23 Apr 2020
In the face of the global Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there are lessons that should be learnt globally from the present crisis engulfing the whole world. Creation of spare healthcare capacities is clearly a necessity across the world. Managing communication would also be an increasing challenge.
Fostering a sustainable urban future: Experiences from knowledge exchange workshops between India and Afghanistan
23 Apr 2020
The current scenario in India and Afghanistan shows us that most of the population still lives in rural areas, but the trends are changing rapidly as people migrate towards urban and peri-urban areas. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), 55% of the world's population is residing in urban areas currently, with the proportion predicted to grow to 68% by 2050 (UNDESA, 2018).
22 Apr 2020
The sector-specific allocations for health, education, and infrastructure the Union Budget 2020-21 collectively make up only a fraction of India's GDP. Our rapidly developing economy is threatened in the wake of a new global pandemic, COVID-19.
21 Apr 2020| Mr Manoj Kumar Singh
Indus Towers has adopted various measures to set an example in making the telecom business more environmentally sustainable, writes its chief sustainability officer
21 Apr 2020
Earth Day in 1970 began like any other movement: obscure and unpretentious at its genesis; gained momentum fed by other streams of thought; and eventually broadened by pressing environmental issues of the time.
17 Apr 2020
The linkage between malnutrition and susceptibility to viral infections becomes especially important in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic
16 Apr 2020
The per capita water availability depends upon the population of the country and with the increasing population; the per capita availability of India is reducing and is expected to reach 1,367 cubic meters in 2021. As per Niti Aayog, 21 major cities (including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad) are racing towards zero groundwater levels, affecting access for 100 million people. In such a situation we need to look for alternate sources of water to meet our ever-increasing demands as water conservation and efficient use will not suffice.
15 Apr 2020
जलवायु परिवर्तन के गंभीर परिणाम हमारे सामने हैं जैसे मौसम में बढ़ते हुए बदलाव, अनियमित वर्षा, बाढ़ और सूखे जैसी घटनाओं का बार बार होना आदि। यह साफ़ है कि अगर अभी भी हम इन घटनाओं की अनदेखी करते हैं तो निकट भविष्य में हम इनका सामना करने के लिए तैयार नहीं होंगे।
13 Apr 2020
Can we learn any lessons from the COVID 19 response in order to handle similar existential problems facing the world - such as climate change
08 Apr 2020
The study was conducted to assess the value chain of plastic straws generated with used beverage cartons (portion packs) and help identify mechanisms to make this single-use plastic item sustainable