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Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Mission 2020 Bats for Climate Change

London (ABC Live):Climate Change:   A group of leading climate and business experts today identified the year 2020 as a game changing opportunity to turn the tide on the devastating impacts of carbon emissions. Convened by Christiana Figueres – former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – the group met today in London to encourage urgent action ... Read More »

World May Miss Target Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

New York (ABC Live):Sustainable Energy for All :The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for ... Read More »

IAEA Signs Deal with China on Low Enriched Uranium

New Delhi (ABC Live):Low Enriched Uranium: IAEA Director General and Wang Yiren, Acting Chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), signed a transit agreement last week for the transport of low enriched uranium (LEU) in support of the IAEA LEU Bank. LEU is the basic ingredient used to fabricate the fuel that runs most nuclear power reactors in the ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai Becomes UN Messenger of Peace

New York (ABC Live):Malala Yousafzai :United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. “You have been to the most difficult places […] visited several refugee camps. Your foundation has schools in Lebanon, in the Beka’a Valley,” said Mr. Guterres at a ceremony ... Read More »

Survey of India to Re-measure Mount Everest Height

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mount Everest Height :Survey of India completes 250 years of its service to the nation and is celebrating its achievements this year. A National Conference on, “Users’ Perspective on Geospatial Policy Framework in India” was organized by Survey of India (SoI) and FICCI, in New Delhi today. The 10th of April is also celeberated as National ... Read More »

CIRM Enforces Contract Labour Act 1970

New Delhi (ABC Live):Contract Labour Act 1970 :Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM) enforces various labour laws including the Contract Labour Act 1970. The country-wide network of Dy. Chief Labour Commissioners and Regional Labour Commissioners under the control of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) is mandated to settle the complaints/claims in regard to grievances/complaints arising out of the enforcement of various labour ... Read More »

50 percent School Teachers in Engaged in Teaching

New Delhi (ABC Live):School Teachers :The recruitment and service conditions, including monitoring of teachers’ attendance are primarily in the domain of State Governments and UT Administrations. The World Bank took up a research project in 2004 on teacher absenteeism in 6 countries, including India and conducted a survey in 3700 schools in 20 States.  The report, inter alia, concluded that ... Read More »

BRAP Aims Transparency in Government Regulations

New Delhi (ABC Live): BRAP :The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry  had  circulated to all States/Union Territories  in October 2015, a 340 point Business Reform Action Plan,  BRAP with an objective to increase transparency and  efficiency of various Government regulatory functions and services for business in India. The result of the Assessment of ... Read More »