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12th grade student innovates E-rickshaw into garbage collection vehicle

Seventeen-year old, Trishla Gupta, a resident of Delhi and a Grade 12 IB student of  the The Shri Ram School, Moulsari, Gurgram, has converted an E-rickshaw into a garbage collection cum transportation vehicle in her colony and has also applied for a patent for mechanical compression innovation for an Electric Rikshaw. Her school has conferred upon her the Innovator Award of …

School Health Ambassadors Initiative: when it comes into effect, will be big step towards societal wellness

Almost two years after its launch in April 2018, national School Health Programme (SHP) under Ayushman Bharat, moved a significant step forward last month with the release of curriculum for nodal teachers along with constitution of a National Resource Group (NRG) of 40 members by NCERT on adolescence education under its School Health Ambassadors Initiative. SHP was launched in a …

JGU adds Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched its 9th School—the Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability (JSES). The interdisciplinary environmental studies school in an Indian university will be led by the renowned environmentalist, Professor (Dr.) Armin Rosencranz, formerly at Stanford University, as its founding Dean.  It proposes  a transdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning by integrating perspectives from the natural sciences, …

Shiv Nadar University Researchers Discover Plastic-Eating Bacteria

Researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida have announced the discovery of two strains of plastic-eating bacteria that have the potential to solve the problem of plastic waste globally. The bacterial species namely Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain DR11 and Exiguobacterium undae strain DR14 were isolated from the wetlands adjoining the University by Dr Richa Priyadarshini and her team at the Department of Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences. …

Prepare for zero-carbon economy over next 30 years

A two-day International Conference on Sustainability Education was held in Delhi on Sep 9-10 where experts, academicians, activists and practitioners felt mainstreaming sustainability in education is still a huge but necessary challenge Inauguration ceremony Even as the UNESCO’s Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development, which expires later this year and a new framework is being worked out …

Best 51 HEIs get Swachhata Ranking Awards

An elective course in Waste & Environment Management and a PG Diploma in Waste Management that includes internship will be introduced in January next year for those who would like to take up a career in the field of Swachhata (cleanliness) mission. This move will also supply human resource to the emerging field of cleanliness. The plans were disclosed by …

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