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At WEF, Imran talks of normalising ties with India 22.1.2020 Rediff: News
Khan also said Pakistan has decided to partner any other country only for peace and named the partnership with the US as the one.
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India’s guidelines on wetlands will allow states to decide what counts as prohibited activities 22.1.2020 Scroll.in
An estimated 4.63% of the country’s geographical area is made up of wetlands.
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6 themes WEF 2020 hopes to address 21.1.2020 Rediff: Business
The world wants to halt climate change, but do it without affecting economic growth and consumption. This fundamental contradiction is the key theme at Davos 2020.
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Why Modi government’s LPG scheme has failed to take off in Odisha’s forest-dependent villages 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
Around 75% of the residents of one village have received an LPG connection. But only 5% refill it regularly.
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‘Nothing stays stagnant in culture’: Sarod player Soumik Datta on BBC series ‘Rhythms of India’ 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
The British-Asian musician anchors the music travelogue, which will be premiered in India on January 25.
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NE has warmed up significantly during last 100 years: study 20.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
NE has warmed up significantly during last 100 years: study
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How growing consumerism in India, China and the US is harming primate habitats across the world 18.1.2020 Scroll.in
The global demand for goods such as palm oil and rubber puts enormous pressure on environmental resources.
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Woes of river island people discussed 17.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Woes of river island people discussed
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As the old global order crumbles, does India know what it must do? This book asks the question 16.1.2020 Scroll.in
An excerpt from ‘The New World Disorder And The Indian Imperative’, by Shashi Tharoor and Samir Saran.
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Young climate activist Licipriya spells out her dreams 14.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Young climate activist Licipriya spells out her dreams
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The national policy that governs India’s forests has not been updated since 1988 11.1.2020 Scroll.in
A new National Forest Policy is required to factor in climate change, pollution and forest dwellers’ land rights.
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Majuli may disappear entirely by 2040, feel experts 11.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Majuli may disappear entirely by 2040, feel experts
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NIDHI Accelerator Road Show Programme held at CAU Imphal 11.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
NIDHI Accelerator Road Show Programme held at CAU Imphal
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Suresh Prabhu made India's Sherpa for G20 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi Former Commerce and Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, who missed ministerial berth during the swearing-in of the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been named as India's Sherpa for the G20 summit at Osaka in Japan. According to official sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the summit to be held from June 27 to 29. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Mr Prabhu would be India's Sherpa at the meet. This would be the sixth time that Prime Minister Modi would be participating in the G20 summit. Mr Modi will hold talks and participate in the deliberations, he said. On May 30, when Mr Prabhu's name went missing from the ministers' list, there was a lot of speculation on the future politics of Mr Prabhu, who was considered blue-eyed boy of PM Modi. Speaking to reporters, Mr Prabhu said innovation in digital economy, artificial intelligence and food security would figure among other issues at the G20 Summit talks. He also said terrorism, global ...
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Modi unveils Gandhiji's bust at Yonsei Varsity in Seoul 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Seoul, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Yonsei University in Seoul."It is an honour to unveil the bust of Bapu at Yonsei University in Seoul. This becomes even more special because we are doing so at a time when we mark the 150th birth anniversary of Bapu," Mr Modi said.He said, "Through his lifestyle, Bapu showed what living in harmony with nature is." Mahatma also showed to the world that it is "important to leave a clean and green planet" for the future generations. "The thoughts and ideals of Bapu have the power to help us overcome the menace of terrorism and climate change, two challenges the humanity is faced with these days," Mr Modi said. During his stay in South Korea, Mr Modi will be conferred upon with the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize at a ceremony to be organised by the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation on Friday "in recognition of his national and international contributions". Earlier, addressing a symposium attended by top South Korean ...
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Modi holds delegation level talks with Norwegian PM, discusses trade & investment 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg held delegation level talks here on Tuesday. "Exploring new avenues for deepening bilateral relationship. PM Narendra Modi and PM Norway Ms Erna Solberg held delegation level talks," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted. He further said both the leaders discussed bolstering relations in trade and investment, blue economy, oceans and marine resources, climate change and renewable energy. In another missive, MEA spokesman wrote: "Adding strength and momentum to our relationship PM Modi warmly welcomed his Norwegian counterpart Ms Solberg to India ahead of delegation-level talks". The leaders last met at India-Nordic Summit in April 2018. India and Norway share warm and friendly relationship.The visiting Norwegian Prime Minister will also attend the three-day long Raisina Dialogue, which gets underway here on Tuesday.
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President invites the Maldives to join Int'l Solar Alliance in fight against climate change 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi President Ram Nath Kovind has invited visiting Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to become a member of the International Solar Alliance in which India has taken the lead to fight climate change. Welcoming his Maldivian counterpart to India, Mr Kovind said India was deeply concerned about the impact of climate change especially on the Maldives and other small Island states that are most vulnerable to it. He said India was 'honoured' that Mr Solih had chosen to visit India on his first State Visit and that too, within a month of assuming office. 'This speaks for our close ties and special friendship,' he said. At a banquet he hosted on Monday night, he said that India attached the highest importance to its relationship with the Maldives. 'Maldives can always count on India as a steadfast partner in its progress as a nation,' he said. 'As the Maldives Government embarks on its journey to fulfill the mandate given by its people, India wishes to see a democratic, stable, ...
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India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, India on Saturday said that its military relation with France is "historical" and elaborate while for its part, the French government said that it considers a "strong India to be in the world’s interest". In a crucial meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her visiting counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian here, both sides agreed for enhanced collaboration in fighting terrorism. "India's defence relations with France is historical and comprehensive," Ms Swaraj told reporters at a joint media conference with the visiting dignitary. She said among other facets, issues like joint manufacturing do figure prominently. In this endeavour, the Minister mentioned about Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's visit to France in October. "Both sides are committed to give further boost to the ties," she said. In a tweet, French ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler wrote: "Very productive meeting between Minister Le Drian and EAM Sushma Swaraj. France considers a strong India to be in the ...
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Modi receives Champions of the Earth award for enviornmental policy leadership 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, the "UNEP Champions of the Earth" award for championing the International Solar Alliance and pledging to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022. United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres presented the award at a special ceremony in the national capital.Modi has got the award jointly with Emmanuel Macron, president of France, for his unwavering commitment to tackling climate change around the world. The United Nations Environment Programme in a statement said the Indian prime minister and the French president were recognised in the Policy Leadership category "for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action, including Macron’s work on the Global Pact for the Environment and Modi’s unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022." Receiving the award, ...
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World Environment Day at MOEF&CC, RO Bhopal on June 5 11.1.2020 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 across the length and breadth of the country, thus giving it the widest possible geographical and demographic coverage to create awareness about environmental concerns, particularly the plastic pollution. Accordingly, the Regional Office, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Bhopal is celebrating ‘World Environment Day’ on 5th June, 2018 in collaboration with other sub-ordinate offices of the Ministry, namely Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal and Central Pollution Control Board, Bhopal . A number of events are being organized during the fortnight preceding the said event. Plastic cleanliness drive is one of the ...
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