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Beyond books: A community library where reading is thinking 17.8.2018 Citizen Matters
In New Delhi and Gurgaon, The Community Library Project is taking reading to all sections of society with the involvement of the local community. Providing more than just books, the library is a lively space and engages its members through workshops and events.
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Greece set to exit bailout, still faces daunting challenges 17.8.2018 Reuters: World News
Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures.
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IMG Reliance expands fashion business with launch of 'The Voice of Fashion' 16.8.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Aug 16 (NewsVoir): IMG Reliance announced its foray into new media with the launch of fashion digital destination 'The Voice of Fashion'.
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New Transaction Structure for Future Greenfield Airports Proposed Under Nabh Nirmaan 2018 14.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Sh Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Civil Aviation today unveiled a new transaction structure for future greenfield airports proposed under NABH Nirmaan 2018. Sh. Jayant Sinha, MoS, Civil Aviation, Shri R N Choubey, Secretary, MoCA and other senior officers of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.
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Climate One: Wall Street and Climate Change 13.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Host Greg Dalton interviews three experts on the ways corporations, and their shareholders, can make an impact on climate change and environmental sustainability.
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Swachh Survekshan 2019 to focus on sustainability and public participation 13.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairshas stated that while Swachh Survekshan 2019 will focus on sustainability and encourage large scale citizen participation and ensure progress towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, the Ease of Living Index will encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to Urban planning &Management.
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Increasing farmers' income through reduction in cost of cultivation 13.8.2018 DNA: India
When the goal of increasing the income of farmers and workers has gained national priority across the spectrum of ideological boundaries, is not it strange that excessive focus is on increasing prices and not on decreasing cost? What is the political economy of this bias? Reducing cost requires triggering debate on sustainability, saving water, soil, seed and all inputs in such a manner that farmers improve his income by reducing the cost to oneself but also to mother nature. Reduction in cost takes place when we get more crop with less water as Harbhajan, suggested in early 2000. He suggested irrigation in alternate rows of cotton thus halving water requirement and also reducing the incidence of pest without any adverse effect on crop yield (more on it next week). Growing coriander around chickpea reduces pest attack in parts of Haryana due to predators attracted by nectar-rich coriander. Micro-toxins produced by using old bajra flour in early nineties in Gujarat were used as pesticides in Gujarat. One ...
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Climate Cast Special: Capitalism, communication and carbon-free energy 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
During this hour-long Climate Cast special, MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner will talk to experts about "climate capitalism," the best words to use when talking climate and where Minnesota is at when it comes to emissions goals.
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Sh. Hardeep Puri to launch Swachh Survekshan 2019, ODF+ & ODF ++ Protocols and Swachh Manch Web Portal 8.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs will launch the Swachh Survekshan 2019 on 10th August 2018 in New Delhi. Parallelly, a slew of new initiatives under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) as well as the Ease of Living Index will also be launched.
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Niti Aayog to organise Government and Business Partnership Conclave 7.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
With a view to exploring the roles and contributions of the business sector in the implementation of SDGs in India, NITI Aayog, United Nations in India and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) are jointly organizing a Government and Business Partnership Conclave on 8th August 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
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Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO 6.8.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Aug. 06 (ANI): PepsiCo on Monday announced that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Indra Nooyi will step down on October 3 after 12 long years of leading the US food and beverage giant.
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Paper Industry aims to rectify misconceptions about paper usage 6.8.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Aug 6 (NewsVoir): Paper industry celebrated Paper Day on August 1 by launching an awareness campaign on environment friendliness of paper as against several alternate materials. The
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PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi to step down as CEO: 5 facts you need to know 6.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi to step down as CEO: 5 facts you need to know
Local Resistance Builds to Google's 'Smart City' in Toronto 1.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
An Alphabet project aimed at creating a “smart city” on Toronto’s waterfront is facing resistance from local officials who are worried about the development’s direction and how Google’s parent company will handle residents’ personal data.
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Study on Groundwater Contamination 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) regularly monitors ground water quality of shallow aquifers on a regional scale, once every year. Ground water quality data generated during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicate that the ground water in major part of the country is potable.
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Axalta publishes sustainability report on business practices 30.7.2018 Sify Finance
[India], July 30 (NewsVoir): Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today issued its Sustainability Report 2016-2017, highlighting the company's advancements in
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CCCT staff kick-start indefinite pen-down strike 28.7.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Lewan Sharma Chisopani (Namchi), 28 Jul : CCCT college faculty have staged an indefinite pen-down since yesterday, affecting roughly 500 students at their campus in Chisopani, South Sikkim. Their one point agenda being CCCT be converted into a fully funded government college akin to the newly established Government Engineering college, Sikkim Institute of Science and […]
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Smart packaging will transform online grocery space: Tetra Pak Index 2018 27.7.2018 Sify Finance
[India], July 27 (NewsVoir): Smart packaging technologies based on unique digital codes will take both online and off-line grocery in exciting new directions over the next few years, says the Tetra
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UN Environment Body bestows 'Champions of Earth 2018' award to solar-powered Cochin airport 26.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Cochin International Airport in Kerala, which is the world’s first solar-powered airport, has been chosen for the Champions of Earth 2018, a prize instituted by the United Nations, the Indian Express reported on Thursday. According to the report, Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), had visited the airport located on the fringes of Kochi recently lauding its achievements in renewable energy conservation and the vegetable cultivation in the solar park. Solheim, in a communique to VJ Kurien, managing director, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), said ‘previous Champion laureates range from world leaders to inspiring scientists – all visionaries who drive the world closer to its aspiration of environmental sustainability and a life of dignity for all.’ The Champion of Earth Prize is considered the UN’s highest environmental accolade. In May this year, Solheim on a trip to Kerala said, "Kerala has long been a leader in human development and I am ...
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How McDonald's India is going green 24.7.2018 Rediff: Business
In a first in India, the fast-food joint is converting used cooking oil into biodiesel, which is used to power 20-25 trucks that make trips to around 275 restaurants carrying supplies from its distribution centre
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