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Category archives: Cause

Clamorworld Special On 4th International Yoga Day

The world has come together to celebrate the fourth International Yoga Day on June 21, 2018. The theme for 2018 is ‘Yoga For Peace.’ Just how do we interpret peace in the given scenario? Is peace about two countries maintaining diplomatic relations? Is peace about individuals respecting each other? Is peace about giving the space to the downtrodden, the underprivileged and the weak? Or are we talking about the peace […]

 
 
 

Watch: Novo Amor’s stunning music video for ‘Birthplace’ aspires to save the oceans from pollution

‘We hope that the viewer first falls in love with the beauty of the ocean…and then we hope to break their heart.’ Deep-sea diving off the coasts of Bali or Spain is on many people’s bucket lists. Welsh singer-songwriter and producer Ali John Meredith-Lacey, known for his moniker Novo Amor, starts off his music video for Birthplace with exactly that experience. The music video (above) shows professional free diver Michael […]

#NomoreBagheeras: a movement to fight online sale of dogs and cats

#NomoreBagheeras is a movement to fight the menace of online sale of dogs and cats, triggered by the death of Bagheera Last month a 21-day-old Labrador puppy, endearingly named Bagheera, was bought on Quikr. He was born with a contagious, fatal viral disease, called canine distemper, usually caused due to vaccinations not given on time and unhygienic living conditions. Sadly, Bagheera died. The petition Puppy mills and backyard breeders are […]

World Day Against Child Labour: 152 million children are forced to work for a living

Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, while we adults sit in our air-conditioned offices and crib about our paychecks, some 152 million children between the ages of five and 17 are being forced into labour under unspeakable conditions. There are more horrifying statistics where that comes from, with International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO, which launched World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to grab global attention to the […]

World Environment Day 2018 theme, slogan: Moving towards a plastic-free future

Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern at the time. The theme for the year 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, and is a call for individuals to take charge of their surroundings and realise the severity of using plastic in daily life. India will be hosting the World Environment Day this year, which is one of the […]

India among top five countries in e-waste generation: Study

Despite the government`s emphasis on Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan and Smart Cities project, India continues to be among the top five countries generating e-waste, an ASSOCHAM-NEC recent study said here on Monday. The other countries topping the chart of e-waste generation are China, USA, Japan and Germany. The study was published coinciding with “Environment Day” (June 5). In India, Maharashtra contributes the largest e-waste of 19.8 percent but recycles only about […]

Shimla water crisis: Situation eases after water supply increased to 28 million litres per day; protests continue

The acute water shortage plaguing Shimla for the past 15 days eased marginally on 2 June after the supply to the Himachal Pradesh capital was increased from 22.5 million litres per day (MLD) to 28 MLD, but protests over inadequate supply continued in several areas. Taking a serious note of alleged negligence in the supply of water, Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahinder Singh ordered the suspension of Shimla Municipal […]

No forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year, says Maneka Gandhi

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said there was no forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year as the country’s laboratories lacked the capacity. “We have found that the weakest part of crime detection is forensic,” she said while announcing a plan to strengthen the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Chandigarh. Her ministry and the Home Ministry are starting with the CFSL in Chandigarh […]

Japan killed 330 whales for 'research' in 2017/18, 122 were pregnant: Report

Japan reported killed at least 333 minke whales in 2017/18 for research-related purposes, according to a report released by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Of these, 122 were reportedly pregnant when they were hunted down. The IWC has said that two vessels were fitted with whaling canons, which fire spears at high velocity, and sent out to hunt whales. It is alleged that the canons were also equipped with grenades. […]

The human price of climate change

What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India? Can they be solved?  Environment crusader Sunita Narain believes it is possible.  A must read excerpt from her latest book, Conflicts Of Interest. Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio visited us for a sit-down interview on climate change for his film Before The Flood. We took him to Nuh in the Mewat district of Haryana. We wanted Leonardo to see the impact of unseasonal […]