#Climate Change

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Shaji NM is working towards food security and Climate change. (Representative photo/Pixabay)

  • Shaji NM is also known as the Tuber man of Kerala
  • He is a farmer from the Wayanad district of Kerala
  • Shaji was recently awarded the India Biodiversity award of 2021

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
June 5 has been designated as World Environment Day in order to raise awareness about environmental conservation. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day to raise awareness about environmental conservation
  • The United Nations first marked this day in 1974 to raise public awareness about the need for environmental protection
  • Here is a collection of quotes and wishes for your loved ones on this special occasion

Earth Hour will start at 8:30pm. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Earth Hour is commemorated every year on the last Saturday of March
  • This year, it will be observed on March 27
  • The event is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, an NGO that works in the field of preserving wildlife

.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"

.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

.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

.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

.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

.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

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