Connect with us

Cities

Environment Ministry celebrates International Ozone Day

Published

on

world ozone day

New Delhi, Sep 16 : The Ozone Cell of the Environment Ministry here celebrated International Ozone Day on Friday.

Many young schoolchildren celebrated by participating and winning in painting, poster-making and slogan writing competitions organised by the ministry.

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated every year on September 16 to commemorate the day when several nations signed the Montreal Protocol, agreeing on the substances that deplete the ozone layer from the atmosphere and trying to banish them.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change released a report ‘The Montreal Protocol: India’s Success Story’, detailing the Indian endeavours in phasing out harmful CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons), used in electrical appliances.

“CFC has been replaced by HFC (Hydrocflourocarbon) completely. We have stopped using harmful gases… according to estimates we will have completely done away with HCFCs (Hydrochloroflourocarbon, an alternative of CFC) too, by the year 2025,” said Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI (The Energy and Research Institute), who was present at the event as a chief guest.

Image result for world ozone day day

CFC, HCFC and HFC are all compounds of gases used in refrigerants, coolants, solvents, contact lenses and foam industry among others — the former two contain chlorine and flourine, two chemicals which are the major cause of ozone depletion, while HFC, though causing no harm to the ozone layer, contributes to global warming.

He also praised corporates for doing their bit in restoring ozone levels in the atmosphere.The event was also attended by M.K. Singh, Joint Secretary in the Environment Ministry. (IANS)

WEFORNEWS BUREAU

Cities

Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

Published

on

sunny morning delhi weather

New Delhi, June 23: It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 31.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.

There might be light rains towards evening, with maximum temperature likely to hover around 43 degrees, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“The sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of very light rains towards evening,” an IMD official told IANS.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 47 per cent.

Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 42.5 degrees, four notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

IANS

Continue Reading

Cities

Uttar Pradesh: Minor gang-raped in Bulandshahr

Published

on

Minor Rape

Lucknow, June 23: A minor girl was allegedly raped by seven people in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district.

Speaking to ANI, Superintendent of Police,  Bulandshahr, Raees Akhtar said that the Case has been registered and a search operation has been launched by the police to find the culprits’.

As per the reports, the incident took place on Monday when the girl had gone with her family members to attend her cousin’s engagement ceremony in Chacheri village.

On Friday, the victim’s brother registered a case against all the accused.

The girl also accused them of filming the incident.

WeForNews 

Continue Reading

Cities

7 killed in Gujarat road accident

Published

on

accident

Amreli, June 23: At least seven people lost their lives and 24 others wounded after a truck skidded off a bridge near Bhavnagar-Somnath highway in Gujarat’s Amreli district.

The accident took place on Friday late night.

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital, and are undergoing treatment.

WeForNews 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular