Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress-producer and animal lover Anushka Sharma has urged everyone to treat animals and plant species with utmost kindness and equality.
"My wish for Earth is, I wish that we would treat the plant and animal species to be just as significant a part of nature as the human species. We should treat all animal and plant species with kindness and equality," she said,
As World Environment Day approaches on June 5, the "NH10" star is requesting people to be sympathetic towards animals and plants.
She added: "I wish we would not treat them as a means to an end because at the end of the day we are all one. I am a climate warrior. Are you?"
Anushka has come forward to support actress Bhumi Pednekar's initiative, Climate Warrior, which is trying to raise awareness on several important issues plaguing our climate through a campaign called ‘One Wish For The Earth'.
Apart from Anushka, Bollywood bigwigs like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar too have joined the initiative.
Big B tweeted and pledged "to be climate-conscious, create awareness within families & communities."
Akshay shared a video where he spoke about climate change.
He said the one wish that he has is to "work towards rebuilding mother nature by the simplest act of planting trees."
New York, July 10 (IANS) Wall Street's major averages finished mixed on Thursday as investors pored through the newly-released weekly report on US jobless claims.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 361.19 points, or 1.39 per cent, to 25,706.09. The S&P 500 was down 17.89 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 3,152.05. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 55.25 points, or 0.53 per cent, to 10,547.75, Xinhua reported.
Nine of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors closed lower, with energy and financials down 4.04 per cent and 2.33 per cent, respectively, leading the laggards. Technology and consumer discretionary climbed 0.15 per cent and 0.11 per cent, respectively, the only two gainers.
Meanwhile, U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded mostly higher, with eight of the top 10 stocks by weight in the S&P US Listed China 50 index ending the day on an upbeat note.
On the data front, US initial jobless claims, a rough way to measure layoffs, registered 1.314 million in the week ending July 4, following a revised 1.413 million in the prior week, as the pandemic continues to weigh on the labor market, the Department of Labor reported on Thursday.
More than 3 million confirmed Covid-19 cases have been reported in the United States, with nearly 133,000 deaths, as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.