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Unmanaged plastic waste adversely impacts environment, says Ministry

Unmanaged plastic waste adversely impacts environment, says Ministry
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New Delhi, Dec 7 (UNI) Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Thursday said unmanaged plastic waste has adverse impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
In a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question regarding ban on plastic items, the Minister said the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, provides the statutory framework for plastic waste management in an environmentally sound manner throughout the country.
Considering the adverse effect of littered single-use plastic items on terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems, the Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, on August 12, 2021, prohibiting the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential.

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EAM, MEA colleagues express grief at passing away of Indian Ambassador in Turkiye Virander Paul

EAM, MEA colleagues express grief at passing away of Indian Ambassador in Turkiye Virander Paul

21 Jun 2024 | 11:26 PM

New Delhi, June 21 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday expressed grief at the passing away of India’s Ambassador to Turkiye Virander Paul.

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Have sought verified stop to recruitment of Indians by Russian Army: MEA

Have sought verified stop to recruitment of Indians by Russian Army: MEA

21 Jun 2024 | 9:46 PM

New Delhi, June 21 (UNI) India has sought a verified stop to the recruitment of its nationals by the Russian Army to fight in the war against Ukraine, even as 10 Indians have been released and repatriated to the country, the MEA said on Friday.

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India's pursuit of Aatmanirbharta in Defence crucial for achieving strategic independence: CDS

India's pursuit of Aatmanirbharta in Defence crucial for achieving strategic independence: CDS

21 Jun 2024 | 9:23 PM

New Delhi, June 21 (UNI) Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan on Friday said that India’s pursuit of defence indigenisation and self-reliance is crucial for achieving strategic independence in the defence sector.

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Yoga has become a unifying force in the world: PM Modi

Yoga has become a unifying force in the world: PM Modi

21 Jun 2024 | 9:21 PM

New Delhi, June 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the 10th International Yoga Day was held at great scale across the world and that yoga has become a unifying force, bringing together people across cultures and backgrounds.

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India slams Canada for giving political space to Khalistani separatists

India slams Canada for giving political space to Khalistani separatists

21 Jun 2024 | 8:35 PM

New Delhi, June 21 (UNI) India on Friday slammed the move of the Canadian parliament of observing a one-minute silence in the memory of slain Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, and said New Delhi “opposes any moves giving political space to extremism and those advocating violence”.

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