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MNRE invites bids for evaluation of New National Biogas and Organic Manure Program

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited an expression of interest for conducting an independent evaluation of the implementation of the national biogas and organic manure programmes implemented across 13 states. The ministry has been implementing the programme...

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Health and safety of 1 billion people at risk from lack of access to cooling: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

Public safety, health, safe medicine and food supply for a whopping 1.05 billion people in poor rural and urban areas globally are now at risk from lack of access to cooling including adequate refrigeration, air conditioning and other areas that are essential as the earth’s...

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Cabinet approves MoU between India, Switzerland on climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

Concerned over environmental degradation, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Switzerland on technical cooperations in the field of climate change....

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India calls upon SCO member-states to work together to defeat terrorism, combat climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

India on Saturday called upon the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to strengthen and implement all existing international laws "without exception and double standards" to combat terrorism and its enablers. Addressing the 18th meeting of Council of...

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India and Germany likely to sign agreement on artificial intelligence

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

Germany and India are likely to sign agreements including a partnership on the use of artificial intelligence in farming during a three-day visit to New Delhi by Chancellor Angela Merkel that begins on Thursday, the German ambassador said. Merkel will be accompanied by...

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Nuclear power generators helped avoid 500 MT Of CO2 emissions last year

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

Nuclear energy in Asia is meeting the growing demand for electricity while helping tackle air pollution and climate change, The World Nuclear Performance Report 2019 Asia Edition indicated. The report, published by the World Nuclear Association, was launched today at...

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IFAD President to strengthen joint efforts to boost farmers’ incomes in India

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will meet with government leaders in India this week to strengthen joint efforts to boost farmers' incomes and build sustainable food systems, and review project activities that have...

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Siemens Energy CEO Sen: 'Scale to win in wind, jury out on gas'

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2019

The newly-spun off Siemens Energy aims to be the “go to institution for combating climate change” with the scale to lead on- and offshore wind markets, said its CEO-designate who added that “the jury’s out” on the role of large-scale gas in the new company. The pure-play...

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EU, China, others team up to coordinate ‘green’ investment financing

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

The European Union, China, India and several other countries teamed up on Friday to coordinate rules and standards for trillions of dollars of private and public “green” investment needed over decades to prevent irreversible climate change. The initiative, called the...

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Indian Railways to become 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

New Delhi: As part of India’s strategy to combat climate change, Indian Railways will become "net zero" carbon emitter by 2030, said railways and commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday. India is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, and is among...

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