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Robert Downey Jr’s green steps to clean the world

Actor Robert Downey Jr. of “Iron Man” fame has announced the launch of a new organisation committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment.”Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey Jr. said, relaying that he had been given these insights a

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Smartphone speed, performance critical for leaders of tomorrow: CMR

CyberMedia Research (CMR) today released their latest research report, Mobility@Work, capturing the perspectives of tomorrow’s leaders, especially millennials and other technology professionals around mobility at the workplace. As per the study findings, the key considerations from a Smartphone include agility, capacity, security, and privacy.For the leaders of tomorrow, work is life, and they take pride in ensuring

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Couple who works out together, loses weight together

 Turns out, while many couples like to do certain things together, working out together is the whole new definition of beneficial. According to a study conducted by the Taylor & Francis Group, couples who are trying to lose weight could be putting their relationship under strain by using unsuitable strategies to achieve their weight loss

Plastic carrybags completely banned in 17 states, UTs: Government

NEW DELHI; Altogether 17 states and Union territories have imposed complete ban on manufacture, sale and use of plastic carrybags, the Lok Sabha was informed today.“In the country, 17 states and UTs have imposed complete ban on manufacture, stock, sale and use of plastic carrybags, through directions or notifications and executive orders,” Environment Minister Harsh

‘New diesel cars better for environment than petrol vehicles’

Toronto: Modern diesel cars emit less pollution than vehicles fuelled by gasoline or petrol, a study suggests.”Diesel has a bad reputation because you can see the pollution, but it is actually the invisible pollution that comes from petrol in cars that is worse,” said Patrick Hayes, an assistant professor at Universite de Montreal in Canada.Researchers

One lakh saplings planted in a day in Nawanshahr

One lakh saplings planted day Nawanshahr District. Setting a unique record, the Nawanshahr administration got as many as 1,08,670 saplings planted at various places in a single day today.The plantation drive follows the axing of nearly 11,000 trees along the Phagwara-Ropar stretch for the ongoing four-laning project.Deputy Commissioner Sonali Giri said the day had been

Mandatory to show environment protection slide in cinema halls

Environment is now becoming a key issue not only for schools and universities, but for state governments also. Showing the same concern the Local Bodies Ministry has issued a circular making it mandatory for the cinema halls to show a slide on environment protection. The government has issued a letter regarding this subject to all

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Chennai Weavers Make Eco-Friendly, Banana Fibre ‘Jeans’ !!

People of India is facing a hot summer. To overcome the hotness they are using different ways to get ride of from these hot days . Here now we are introducing a village , that is trying to keep its tradition alive while trying to make eco-friendly products at the same time.  Because of heat

Environment awareness vans launched to educate farmers against stubble burning

Mohali: Deputy Commissioner, Daljit Singh Mangat, on Thrusday, flagged off four ‘Environment Awareness Vans’ to be operated by Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to sensitise the farmers about ill effects of stubble burning on human as well as environmental health of state. On the occasion, Mangat appealed to farmers to desist from burning the paddy residue

Social environment may influence drug, alcohol abuse

New York: Social relationships including family and friends play a key role in an individual’s recovery from substance-abuse problems and at the same time may also negatively influence them to become an addict, finds a study. The findings showed that the links between substance use and social connections are bi-directional and strong. “Our data show

On World Environment Day Tiger Express flagged off

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhutoday flagged off IRCTC’s Tiger Express, a semi-luxury tourist train launched to spread awareness among people regarding tiger conservation, from Safdarjung station here. Flagging off the train using a remote control from Mumbai, Prabhu said it has been launched to spread awareness about conservation of tigers. This is the first

Odisha CM orders Rs 62 crore bonus to kendu leaf pluckers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief minister NaveenPatnaik has asked the authorities of the Forest and Environment department to provide a bonus of Rs 62 crore to ‘kendu’ leaf pluckers by June. “The chief minister has directed the authorities to disburse Rs 62 crore as bonus to kendu leaf pluckers for 2015 harvest year by June,” Forest and