The National Green Tribunal constituted a fresh committee on November 22 to look into the question whether sub-regional plans for protection of Natural Conservation Zones (NCZs) were consistent with the regional plan prepared by the National Capital Region Planning Board. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the committee would comprise representatives of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), National Remote Sensing Centre, Forest Survey of India as also Revenue secretaries and Principal Chief Conservators of Forest of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Delhi and Rajasthan."By way of precaution, we direct that no land marked to be part of NCZ by the NCRPB may be diverted for any other purpose without permission of NCRPB till March 20, 2020. The nodal agency will be the MoEF. The exercise be conducted with reference to data base of 1999. Report may be furnished within three months by e-mail," said the bench, also comprising Justices S P Wangdi and K … [Read more...] about NGT forms fresh committee on natural conservation zones
A four-day festival showcasing art, culture, cuisine, handicrafts and handlooms of the northeastern region will be held for the first time in Varanasi.Union minister Jitendra Singh said the 'Destination North East' festival, which will begin in the temple town of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, will exhibit the striking similarities between the Ganga and Brahmaputra basins in terms of ancient culture, diverse handlooms and silk products, spiritual heritage and vibrant tourist hubs."The idea of organising such an event is to bring the rest of India closer to the Northeast and to have experience of rich culture of the region," Singh told reporters in New Delhi.Close The Union minister for development of the northeastern region (DoNER) said all-round progress of the Northeast was the priority of the central government ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge five years ago. related news Sharad Pawar outwitted Chanakya of politics: NCP takes a jibe at BJP Congress protests … [Read more...] about 4-day Northeast festival in Varanasi from November 23
Gold prices have been on an uptrend in the international markets during June. After consolidating in a narrow range of US $1294 to US $1354 per ounce over the first five months of calendar year 2019, gold prices have given a strong break-out on the upside to mark a five-year high. Gold was trading at US $1384 per ounce in the international markets. In the Indian markets, the price of the August Futures were hovering at Rs 33804 per 10 gram on the Multi-Commodity Exchange. The price was up 2 per cent compared to the previous close. Rising gold prices are expected to benefit investors holding gold in their portfolios. We had written about the risk-reward for gold investors earlier.Will prices continue to head north?The prices of gold bounced back in the international markets after the US Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged. The US Central Bank made it clear that there is a possibility of cut in key interest rates. This is a clear signal that the interest rates are … [Read more...] about Can gold add more shine to your portfolio?
Pharmacies will soon be flying drugs directly to you. On Monday, UPS announced that it’s partnering with CVS to launch drone delivery for the pharmacy, where drones will carry both prescriptions and other convenience products to people’s homes. UPS is currently working with the Federal Aviation Administration on possible locations for the program. advertisement advertisement The news follows an announcement last week that Walgreens would begin offering drone deliveries in Christiansburg, Virginia, through FedEx and Alphabet’s Project Wing drone airline. The three companies plan to ferry the most rudimentary pharmacy goods such as Band-Aids and Cheez-Its to a population of just over 22,000. For the time being, Walgreens will only deliver over-the-counter medications as well as convenience items like tampons, chips, and ibuprofen. The pharmacy will not be sending prescription drugs through the air—yet. UPS launched its first drone pilot with the … [Read more...] about Drones from CVS and Walgreens are finally here—and they’re bringing Band-Aids
Protests opposing the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill erupted in the Northeast on November 18.These coincided with the first day of Parliament’s Winter Session, during which the contentious Bill is expected to be introduced.Effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were burnt in Assam, according to a report by news agency PTI.Close Sit-ins were also launched in various parts of Assam’s capital Guwahati. Effigies of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were burnt by youth organisation Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) in different parts of the state as a mark of protest. related news NGT forms fresh committee on natural conservation zones Uber in talks with bike rental startup Bounce to list two-wheelers on its app: Report Expect lower electricity bills as power tariffs fall: Report The protests were held by the North East Students Organisation (NESO), the region's umbrella organisation of students’ unions, its constituents, farmers' … [Read more...] about Protests erupt across Northeast as Centre prepares to introduce Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament