Odisha likely to receive rainfall in 24 hours

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:20

Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to receive rainfall as a depression over the Bay of Bengal is expected to further intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.


Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:06

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, the weather office said.


Environment Secretary to sound Whatsapp alarm for severe pollution

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:26

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Delhi Environment Department Secretary will sound an alarm on Whatsapp if Air Quality Index (AQI) crosses a particular mark, asking authorities to carry out pollution control measures, official sources said on Wednesday.


Indian actress Dia Mirza opens her heart for plastic waste

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:08

Nairobi, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian actress-producer Dia Mirza on Wednesday said she has replaced a large amount of plastic from her life. She's using toothbrush that is not made of plastic but a bamboo one. And she believes in refilling bottles for quenching her thirst, even in plush hotels.


Jaipur sees steep fall in temperature

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 22:12

Jaipur, Dec 6 (IANS) Jaipur has been witnessing a steep fall in day temperature since Monday, courtesy cyclonic circulation active near Rajasthan and neighbouring Haryana.


Toxic air may impact 8 million Indian kids: Unicef official

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:42

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) As many as 10 Indian cities have figured in the 20 most polluted cities across the world leaving over eight million children in the country exposed to toxic air and potentially putting their brain development at risk, said Yasmin Ali Haque, Unicef Representative in India.


Beijing airport sets out on 'green' journey

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 19:44

Nairobi, Dec 6 (IANS) Beijing Capital International Airport, China's largest with 94.39 million passengers passing through last year, is making steady progress towards greening its operations, but can do more to minimise its environmental impact, a new UN research said on Wednesday.


Four more nations join UN Environment's Clean Seas campaign

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:04

Nairobi, Dec 6 (IANS) In a major collaboration to make the oceans litter-free, four more countries -- Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka and South Africa -- on Wednesday joined UN Environment's Clean Seas campaign by committing measures that include plastic bag bans, new marine reserves and drives to increase recycling. Forty countries are now part of the campaign.


Snowfall in Uttarakhand brings down mercury

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:18

Dehradun, Dec 6 (IANS) Heavy snowfall in the hill tracts of Uttarakhand has brought down the mercury in the state, an official said on Wednesday.