The Election Commission has urged political parties to avoid using plastic in their campaigns
GN Bureau | January 4, 2017
The Election Commission is determined to take the environment-friendly route in conducting elections in the five states in coming months. While announcing the election schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa, chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that the EC has laid emphasis on promotion of environment-friendly practices and urged political parties to avoid using environmentally hazardous material like plastic in their campaigns.
He also stressed that the commission is concerned about noise pollution during elections. Widespread and flagrant use of loudspeakers will be discouraged as noise pollution is a big problem during elections and it disturbs students, patients, and the public in general, said Zaidi. He added that use of loudspeakers will not be allowed between 10 pm and 6 am.
India on Tuesday concluded the spectrum auction after a total of six rounds of bidding. The authorities described the response as better than expected, with total bids valued at Rs 77,814.80 crore. The quality of service and customer experience is expected to improve with deployment of additional spectrum
One of the most significant setbacks from the massive upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is its effect on food and nutrition security. The pandemic has compounded the already rampant social inequity by adversely affecting the socio-economic status of millions of families across the nation. In the giv
Predictably Irrational By Dan Ariely Harper Perennial, 384 pages, Revised edition: 2010 In this meticulously researched work, Israel-American psychologist and behavioural economist Dan Ariely [h
Amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media, the government has framed ‘Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code’ after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders, to have a “harmonious, soft-touch oversight
A production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme with a cost of Rs 7,350 crore over four years was approved by the union cabinet Wednesday, aiming to boost domestic manufacturing and attract global investment in IT hardware like laptops, tablets, PCs and servers. The scheme extends an incentive of
Lamenting the fact that the government has not done enough to uplift cinema halls badly affected by pandemic-induced lockdown and get back audiences to theatres, legendary filmmaker Ramesh Sippy has said that the film industry needs a revival package and larger government support than that announced in the