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India Extends $150 Million Line Of Credits (LoC) To Pacific Island Nation

🕔19:06, 26.Sep 2019

PM Narendra Modi announced $150 million to the Pacific Island Nation At  the India-Pacific Small Island Developing States(PSIDS) leaders level Summit at New york. This extended fund will be used for investment in sectors like  solar, renewable energy and climate

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Coal Gasification: Future of the Clean Energy?

🕔18:12, 25.Sep 2019

Odisha’s Talcher fertilizer plant awarded a contract for starting a coal gasification unit for the production of urea and Ammonia. It is part of the government’s revival plan for closed fertilizer plants belonging to the Fertiliser Corporation of India Limited

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Need of National Resource Efficiency Policy

🕔18:11, 25.Sep 2019

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has proposed a draft National Resource Efficiency Policy 2019 which aims to streamline the efficient use of these resources with a minimum negative impact on the environment. Govt has to contemplate

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On UN Climate Action Summit

🕔17:52, 25.Sep 2019

In News: On UN Climate Action Summit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand on climate change action is to be welcomed as a signal of India’s own determination to align domestic policy with its international commitments. Details The challenge before India

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Agroecology- Zero Budget Natural Farming

🕔17:49, 25.Sep 2019

Agroecology: The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, based on a brainstorming session that included industry representatives, sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi opposing Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). What is Agroecology? Agroecology is the science of applying ecological

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AIR Analysis : Efforts To Tackle Climate Change – United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

🕔15:30, 25.Sep 2019

Context : The 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD CoP 14) has been held recently in New Delhi. In addition to the Delhi Declaration with a commitment to deal with various issues like

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THE IMPACT OF FLOODING ON ECOSYSTEM

🕔18:19, 24.Sep 2019

Why in the news? A survey of dragonflies and damselflies held in the Silent Valley National Park (SVNP) has discovered eight new species, reported an alarming decrease in the odonate population(Carnivorous insects). This study raising concerns over the ecological impact

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All About Single-Use Plastic Bags

🕔18:15, 24.Sep 2019

India is set to impose a nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags, cups, and straws on October 2 following such an announcement in PM’s Independence Day speech. What is single-use plastic? Single-use plastics are commonly used for packaging and include

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CRZ And Maradu Case: Concerns Regarding The Judgement

🕔17:52, 24.Sep 2019

CRZ And Maradu Case Citing the loss of lives during the recent floods, the Supreme Court on September 23 said it was ‘shocked’ that illegal construction of multi-storey buildings was being allowed in Kerala’s coastal zones and made it clear

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Surat Emissions Trading Scheme

🕔17:49, 24.Sep 2019

Gujarat government has launched an Emissions Trading Scheme(ETS) in Surat, which is being described as the world’s first market for trading in particulate matter emissions. While trading mechanisms for pollution control do exist in many parts of the world, none

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