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The government has banned import of plastic waste from August 2019, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Rajya Sabha Monday while listing out steps taken to curb pollution. Replying to a query during Question Hour, the minister informed that about 20,000 tonnes of plastic wastes get generated every day in the country and out of that only 13,000-14000 tonnes are collected. "We have taken a decision to ban imports of p... read more
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday expressed pain over the loss of lives during a religious programme in Barmer district of Rajasthan when a tent collapsed on the devotees. "Pained to know about the loss of lives due to collapse of a Pandaal in Barmer, Rajasthan. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly," he tweeted.  At least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured ... read more
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The Delhi High Court has junked a plea against installation of mobile tower in a North Delhi locality, noting that there was no scientific data available to show that it is hazardous for the health. Justice Jayant Nath dismissed a plea filed by a housing welfare association after relying on a decision of a division bench of the high court. The high court noted in its order that a division bench had held that "there is no scie... read more
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South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has lifted 120 metric tonne of garbage from Yamuna River belt adjacent to Zakir Nagar, Batla House and DND flyway.  The waste was taken to construction and demolition waste processing site at Shastri Park for further processing.  A senior SDMC official said that the central zone of the civic body thoroughly cleaned the area along river belt, approximately three kilometer length, striven with ... read more
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An Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of the customs department is looking into the alleged sexual assault of a Uzbek woman by two customs officials posted at the Delhi airport. The two officials have been suspended by customs authorities. The panel, constituted to probe such matters under the provisions of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, has started its work, officials... read more
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Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) deputy governor Viral Acharya has resigned his post six months before the scheduled end of his tenure. It is reported that Acharya has resigned his post due to unavoidable personal reasons. RBI released a statement online, regarding the departure of their deputy governor. "A few weeks ago, Dr. Acharya submitted a letter to the RBI informing that due to unavoidable personal circumstances, he i... read more
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IT major Infosys said it has hired over 9,000 people in the US between April 2017 and March 2019, almost meeting its target of recruiting 10,000 American workers. The move has helped the company strengthen its business model, it added. "Since April of 2017, we have hired about 9,100 people as of March 2019. This has actually helped us in strengthening our business model and becoming less dependent on the visa for talent or abili... read more
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