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 […]

Multi-faith clergy to hold candlelight vigil to pray for peace in Eastern Europe

New Delhi, March 05, 2022: Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i-Pagan religious leaders of northwestern Nevada will unite in a candlelight vigil and pray together in Reno on March six, seeking peaceful resolution of violent armed conflict in Eastern Europe. Being jointly coordinated by Saint Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church Rector the Reverend Thomas W. Blake and distinguished Hindu statesman […]

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 […]

Second India-EU Maritime Security Dialogue

New Delhi, February 02, 2022: India and the European Union held their second maritime security dialogue in a virtual format on 1 February 2022. The consultations included developments in the maritime security environment, policy developments covering the EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans’ Initiative, India-EU maritime cooperation, and regional initiatives […]

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Yoga finally enters Alabama public schools with 3 Birmingham schools

New Delhi, February 1, 2022: Although Alabama public schools were reportedly allowed to offer yoga through state legislation after about 28 years ban, with Governor Kay Ivey signing a bill on May 20 last, schools still seem to be shy of introducing it. But Birmingham City School District (BCSD), which runs 42 schools with over 22,000 students, seemed to have […]