A new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that implementing stronger regulations to lower levels of fine particulate air pollutants (PM2.5) would benefit the health of all Americans, with Black Americans and low-income Americans likely to reap the most benefits, including a lower risk of premature death.
Reducing Waste and Promoting Sustainability: Ideas for Global Waste Management Practices
As part of their sustainability efforts towards reducing and recycling e-waste, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a Fortune Global 500 Company and a ‘Maharatna’, has launched a special initiative called “Sound Management of Waste Disposal (SMWD)”.
Turning Waste into Value: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Waste Management
Gold nanoparticles supported on a zirconium oxide surface have been discovered by researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University to be effective in converting waste materials such as biomass and polyester into organosilane compounds. These compounds are valuable chemicals used in a variety of applications, and the new process takes advantage of the cooperative nature of gold
Promoting Environmental Sustainability through Livelihood Generation
For over four years, TERI has been actively involved in various initiatives aimed at enhancing the sustainability of Pathardi village, located in Mokhada, Palghar. The organization has implemented several projects focusing on food, energy, and water security to make the village self-sufficient.
Building a Sustainable Future: Domestic Critical Mineral Production and Sustainable Mining
The United States has recognized the need for a reliable supply of critical minerals to support the growth of the renewable energy sector and reduce dependence on imports. Critical minerals are essential for the production of solar panels, electric vehicles, wind turbines, and electricity networks, and include metals such as copper, cobalt, nickel, lithium, and platinum.
Powering Towards a Sustainable Future: India’s Investment in Renewable Energy
NTPC Limited, a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise, has been granted an exemption by the Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) from the current guidelines of power delegation to make investments in NTPC Green Energy Limited (NGEL), a subsidiary of NTPC Ltd.
Building Sustainable Energy Solutions through Collaboration: Insights from the Bioenergy Research Center
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has secured another round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead the second phase of its Bioenergy Research Center. The center is one of four DOE-funded research centers focused on innovation in biofuels, bioproducts, and clean energy for the country.
Empowering Artisans and Promoting Handicrafts: Lessons from India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines
The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is currently hosting the Divya Kala Mela, an event that showcases the products and craftsmanship of Divyang entrepreneurs and artisans from across the country. The fair will be inaugurated by Governor Mangubhai Patel, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virender Kumar, and Minister of State Kumari Pratima Bhowmick.
Empowering Traditional Artisans: Lessons from India’s PM-Vishwakarma Scheme
On March 11, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government has been working towards improving the skills of millions of young people through initiatives such as the Skill India Mission and the Kaushal Vikas Kendras. Speaking at a post-budget webinar on ‘PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman (PM VIKAS),’ he explained that these schemes have created numerous job opportunities for the youth in India.
Innovative Solutions to Global Challenges: India’s Approach to Humanitarian Aid and Inclusivity
According to the External Affairs Ministry, India will be sending 20,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan via the Chabahar Port in Iran to address the current humanitarian crisis. In addition, India held its first India-Central Asia Joint Working Group on Afghanistan in New Delhi where the current political, security, and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan was discussed with participants.