User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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Last updated: Jul 20 2018 20:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Reconstitution of National Bamboo Mission 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) has been launched this year with the approval of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) vide order No. CCEA/13/2018 (i) dated 26th April, 2018 under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for implementation with the objectives inter alia:   To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw material requirement of industries.
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Rise in Sea Level 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“According to the fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global mean rate of sea level rise was 1.7 mm per year between 1901 and 2010. As per the studies carried out by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the sea levels are changing at different rates along the Indian coast.
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Forest Fires 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Forest Fire occurs every year during summer due to various natural and anthropogenic reasons including accumulation of inflammable materials such as dry leaves, twigs, pine needles etc. Forest Survey of India (FSI), Dehradun, disseminates satellite based forest fire alerts to the State Forest Departments and other registered users whenever forest fires are detected.
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Green Skill Development Programme 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Under the ongoing Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, a new initiative the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) was launched in June 2017 to skill youth in environment, forest and wildlife sectors and enabling them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
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E-WASTE Generation and Disposal 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“As per the Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 Report of United Nation University the world-wide generation of E-Waste in 2016 was 44.7 million metric tonnes and the annual generation of E-Waste in India was 2 million metric tonnes.
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“Average annual temperature over the country for the last ten years was 26 degrees”:  Dr. Harsh Vardhan 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The average annual temperature, over the country as a whole, was 26.200C for the last ten years (2008 to 2017). The latest IPCC report (2014) highlights that mean surface temperature of the globe has risen by 0.850C ± 0.180C.
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'We are more interested in the monsoon than anyone else in the world' 16.7.2018 Rediff: News
'It affects our economy, it is very important in many ways.'
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Students must visit rural areas to know people’s problems: Vice President 14.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked educational institutions to encourage students to visit rural areas to have a firsthand understanding of the problems faced by people living in villages and said that understanding the rural India will enable them to come out with innovative solutions to the problems faced by people.
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Why blame Trump alone? 14.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
How much are others responsible for the Trump presidency moving in the directions it has, asks T N Ninan.
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Ministry of Mines Organizes 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals In Indore, Madhya Pradesh 13.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            The Ministry of Mines organized the 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals on 13th July 2018 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. State Mining ministers, officials of central ministries including Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), officials of the state government, CEOs of mining industries, industry associations, academic institutions and others participated in the conclave.
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan Inaugurates 16th Workshop On Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia 11.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Applauding the long-standing effort in creating a network of Asian countries on GHG inventory by Government of Japan, Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that for India, action on climate change is a moral and ethical responsibility and India is working under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to achieve its obligations as per Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) principles.
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'Rainfall is one of the hardest things to predict' 11.7.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'Temperature and wind can be predicted more easily than rainfall.'
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India & Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) reaffirm their commitment to further advance ties in areas such as blue economy, climate change, disaster preparedness, health, education & renewable energy 10.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Human Resource Development Shri Upendra Kushwaha is on an Official Visit to the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) from 10-11 July 2018. This is the first ever Ministerial visit from India to Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).
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Does Petroleum Ministry consider itself 'God', asks SC 10.7.2018 Sify Finance
The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Petroleum Ministry for not complying with its order, asking whether it considers itself to be "God" or a "super government", and also imposing a fine of Rs 25,000 for "laxity".
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Prime Minster pays homage to the Great saint and poet, Kabir, at Sant Kabir Nagar on 500th death anniversary of Saint Kabir 29.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Maghar in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh today and paid homage to the great saint and poet, Kabir on the occasion of 500th death anniversary of the great saint.
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Mass felling of Trees: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan hits back at AAP for giving approval 27.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Hitting-out at the AAP for accusing him of 'misguiding' people over the plan to cut down over 16,500 trees, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the permission to fell trees was not given by his ministry, but through approvals by Delhi government authorities. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had on Wednesday accused Vardhan of 'misguiding' people over the plan to cut down the trees in Delhi for redevelopment of seven colonies, claiming that his ministry had given environment clearance to the project. In a statement issued tonight, the Union minister said the Delhi government has neither taken any permission nor does it need to take any such permission from the Environment Ministry. "Harsh Vardhan has said that the permission to fell trees is not granted by the Union Ministry. The Government of NCT of Delhi has neither taken any permission nor does it need to take any such permission from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. "Harsh Vardhan emphasised that all such ...
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President Hosts President of Seychelles; Says India and Seychelles Need to Work Together as Partners in Strengthening the Regional Architecture of the Indian Ocean 25.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received His Excellency Mr Danny Antoine Rollen Faure, the President of the Republic of Seychelles, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (June 26, 2018). He also hosted a banquet in his honour.
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Environment Ministry holds meeting with expert agencies to discuss application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents 25.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A meeting with expert institutions was held in the Environment Ministry to discuss application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents and improve the overall air quality management framework, here today.
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Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan calls for institutionalizing combination of medical, scientific and technological community throughout the country 24.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister  for Science & Technology, Environment , Forests and Climate Change and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the combination of scientific, medical and technology community trio should be institutionalized all over the country for better results.
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When the hills go thirsty 24.6.2018 DNA: Top News
It is summertime and Shimla is a busy place. There are travellers to be checked-in, woollens to be sold at discounted 'summer' prices and tourists waiting to be shown around the mountain vistas. But, there is one thing whose mention is enough for everyone to pause and reflect on — water or the lack of it. There is an unconcealed unanimity across government offices, hotels and homes in the hill town, commercial establishments on the famous Mall Road and villages on the outskirts that the water crisis this summer is the worst that Shimla has ever faced. While the scarcity has always reared its head each summer, locals and experts admit that the acute crisis, which lasted over three weeks between May 20 and June 12, is unprecedented. "We did not have water for 15 days at a stretch. It was an ordeal for all of us in the neighbourhood. It was especially hard on all the women as taps ran dry even at the public toilets. We had to send our kids to relatives' homes in other cities," said Soma Jaiswal, 77, a ...
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