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Ministries of Power & Railways signs three MoUs on cooperation in areas of ... - Business Standard 12.8.2015 google news
Ministries of Power & Railways signs three MoUs on cooperation in areas of ... Business Standard The MoUs provides a framework under which both parties may collaborate and cooperate for efficient, reliable and economical generation, transmission, distribution, trading, supply, marketing of electricity and energy efficiency in Indian Railways ...
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Ministries of Power & Railways Signs Three Mous on Cooperation in Areas of Electricity and Energy Efficiency 12.8.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Four Memorandum of Understanding ( MoUs) were signed between Ministry of Power , Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Ministry of Railways for Cooperation in the areas of Electricity Transmission , Energy Efficiency and promotion of Renewable Energy in Indian Railways here today in the presence of Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Minister of State (IC) for Power,
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Four MOUs have been Signed Between Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Power & Ministries of New & Renewable Energy and their Organizations for Cooperation in the Areas of Electricity Transmission, Energy Conservation and Promotion of Renewable Energy in a Time Bound Manner 12.8.2015 Govt of india: PIB
In the presence of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Railways and Shri Piyush Goyal,
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Levy import duty to push local LED bulbs: Parliamentary panel 11.8.2015 ET: Policy
The panel recommended that the government should persuade remaining 9 states and UTs to set up SECFs and ensure prompt and adequate funding to these funds.
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A sneak peek into India's first zero-energy building. - Business Today 11.8.2015 google news
A sneak peek into India's first zero-energy building. Business Today A- Buildings can achieve zero energy levels in two steps. One, reduce demand through commercially viable energy efficiency technologies such as geothermal air conditioning and LED lighting. And two, harvest energy on site to meet the already ...
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India’s war on Greenpeace | Samanth Subramanian 11.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Environmental activists are being investigated, prevented from leaving the country and having their funds frozen. Why is India’s political class lining up to brand them enemies of the state?

After deciding not to sleep at all before her 6.50am flight out of Delhi, Priya Pillai felt slow and drowsy as she handed her passport over the immigration counter. It was a few hours past midnight on 11 January 2015; Pillai, a campaigner with Greenpeace India, knew that two full weeks of work awaited her in London. At check-in, she had secured an aisle seat, which made her happy. Now, as the official scanned her passport, Pillai sent idle texts to a colleague in Boston and pondered a plan to visit a friend in the north of England for the weekend.

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Kamdhenu Ispat to invest Rs 50-crore on capacity expansion 9.8.2015 ET: Steel
The steel bar producer, which has manufacturing plant in Bhiwadi district, expects to make the investment by the end of this financial year.
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How community rights under the Forest Rights Act could transform the lives of millions of forest dwellers 9.8.2015 ET: Policy
Community rights under the Forest Rights Act could transform the lives of millions of forest dwellers, but only if the bureaucracy is pushed to implement the legislation fairly and without delay.
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Indigenous women are raising their voices and can no longer be ignored | Victoria Tauli-Corpuz 7.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Indigenous women have a vital role to play in the struggle over land, and are increasingly overcoming a double discrimination to assert their rights

As a teenager, I joined fellow indigenous activists on Luzon, the Philippines’ largest island, to protest against the Chico dam project. The scheme would have displaced roughly 300,000 indigenous people from their ancestral lands. The leaders of the movement were all men, but women were also on the frontline, risking their lives.

These were our lands too, and we women fought to defend them even when our activities were criminalised by the Filipino government. We didn’t give up until the government and the World Bank cancelled the project.

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Ten books that changed the world 7.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

From Euclid’s Elements to Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, and from Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex to Shakespeare First Folio … 10 authors choose books ‘not of an age, but for all time’

“Unsatisfied, cold, priapic, nymphomaniac, lesbian, a hundred times aborted, I was everything, even an unmarried mother,” wrote Simone de Beauvoir of the reaction to the second volume of The Second Sex. This outpouring of angst – which included the Vatican placing the book on its banned list – was brought on by De Beauvoir’s frank discussion of female sexuality, including lesbianism and cross-dressing. But there is so much more to The Second Sex, which asks the most fundamental question in the whole of feminism: what does it mean to be a woman?

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India's Solar Dream: Resolving the 'Land' Conundrum - The Diplomat 5.8.2015 google news
India's Solar Dream: Resolving the 'Land' Conundrum The Diplomat By investing heavily in solar, wind, biomass, energy efficiency, and conservation (and even nuclear, which is considered “clean” by the establishment), the government aims to build energy self-sufficiency and self-reliance. However, the road ahead is ...
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Are plants intelligent? New book says yes 4.8.2015 Guardian: Science
A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like plants. To most of us these statements may sound, at best, insupportable or, at worst, crazy. But a new book, Brilliant Green: the Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence , by plant neurobiologist (yes, plant neurobiologist), Stefano Mancuso and journalist, Alessandro Viola, makes a compelling and fascinating case not only for plant sentience and smarts, but also plant rights. For centuries Western philosophy and science largely viewed animals as unthinking automatons, simple slaves to instinct. But research in recent decades has shattered that view. We now know that not only are chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants thinking, feeling and personality-driven beings, but many others are as well. ...
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Tribal Affairs Ministry revises the Scheme for Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups 31.7.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revised the Central Sector Scheme known as “Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)”, w.e.f. 1st April, 2015, under which the Ministry will provide 100% financial assistance through State Governments for activities including housing
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Peru stalling new national park for unique Amazon mountain range 29.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
Over one million hectares, flora, fauna and people at risk from government failure to act The Sierra del Divisor region in the Peruvian Amazon was identified as a biodiversity conservation priority back in the early 1990s. More than 20 years later and Peruvians are still waiting - some more desperately than others given all the narco-traffickers, illegal loggers and gold-miners in or near the region. What’s so special about the Sierra del Divisor? It’s the “only mountainous region” anywhere in the lowland rainforest, according to Peruvian NGO Instituto del Bien Comun (IBC), while The Field Museum, in the US, describes it as “a mountain range” rising up “dramatically from the lowlands of central Amazonian Peru” and boasting “rare and diverse geological formations that occur nowhere else in Amazonia.” Its most iconic topographical feature is “El Cono”, an extraordinary peak visible from the Andes on a clear ...
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Kalam's unfinished lecture to appear in new book 29.7.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The lecture which Dr Kalam couldn't finish before collapsing while talking to students in IIM Shillong could soon be part of a new ...
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Zero-energy Buildings - Business Today 29.7.2015 google news
Zero-energy Buildings Business Today It is also hailed as India's first zero-energy building. What's that? A zero-energy ... One, reduce demand through commercially viable energy efficiency technologies such as geothermal air conditioning and LED lighting. And two, harvest energy on site ...
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Consider yellow LEDs for Marine Drive, BMC told 25.7.2015 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) on Friday wrote to BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta regarding installation of LED lights at Marine Drive, asking the latter to consider bringing back the traditional golden glow to the area’s encircling art deco ...
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Bombay High Court allows demolition of century-old LIC building 24.7.2015 DNA: Money
The Bombay High Court on Friday upheld the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decision to pull down a century-old building on DN Road considering the safety of public at large. The building, owned by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is in a dilapidated condition. While rejecting the plea filed by tenants, a division bench of justice AS Oka and justice Revati Mohite Dhere said: "There is no option but to pull down the century-old dilapidated structure owned by LIC in south Mumbai." On May 5, using his powers the municipal commissioner overruled the recommendations of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee which sought repairs and restoration of the premises. The order, however, noted that the demolition should be carried out under the guidance of the heritage committee so that important objects can be salvaged and used when the building is redeveloped. The commissioner had passed the order after the high court had directed it to convene a meeting and take a decision on whether demolition is ...
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Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella - Big News Network.com 20.7.2015 google news
Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella Big News Network.com "We have also had the opportunity to highlight the initiatives taken by Government of India, particularly by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency, are doing in the field of energy efficiency, energy conservation, where the Prime Minister ...
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Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella - Business Standard 20.7.2015 google news
Piyush Goyal meets former UN Under Secretary Kandeh K Yumkella Business Standard "We have also had the opportunity to highlight the initiatives taken by Government of India, particularly by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency, are doing in the field of energy efficiency, energy conservation, where the Prime Minister ...
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