NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Maharashtra has imposed a ban on single-use disposable plastic to reduce plastic waste that presents not only an environmental challenge but also a major socio-economic development challenge which impacts biodiversity, infrastructure, tourism and livelihoods.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Total sanitation is one of the major challenges confronting the Government for a long while. The Government at the Centre and in the states have experimented with a variety of ideas, schemes and programmes to fix the sundry issues related to better sanitation and hygiene. Between the Total Sanitation Campaign and the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan [Clean India Campaign], there have been many variations of the Government’s sanitation programme.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A casino resort bill, the first of its kind in Japan, was expected to be enacted after passing the House of Councillors on Friday evening.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Konami Digital Entertainment Co. said Thursday they will jointly stage a baseball tournament starting this autumn through an online computer game.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Now talks are going on to develop East Dhaka like Pudong, or East Shanghai, which in 26 years has transformed from marshy outback into the “New York of China”.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Sales of fuel cell vehicles, which have been considered the “ultimate eco-cars” as they emit no exhaust gases, remain stuck in low gear, mainly because of a slow rollout of hydrogen stations to supply fuel to these cars.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese oil distributors are seeking alternative crude oil suppliers to replace Iran as the resumption of U.S. sanctions against Tehran looms.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi, nicknamed Tuan Guru Bajang (TGB), is one of the candidates to run with President Joko Widodo at next year's presidential race.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Pianist Joey Alexander just launched his third studio album Eclipse in May. He explained on his life as a jazz musician at a tender age.
NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - More rain is expected in middle areas of Myanmar starting from July 22 due to the remnant rain clouds from the storm, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw.