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ABFRL Launches Innovation Challenge to Find Alternatives to Plastic Packaging

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. (ABFRL) has launched a first-of-its-kind open Innovation Challenge with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF) to spearhead a change in packaging and find innovative alternatives to plastics. According to an estimate by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India generates almost 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste …

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National Housing Bank and AFD Expand Competitive Funding to Green and Affordable Housing Projects

The India’s apex housing finance institution National Housing Bank (NHB), together with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU), today announced their commitment to expand allocation of resources in order to promote green and affordable housing projects, through the SUNREF India Housing Programme. Under this programme, housing …

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New Modeling System IBM GRAF Offers More Timely and Precise Local Forecasts, Democratizing Weather Around the Globe

IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Company has announced the global rollout of a new supercomputer-driven weather forecasting system that will provide fresher, higher quality forecasts in parts of the world that have never before had access to state-of-the-art weather data. Known as IBM GRAF, the Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System …

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Securing affordable and sustainable energy figures as a top agenda for India

Securing affordable and sustainable energy figures as a top agenda for India. Speaking at the session on ‘Re-energizing India’ at the India Economic Summit here today, the Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan said “Today, we are meeting in the backdrop of a major oil and gas …

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Coca-Cola India and AIESEC Team up With Afroz Shah for a World Without Waste

Adopting a collaborative approach towards waste management, Coca-Cola India along with AIESEC teamed up with Afroz Shah led ‘Date With Ocean Foundation’ for a yearlong volunteer program to beat plastic pollution at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali and beaches of Mumbai. Commenting on the volunteer program, Afroz Shah, said, “Waste management …

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McDonald’s Restaurants in West and South India Eliminate All Single-use Plastic

McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India have replaced all single-use customer facing plastic with eco-friendly and biodegradable alternatives. McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India are operated by Westlife Development Ltd. (WDL), through its wholly owned subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. (HRPL). While the Government announced 2nd October, 2019 as the …

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Bhumi Pednekar Launches Climate Warrior

Socially responsible actress Bhumi Pednekar voiced her concern towards the ongoing climate change and launched a pan India campaign – “Climate Warrior” – to raise awareness on the same. Actress Bhumi took to her social media profile and made the official announcement. She wrote, “Climate Warrior is my attempt to …

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Make water conservation and ending usage of single-use plastics a people’s movement

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon students, teachers and all educational institutions to build a people’s movement for water conservation and against the single-use plastics. Addressing a group of students who secured top ranks in the Uttarakhand 10th Board Examinations, he referred to Swachh …

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Finally, India Finds A Lasting Solution To Global Warming

While the greenback remains a common link between countries today, there’s another common, and not so pleasant link that’s bringing nations together – global warming. From Leonardo Di Caprio’s efforts to prevent catastrophic climate change to France encouraging people to swim during the scorching summer, and India making a proactive, …

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Indian Railways to enforce ban on single use plastic material

Taking a cue from the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s clarion call in his Independence Day speech to eliminate single use plastic in the country from 2nd October, 2019, Indian Railways has once again risen to the occasion to shield the environment from the menace of plastic.Ministry of Railways has directed …

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