Status of ban on single use plastic in different states

New Delhi, March 28, 2022: The Plastic Waste Management Rules (PWMR), 2016, provides the statutory framework for plastic waste management in an environmentally sound manner throughout the country. Thirty Four States/UTs have issued notifications/orders introducing regulations pertaining to complete or partial ban on plastic carry bags and/or identified single-use plastic items, over and above the Plastic […]

Hindus concerned at damage to Hindu Temple of Eastern Washington

New Delhi, March 02, 2022: Hindu community is reportedly concerned regarding reported damage to Hindu Temple of Eastern Washington (West Richland, Washington). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was saddening for the Hindu community to hear about such incident happening to Hindu house of worship; thus reportedly causing […]

What is the population of minorities in India?

New Delhi, February 28, 2022: Government notifies the minorities as per Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992, and the Central Government has so far notified six communities as minority communities namely Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains. The term “Minority” is not used in Census. However, data on all religions as […]

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Hindus worldwide shocked at ten break-ins in Hindu temples in Greater Toronto Area

New Delhi, February 13, 2022: Hindus globally are highly concerned regarding reports of ten break-ins in the last three months in Hindu temples in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada. Reports suggest that the break-ins resulted in thousands of dollars of cash stolen from donation boxes, property damage, removal of jewelry adorning […]

Devotees at Kashi Vishwanath Temple to wear “Khadi Handmade Paper Slippers”

New Delhi, January 11, 2022: The devotees visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and hundreds of temple workers will no longer need to enter the temple premises barefoot. Starting 14th January, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is beginning the sale of Khadi handmade paper “Use & Throw” slippers for the use of the […]

Model for optimising topography can make better surfaces for hip and knee implants

New Delhi, October 15, 2021: Indian Scientists have developed analytical models that can predict topography of electrical discharge textured (EDT) surfaces, aiding their customisation for improving hip and knee implants. Electrical discharge textured surfaces have suitable surface topography and surface chemistry to promote tissue growth and adhesion. Surface topography prediction is important in EDT surfaces […]