India’s forests: a matter of global concern

While the definition of forest remains ambiguous, felling continues to be a major contributor to climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, around 90% of the carbon dioxide emissions are caused by land-use change or deforestation, mostly driven by population growth and agricultural expansion. In December, two scientific publications showed the extent… Read More India’s forests: a matter of global concern

Nepal, China agree to trade in fuel on long-term basis

Nepal and China today agreed to have a long-term trade in petroleum goods, including cooking gas, petrol and diesel, and improve trans-Himalayan connectivity to boost bilateral trade. After Nepal proposed to import fuel from the northern neighbour, Chinese side expressed its readiness to jointly examine pricing, transportation and logistics for the same. The two sides… Read More Nepal, China agree to trade in fuel on long-term basis

Climate change: Temperature rose by 2 degree Celsius in Northeast India

New Delhi: Even as the world has been abuzz on the topic of climate change and its effects, a study suggests that several Indian states, including the northeastern states will be adversely affected by it. Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh, while addressing the Lok Sabha on Thursday said that the… Read More Climate change: Temperature rose by 2 degree Celsius in Northeast India

State action plan on climate change launched in Assam

GUWAHATI: The Assam State Action Plan on Climate Change (ASAPCC) was formally launched in the city on Friday to fight the ill effects of climate change. It is part of the Centre’s initiative to implement state-level action plan on climate change which was approved by the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change in… Read More State action plan on climate change launched in Assam

No white christmas this year too, light rain on Dec 22

SHIMLA: A fresh western disturbance is going to affect the western Himalaya region from December 22 due to which rain and snowfall would occur in the middle of the night. This may affect to have a perfect ‘white christams’ for residents of Shimla, a sight that was awaited for the last 23 years. “Snowfall remains… Read More No white christmas this year too, light rain on Dec 22

Bhutan’s gender disparity one of worst in South Asia

  Although Bhutan has moved two places up in the recently released Global Gender Gap Report (GGGR) 2015, its gender-based disparities are one of the worst in South Asia. Bhutan is ranked 118, only ahead of Pakistan in the region, which is ranked 144 out of 145 countries. The index assesses the countries across four… Read More Bhutan’s gender disparity one of worst in South Asia