Daily News Updates for 19th June 2019
From the columns of The Hindu
BJP MP from Rajasthan, Om Birla is elected as the 17th Speaker of Lok Sabha
A Joint Monitoring Program report (on drinking water) is released by UNICEF and WHO
Delhi zoo has written to Thailand
Issue: Death of sanitation workers after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning septic tanks. Again, a demand rose for machines instead of manual cleaning of sewer lines and septic tanks.
Manual Scavenging in India
Who is a manual scavenger?
According to the Prohibition of Em
GM crop – Bt Brinjal grown in Haryana illegally. Bt Brinjal is an insect resistant crop.
No evidence from Ministry of Agriculture that Bt Brinjal will benefit farmers.
A report by National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy, anticipates that if
For the first time, India will host the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Ahead of the COP-14, Union Environment Minister launched a flagship project, part of a larger international initiative called the Bonn challenge &ndas
According to Global Metro Monitor 2018, 36% employment growth and 67% GDP growth were contributed by the 300 largest global metros, with those in emerging economies outperforming those in advanced economies.
Metropolitan areas are characterised by concentration and