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Indian, Bangladeshi Cyclone Amphan concern amidst coronavirus lockdown

Cyclone Amphan

As Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in India and Bangladesh around 16:00 local time on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, it is expected to bring heavy winds and severe flooding that threatens lives and property. Locals flee their homes to avoid the super cyclone Preparations are in place to shelter large numbers of people even as both countries grapple with the coronavirus ...

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Mumbai short of beds as COVID-19 patients flood hospitals

Shri Narendra Modi

India’s financial hub Mumbai, the epicentre of coronavirus infections in the country, is facing an acute shortage of hospital beds for severely ill patients and is grappling to scale up capacity, officials said on Monday, May 18, 2020. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India Mumbai reported 1,571 new infections on Sunday, of which 44 are from Dharavi slum area, ...

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Coronavirus spreads among Indian Police enforcing world’s largest lockdown

Shri Narendra Modi

Hundreds of Indian Police have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, raising alarm among an over-stretched force as it attempts to enforce the world’s largest lockdown to contain the pandemic. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India Some three million police are trying to ensure that the vast majority of India’s 1.3 billion people stay home. TV footage ...

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China, India lead global renewable energy transition

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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

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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

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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

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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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