International Labour Day
Himanshu Shukla
Thursday, 30 April 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
We celebrate International labour day or Workers day to show gratitude towards our workers worldwide. Let us take this moment to look back at its history, how it all began and find out why this day became an iconic day.    During the industrial revolution, the exploitation of workers was very common. Labourers in the
Inequality
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
We live in a world where inequality is not only accepted to a large extent but is also normalized. It is appalling to see how very few who have managed to break the prism of inequality and moved on to better and bigger things are themselves interested in a world with reduced inequalities. Not until
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Leading up to 2003, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was getting concerned about the rise in work–related accidents and illnesses. There were 268 million non-fatal accidents, 160 million cases of diseases, and more than 2 million deaths worldwide. To try and put an end to this, the ILO created the “World Day for Safety and
Air Pollution
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 27 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Climate change can be witnessed everywhere, from melting glaciers to extreme weather events. A major contributor to climate change is pollution. There are different types of pollution – water pollution, soil pollution, plastic pollution, light pollution, noise pollution, etc. In this blog, I will be focusing on one of the most common and deadly pollution
World Malaria Day
Neha Singh
Friday, 24 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Every day more than 1000 people die because of Malaria. It’s appalling how despite years of awareness campaigns, breakthroughs in malaria vaccine, and healthcare policies, malaria is still one of the deadliest diseases. World malaria day, observed on 25th April each year, is perhaps the right time to take stock of things. What are the
Earth Day
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
It was on this day, 50 years ago, people around the world came together to celebrate the first-ever Earth Day. Today, we celebrate it as the largest secular observance in the world, one that witnesses nearly 1 billion people engaging from across 190+ countries. Since Earth Day 2020 marks the momentous 50th anniversary, I thought
Responsible Consumption and Production
Himanshu Shukla
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
We all want a world where we are surrounded by a beautiful environment. However, with the way we humans are conducting our activities, consuming earth resources and destroying our nature, will we able to afford such a setting in the future? In this blog, we will explore how SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production plays
World Heritage Day 2020
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 17 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
You may be wondering, “what does heritage have anything to do with sustainable development?”. With tomorrow being World Heritage Day, I thought this is the best time to answer this question. However, before we do that, we need to understand why heritage is important and what is the significance of having an entire day dedicated
Covid-19
Himanshu Shukla
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
By the first week of April 2020, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had spread to 209 countries around the world. This virus had originated from Wuhan, China. So far, it has infected 1.5 million people and has resulted in the deaths of 88,000 people. This prompted the WHO to declare coronavirus as a pandemic in early March. The coronavirus has raised many questions all over
Agenda 21
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 09 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Have you ever wonder why the United Nations (UN) calls the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the Agenda 2030? Well, get in for a mildly adventurous ride through recent history to find out!    Our story starts in Stockholm in 1972. After nearly 10 years of environmental and social movements around the world, the United Nations finally