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Modi govt@4: NaMo’s foreign diplomacy - One bold stride at a time 26.5.2018 DNA: India
In his four years as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s conduct of external affairs was marked by drive and energy. He is the most peripatetic Prime Minister India has ever had.  As of May 2018, with Sochi in Russia, Modi has visited at least 54 countries on 36 foreign trips across six continents. Besides state visits to the P-5 of the United States, China, Russia, the UK and France, Modi has attended a UN General Assembly session and taken active part in a number of multilateral forums. The latter includes summits of SAARC, BRICS, East Asia, G-20, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), ASEAN-India, CHOGM, India-European Union, World Economic Forum in Davos and the Nuclear Security Summit, apart from the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris and the founding session of the International Solar Alliance, which was hosted in New Delhi in March.  By any reckoning, that is a lot of travel in 48 months, even if the Prime Minister is his own Foreign Minister, as Modi is. However, he has a competent External ...
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Modi, Hasina discuss bilateral issues, security at Santiniketan meet (Roundup) 25.5.2018 General News
The Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh on Friday discussed a number of bilateral issues, including security and politics, in the sylvan surroundings of the Visva-Bharati University here founded by Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore - the composer of both countries' national anthems.
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Give up single-use plastic: Harsh Vardhan 25.5.2018 General News
Ahead of World Environment Day, being hosted by India this year, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today urged people to give up single-use plastic and said the fight against plastic menace did not require big actions, but only minor behavioural changes and adopting 'Green Good Behaviour'. World Environment Day (WED) celebrations will be held from June 1 to 5 in the national capital and across the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to chair the plenary session on June 5, where all the state environment ministers will also be present. The minister expressed confidence that a "perceptible and measurable" difference in the country would be brought about on plastic pollution and other environmental issues in the run-up to WED and appealed to the people to give up single-use plastic. "The fight against plastic menace did not require any big actions, but only minor behavioural changes to adopt Green Good Behaviour. Every individual has a Green Social Responsibility," he ...
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Modi in Santiniketan: Praises Tagore, apologises for lack of drinking water 25.5.2018 Top Stories
This was Modi's first visit to Visva-Bharati, the only central university of which he is the chancellor
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Golden chapter in India, Bangladesh ties now: Modi 25.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
India and Bangladesh have scripted the golden chapter of their relations over the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday.
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“Give up single use of Plastic, adopt a Green Good deed every day”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Expressing confidence that a perceptible and measurable difference in the country will be brought about on plastic pollution and other environmental issues in the run-up to World Environment Day 2018, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today appealed to the people to give up single use of plastic.
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Climate change and cricket: This is what Boards are doing to ensure we have full games 25.5.2018 DNA: Money
Earlier this month, a series of thunderstorms and dust storms left a lot of destruction in five north Indian states. A number of factors including unusually high temperatures in Rajasthan, western disturbances, and cyclonic circulation over Haryana, just to name a few were the main factors. While people have said that it was a freak accident, experts say that climate change will likely fuel more such storms. Climate change has had adverse effects on our lives, and in the process, has also affected the way we play sports. A report by Climate Coalition, a UK-based group that studied climate change, examined its impact on a range of sports. The report adds that recreational cricket is most at threat due to fixture disruption and damage to facilities. Citing Glamorgan Cricket Club in Cardiff, the report says that since 2000, they have lost more than 1300 hours of cricket – equivalent to 217 days or at least 20,000 overs. "Across the whole County Championship, at least 175 days - around 16,000 overs - have ...
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India, Netherlands support efforts for resumption of stalled FTA talks 24.5.2018 General News
India and the Netherlands today made a case for resumption of negotiations for the long-stalled proposed free trade agreement with European Union (EU). The negotiations for EU-India Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA)have been held up since May 2013 and both the sides are yet to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues. India and the Netherlands "expressed support to the efforts of both sides to re-engage actively towards timely re-launching of negotiations for a comprehensive and mutually beneficial EU-India BTIA, and agreed to explore opportunities for further cooperation that will be generated by the next EU-India Summit," a joint statement said. The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte is here on a two-day visit. Since June 2007, India and the EU have completed 16 rounds of talks and five stock-taking meetings on the proposed pact, officially dubbed as BTIA. The negotiations have witnessed many hurdles with both sides having major differences on key issues like ...
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PM Modi hails Netherlands joining International Solar Alliance; Dutch... 24.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
PM Modi hails Netherlands joining International Solar Alliance; Dutch...
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Ministry of Culture to organize Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav   2018 in Tehri, Uttarakhand from 25th to 27th May, 2018 24.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Culture is organising the 9th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, in Tehri, Uttarakhand from 25th May to 27th May, 2018. Tehri Lake Festival where one can explore the water sports, organized by the Uttarakhand Tourism every year, will be subsumed within the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav.
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World Environment Day at MOEF&CC, RO Bhopal on June 5 24.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, India is the global host for the World Environment Day, 2018, primarily focusing on the theme of beating plastic pollution. This Ministry has proposed to celebrate the event in a grand manner and at a mass scale involving Central & State Ministries/Departments, Local Bodies, Government Organization/PSUs, NGOs, Business World and common man […]
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Strict curbs on global warming to buoy world economy: Study 24.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The report said the toughest temperature curbs would benefit 90 percent of the world's population, especially in poor nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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BharatNet, National Knowledge Network to help IMD make accurate weather forecast 23.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The two ambitious broadband projects of the government -- BharatNet and National Knowledge Network (NKN) -- once completed will enable the country's weather department to make long term predictions and boost accuracy of the weather forecast. While BharatNet is part of the telecom ministry, NKN is under the purview of ministry of IT and electronics. The ministries are in discussions with IMD (India Meteorological Department) to use the high-speed broadband network at village/panchayat level which can improve the accuracy of the data collected manifold, a senior government functionary told DNA Money. The plan is to install observatories in all districts and panchayats, which will enable IMD to gather accurate data at the ground level. The information will be critical keeping in mind the impact of global warming and other environmental changes. It will also improve weather predictions of various issues, including drought, monsoon and others which can go a long way in helping agricultural economy. NKN ...
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Fill vacancies in NGT bench, Centre urged 23.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Lack of quorum affecting litigants, says consumer body
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Citizens condemn police violence against Thoothukudi protesters 23.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Several people have been killed and many others injured in Thoothukudi as police fired on protesters marching towards the Collectorate, demanding closure of a Sterlite copper smelting plant that has been allegedly flouting all environment norms. ...
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Unrealistic to expect UN peacekeepers to protect civilians in conflict situations: Akbaruddin 23.5.2018 General News
India has said it is "unrealistic" to expect from UN peacekeepers protection of civilians in the absence of clear mandates, and suggested developing a "politically attuned" framework for the purpose. Speaking at a UN Security Council debate on 'Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts' yesterday, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, said the Council's membership needs to frame mandates with clarity and specificity. "Every time this Council reviews a peace keeping operation, it is incumbent that it undertakes a serious examination of whether the peacekeepers have the ability to do what they are expected to carry out in extremely trying circumstances," Akbaruddin said. "It is clear that the expectations that the UN peacekeepers can effectively ensure protection of civilians in the absence of clear mandates are not realistic," he said. Akbaruddin said the need to protect civilians in the context of UN peacekeeping operations has gained prominence ...
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‘Focus on disaster mitigation steps’ 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Venkaiah Naidu lays stone for southern campus of NIDM at Kondapavuluru
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A crop revolution 22.5.2018 FrontLine: Home
The women-led climate-resilient farming model created by Swayam Shikshan Prayog in drought-hit Marathwada has yielded encouraging results and is worthy of emulation across the country. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM
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International Day for Biodiversity Celebrated across the Country; National-Level Celebrations held in Hyderabad 22.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018 was celebrated all over the country today. The celebration of the IDB under the theme - “Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity” provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of and threats to biodiversity, while highlighting its contribution to sustainable development.
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Bat habitat loss and Nipah 22.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Human threats could be exacerbating transmission of the disease
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