#Climate Change

3 days ago.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Malala Yousafzai survived a bullet to the head from the militant Taliban in October 2012. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @Malala)

  • Malala Yousafzai said people of both countries want to live in peace
  • She was speaking during the concluding day of the virtual Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Yousafzai said the actual enemy of India and Pakistan are "poverty, discrimination and inequality"

6 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jennifer Granholm became the first woman to be elected as the governor of Michigan. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Granholm was confirmed with a 64-35 vote
  • She was also the top candidate for Energy Secretary in the 2016 elections
  • She is known for giving importance to clean energy and climate change

23 Feburary.Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 66th convocation of IIT (Kharagpur). (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India drew the attention of the world to the issue of disaster management
  • He said people should focus on improving disaster resilient infrastructure
  • He hailed the role played by the IITs in developing technology to battle COVID-19

21 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
This will Joe Biden's first bilateral meeting. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Trudeau also received the new president's first call to a foreign leader
  • The White House did not mention the Keystone XL pipeline 
  • Trudeau has expressed disappointment at Biden's move to scrap the pipeline
  • The virtual meeting will allow the two "to review joint efforts" on matters such as COVID-19 and climate change

19 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden signed executive orders to join the Paris climate accord on his very first day at the oval office. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • US officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on Friday
  • President Joe Biden signed executive orders to join the agreement in January
  • US first signed the climate agreement in 2016

18 Feburary.New York, NY, USA
Facebook will direct its users to experts to debunk misinformation about climate change.(Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Facebook's climate information hub is already live in France, Germany, Britain and the US
  • It is being expanded to countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada and India
  • "Along with expanding the centre, we're improving it," Facebook said

18 Feburary
The 14th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is all set to begin on February 19, 2021. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ @jaipurlitfest)

  • Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined the list of speakers at Jaipur Literature Festival
  • AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria will discuss India's battle against COVID-19
  • Billionaire businessman Bill Gates will make his first-ever appearance at the festival

17 Feburary.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Yogi Adityanath government will complete its fourth year in office this year. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@MYogiAdityanath)

  • The government will be the first state government in the country to go for a paperless budget
  • For the first time in history, the projections of the budget will be available to every legislator with a click 
  • The state government organised a four-day training session to teach MLAs, MLCs to use iPads

17 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Coca-Cola was named among the top plastic polluters. (Photo Credit: @CocaCola)

  • 2,000 bottles of 250ml AdeZ will be part of the trial 
  • Coca-Cola's recyclable bottle prototypes will be tested in summer 
  • The eco-frindly bottle is developed by Paboco and Coca‑Cola’s Brussels Research and Development laboratory

16 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The vice President's office released a statement about the phone call.(Photo: Twitter/@KamalaHarris)

  • Harris expressed her commitment "to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance"
  • The French government confirmed the phone call and its contents as detailed by the US statement
  • Macron spoke with US President Joe Biden in a phone call on January 24