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‘Forest officers must innovate to tackle climate change’ 16.12.2017 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
  Madhya Pradesh demands 1200 crore to prevent tigers from hunting by electrocution  Chronicle Reporter,... more »
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Engagement of Communities Important for Protecting and Managing Living Heritage: Dr. Mahesh Sharma 16.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the Government of India is committed to support activities of International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), India and does look forward to engaging with the membership in the future to work in partnership for improved heritage management and sustainable development. Dr. Sharma was speaking in Valedictory Ceremony of 19th triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS International at New Delhi on 15th December, 2017. He said that ICOMOS as the global group of experts would also focus on developing or reviewing the future policy of cultural heritage.
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Efforts to prioritise textile technologies 16.12.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Textiles is among the sectors identified by Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) to bring down emission levels by using better technology. Gautam Goswami, who heads the T...
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World Telugu Conference begins on colourful note 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The World Telugu Conference (WTC) began on a colourful note here on Friday as Telugus from across the world gathered to discuss preservation and promotion of the language.
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Another US blow to multilateralism 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
The US and India, at the helm of the developed nation and developing nation blocs, respectively, have been engaged in a fight at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the issue of trade-distorting agricultural subsidies that has culminated in a collapse of talks at the recently concluded 15th ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The negotiations were on the subject of developing countries' food procurement subsidies that are capped at 10% of the total value of agricultural production based on 1986-88 prices. The developing countries argued that the base year prices are 30 years old and need to be revised in order to meet their countries' food security needs, particularly with India adopting the Right to Food Act, 2013, that increased the level of government support for food procurement activities substantially. Indeed, recent reports, particularly as characterised by Washington, suggest that India exceeds its 10% cap substantially and will continue to do so. Food Corporation of India ...
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Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism: Akbar 15.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Only nationalism and the nation-state can ideologically combat terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said on Friday.
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Seminar on natural conservation 15.12.2017 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal WWF – India is one of India’s leading conservation organizations, engaged in... more »
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After acrimonious campaign, PM hopes for productive winter session 15.12.2017 Rediff: News
The winter session of Parliament will end on January 5, 2018.
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What about the forgotten 3 billion? 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
On December 12, 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the "One Planet Summit", expressly aimed at providing French flair and oomph for the Paris Agreement (PA) on climate change. The one-day summit occurred exactly two years to the date after 195 countries pledged to undertake ambitious action that would keep the global average temperature rise "well below 2 degrees Celsius". It was heralded as the ultimate New Year then, and it remains the first truly inclusive, yet completely voluntary, global climate change accord that covers all UN member states - with one notable and singular exception! No matter the US withdrawal, the Parisian effort to highlight global momentum towards the PA, billed "adaptation, mitigation, mobilisation" as the three keywords, promoted by a triumvirate of global co-hosts (albeit all male) - Macron, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank chief Jim Yong. The summit convened speakers ranging from entrepreneurs and investors to local stakeholders and scientists ...
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Looking for balance in power 14.12.2017 Hindu: Lead
The Russia-India-China trilateral meet is New Delhi’s attempt to overcome challenges in ties with Moscow and Beijing
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The voice of the voiceless 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival 2017, that was inaugurated in the city on Thursday, will showcase 229 films from 60 countries including India, across different venues in the city. The festival is presented by Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Karnataka Chalanachithra Academy, ActionAid India (Bangalore), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Jain group of Institutions and a consortium of partner organisations. The festival will have film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and paintings - all of which will have themes connected to water scarcity, water harvesting/conservation, conflicts, floods, droughts, global warming and climate change, degradation of water bodies (oceans, ponds, beaches, lakes, rivers, etc). Some of the films will explore the impact of deforestation on such water bodies, sanitation and health and the holistic revival of water bodies. The festival has earlier travelled to Tokyo, Spain, Columbia, Gothenburg and ...
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Public health lessons Indian cities can learn from Surat 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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GAIL plays the clean energy card 13.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
By backing short films on climate change the public sector major hopes to change brand image and customer behaviour, follows the example set by global energy giants
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma leads Indian delegation to Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture at Muscot 12.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation to the second UN World Tourism Organization/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture
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High time to improve building energy efficiency: UN-backed report 12.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
It's high time to improve energy efficiency of the buildings across the globe to reach the climate change goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, a UN-backed report has said.
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Big investors press major companies to step up climate action 12.12.2017 Sify Finance
By Alister Doyle
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Microsoft to invest $50 million for its 'AI for Earth' project 12.12.2017 News
Over the past six months, Microsoft has awarded over 35 grants in more than 10 countries for access to Microsoft Azure and AI technology
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Green bonds issuance likely to swell soon 12.12.2017 News
Proposed RBI guidelines to give a boost to the instruments
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Naturebites 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Unique genetic variation Once known for its green cover, Bengaluru has lost 78% of its green cover in the last two decades due to rapid urbanisation. The citys fig trees, however, have withstood the onslaught. Aiming to evaluate the loss of green cover, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science studied the genetic structure and diversity of the cluster fig tree population in Bengaluru. For the study, the researchers collected leaf samples from individual trees from different locations across the city. The study revealed that the population of cluster fig trees in Bengaluru has a fairly robust genetic structure, with no signs of inbreeding. Inbreeding results in low genetic diversity that could cause loss of fitness and increase the risk of extinction for small population of individuals. However, in the case of the cluster fig trees, the credit for maintaining healthy population probably goes to their pollinator fig wasps, which live in a special mutualism with the fig. The DNA extracted from the ...
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Global banks undermining Paris climate goals, say reports 11.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
On the eve of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary, two new reports on Monday revealed how large banks and investors are actively undermining the climate goals by financing new coal-fired power plants.
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