In what was one of the largest youth-led, urban cleaning drive held in the Indian capital, over 5000 students came together for a mass cleanliness campaign in Delhi University North Campus on Friday. Organised by Leaders For Tomorrow, a youth leadership movement and held in accordance with the Swachh Bharat...
A new study conducted across 23 Indian cities has ranked Pune, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram at the top in terms of urban governance. Bengaluru-based advocacy group Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy has, however, said that most of the cities it surveyed were “grossly underprepared” to deliver a high quality of...
Social entrepreneurs should focus more on producers rather than consumers as they seek to create social impact, said Ajay Chaturvedi, CEO, HarVa, a rural startup that focuses on skills development, at the Social Entrepreneurship Summit of Leaders For Tomorrow in New Delhi. "We should focus on making the lower income...
Entrepreneurship is important to India as a job generator and an engine for social change, Erik Azulay, Director of Nexus, a US government-funded platform for supporting start-ups in India told young aspiring entrepreneurs assembled in New Delhi on Monday. "Entrepreneurship is the engine for change... India needs startups for improving...
The government of Delhi has installed an ‘anti-pollution tower’ to fight air pollution that is at alarming levels in the Indian capital city. Installed in ITO, the machine sucks in polluted air removes nearly 90% of the particulate matter and blows out clean air. The government would install more such machines,...
Civic bodies in Indian capital has launched centres where subsidised lunches are offered. Set up in association with NGOs that operate mid-day meal kitchens, the centres that are 9 feet by 5 feet in size offer meals for just Rs 10. They will remain open between noon and 2 pm on...
Indian capital, reeling under poor air quality, has started experimenting with an anti-smog ‘gun’ to reduce the level of pollution. The canon sprays mist, which the authorities say, help settle the dust particles in the air. Following a trial run in Anand Vihar on Wednesday, the Delhi administration will carry out...
A pall of inaction and apathy hangs over Delhi’s reaction to its air pollution crisis. Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee Asit K. Biswas, National University of Singapore and Kris Hartley, Cornell University Delhi’s air pollution crisis made international headlines in early December when a cricket match between India and Sri Lanka was suspended due to...
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will start serving food at Rs 10, under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana, to be launched on December 25. The subsidized food thali scheme will be launched in four places in each of the zones and will be expanded to other parts. "We will...
Vijay Koul, CSIRO A year ago Delhi was choking, as smog in the Indian capital soared to 16 times the government’s safe limit for particulate pollution. Now the same thing has happened again. Levels of the most dangerous particles, called PM2.5, have once again reached last November’s levels: more than 700...

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