Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Green Vigil Foundation, on Monday on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, jointly organised a public awareness campaign at Vidhan Bhawan Square, Nagpur. During the campaign, the volunteers of the Green Vigil Foundation appealed the citizens to save electricity and minimize energy consumption.
Present during the day-long drive were MLC Anil Sole, NMC’s Assistant Engineer (Electricity) Ajay Mankar, team leader of Green Vigil Foundation Surabhi Jaiswal, Kaustabh Chatterjee, Kalyani Vaidya, Vishnudev Yavad, Dadarao Mohod, Abhay Paunikar, Sarang More, Saurabh Ambade, Amit Palia among others.
Along with the volunteers, Sole too explained the importance of saving energy to the citizens. Speaking about the drive, Sole explained that energy saving is the need of the hour and for the last few years, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has implemented this energy saving initiative with the help of Green Vigil Foundation. He also informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mentioned this innovative initiative in ‘Mann Ki Baat.
Chatterjee from Green Vigil Foundation speaking about the initiative said, This initiative is being implemented for the last few years under the guidance of MLC Anil Sole. With the help of traders and citizens, it has been possible to save a lot of energy so far. The involvement of the citizens in this drive is increasing day by day, and the people are understanding the importance of energy saving and doing their bit for the same.”
Umesh Yadav teases teammate Shubham Gill with epic Tinder billboards in Nagpur
Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav had a ‘field day’ teasing his team member Shubham Gill after Tinder – a popular dating app – showed a photo of a girl with a placard on large billboards in Nagpur that read, “Shubman idhar toh dekh lo” (Shubman, have a look here).” Tinder was quick to capitalise on the joke and turn it into hoardings in Nagpur ahead of India first Test match vs Australia.
Taking to twitter, Yadav wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, Shubman Gill ab toh dekh le.”
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 3, 2023
During India’s T20 match in Ahmedabad, a picture of a female fan holding a placard that read ‘Tinder, Shubman se match kara do” (Tinder, match me with Shubman)’ had gone viral.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) would host the opening Test of the four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9 to 13 at Jamtha in Nagpur.
PM Modi world’s most popular leader: Survey
A US-based firm Morning Consult released a list of world leaders trending on the basis of their approval ratings among 22 nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most popular leader in the world with an approval rating of over 75% thus leaving behind US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study
As per the recent survey of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the entire month of January (all 31 days) in Nagpur this year saw tremendously high levels of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The survey that released pictures of the same showed increased levels of SO2 and NO2 not just in Nagpur but in cities including Chandrapur, Gondia and Amravati. Environmental experts have said that the matter was worrying from the point of view of the health of the residents as the pollution index in Nagpur saw an increase in all the three months of winter.
Not just in January this year but 28 out of 30 days in November last year as well as 30 out of 31 days in December last year showed poor air quality. Environmental expert Professor Suresh Chopani said an action plan, to avoid respiratory issues, under National Clean Air Programme would be strictly implemented.