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India Approves Three Climate Change Adaptation Projects

New Delhi (ABC Live):Climate Change Adaptation Projects : The Environment Ministry today approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states. The National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC), under the Chairmanship of Secretary MoEF&CC, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, approved the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) submitted by Governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim for funding under the National Adaptation …

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India Identifies Earthquake Prone Cities

New Delhi (ABC Live): Earthquake Prone Cities : Earthquake – prone areas of the country have been identified on the basis of scientific inputs relating to seismicity, earthquakes occurred in the past and tectonic setup of the region. Based on these inputs, Bureau of Indian Standards [IS 1893 (Part I):2002], has grouped the country into four seismic zones, viz. Zone II, …

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WTO Conducts Trade Global Review

New Delhi (ABC Live): The sixth Aid for Trade Global Review was held at the WTO on 11-13 July 2017. The Aid for Trade initiative was launched in 2005 with the aim of addressing the supply side and trade-related infrastructure constraints that often hamper developing countries’ participation in global trade. The 2017 Global Review is dedicated to the theme of …

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India Holds Pioneering Business Idea Challenge

New Delhi (ABC Live): Pioneering Business Idea Challenge : An event “Pioneering Business Idea Challenge” was co-hosted by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) at Tezpur University, as part of the University’s Sampark-2017, which is an industry-academia interaction aimed at providing a platform for the students/ budding entrepreneurs of the …

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India Gets 10 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors

New Delhi (ABC Live):Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors :The Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 10 indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) in fleet mode. The reactors are planned at Kaiga, Karnataka (Kaiga-5&6), Gorakhpur, Haryana (GHAVP-3&4), Chutka, Madhya Pradesh (Chutka-1&2) and Mahi Banswara, Rajasthan (Units-1 to 4). The total cost of setting up the …

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