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Current Affairs – 07-05-2019

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  •  Recently the GRIHA Council launched a rating system called
    GRIHA for Existing Day Schools.

More on news:

  •  GRIHA for Existing Day Schools is a simple rating tool designed
    to evaluate the environmental performance of existing schools
    across India.
  •  The rating familiarizes the students with the concepts of sustainability by involving them under the guidance of their teachers
    to evaluate the environmental impact of schools on the environment.

About GRIHA COUNCIL:

  •  GRIHA stands for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment.
  •  GRIHA Council is a registered society for the interaction on scientific and administrative issues related to sustainable habitats
    in the Indian context. It was founded by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with support from the Ministry of New
    and Renewable Energy.
  •  GRIHA Council promotes GRIHA- the National Rating System as a design and evaluation tool for green buildings and
    habitats.

About TERI:

  •  The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a research institute in New Delhi that specializes in the fields of energy,
    environment and sustainable development.
  • Established in 1974, it was formerly known as the Tata Energy Research Institute.
  •  As the scope of its activities widened, it was renamed The Energy and
    Resources Institute in 2003.
  •  It conducts an annual summit called World Sustainable Development
    summit, which facilities the exchange of knowledge on diverse aspects of
    global sustainable development.
  •  LaBL (Lighting a Billion Lives) – It is an initiative organized by TERI, to
    provide clean lighting access to bottom of the pyramid communities.
  •  In association with Ministry of Environment, it annually organizes Green
    Olympiad which is an international environment examination for middle
    and high-school students.

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