Indian Railways To Ban Single-Use Plastic On Trains & Premises From October 2

India’s largest transporter, Indian Railways, has taken an eco-friendly step and has announced a ban on single-use plastic across its premises, inclu itding trains from October 2. Following this ban, the Ministry of Railways has directed all railway units to enforce the ban on single-use plastic material with a thickness of less than 50 microns. […]

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Elephant Hit By Train In West Bengal’s Dooars Passes Away After Struggling For Hours

Another man-animal conflict story was reported in West Bengal when a train engine hit an elephant trying to cross the tracks, critically injuring the animal. The incident happened on Friday, September 27 in the Jalpaiguri district of the state, reports India Today. It was a normal day until the engine of the 75741 SGUJ-DBB (Siliguri-Dhubri) […]

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I’m a Scientist and Greta Thunberg’s Speech to Congress Inspires Me

I was honored to meet Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old climate activist who started weekly climate strikes and the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, which have in turn inspired many young people to strike in their hometowns. Greta and her fellow members of the youth climate movement asked adults to join Friday September 20th for a global strike. […]

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Greta Thunberg to UN: ‘We will never forgive you’

The 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg has delivered a sharp rebuke to world leaders, saying their inaction over global warming was failing future generations and pushing the world towards an era of “mass extinction.” Ms Thunberg said the failure of politicians and lawmakers to tackle climate change meant “people are suffering, people are […]

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For The 1st Time, Govt Approves Cannabis Research In UP & Uttarakhand

The narcotics department of the revenue wing of the Union finance ministry has given the green light on a research and development (R&D) project on cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD has medicinal uses, while THC is the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. According to The Times of India, cannabis will now be grown at […]

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