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Functioning Mines in the Country 23.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Mines, Steel and Labour and Employment, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that the number of functioning mines in the country as of now and their number in public sector and private sector as well as workers in such mines are given below:
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Nicky Morgan's statement on Birmingham 'Trojan horse' inquiry: Politics live blog 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including a Commons statement from Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, on the Birmingham "Trojan horse" affair 12.24pm BST And here are more extracts from Peter Clarke's conclusion. I neither specifically looked for nor found evidence of terrorism, radicalisation or violent extremism in the schools of concern in Birmingham. However, by reference to the definition of extremism in the Prevent strand of the Governments counter terrorist strategy, CONTEST, and the spectrum of extremism described by the Prime Minister in his Munich speech in February 2011, I found clear evidence that there are a number of people, associated with each other and in positions of influence in schools and governing bodies, who espouse, endorse or fail to challenge extremist views. It has been suggested to me that the ambition of those involved was only to create high achieving schools reflecting the communities they serve, following the wishes of the ...
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The five biggest threats to human existence 21.7.2014 Guardian: Science

We have a duty to prevent existential threats from becoming reality. Here are some of the greatest facing humanity

Back to the future with antibiotic resistance

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Back to the future with antibiotic resistance 21.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The evidence is clear and the pressure to act is growing. Without a cutback in the use of antibiotics, healthcare faces major disruption Alarm bells have been ringing in Britain, the United States and the World Health Organization about antibiotic resistance. It seems the world is suddenly sitting up and beginning to worry about this looming catastrophe . Britains chief medical officer, Sally Davies, has called it a threat as great as terrorism or climate change. The World Health Organization estimates that 25,000 people in Europe died last year directly because of resistance. The number of deaths in the US is probably of a similar order . The toll in Australia is hard to estimate, but extrapolating from overseas numbers suggests 1,500 to 2,000 deaths a year, somewhere near the annual carnage from motor vehicle accidents. The deaths occur because the antibiotics given to people with life-threatening infections are no longer effective against the infecting organisms because they have developed ...
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Global inequality risks spread of military conflicts, Cameron warned 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Graça Machel, Bono and Tutu urge prime minister to take lead on UN climate change deal and millennium development goals

David Cameron is warned today by Graça Machel, widow of the late South African statesman Nelson Mandela, that unless world leaders made 2015 a year for development, the consequence would not just be poverty but also growing military conflicts from which the rich would be unable to protect themselves for decades to come.

It is Machel's first global political act since the death of her husband last year.

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Direct Action climate policy way off target, industry groups tell Tony Abbott 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Prime minister is warned by host of experts that Coalition's policy is not enough to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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Australia's carbon tax is gone: a selection of the cheers, jeers and fears 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

On Thursday morning the Australian Senate voted to repeal the countrys environmental carbon pricing scheme. Below are some of the initial reactions to the move

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Australia kills off carbon tax 17.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Senate makes good prime minister's pledge in blood to axe the tax, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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Carbon tax repealed: a short timeline of Australias long debate about emissions trading 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fifteen years of discussion papers, taskforces, reports, wrangling, controversy and parliamentary votes

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Sixth Brics Summit – Fortaleza Declaration 16.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
1. We, the leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 15 July 2014 at the Sixth BRICS Summit. To inaugurate the second cycle of BRICS Summits, the theme chosen for our discussions was "Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions”, in keeping with the inclusive macroeconomic and social policies carried out by our governments and the imperative to address challenges to humankind posed by the need to simultaneously achieve growth, inclusiveness, protection and preservation.
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Shri Prakash Javadekar launches web portal for submission and monitoring of Forest Clearance proposals 15.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change today launched a web portal for online submission and monitoring of forest clearance proposals
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Bill Clinton to visit Akshaya Patra 15.7.2014 The Assam Tribune
Bill Clinton to visit Akshaya Patra
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Clive Palmer's changes may doom proposed emissions trading scheme 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fresh amendments, including the addition of India to list of ETS partners, mean proposal has a bleak future

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Coalition wants to keep senators in their seats to clear bills backlog 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Issues yet to be addressed include carbon and mining tax repeals, removal of foreign ownership limits on Qantas and abolition of health agencies

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Carbon tax savings: Labor has a bone to pick with Coalition 14.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

As repeal of the tax becomes imminent, Labor raises Barnaby Joyce's famous warning about $100 legs of lamb

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Bill Shorten attacks Soviet-style Direct Action on climate change video 14.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Labor leader Bill Shorten has attacked the federal government's Direct Action climate policy, calling it a Soviet-style system that will cost Australia dearly, while failing to achieve its goals. Shorten attacked the prime minister's 'science sledging' and accused him of appealing directly to shock jocks and internet trolls. Continue reading...
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No, Tony Abbott, nothing about the Senate negotiations were 'normal' 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The government is going to have to work smarter, and slower, to lock in legislative deals. It is going to have to argue out the detail

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World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investments 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Campaigners hail 'major victory' as council representing half a billion Christians says it will stop investing in fossil fuels

An umbrella group of churches, which represents over half a billion Christians worldwide, has decided to pull its investments out of fossil fuel companies.

The move by the World Council of Churches, which has 345 member churches including the Church of England but not the Catholic church, was welcomed as a "major victory" by climate campaigners who have been calling on companies and institutions such as pension funds, universities and local governments to divest from coal, oil and gas.

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Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers Continue reading...
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The King's College London scientist purge: what message does it send? 9.7.2014 Guardian: Science

Jenny Rohn: The threat of mass sackings in one university underscores how little human capital is valued in research academia

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