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Miffed Modi to skip UN climate summit 17.9.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, Sept. 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stay away from a UN Climate Summit for heads of states on September 23 amid India's displeasure at what it considers a parallel effort during international negotiations to avert dangerous global warming.
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UN chief wanted Modi to be at climate change summit 17.9.2014 Rediff: News
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that he "really wanted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in a crucial climate change summit in New York next week to mobilise political will for a universal and meaningful climate agreement.
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Biodiversity informatics vital for sustainable growth: Prakash Javadekar 16.9.2014 Sify Finance
Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar today said that the concept of sustainability was an integral part of Indian ethos which ensured balanced approach to issues
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Biodiversity informatics vital for sustainable growth 16.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar has said the concept of sustainability was an integral part of Indian ethos which ensured balanced approach to issues pertaining to conservation, access and growth.
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Climate change cause of floods? Not quite 16.9.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, Sept. 15: Neither the prolonged floods in Kashmir this year nor the flashfloods that ravaged Uttarakhand last year can be directly attributed to climate change, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN panel of climate change, said today.
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Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan 15.9.2014 Sify Finance
Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldives to tout his vision for a modern maritime "Silk Road."
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Vice President Inaugurates International Seminar on ‘Europe and Emerging Asia’ Organized by University of Calcutta 13.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of the inaugural address by the Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari at the “International Seminar on ‘Europe and Emerging Asia’ organized by Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta” in Kolkata (West Bengal) today
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Developing nations should do more to tackle climate change: European Union 12.9.2014 ET: Policy
"... If you look around the world of today, and there you will find some countries which have had an enormous growth since 1992," Hedegaard said.
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Environment Minister launches Online Portal for grant of recognition and monitoring of zoos 12.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar here today launched an Online Portal for Grant of Recognition to Zoos and Monitoring of Zoos. Shri Javadekar also launched an E- archival and retrieval Management system for the Central Zoo Authority and a book on “Zoos in India 2014”.
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First Anniversary of GIC Bhutan Re Ltd, the First Reinsurance Company of Bhutan Celebrated at Thimpu; Department of Financial Services,Government of India Runs Two Joint Ventures of Druk PNB JV and GIC Bhutan Re to Improve and Strengthen Our Bilateral Relations with Bhutan and the Levels of Financial Inclusion in the Respective Countries 12.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
GIC Bhutan Re Ltd, the first reinsurance company of Bhutan celebrated its first anniversary on the 5th of this month. A ceremony was held to mark this occasion at Hotel Taj Tashi, Thimphu which was graced among others by Mr Lyonpo Damchoe Dorji, Home Minister of Bhutan, Shri G S Sandhu, Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and Mr Dasho Lam Dorji Finance Secretary- Royal Govt. of Bhutan. This is an example of the cooperation between the two neighbours to improve the levels of financial inclusion in the respective countries.
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Kashmir monsoon floods leave 460 dead and displace almost a million 11.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Humanitarian emergency grows as Pakistani and Indian relief efforts criticised by aid-workers, amid health fears for survivors Continue reading...
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Kashmir's sorrow 11.9.2014 Rediff: News
'For lakhs of people in the flood-afflicted state, battling against the elements is taking a huge toll. This is the time of the year that apples ripen, rice starts being harvested and preparations start in full swing to put aside some of the food stocks for the long winter months ahead. At this moment, though, people there believe if they can succeed in coming out of this calamity in one piece they will have won the war,' says Rashme Sehgal.
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Scientists see gaps in forecast system 11.9.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, Sept. 10: The floods that have ravaged Jammu and Kashmir have exposed gaps in India's flood-forecasting network and signal an increasing vulnerability to extreme weather events because of unplanned development, hydrologists and other scientists have said.
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Centre finally wakes up and decides to study extreme weather events after Kashmir floods 10.9.2014 DNA: Popular News
Following India experiencing "extreme weather events" in regular intervals – Leh cloudburst in 2010, Uttarakhand tragedy in 2013 and now unusually heavy rain and floods in Kashmir – Indian government has now decided to study reasons behind it and also find if it has any links to climate change in the south Asia region. Events like 2005 Mumbai floods are also among such some extreme weather events that have hit the country in the last decade or so. The study would be done under the watch of the union ministry of earth sciences (MoES) as they have witnessed an increase in frequency of extreme weather events like sudden and extreme rainfall in Mumbai, Leh, Uttarakhand and now Jammu and Kashmir which not only lead to loss of lives of thousands but also damaged property worth tens of thousands of crores of rupees. "This study would explore the reason behind such events. We are also trying to explore possibility of international cooperation for this as extreme weather events are inter-related and changes in ...
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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia and President of the Malaysian Indian Congress calls on the Prime Minister 9.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia and President of the Malaysian Indian Congress calls on the Prime Minister
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Is Narendra Modi a climate sceptic? 9.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Indias PM used to call climate action a moral duty, now he tells students climate has not changed, we have changed

Indias prime minister, Narendra Modi, reportedly will be a no-show at the United Nations climate summit this month. Could it be because he does not accept the science behind climate change?

Modi used to be a supporter for climate action. But in public remarks on two occasions in the last week, the leader of one of the fastest growing and biggest emitting economies appeared to express doubt about whether climate change was even occurring.

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Why Asia is probably poorer than we think 9.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Asias success in reducing poverty uses a flawed system for measuring income and ignores food insecurity The first target of the first millennium development goal (MDG) is to halve extreme poverty. It has been interpreted in terms of income poverty alone, relying on counting people living below the arbitrary global poverty line of $1.25 per day. According to this measure, there has been a global reduction of income poverty that indicates the target has already been met. Most of this is due to rapid poverty reduction in Asia, especially east and south-east Asia and more recently in south Asia, so it is generally felt that the region is a success story. But does this rather basic measure leave out some important aspects of ...
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Shri Prakash Javadekar meets Malaysian Minister for Natural Resources and Environment 8.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change today met his Malaysian Counterpart Mr. Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, Minister for Natural Resources and Environment. Both the principals agreed to strengthen the bi-lateral strategic partnership in the area of environment and climate change. They reiterated the need to work closely in the domain of international negotiations so as to protect the interest of developing countries.
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Change in the nature of monsoon and its effect on the economy 8.9.2014 Rediff: Columns
Each year, economic damages increase -- and once again, development gains are lost in one season of flood or bad drought.
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GIC Re to scale up its operation in SAARC region 7.9.2014 ET: Finance / Insurance
The Indian official reinsurer has already formed reinsurance joint venture -- GIC Bhutan Re-- to develop the insurance, reinsurance industry in the country.
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