User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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Modi govt@4: NaMo’s foreign diplomacy - One bold stride at a time 26.5.2018 DNA: India
In his four years as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s conduct of external affairs was marked by drive and energy. He is the most peripatetic Prime Minister India has ever had.  As of May 2018, with Sochi in Russia, Modi has visited at least 54 countries on 36 foreign trips across six continents. Besides state visits to the P-5 of the United States, China, Russia, the UK and France, Modi has attended a UN General Assembly session and taken active part in a number of multilateral forums. The latter includes summits of SAARC, BRICS, East Asia, G-20, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), ASEAN-India, CHOGM, India-European Union, World Economic Forum in Davos and the Nuclear Security Summit, apart from the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris and the founding session of the International Solar Alliance, which was hosted in New Delhi in March.  By any reckoning, that is a lot of travel in 48 months, even if the Prime Minister is his own Foreign Minister, as Modi is. However, he has a competent External ...
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“Give up single use of Plastic, adopt a Green Good deed every day”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Expressing confidence that a perceptible and measurable difference in the country will be brought about on plastic pollution and other environmental issues in the run-up to World Environment Day 2018, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today appealed to the people to give up single use of plastic.
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BharatNet, National Knowledge Network to help IMD make accurate weather forecast 23.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The two ambitious broadband projects of the government -- BharatNet and National Knowledge Network (NKN) -- once completed will enable the country's weather department to make long term predictions and boost accuracy of the weather forecast. While BharatNet is part of the telecom ministry, NKN is under the purview of ministry of IT and electronics. The ministries are in discussions with IMD (India Meteorological Department) to use the high-speed broadband network at village/panchayat level which can improve the accuracy of the data collected manifold, a senior government functionary told DNA Money. The plan is to install observatories in all districts and panchayats, which will enable IMD to gather accurate data at the ground level. The information will be critical keeping in mind the impact of global warming and other environmental changes. It will also improve weather predictions of various issues, including drought, monsoon and others which can go a long way in helping agricultural economy. NKN ...
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International Day for Biodiversity Celebrated across the Country; National-Level Celebrations held in Hyderabad 22.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018 was celebrated all over the country today. The celebration of the IDB under the theme - “Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity” provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of and threats to biodiversity, while highlighting its contribution to sustainable development.
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“Response of Developed Nations in Combating Climate Change Inadequate”: Dr Harsh Vardhan 20.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has said that the response of developed nations for greater action in combating climate change is inadequate. Makingan intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the world is at a critical stage in combating climate change.
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Vice President calls for increased investments in agriculture 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested to the Central and various State Governments to increase investments in agriculture and allied sectors to make farming viable and attractive.
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Dr Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Green Good Deeds’ gets global recognition 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community.
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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient, say lawmakers 16.5.2018 DNA: Money
The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday. The strategy, launched last year, outlines investment in research and innovation to help reduce emissions which lead to global warming. Britain has committed to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels and must produce proposals on how to reach its climate targets as part of carbon budgets set every five years. Although the amount of electricity generated from low-carbon energy doubled to a record 50 percent last year from 2009, there are signs that investment might have stalled in the past two years, the Environmental Audit Committee said in a report. Annual clean energy investment in Britain is now at its lowest level since 2008, threatening the country's ability to meet its carbon budgets from 2023. The report also said that changes to low-carbon energy policies in 2015 has ...
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India's green sectors to employ 300000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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The human price of climate change 14.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India?Can they be solved?
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White House 'quietly killed' NASA program on greenhouse gas: Report 11.5.2018 DNA: India
The White House has "quietly killed" a USD 10-million per year NASA program that tracks carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, the journal Science said. NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) tracked sources and sinks for carbon and made high-resolution models of the planet's flows of carbon, said the report. "Now, President Donald Trump's administration has quietly killed the CMS," it said, describing the move as the latest in a "broad attack on climate science" mounted by the White House. The journal said NASA "declined to provide a reason for the cancellation beyond 'budget constraints and higher priorities within the science budget.'" It also quoted US space agency spokesman Steve Cole as saying there was no mention of the CMS in a budget deal signed in March, which "allowed the administration's move to take effect." Cole, responding to a request for comment from AFP, said Trump proposed cutting the CMS project and four Earth science missions last year. After much ...
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Climate change: Delhi government to prepare road map 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Worried over the change in climatic conditions and its impact on the health of residents, the Delhi government's health department is preparing a road map on how to deal with the seasonal changes in the Capital. The department will submit its report to the Centre about the measures should be taken if there is sudden rain in winters or if a storm arises in summer. A meeting was held on Wednesday to prepare the plan. According to the sources, the Department of Health has given the time of three weeks to the stakeholders for submitting the first draft of the plan. Over the past few years, rise in the global temperature has set new records which is leading to increase in the number of extreme weather events. "The pattern of the season is changing. Sometimes, there is a sudden spell of rain in winter season while in summers, the mercury turns to the highest point. All these factors are also affecting the overall health scenario. We all need to stay updated and alert before the situation turns extreme," said a ...
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Gautam Adani decision on Carmichael mine in limbo: Aus Consul General 8.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
According to the Consul General of Australia Tony Huber, who is visiting Vadodara, Adani Group still has to take a decision on starting work on Carmichael mine, the country's largest coal mine. The company did not comply with its March deadline for securing financing for the first stage of the mine, in Queensland, Australia. "The needed approvals for the project have already been granted to Adani in this regard," Huber told PTI in an interview yesterday. The Adani Group has already reached an agreement with Queensland government on the mine of royalties, he added. The Carmichael coal mine is a proposed thermal coal mine in the north of theGalilee basin in Central Queensland, Australia. The project has been delayed for years due to numerous court challenges from green groups concerned about climate change and potential damage to the Great Barrier Reef. Mining is planned to be conducted by both open-cut and underground methods. The development by Adani Mining, a wholly-owned subsidiary of India's Adani ...
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Dust storm Disaster: Don't diss climate change 6.5.2018 Rediff: News
'The link between global warming and weird, extreme weather events is being better understood every year.'
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‘Government has Made Serious Efforts to Deal with Air Pollution’: Environment Ministry 2.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
          A section of the media has carried reports today, quoting a World Health Organisation study that has highlighted the problem of air pollution till 2016 and has inferred that 14 most polluted cities in the world are located in India.
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India-China Informal Summit 28.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Prime Minister of India, H.E. Shri Narendra Modi and President of People's Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping held their first Informal Summit in Wuhan on April 27-28, 2018, to exchange views on overarching issues of bilateral and global importance, and to elaborate their respective visions and priorities for national development in the context of the current and future international situation.
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Environment Ministry, UNCCD conclude capacity building workshop on monitoring and reporting on land degradation for Asia-Pacific Region 27.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The four-day Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), jointly hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and UNCCD Secretariat, to build the capacity of the Asia-Pacific Region to monitor and report on land degradation, concluded here today.
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Environment protection and Economic development must go together: Vice President 25.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkakaih Naidu has said that Environment protection and Economic development must go together. He was addressing the Convocation 2018 of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, in Dehradun, Uttarakhan today.
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In China Sushma targets Pak, asks to identify states supporting terror 24.4.2018 Rediff: News
Sushma in her address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Foreign Ministers meeting said that terrorism is an enemy of basic human rights.
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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 23 (NewsVoir): Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for
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