Innovation For A Hope Of Breath; Indian Project Bags Eco Oscars

Being one of the most polluted cities, not just in India but across the globe, the air quality in Delhi has always been a matter of concern. It is the most polluted capital in the world. It is said that the lives of Delhi residents get reduced by almost ten years due to the levels of air pollution in the city. It is estimated that air pollution in India kills about 2 million people every year, becoming the 5th largest killer in the nation. According to WHO, India has the highest death rate from chronic respiratory diseases and asthma. Amidst all these terrifying statistics, an innovation has emerged as a ray of hope. A Delhi based 30 year old mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Vidyut Mohan has bagged The Earthshot Prize, dubbed as “Eco Oscars” for his innovation which is being l...

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A Degree of Difference: Climate Change

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” — MAHATMA GANDHI According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 released by the environmental think tank and sustainable development, India was ranked the seventh worst-hit country. The 26th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP26) In the 26th Annual Summit in Glasgow , several countries made new promises to cut their emissions so that threat to climate change could be addressed. The conference is held annually but this year is critical because scientists say nations must make an immediate and sharp steps if they hope to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. The goal to keep cutting emissions until they reach net zero by mid-centu...

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