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China, India lead global renewable energy transition

wind power

To reach the Paris Agreement climate goal, and stay under 2°C warming, emissions will need to peak in the coming years and be reduced to zero by 2050. China, India and the US play a key role in achieving this target as they emit over 50% of the global CO2emissions and are by far the largest markets for renewable energies. ...

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Doubts over story of girl living with monkeys


The “Jungle Book”-like tale of a young girl said to have been found living with monkeys in an Indian forest was shocking, disturbing and fascinating. It might also have been untrue. The story of the girl circulated among news outlets around the world in recent days, including The Washington Post, after reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian ...

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Indian girl discovered living in forest with monkeys


Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she was discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, ...

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ADB’s $200m loan package boosts energy efficiency in India

solar panels

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on Friday, March 31, 2017 signed a $200 million loan to finance installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes as well as energy-efficient water pumps across India that will lead to energy savings of around 3,800 gigawatt-hours annually. ADB funds will be provided to Energy Efficiency Services ...

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India bans sale of inefficient, highly polluting vehicles

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The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-III emission norm-complaint vehicles from Saturday, April 1, saying the health of millions was more important than commercial interests. The decision could deal a Rs 12,000-crore blow to auto manufactures as about 820,000 vehicles, most of them two-wheelers, are lying unsold. India ...

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Oil spill: India impounds ship, detains crew


Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port has said. He made the submission recently, after the two collided, causing an oil spill that is affecting marine life and local fishing. About 20 tonnes of heavy fuel oil leaked and a ...

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India doubles solar capacity goal for 2020

Shri Narendra Modi

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs of India, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, February 22 2017 approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects. The enhanced capacity would ensure setting up of at least 50 solar parks each ...

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India, US commit to implement Paris Agreement

Sushma Swaraj

India and the United States have reiterated their commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and to boost solar energy and other low carbon technologies. During the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi on 31 August, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman ...

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Lead exposure costs India $236 billion annually


A new interactive map shows that lead exposure costs India $236 billion annually. Economic Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in Low-and Middle-Income Countries was developed by New York University School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics (NYU) and released on 23rd May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Assembly meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya. It can be accessed at: http://www.med.nyu.edu/pediatrics/research/environmentalpediatrics/leadexposure. “Children’s ...

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BASIC countries commit to sign Paris Agreement


The BASIC countries, a bloc of four newly industrialised nations comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have committed to signing the Paris climate change agreement on 22 April in New York. The bloc, formed by an agreement on 28 November 2009, made the submission on Thursday (7 April 2016) at a Joint Statement issued at the close of the two-day ...

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