The Union cabinet has recently approved the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification, 2018 with periodic amendments to some clauses. It sparked the debate on development vs. environmental safeguards.
The green buildings in India constitute less than 2%. However, there is a great opportunity to increase that number since about 60% of the country’s infrastructure is yet to be put in place in the next 20 years. Moreover, the government is also planning to launch a global green construction challenge to promote Green buildings in the country. In this article, we will discuss the concept of Green Building, its benefits, implementation challenges and progress in India.
Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the world’s tallest statue (182 meters) of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat. Although Sardar Patel’s valuable contribution towards Indian National Movement and Post-independence consolidation is commendable, building such a colossal statue with really huge investment (around Rs. 3000 crore) in just a few years raises serious political, economic and social concerns.
Recently a private company in Chengdu, China has announced its plans to put a “fake moon” or illumination satellite into space by 2020 in order to brighten the night sky replacing streetlights and lower electricity costs. The fake moon will be 8 eight times brighter than the moon which is a cause of concern.
Supreme Court ordered a total ban on the sale and registration of Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) vehicles in India from April 1, 2020 onwards.
Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) refers to designated coastal areas with special economic regulations such as tax incentives and lower tariffs to make it friendly for foreign direct investment.
Kerala has experienced an unprecedented torrential rainfall which caused a massive flood in several districts of the state.
What is Artificial Leaf? The artificial leaf is a silicon-based technology which produces hydrogen energy (a clean fuel) by utilizing sunlight to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. It is designed to mimic photosynthesis, the natural mechanism by which plants utilize sunlight to produce carbohydrates and store energy. But …