Indian engineer, innovator, and educator Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired the famous Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, is on a 5-day fast in Ladakh. Read on to know what drove Sonam Wangchuk to take this extreme step.
Asani is a cyclonic storm originating in the Bay of Bengal which would hit the Easter Coastal Plains of India, mainly the regions of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Check all the latest updates of this storm below.
Jakarta is rapidly sinking. It is the fastest sinking city in the world as of now. The article below explains the major reasons behind the sinking of Indonesia's capital and also discusses the ways to mitigate urban floods
Bodhghat Project is a multipurpose hydro project that had been in the pipeline since last 40 years. The Chattisgarh Govt is all set to initiate the process of the project now- Know why environmentalists are concerned about it.
An Indian Peacock soft-shell turtle has been rescued from Silchar's fish market in Assam- Know all the details about the IUCN Red List vulnerable species here. Check out the details on its habitat, the endangered criteria and its significance here
At the 25th session of the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, over 120 countries agreed to have legally binding measures to control the pollution by mercury, a neurotoxin. Formal negotiations for the treaty will begin in 2010.
Kyoto provides for a ‘cap and trade’ system which imposes national caps on the emissions of annex I countries. Although these caps are national-level commitments, in practice, most countries are required to devolve their emissions targets to individual industrial entities, such as a power plant.
It may sound strange to anybody that Madgascar’s president was overthrown due to water crisis in South Korea. But this is absolutely true. A South Korean business house, Daewoo, inked a deal with Madgascar to lease on this country’s half the arable land to grow grain for South Korean as this peninsular country is suffering from water crisis to meet its demand of evergrowing food supplies.
India signed and ratified the protocol in August, 2002. Since India is exempted from the framework of the treaty, it is expected to gain from the protocol in terms of transfer of technology and related foreign investments.