India's emissions of the air pollutant sulphur dioxide increased by 50 percent since 2007, while China fell by 75 percent, claims a study which found that India is yet to implement emission controls like its neighbour. The study led by researchers at the University of Maryland in the US suggests that India is becoming,. . . . .
Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay was appointed as Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. She is the 11th Director-General of UNESCO and the second woman to occupy this position, replaces outgoing DG Irina Bokova
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory' the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, Philippines on Monday. IRRI is international agricultural research and training organization known for its work in developing rice varieties that contributed to Green. . . . .
BharatNet, an initiative of the central government to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats by March 2019, would enter its final phase on November 13. Phase-2: With an outlay of around Rs 34,000 crore, the government aims to connect 150,000 panchayats through 1 million km of additional optical. . . . .