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Costa Rica to offset national team's World Cup carbon footprint 26.4.2018 General News
Costa Rica will offset its national football team's carbon footprint during the 2018 World Cup in Russia by purchasing bonds that help fund an environmental project, officials said.
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Swap to save 26.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
The upcoming Clothes Swap event in Bengaluru will be held simultaneously in other cities including Miami, Sydney, NYC and Copenhagen
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DDA finalises action plan for large scale afforestation for planting 4.15L seedlings 26.4.2018 General News
The Delhi Development Authority has finalised an action plan for large scale afforestation for planting nearly 4.15 lakh seedlings of indigenous varieties in the coming planting season in various parks, green belts, roadsides, the agency said today. Delhi LG Anil Baijal had directed the DDA to enhance green areas by taking afforestation in the DDA parks, green belts, roadsides, Yamuna Flood Plains, Central Verge of Roads, etc. He had directed the DDA to take up afforestation so that pollution levels can be brought down in Delhi. Accordingly, the DDA has finalised the action plan for large scale afforestation for planting nearly 4.15 lakh seedlings of indigenous varieties in the coming planting season, the statement said. The DDA has also permitted compensatory afforestation on land in the Yamuna Flood Plains of the DDA in lieu of trees to be felled for various developmental works on lands with NHAI, ITPO, DMICDC (Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation), it added. The
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Signature dishes for Food Bowl 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Mondelez urges cocoa producers to up yields as demand rises 24.4.2018 General News
BERLIN (Reuters) - Mondelez, maker of chocolate brands like Toblerone, Milka and Cadbury, is urging governments in Ivory Coast and Ghana to boost cocoa yields to secure long-term supply despite low cocoa prices.
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Zero waste fashion: Minimise wastage at source 24.4.2018 Hindu: Fashion
Designer Divya Sheth elaborates on her zero waste fashion label and her belief in slow fashion
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Connectivity with SCO member countries is India's priority: Swaraj 24.4.2018 General News
Highlighting the commencement of the air freight corridor between Kabul, Kandahar, New Delhi and Mumbai, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said the connectivity with Shanghai Cooperation countries is India's priority.Addressing the on-going Shanghai Cooperation ministerial meeting, Swaraj said, "We want connectivity to pave the way for cooperation and trust between our societies."She further highlighted India's contribution in the development of International trade corridors including the International North-South Transport Corridor, Chabahar Port Development, Ashgabat Agreement, India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway Project, and Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Initiative.Reiterating India's priority as inclusivity, transparency and sustainability, the External Affairs Minister said that such "Initiatives would further strengthen the entire spectrum of multi-modal networks in the SCO space."Sushma Swaraj further said that economic globalisation should be more open, ...
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Lockheed says 'flow' battery will boost use of renewable power 24.4.2018 General News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp hopes to launch a new "flow" battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials that can help utilities save money and use more renewable energy, company officials said on Monday.
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Letter to BS: Tata group's triumph is visible on multiple fronts 24.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
There is a cliched saying that a good manager is one whose company runs well even in his absence
Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 General News
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 cooking. The use of these traditional cooking fuels creates several significant problems, including deforestation, with a resultant loss of biodiversity and the elimination of carbon sinks which could offset global warming. There are also an estimated 4 million attributed deaths annually due to the negative health effects associated with indoor air pollution. Approximately 30 percent of those who cooked with solid fuels (820 million people) resided in India alone.The use of solid cooking fuels creates several significant problems. In 2012, resultant indoor air pollution was the cause of more than 4.3 million premature deaths, more than 60 percent of which were women and children. In many parts of the world, women are responsible for the collection of firewood and are specifically impacted by this burden.There is ample .
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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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Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, 22.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of the Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India and Alternate Governor of the World Bank and the IMF, representing the Constituency of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Sri Lanka at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee, World Bank in Washington DC, USA yesterday, 21st April, 2018:   1.
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Celebs urge fans to make Earth greener, better 22.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza and Richa Chadha feel everyone should pitch in to make Earth a better place to live in.
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Trade disputes, debt burden threaten global growth: IMF 22.4.2018 General News
The IMF's policy-making committee today said that the global growth prospects is threatened by increasing trade disputes, geopolitical tensions and low income countries' heavy debt burden. In a statement at the end of three days of meetings, the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC), heeding the voice of countries like India, the US, Britain and France, called on the IMF and the World Bank to work on a multi-pronged programme to enhance debt transparency and sustainability. "Debt vulnerabilities are rising in many countries, particularly in low income countries (LICs). We call on the IMF and the World Bank Group to work together on a multi-pronged work programme to enhance debt transparency and sustainability and address LICs debt vulnerabilities, the statement said. On the conclusion of the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the IMFC meeting chaired by South African Governor of Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago in a communique urged
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Rising debt levels in low income countries threaten to generate economic, social instability: US 21.4.2018 General News
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin today said rising debt levels in low-income countries threaten to generate significant economic and social instability and imperil hard-won developmental gains. As such borrowers, international financial institutions, and other public and private creditors must collectively address these risks before they develop into full blown crises, Mnuchin said in his address to the Development Committee of the World Bank. For the second consecutive day, the Treasury Secretary said that the United States strongly supports recent efforts of the World Bank and the IMF to better track these risks and improve transparency through the debt sustainability frameworks and urge the robust application of the IDA Non-Concessional Borrowing Policy and IMF Debt Limits Policy. In addition, more can be done to ensure a full and transparent accounting of public debt. We call on IMF and World Bank management to develop a joint action plan on debt transparency and ...
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US asks IMF and World Bank to develop joint action plan on debt transparenc... 21.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
US asks IMF and World Bank to develop joint action plan on debt transparenc...
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IMF, WB must develop strategy for enhancing public debt transparency: India 21.4.2018 General News
India has said the IMF, World Bank and other international organisations must develop and articulate a clear strategy for enhancing public debt transparency to mitigate the rising debt vulnerabilities of low income countries. In an apparent move to address the issue of debt trap being faced by low-income developing countries (LIDCs), to which China's "predatory economics" is playing a significant role, top officials of India, the US and Britain used various platforms here during the annual Spring Meeting of the IMF and the World bank. Economic Affairs Secretary, Subhash Garg, who is leading the Indian delegation in the absence of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, raised the issue yesterday at the G-20 meeting of finance ministers. The finance ministers of the US, France, Germany and Britain also highlighted the issue in their address to the IMF. Expressing concern over the rising public debt vulnerabilities in LIDCs, Garg, in his address to G-20 stressed that increasing debt burden
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US calls on IMF and WB to develop a joint action plan on debt transparency and sustainability 21.4.2018 General News
The US has called on the IMF and the World Bank to develop a joint action plan on debt transparency and sustainability to guide future work, ensure strong coordination between institutions, and boost visibility around these efforts. The action plan should include concrete steps to obtain more comprehensive debt data from member countries, to more clearly flag data deficiencies in debt sustainability analyses, and to enhance debt sustainability through strengthened use of debt limits and non-concessional borrowing policies, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the IMF during its annual Spring meeting. "We call on IMF and World Bank management to develop a joint "action plan" on debt transparency and sustainability to guide future work, ensure strong coordination between institutions, and boost visibility around these efforts," Mnuchin said. According to the Treasury Secretary, the rise of official bilateral, "plurilateral" and private creditor lending, especially to countries at .
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Why Tyson, the largest meat processor in the U.S., is investing in fake meat 21.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Beyond Meat burgers — plant-based patties made to resemble, sizzle and even bleed like meat — have the potential to wean wavering carnivores off animal-based proteins. Encouraging such a trend would seem to pose a serious financial threat to Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat ...
Five myths about recycling 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This myth has been kicking around for decades. Daniel K. Benjamin, a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, recently told Big Think, “In most cities across the nation, recyclin...
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