Meet The US Woman Who Adopted 5 Girls From India

Good News Notes: “At the age of 39, Kristen Grae Williams decided to adopt a baby. “I always dreamt of being a mom and just because I didn’t have a partner, I didn’t want to miss out,” the Cincinnati resident told Humans of Bombay in an interview published yesterday on the occasion of International Day…

India to ban single-use plastics but experts say more must be done to

Good News Notes: “India will ban most single-use plastics by next year as part of its efforts to reduce pollution — but experts say the move is only a first step to mitigate the environmental impact. India’s central government announced the ban in August this year, following its 2019 resolution to address plastic pollution in the country….

Going Green! Jumboking Pioneers Plastic-Free Retail Experience For Customers

Good News Notes: “Jumboking was one of the first quick-service retail businesses that complied with the Maharashtra government’s decision to ban plastic in 2018. Since then, the company has used more than 5 million paper bags. It has the largest chain of homegrown quick-service retailers and aims to transition seamlessly from plastic to paper. The…

17-YO’s Startup Recycles 10 Tonnes of Plastic Everyday, Turning it into Fabric

Good News Notes: “In 2019, reports estimated that over 3.3 million metric tonnes of plastic wound up in landfills across India. However, to reduce the burden on the environment, Aditya Banger (17) a resident of Bhilwara, Rajasthan has started recycling plastic bottles, wrappers and covers to make fabric. “The process takes one or two days but the…

Diesel Killing Locomotive of the Future Runs on Solar Power

Good News Notes: “The creators of the solar-powered locomotive of the future were aiming to set a Guinness record for speed last weekend, and that is more than just your ordinary attention-getting stunt. Demonstrating the functionality of PV panels on rail cars could help set the stage for solar power to knock diesel fuel out…

India hails ‘milestone’ for its renewables capacity, challenges remain

Good News Notes: “The Indian government has said that the country’s installed renewable energy capacity had “crossed the milestone” of 100 gigawatts. In a tweet Thursday, R. K. Singh, India’s minister of power, described the news as “another landmark day” in the history of the country’s power sector. The figure, which excludes large hydro, represents…

NTPC set to construct Indias largest solar power park in Kutch

Good News Notes: “Kutch region in Gujarat, the largest salt desert in the country and host to two of India’s largest coal-fired power plants, will now add another feather to its cap. The country’s largest power generator, NTPC, through its renewable energyarm, will construct what would be India’s largest single local solar power park of 4.75…