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India - Brunei ties can bring greater prosperity to our people and Peace in the Region: Vice President 3.2.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari said that the time has come for taking our partnership to a higher level in order to bring greater prosperity to our peoples and peace and stability in the region.
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Brexit would return Britain to being 'dirty man of Europe' 3.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Leading group of environmentalists warns that leaving the European Union would mean a return to filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws

Britain risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” again with filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws if it leaves the European Union, a group of leading environmentalists warned on Wednesday.

The steering committee of the new E4E (Environmentalists for Europe) group includes former ministers, a former EU commissioner and a former head of the Environment Agency. It will work with green groups to persuade people that leaving the EU could set back the UK’s nature protection and prevention of pollution many years. The UK’s referendum on EU membership may come as soon as June.

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Who is Ted Cruz, the man who toppled Trump? 2.2.2016 TOI: Home
Ted Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, won the first state Republican contest in the 2016 race with 28% of the vote compared with 24% for businessman Donald Trump.
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Environment Minister’s Message on World Wetlands Day 1.2.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The following is the text of the message of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, being celebrated tomorrow, February 2, 2016:
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Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan 31.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

National Audit Office to investigate taxpayer value for money in George Osborne’s decision to halt CCS and question plans to secure UK energy supply

The National Audit Office is to investigate George Osborne’s decision to scrap a £1bn prototype carbon capture scheme which cost the taxpayer at least £60m, a letter seen by the Guardian shows.

The spending watchdog said it would be looking into the expenses incurred in running, and then prematurely halting, a CCS auction. It will also examine how the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) plans to secure the country’s future energy needs.

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Live Q&A: So now we've agreed to stop climate change, how will we pay for it? 28.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
In Paris last year 195 countries committed cutting emissions and reducing global warming. Join a panel on Thursday 4 February to discuss making these a reality On Wednesday the United Nations urged global business leaders to double investment in wind and solar energy to $600bn (£400bn) a year by 2020. The announcement comes one month after the Paris climate agreement , where nearly 200 countries agreed to dramatically cut emissions. This week UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon urged business leaders to act decisively to hasten the transition away from the fossil fuel economy – or they would put the historic accord in jeopardy. But even if business leaders do reach this ambitious target, it only marks the start of the investment needed to meet the agreed 1.5 degree target. The International Energy Agency has estimated that to hit this taget the world will need to spend more than $16trn (£10.55trn) over the next 15 years, to cover the costs of replacing coal and gas-fired power stations with emissions-free ...
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Current Affairs 19th January 2015 27.1.2016 Sify Finance
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Argentina battles locust plague after farmlands hit by dozens of outbreaks 27.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Farmers say they first noticed infestations in middle of 2015 and government is only now taking action

Argentina’s agricultural inspection agency has said it is keeping up efforts to control a locust infestation threatening crops in at least three states.

Related: Doomsday Clock stuck near midnight due to climate change and nuclear war

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India has been transformed from a food-deficient country to a food exporting country in the last about six decades - Shri Radha Mohan Singh 23.1.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh Ji addressed on Occasion of Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agricultural Universities and Interface with ICAR Directors on 22-23 January, 2016 at A. P. Shinde Auditorium, NASC Complex. Shri Singh said that over the years, the network of Agricultural Universities
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'We know so little about so much': Robert Newman talks skulls, science and psychology 22.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
The comedian talks us through why Freud was was wrong, Isaac Newton’s brain capacity and why thinking of the brain as a ‘wet computer’ is an error I discovered Rob Newman’s comedy when I was 16. His shows were relentless: packed full of quotes, arguments, anger, history, philosophy and, above all, bladder-ruining laughs. Oil, urban angst, war, climate change and capitalism – Newman tore into all of these subject and more with verve, wit, and what must have been a well-used library card. Twenty years on his latest piece, The Brain Show , finds Newman on good form. He’s less angry young man, more genial, worried uncle. The laughs are still very much there, perhaps a shade gentler. One thing is still guaranteed: you’ll leave with a brain significantly fuller than before and a long reading ...
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‘Decentralization of Environmental Clearance for Sustainable sand Mining and Mining of Minor Minerals Introduced’: Javadekar 21.1.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has announced that the process of granting Environmental Clearance for sustainable sand mining and mining of minor minerals has been decentralized. The Ministry has created District Environment Impact Assessment Authority (DEIAA) for proper monitoring of sand mining. In consultation with the State governments, the Ministry has also prepared guidelines for sustainable sand mining.
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A war on drugs? We'd be better off paying for a war on hunger | Natasha Horsfield 21.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Deforestation, limiting access to pain relief, forcing farmers into poverty: we need to wake up to the fact that prohibiting drugs causes more harm than good

Global drug control policies, much like tax or climate change, impact heavily on many areas of development and inevitably on efforts to meet many of the sustainable development goals that were launched by the UN last year and came into force on 1 January.

Since the mid-20th century, global drug policy has been dominated by strict prohibition and the criminalisation of drug cultivation, production, trade, possession and use, with the intention of creating a drug-free world.

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Poverty and inequality are challenges for the UK, not just poorer countries 18.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
The sustainable development goals are a way for the world to tackle the biggest issues, from climate change to women’s rights. So why is there no plan to achieve them in the UK? He spoke of poverty, of the growing inequality that exists between nations, and he underlined the need for the world to take action. But, crucially, President Barack Obama did not shirk responsibility. In setting out the US commitment to the sustainable development agenda last September , Obama went beyond generalisation about the need to provide aid and development assistance to poorer countries, clearly articulating what his country must do to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Obama’s remarks go to the heart of the new development framework. It is global in nature, universally applicable, and aims to break down the old divisions between developing and developed ...
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Tories face fight with Lords over onshore windfarm subsidies 16.1.2016 Guardian: Environment

Senior Labour peers confirm party will seek to strike out clause again if government closes Renewable Obligation scheme

The government is expected to be forced into a renewed standoff with the House of Lords over David Cameron’s reversal on green energy subsidies.

After a series of constitutional rows, the tensions between the government and the upper chamber will reach a new flashpoint as the energy secretary, Amber Rudd, presses ahead with a scheme to end subsidies for new onshore windfarms.

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Crop insurance needed because of climate change: CSE 15.1.2016 ET: Agriculture
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently approved the new crop insurance scheme -- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY).
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Read: Full text of Barack Obama's last State of the Union speech as President of United States 13.1.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
In his final State of the Union speech  on Tuesday, President Barack Obama outlined his vision for the future of the United States, highlighting his accomplishments during his two terms in office and asking to "fix our politics." The White house made available the full text the State of the Union, in an effort to "people where they are and make the speech as accessible as possible." Full remarks: Watch @POTUS deliver his final State of the Union address. #SOTU https://t.co/AOyWjdFk4O — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 13, 2016   Read the entire State of the Union speech below:    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter. I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa. I also understand that because it’s an election season, expectations for what we’ll achieve this year are low. Still, Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the ...
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David Cameron denies 'backsliding' on the environment 13.1.2016 Guardian: Environment
Prime minister rejects suggestion by liaison committee that government is failing in its approach to green energy, climate change and flooding David Cameron has defended his government’s record on the environment and climate change, saying suggestions of backsliding are “total and utter nonsense”. The prime minister also told the liaison committee , made up of MPs who chair select committees, that the government needs to do “more of everything” to deal with the flooding that has repeatedly hit the UK in recent years. Cameron, who pledged in 2010 to lead the “greenest government ever”, has faced concerted criticism over a series of reversals to green policies, including cuts to renewable energy subsidies and energy efficiency programmes. In November, the government cancelled its £1bn competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, despite the project being in the Conservative party’s election ...
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Environment group warns against reducing manatees' endangered status 12.1.2016 Guardian: Environment

US government move to downgrade the conservation status of manatees and green sea turtles is premature, group says, despite signs species are recovering

A US government move to downgrade the conservation status of manatees and green sea turtles is premature, an environment group has warned, despite encouraging signs that both species are recovering.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed that the West Indian manatee be down-listed from endangered to threatened under the endangered species act. The move follows a notable recovery in manatee numbers – in 1991, it was estimated there were just 1,267 of the hefty aquatic beasts off the coast of Florida.

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Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to promulgate ordinance for conduct of jallikattu 12.1.2016 TOI: Chennai
A few hours after the Supreme Court gave an interim stay on jallikattu, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an ordinance to conduct of the traditional bull-taming sport in the state during ...
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Which issues, topics and countries do you want to read about in 2016? 12.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Help inform our journalism on the Global development desk by telling us what you would like to see us cover this year Last year was a crucial one for development; 2016 is set to be a challenging one as countries attempt to make good on the pledges they made in 2015. Leaders will be expected to convey their plans for implementing the sustainable development goals – an ambitious plan to end poverty and inequality by 2030 – as well as show commitments to meet the climate deal negotiated in Paris in December. They will also have to show leadership in the face of ongoing conflicts and growing humanitarian need . In the midst of this, general elections are due to take place in Uganda, Niger, Somalia, Ghana and the Philippines; Turkey will host the world humanitarian summit , which aims to find a better way to deliver humanitarian aid; and hundreds of thousands of people will visit Rio for the Olympic Games in August, an event that many people living in the city’s favelas hope will shine a light on ...
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