U K Plans To Reduce Emissions By 2030

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday announced a new ambitious target to reduce his country’s emissions by at least 68 per cent by 2030, compared with the 1990 levels. The UK’s new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Climate Agreement, is among the highest in

Mt Everest To Get A New Height

Nepal is going to announce the new height of Mt Everest, the world’s tallest peak, very soon. A Cabinet meeting on Wednesday evening gave nod to Nepal’s Ministry of Land Management to announce the height of Everest and according to some media reports, as the peak has appeared taller than it was but no official

Fresh indoor air reduces COVID19 risk by 70%: Report

Research shows that being in a room with fresh air can reduce risk of infection from particles by over 70% The film is part of the Hands. Face. Space. campaign which urges public to adopt simple health behaviours to help reduce the risk of the virus spreading A new public information campaign launched by the

UN Calls For Stronger Ties With SCO To Tackle Climate Crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for stronger ties with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in tackling climate crisis and geopolitical tensions amid Covid-19 recovery. The Covid-19 pandemic “has exacerbated vulnerabilities, inequalities and fragilities across the world. The recovery will require global cooperation to protect lives and livelihoods, and to keep economies and businesses

Homoeopathic Remedies For Respiratory Issues

With thick smog blankets engulfing the air across most of the country, times can be especially hard for people with asthma or other respiratory issues. While many turn to mainstream medicine, homeopathic advice and treatments help as well…writes Siddhi Jain. According to Dr Kushal Banerjee, a Delhi-based Consultant Homeopath, there’s substantial evidence linking air pollution

Pressing need to address climate change: Dalai Lama to Joe Biden

Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday congratulated Joe Biden on his election as the next President of the US, saying climate change is indeed pressing. “As you may be aware,” he wrote in a letter to to the President-elect, adding: “I have long been an admirer of the US as the anchor of

Study: Lockdown Improved Air Quality

Researchers have found that lockdowns initiated to curb the spread of Covid-19 at the beginning of the pandemic improved air quality, averting tens of thousands of deaths in regions where air pollution has a significant impact on mortality. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health, found that particulate matter concentrations in China

Mysore Zoo Welcomes South African Cheetahs

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Karnataka’s city of palaces got three cheetahs from South Africa’s Ann Van Dyke Cheetah centre under an animal exchange programme, an official said on Wednesday. “The three cheetahs, including one male and two female African hunting cats and aged 14-16 months arrived here on Monday after they were flown to