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Climate is at core of India’s G20 agenda

Discussions and outcomes during India’s G20 presidency can become global markers to measure progress in critical areas

The G20 summit logo. (File)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 10:39 AM IST

India is moving away from single-use plastics

India took a defining step to curb pollution caused by littered and unmanaged plastic waste on July 1, 2022, when a ban was imposed on the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change adopted a two-pronged strategy to tackle unmanaged and littered plastic waste by placing a ban on single-use plastic items and effective implementation through extended producer responsibility on plastic packaging. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Same-sex marriage must be debated in Parliament

The issue of marriage concerns society, and society’s opinion on this issue cannot be excluded. The voice of society is best reflected in Parliament

In multicultural societies, a State protects the rights of individuals and the well-being of the whole that these individuals constitute. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:47 PM IST

How MISHTI plans to conserve mangroves

MISHTI, launched by PM Modi, is a significant step in providing nature-based solutions for mitigating the effects of cyclones and storm surges and our fight against the climate crisis.

Globally, the rate of mangrove decline is approximately 1% per year; India has recorded a net increase of 946 sq km between 2017 and 2021 (ht photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 06:46 PM IST

COP27 raised the pitch for urgent climate action

This year’s climate meet was branded as the COP for Implementation, and significant breakthroughs were achieved on climate action, including mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology transfer and capacity building.

A significant aspect was the inclusion of ‘transition to sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption and production in the efforts to address climate change’ in the cover decision of the Sharm El Sheikh Implementation Plan. This is in accordance with Mission LiFE. (Reuters)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 08:16 PM IST

Single-use plastics ban: A big leap towards a better planet

The ban is a significant step towards building a sustainable planet we can proudly hand over to the next generation. We can eliminate SUPs from our daily lives with everyone’s participation and combined efforts.

As they decompose, plastic breaks down into tiny pieces that eventually become microplastics. Newer research shows the presence of microplastics in soils, freshwater, and even the air we breathe. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 09:36 PM IST

PM Modi’s journey is an inspiration for every individual

A new book, Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery, provides a long, hard look at the PM’s journey from those who saw it from close quarters

opinion Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering during a rally, Shimla, May 31, 2022 (DEEPAK SANSTA/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 01, 2022 10:38 AM IST
ByBhupender Yadav

Why India values wetland conservation

The Government of India accords high significance to wetlands conservation and seeks to mainstream its full range of values at all levels of developmental planning and decision-making.

Wetlands help reduce the risk of disasters such as floods, by protecting coastlines. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 03, 2022 08:54 PM IST
ByBhupender Yadav

The Babri verdict is a step towards peace

In the 2,300-page-long verdict, the Special Court analysed all aspects of the case, including witness testimonies and the evidence produced in great detail and came to the conclusion that none of the charges were sustainable.

The order of the special court has now finally vindicated the BJP’s stand that neither its leaders nor any kar sevaks were involved in the demolition(AFP)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 05:58 AM IST
ByBhupender Yadav

How PM Modi scores on political communication

He did not just embrace technology early; he has used it to deepen democratic accountability, reach out to citizens

The PM has ensured a direct connect with the people through social media(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 07:59 PM IST
ByBhupender Yadav

The lockdown worked. It helped battle Covid-19, turn India self-reliant

Health infrastructure was ramped up. The poor received support. Stronger economic foundations were laid

With the PM having held six meetings with chief ministers over the last three of months to ensure productive engagement, the Centre is giving all necessary guidance and support to the state governments.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 08:56 PM IST
ByBhupender Yadav

After the pandemic, the BJP’s vision for new India

Unsustainable development has hit its limits. India will have to return to gram swaraj and integral humanism

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) turns 40 today. It was founded on April 6, 1980, at an all-India convention at Delhi Ferozeshah Kotla Maidan, now Arun Jaitley Stadium(Samir Jana/HTPhoto)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 09:06 AM IST
ByBhupender Yadav

The new surrogacy bill protects the interests of all

It will help childless couples, while ensuring that the surrogate mother, and the child, do not suffer

Over the years, India has become the hub of the global fertility industry, with reproductive medical tourism becoming a significant activity(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 06:21 PM IST
ByBhupender Yadav

Sowing seeds of discontent

In its present form, the bio-tech authority Bill is anti-people, anti-environment.

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Updated on Aug 27, 2012 08:26 AM IST
ByBhupender Yadav
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