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The Deshpande Education trust launches a Master in Social Entrepreneurship program

Jul 24, 2012 07:01 AM The Deshpande Education Trust launches the Master of Social Entrepreneurship program to encourage social entrepreneurship among young people.

In search of the greenest and coolest technologies

Jul 20, 2012 05:29 AM Experts from sectors foam insulation, refrigeration, and air conditioning will meet at Bangkok to discuss how to cut back HFC emissions and finding alternative eco-friendly technologies

Delhi: 40-45 age group reports rise in cataract

Jul 18, 2012 12:30 PM Centre for Sight, group of eye hospitals conducted a free eye camp at DDA, Rohini. More than 100 public servants participated in the health camp out of which 30 were diagnosed with cataract. The findings of the camp confirmed the growing instance of cataract among those falling between the age of 40-45yrs. Cataract usually occurs after 45 years of age and is considered as a problem of ageing. According to the experts, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in India with almost 11 million cases.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation appoints Girindre Beeharry to lead the India Office

Jul 16, 2012 01:36 PM The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Girindre Beeharry has assumed the leadership of its India Office headquartered in New Delhi, effective immediately.

Take cognizance of consumers’ voice in spectrum auction: Consumer Group

Jul 13, 2012 12:59 PM To ensure that consumers remain insulated from the impact of spectrum allocation – as some mobile operators have hinted passing on the hike of fees on to the end users – consumer group Consumer Online Foundation submitted a petition to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ahead of the latter’s meeting with Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Telecom.

IFC and Minda NexGenTech to provide off-grid lighting to one million people in rural India

Jun 28, 2012 12:11 PM IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and renewable energy company Minda NexGenTech will work together to provide off-grid lighting solutions based on renewable energy to over a million people in 1,500 Indian villages by 2016.

World’s largest paper and packaging company joins WBCSD

Jun 22, 2012 12:45 PM International Paper, a leader in paper and packaging, will also be part of WBCSD’s Forest Solutions Group which provides business leadership in forest based solutions.

Greenpeace urges Central government not to settle for half hearted efforts on GM labeling

Jun 18, 2012 12:21 PM Greenpeace welcomes the government’s recent decision to label GM food but also demands alternatives to unsafe GMOs.
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Helping businesses go green better

Jun 13, 2012 08:10 AM Carbon Disclosure Project and Forest Footprint Disclosure Project merge to create world’s largest natural capital disclosure system covering carbon, water and forests.

CII-GCNI delegation to Rio 20+ call for business action and leadership in green economy

Jun 11, 2012 10:15 AM CII-GCNI delegation, which came together on the 8th of June, 2012 at New Delhi; will head to the Rio+20 Summit and will voice and showcase business contribution to sustainable development in India.
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Green practices at The Imperial, Delhi

Jun 05, 2012 01:28 PM The Imperial, Delhi, is celebrating the 2012 World Environment Day with an art installation, holding art competitions, undertaking cleanliness drives, hosting green luncheons and encouraging forestation. Senior Executive Vice President & General Manager Vijay Wanchoo mentions the other initiatives that make the hotel green.

Announcement: 3ie calls for proposals

Jun 05, 2012 10:26 AM The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) calls for proposals to study the impact of social and economic development interventions in low and middle-income countries.

Indian iron & steel sector way behind in environmental norms: CSE

Jun 04, 2012 01:50 PM On the eve of the World Environment Day, CSE releases a report that reveals that India’s best iron and steel company gets an average score while the sector in itself is rated poor. CSE says that this core sector has a long way to go in meeting environmental norms.

Greenpeace and Farmers welcome Government’s plan to shift subsidy from chemical fertilizers to ecological fertilization

May 17, 2012 10:39 AM Greenpeace India, which has been running a sustained campaign for the promotion of ecological fertilisers that protect soil health, has welcomed the Government’s plan to shift subsidies from chemical fertilizers to support ecological fertilization. Farmer leaders from various part of the country also applauded the step, after Sharad Pawar the Union Agriculture Minister informed the Parliament about the Government’s plan.
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New Worldwatch Institute report discusses the future of CCS technology

May 10, 2012 08:54 AM A new report shows that Global funding for carbon capture and storage technology, a tool for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, remained unchanged at US$23.5 billion in 2011 in comparison to the previous year.

India’s Second National Communication to the UNFCCC released

May 09, 2012 12:25 PM To show India's strong commitment to the cause of Climate change, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, has released its second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The response is a part of the reporting obligation under the Convention.

Challenges ahead to implement reservation for marginalized sections in Pvt schools; Long term solution lies in strengthening state run school education system: CRY

May 09, 2012 05:47 AM The provision of 25 percent reservation for economically and socially weaker section in private schools under the RTE Act is an important clause that allows integration of these children with private school system.
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More humanitarian funding for victims of Pakistan's floods and conflicts

May 03, 2012 05:55 AM The European Commission is giving an additional €20 million to assist victims of last year's monsoon floods in Pakistan and people displaced by recent military interventions, according to a recent press release by the EU.
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Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions

May 01, 2012 05:13 AM Although global emissions of CO2 declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 per cent in 2010, highlights a new report published by Worldwatch Institute. The report also stresses upon the urgent need for cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions.
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