Shillong, June 3, 2022:The third day of Meghalaya Environment Week, an event was organized at ShillongGolf Clubat Golf Links today to celebrate “Reclamation Day” . Meghalaya Ministe James Sangma the declining forest cover and it’s devastating impact on the environment and health of the people of the state. He reassured attendees that steps were being taken to rectify this problem. One such way was the transformation of the Forest Department from a regulatory body to a more proactive one which would engage activitiestoincrease forest cover. He also urged the students who are the future to conserve the environment. Awards were also handed out for winners in various competitions like slogan writing, essay writing and drawing competition to various school students and University students.
The event was organized by a number of departments and agencies including the Centre of Excellence for Natural Resource Management and sustainable Livelihoods, Meghalaya Basin Management Agency, Soil and Water Conservation Department, Forest and Environment Department, Community and Rural Development Department, State Rural Employment Society, State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, and Agriculture department.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) created World Environment Day (WED) in 1973, terming it “a global platform for inspiring positive change.” And since 1974, June 5th has become a worldwide event to promote awareness of pressing environmental issues, encourage transformative action, and set annual reminders about the need to conserve and protect nature. 2022 marks the 50th year since the Stockholm Conference in 1972 that led to the creation of World Environment Day. This year, the host country is Sweden, and the theme is “Only One Earth”, a campaign to promote urgent action against the climate change crisis.
Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board will conduct a free vehicular emission testing camp tomorrow
Shillong, June 3, 2022: Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) as part of celebration of World Environment Day 2022 will conduct a free vehicular emission testing camp tomorrow at Additional Secretariat Parking Lot, Shillong and on 6th June, 2022 at Shillong Expressway Mawkhanu, Shillong by-pass.This was informed by the Member Secretary, Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB).
Shillong, June 3, 2022: The Superintendent of Police (CID), Meghalaya, Shillong in a public advisory issued has informed that it has come to the notice of the Office of the Superintendent of Police (CID) that frauds are happening through the Aadhaar Enabled payment System (AePS) whereby fraudsters who could gain access to the confidential information like Aadhaar number, Biometric data can perform such Aadhaar Enabled payment without the permission of the customer/owner.The Superintendent of Police (CID), therefore, advised the public to be careful and not to disclose their personal credentials, Aadhaar number in the event of any calls seeking the same.
Further, the Superintendent of Police (CID) also advised that mobile number linked to Aadhaar number be activated immediately and ensure that in case the number is not accessible, change the same by visiting the nearest Aadhaar center.The Superintendent of Police (CID) also cautioned citizens to lock their respective Biometric from the UIDAI Website https://resident.uidai.gov.in/bio-lock in order to ensure that there is no misuse.