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India to come up with S&T Innovation Policy soon

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 17, 2020

India in next six months will draft a National Science and Technology Innovation Policy to devise country’s strategy to tackle emerging challenges, said Dr K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister on Thursday. “The last time, we had a policy on...

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2019 capped world’s hottest decade in recorded history

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

The past decade was the hottest ever recorded on the planet, driven by an acceleration of temperature increases in the past five years, according to data released Wednesday.

The findings, released jointly by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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British High Commission launches 'Green is Great' campaign in run-up to COP26

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

The British High Commission has launched 'Green is GREAT' campaign, an initiative to highlight the strength of the UK-India partnership on climate and sustainability in the run-up to COP26 which will be held in Glasgow later this year. The campaign is linked with climate,...

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India Climate 2019: Arabian Sea saw 400% more cyclones

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

The India Meteorological Department on January 6, 2020 released its much-awaited report on India’s climate in 2019. As expected, the climate crisis wreaked havoc. The number of cyclones in Arabian Sea stood out in particular. Down To Earth has regularly reported on how the...

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Some SE Asian nations dither on joining India-based solar alliance

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

The India-headquartered International Solar Alliance’s (ISA’s) drive to co-opt countries from South-East Asia is facing problems with some countries holding back because of New Delhi’s decision to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal,...

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States on track to lift BPL people: Niti

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Mizoram are among the states, which are close to taking the the percentage of people living below the poverty line to 10.95 per cent by 2030. This has been reflected in the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index...

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Severe cold days may be linked to air pollution, say scientists

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Delhi recorded a severe cold day on Saturday along with severe cold wave conditions increasing the intensity of cold a notch higher than what was felt in the rest of December. Delhi has been experiencing a cold spell for 15 days now. The minimum temperature at Safdarjung...

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The city of Chennai in India is arming itself against climate change: KfW finances sustainable rainwater management with EUR 150

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Better protection against flooding for around 550,000 residents and business owners Securing of drinking water supplies Construction of 215 kilometres of rainwater harvesting channels and infrastructure for rainwater storage Today in India's metropolis of Chennai, KfW...

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India donates solar-powered lamps to marginalised Palestinian children

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

India has donated solar powered study lamps to Palestinian elementary school children from a marginalised Bedouin community to spread the principles of self-sufficiency and raise awareness towards the adverse effects of climate change. The lamps were donated as part of the...

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Rising pollution in HP: Oppn, govt on the same page

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

Raising the issue of rising pollution levels and climate change in the winter session of Himachal assembly, Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh sought the use of government vehicles in carpooling, introduction of electric vehicles and improvement in public transport in order to...

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