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‘Make affordable housing a priority in urban planning’

Dec 17, 2012 01:45 PM NAREDCO’s annual two-day convention on sustainable housing for masses highlighted the need of making affordable housing a priority in urban planning.
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Volunteering is the future of development in India

Dec 07, 2012 01:05 PM At an event held by VSO India, the message sent out was the merits of volunteering in a developing country like India and how it is the future of development.

CSE-MoEF side event at CoP 18 Doha

Dec 06, 2012 11:03 AM India should walk out of the Doha negotiations if equity is not made a part of the deal, says Sunita Narain in Doha. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Ministry of Environment and Forests jointly organise a side event at CoP18 in Doha.

BASIX celebrates livelihood promotion and protection in Rural India

Nov 26, 2012 01:13 PM BASIX Group, celebrated a decade of association with Aviva Life Insurance and Royal Sundaram Alliance General Insurance (RSA) for microinsurance.
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Climate change is now reality: Greenpeace

Nov 26, 2012 12:57 PM As governments meet for climate talks in Doha, Greenpeace warned on Monday that they must wake up to the reality that climate change is already gripping the planet and take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming.
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Greenpeace launches the new version of energy revolution for India

Nov 16, 2012 11:55 AM Greenpeace today launched the second version of the Indian Energy [R]evolution1 - a roadmap to secure India’s growing energy needs without having to depend on the depleting and polluting fossil fuels.

Awareness and community engagement key to RSBY’s success

Nov 12, 2012 07:32 AM The success of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) depends largely on reaching out to the poorest communities and beneficiaries through dedicated awareness and sensitisation campaigns, said Anil Swarup, Director General, Labour Welfare Bureau while opening a regional sharing workshop in Bihar, India.

Insulin guidelines on injection techniques launched in India

Nov 08, 2012 12:20 PM The first Indian clinical recommendations for best practices in insulin injection techniques, Forum for Injection Techniques (FIT India) guidelines were launched in association with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company.

UK graduates to bring new skills to India

Nov 08, 2012 07:43 AM UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Work Placement Programme will give UK graduates an insight into India’s burgeoning business world at a time when many UK businesses are trying to gain a foothold in the region.

India encourages value education among students

Nov 01, 2012 01:37 PM Taking leads from the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, M M Pallam Raju’s wish to inculcate moral education in the curriculum, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched an innovative Values Education kit in New Delhi.

Shifting goalposts – new mantra of governance

Oct 26, 2012 12:55 PM Governance in India has become synonymous with flouting and twisting of rules, and shifting of goalposts to suit one’s vested interests.

German foundation helps visually impaired girls to pursue higher education

Oct 25, 2012 12:42 PM Germany-based Marga Schulze Foundation is assisting visually impaired girls in Africa and Asia to pursue higher education through a merit scholarship scheme.
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Smart Grid VC funding shows signs of life with $238 mn in Q3

Oct 25, 2012 10:25 AM Smart Grid VC funding shows signs of life with $238 mn in Q3 Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the smart grid sector during the third quarter of 2012.

IFRC calls for greater investment in local level disaster risk reduction efforts

Oct 25, 2012 09:02 AM As the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (5thAMCDRR) gets underway in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling on governments to commit more resources to support disaster risk reduction initiatives at the local level.

Experts call for exploring the synergy between development and environment to promote green growth

Oct 19, 2012 07:22 AM TERI launched a quarterly titled, "Green Growth and Development Quarterly" which seeks to bring together a diverse set of viewpoints and opinions from different stakeholders from India and other countries on the topic of green growth and development.
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'Canvironment Week 2012' kicks off in South Africa

Oct 16, 2012 02:05 PM Nampak and Collect-a-Can, the African partners for the Hindustan Tin initiated “Canvironment Week”, along with Green Expo in Johannesburg, South Africa from 28th to 30th September, 2012 kicked off the proceedings of Canvironment Week 2012.

British environment minister to lead UK delegation at COP 11

Oct 16, 2012 07:21 AM British Minister of State for natural environment, water and rural affairs at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Richard Benyon, will lead the UK delegation to the 11th meeting of conference of parties (COP 11) for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), being held in Hyderabad from 8 -19 October 2012.
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AOF celebrates International White Cane Day

Oct 15, 2012 10:20 AM With an aim to provide a better life to the visually challenged, Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Amway India, celebrated the ‘International White Cane Day’ in association with Bhartiya Netraheen Kalyan Parishad (BNKP) in New Delhi.
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Inspirational people felicitated at India Positive Awards

Oct 12, 2012 07:37 AM In a bid to explore and spread the goodness of Indians, who enrich the lives of others, a glittering ceremony in Delhi felicitates people who have made a positive difference to the society at large.

Galli Galli Sim Sim uses technology to improve lives of marginalised children

Oct 10, 2012 02:25 PM GalliGalliSimSim, the Indian version of world renowned educational children’s series Sesame Street, is now increasing its impact and reach to families in North and Central India with its radiophone project.
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