Suchetna celebrates World Environment Day

first_imgDue to Eid falling on June 5 this year, NGO Suchetna celebrated World Environment Day on June 9 in Howrah. Local residents, students, and the youth participated in large numbers to carry out plantation of several native species of perennial trees with large crown cover to help arrest pollutants on maturity. A procession was taken out in the early morning from Parvati cinema hall to the stadium located in Dumurjala. The commissioner of Howrah municipality and many forest officials and other senior govt officials also participated in this noble cause and planted trees. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveIn keeping with the UN mandate to protect the Environment, Suchetna mainly focused on spreading awareness to help protect our environment. SMT Anushree Mukherjee, the founder of Suchetna, who has been working relentlessly to save the mother earth from environmental damages emphasised on six simple yet important steps to save the environment and preserve the ecological balance. She said that due to rapid afforestation, there is a cycle of adverse effect on the environment worldwide. There is a rise in temperature and due to that extreme heat conduction is prevalent throughout the continents. Drought and flood situations are on the rise and due to that, there is a fall in crop production. Which in turn is giving rise to poverty. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back painHigh temperature is also melting the ice reserve in the Himalayas and the north and south poles. Due to this, the water level of the seas are bound to rise and that, in turn, will displace lacks of people across the globe. To stop all these ill effects, we need to plant more trees and protect them. She said that per capita trees in India is lowest in the world. It’s 28 here against 8000 in Canada. She has appealed to all citizens mainly the youth to reduce the use of plastics, use bicycles to commute, unplug all electronic and electrical appliances when not in work, and consume less meat. All such small steps to reduce the usage of water will bring a great change.last_img read more

US factory output rises for 5th straight month in June boosting economy

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2014 8:29 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. The modest gain underscored manufacturing’s role in helping return the economy to growth after a grim first quarter.Factory production rose 0.1 per cent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, down from a gain of 0.4 per cent in the previous month. May’s data was revised slightly lower, but April’s reading was revised much higher.Despite June’s small increase, manufacturing output rose in the second quarter at the fastest pace in more than two years, providing a critical boost to the economy after it contracted sharply in the first three months of the year. Factory output climbed 6.7 per cent at an annual rate in the second quarter, the most in more than two years and up from just 1.4 per cent in the first quarter.Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, edged up 0.2 per cent in June, down from a 0.5 per cent gain in May.Mining output, which includes oil and gas drilling, surged 0.8 per cent. Utility production fell 0.3 per cent, mostly reflecting weather patterns. Industrial production rose at an annual rate of 5.5 per cent in the second quarter, the best showing in nearly four years.“The industrial economy is in reasonable shape but the recovery is steady rather than spectacular,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.Most economists are optimistic that factory output will keep rising. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said earlier this week that its regional manufacturing index reached a four-year high in July.Americans are buying more cars and businesses are spending more on steel and other metals and computers. Auto sales reached an eight-year high in June. Auto production slipped last month, the Fed said, but that followed several months of strong gains.Petroleum output fell, but mostly because of a temporary disruption at a large refinery, according to the Fed’s report.The government’s jobs report earlier this month showed that factories added 16,000 positions in June, the most in four months, and the average work week for manufacturing employees remained at a post-recession high.A survey earlier this month by the private Institute for Supply Management, meanwhile, found that manufacturing expanded in June for the 13th straight month, though at a slightly slower pace than the previous month. Growth was broad-based across nearly all the 18 sectors that the survey covers. The ISM is a trade group of purchasing managers.The economy shrank 2.9 per cent at an annual rate in the first quarter, the worst showing in five years.But most economists expect growth returned in the April-June quarter. On average, analysts forecast the economy grew at an annual pace of 3 per cent in the second quarter, according to a survey by the National Association for Business Economics. While healthy, that’s down from a 3.5 per cent forecast a month earlier.___Follow Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory output rises for 5th straight month in June, boosting economy after dismal 1Q read more

Thousands protest over Donald Trumps state visit

first_imgInside the Commons, MPs considered a petition signed by 1.85 million people which called for a visit by the US President to be stripped of the trappings of a state occasion in order to avoid causing “embarrassment” to the Queen.The Stop Trump coalition had called for a nationwide day of action in addition to dozens of protests coordinated by the One Day Without Us movement celebrating the contribution of immigrants to British society.Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott addressed the crowds to condemn the “dark shadow of racism and anti-immigrant sentiment” in the modern era. “If (Donald Trump) has a state visit, I think it will make our country look bad. But then I feel that sometimes Theresa May is just as bad.”I have seen I, Daniel Blake, and if they say that is not a true reflection I think something is wrong.”I think something is wrong with our Government.” Adams cartoon on Trump and May She said: “We know the values that Trump represents. With Donald Trump, you don’t have to look into a crystal ball, you can read the book.”He was supported in his presidential campaign by white supremacists.”And even in the first weeks of his presidency he has had a viscerally anti-immigrant line.”Ms Abbott said that a state visit was “an honour”, with the opportunity to address Parliament reserved for anti-hate campaigners like Nelson Mandela and not the likes of Mr Trump, whose presidential campaign proved divisive across the world. Credit:Johnny Armstead/REX/Shutterstock Thousands of people descended on London’s Parliament Square to protest against Donald Trump proposed state visit to the UK.The rally, held by the Stop Trump Coalition and campaign group One Day Without Us, drew scores of supporters carrying signs that read, “No to racism; no to Trump”, yards from the House of Commons where the debate was under way.Protesters carrying colourful placards and banners gathered in the square shortly before 4pm, where separate groups led rallying cries, including “Hey hey, hey ho; Trump and Brexit’s got to go,” and “No Trump, no Brexit; no racist EU exit.” Goldsmiths student, Sara Sharp, 31, who carried a sign reading “Theresa the Appeaser”, said she was protesting “everything” the occasion represented.She said: “I’m here for everything.center_img Credit:PA Trump not welcome sign Adams cartoon on Trump and May Protestor Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more