issue might soon lead the city to face Day Zero, after South African city Cape Town.

12 Feb 2018


These 11 cities, including Bengaluru, to run out of drinking-water

Cape Town is set to run out of drinking water on 11th May.

26 Jan 2018

North Korea

Doomsday Clock moved to two minutes to midnight

The Doomsday Clock, which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet, was moved to two minutes before midnight or doomsday, said the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.