Greater adjutant storks stand on the top of a disposal site in Guwahati on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
India’s theme song for World Environment Day (WED), celebrated world over on June 5, was ‘Hawa Aane De’(let the air in) focusing the 2019 WED theme of air pollution. The song was launched in the national capital on May 29. Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched the song in the presence of actor Shekhar Suman and singer Shaan.
At its current rate of growth, it will be taller than the iconic Taj in Agra, some 73 metres high, in 2020.
On June 5, World Environment Day, leaders across India made pledges for a greener environment. President Ram Nath Kovind reaffirmed the commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet on his Twitter handle. “On World Environment Day, we reaffirm our commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet.
The recent years have seen an alarming increase in forest fires across India. According to the Real Time Forest Alert System of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), the number of forest fires shot up to 14,107 from 4,225 between November 2018 and February 2019.The Forest Alert System is part of the Large Forest Fire Monitoring Programme
The US Navy reiterated on Wednesday that a limpet mine was responsible for the explosion on the vessel Kokuka Courageous, one of two tankers that came under suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman on June 13.
President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a possible second term.
June 20, World Refugee Day, is an annual reminder of pressing questions dealing with the reality and future of the 68 million people who have fled their homes to escape war, prosecution or terror. Every minute of every day, the staggering number continues to grow, says Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.