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Indian MPs learn about Germany’s climate policy

Dec 07, 2016 05:51 PM Indian Members of Parliament on information tour in Berlin to learn about Germany’s Energy Transition and Climate Policy.

Urgent need to end violence against girls: UN Women

Dec 07, 2016 12:55 PM UN Women and India’s IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry announce partnership to boost women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment.

NHAI signs MoU for using solid waste for new expressway

Dec 05, 2016 01:14 PM Mountains of Ghazipur solid waste in Delhi will be used for constructing 82 km stretch between Delhi to Meerut.

India loses 3 per cent of its GDP to road accidents: study

Dec 02, 2016 04:10 PM In Asia-Pacific region, one person is killed on the road every 40 second, which means 15,000 lives per week.

Smart urban growth is an economic opportunity for India

Nov 29, 2016 04:49 PM Getting India’s urbanization right is a prize worth up to 6% of GDP, finds new research.

Gurgaon walks with Fortis to create awareness on organ donation

Nov 29, 2016 01:07 PM Walkathon also organized in Mumbai, Mohali & Chennai saw all India participation of 10,000 enthusiasts.

‘Art By Children Outreach’ initiative launched in Kerala

Nov 28, 2016 05:07 PM This is a programme wherein around 5,000 children will be inspired through art to imbibe the essence of healthy living.

Re-shape global cooperation to tackle risks to humanity, foundation urges

Nov 24, 2016 04:29 PM US$5 million offered for bold ideas to re-model global governance for 21st century.

Need to relook at our relationship with soils, forests: Govt

Nov 24, 2016 12:24 PM First empathise and relate to nature if we want to minimise our carbon footprint, says Indian Environment Minister.

Align sustainability standards with real needs: Minister

Nov 18, 2016 05:46 PM Indian Minister for Railways has urged for aligning sustainability standards with domestic needs and realities.

Pledge to reduce 12.6 mn environment-related deaths

Nov 17, 2016 03:12 PM Health and environment ministers have pledged climate actions to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths.

Harmony Foundation to confer Mother Teresa award

Nov 17, 2016 01:05 PM This year, the Harmony Foundation will be posthumously honouring Dhaka terror attack hero Faraaz Hossain.

Experts root for reliable data on private food stocks

Nov 14, 2016 07:31 PM International Seminar discusses approaches and methodologies for measuring private food grain stock measurement.

India launches Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana

Nov 10, 2016 12:51 PM The scheme will help to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for youngsters.

Winners of Helen Keller Awards-2016 announced

Nov 04, 2016 03:45 PM The awards honour individuals and organisations doing exemplary work for empowerment of persons with disabilities.

Ten projects on women’s safety to pitch in Singapore

Nov 03, 2016 08:25 AM The ten finalists stood out from the pool of innovative ideas with their strong sustainable solutions.

Bhopal encounter killings must be investigated: Amnesty

Nov 03, 2016 11:03 AM According to local cops the men were killed in an armed encounter in the outskirts of Bhopal some hours later.

Global wildlife population could drop by two-thirds: study

Oct 28, 2016 02:00 PM According to a latest report, the top threats to species are directly linked to human activities.

NGOs demand government response on FCRA renewals

Oct 27, 2016 03:29 PM The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) monitors and controls foreign funding to voluntary organizations.

UN campaign to reduce demand for wildlife products

Oct 26, 2016 11:48 AM The launch of the ‘Wild for Life’ campaign is aimed at rallying public support to end demand that is driving illegal trade in wildlife.

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