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Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

SEforALL Launches Updated Heat Maps

New Delhi (ABC Live):SEforALL  : Using the latest energy data from its knowledge partners, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has launched newly updated ‘heat maps’ on its web site that help identify countries and regions around the world making the most progress – and facing the biggest challenges – on key sustainable energy issues. The four sets of heat maps are focused …

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World Celebrates Constitution of Adaptation Fund

New Delhi (ABC Live): Adaptation Fund :Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund has provided critical support for climate resilient development strategies across the globe. Working through agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments across the globe have accessed Adaptation Fund finance to reduce climate change risks and build more climate resilient nations. This work has been a …

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Arendal Becomes World First Climate Neutral Municipality

New Delhi (ABC Live):World First Climate Neutral Municipality :The Norwegian municipality of Arendal has pledged to become climate neutral, as the first municipality in the world to join the United Nations Climate Neutral Now initiative. This means that it will measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the greatest extent possible, and offset all emissions that cannot be avoided. Urban areas represent an estimated …

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UNGA Endorses World Water Week for Clean Water

New York (ABC Live): World Water Week :Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson today underscored that when it comes to the environment, everything is connected. “None should imagine that the state of sanitation and coral reefs are anything but directly connected,” Mr. Thomson said, delivering the keynote address at special event in …

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António Guterres Confirms UN Support Protecting Israel

New York (ABC Live):António Guterres :Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist. On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders in …

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India China Resolve Doklam Issue Peacefully

New Delhi (ABC Live); Doklam : The 71-day military standoff at Doklam, on the tri-junction of the Indian, Chinese and Bhutanese borders, has been defused without armed confrontation and bloodshed. China and India have reached an agreement to withdraw troops from Doklam in the Himalayas, which had become a potential flashpoint between the two giant Asian powers. China’s foreign ministry …

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NITI Aayog Releases Ease of Doing Business Report

New Delhi (ABC Live):NITI Aayog : NITI Aayog  launched today the Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3,500 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories. The survey has been conducted, along with the IDFC Institute, to assess the business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective. The Survey was released by the Union …

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MNRE Signs Deal with GmbH India for Renewable Energies

New Delhi (ABC Live): GmbH India :The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the “Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC)” here today . The main objective of …

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Dipak Misra Becomes 45th Chief Justice of India

New Delhi (ABC Live); Dipak Misra :Today Justice Dipak Misra took oath as 45th Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra was born on 03rd October, 1953. He was enrolled as an Advocate on 14th February, 1977 and Practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal. He was …

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