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Monthly Archives: August 2017

World Bank Points MENA Countries Water Scarcity

New York (ABC Live): MENA Countries : New World Bank report maps out actions needed to prevent water scarcity from impacting future growth and stability in the Middle East and North Africa, MENA Countries. The inadequate supply of water and sanitation is costing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA Countries )around US$21 billion per year in economic losses, according to …

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Agriculture Minister Lauds India Sugarcane Research

New Delhi (ABC Live): Sugarcane Research : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed a gathering at “100 years of Excellence In Sugarcane Research: variety 205 to variety 0238” (sugarcane variety) and “New India Manthan – Sankal Se Siddhi” events, organised by ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre, Karnal here. Shri Singh informed the gathering that …

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India Invites Comments on New Industrial Policy

New Delhi (ABC Live); New Industrial Policy The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry initiated the process of formulation of a new Industrial Policy in May 2017. Since the last Industrial Policy announced in 1991, India has transformed into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With strong macro-economic fundamentals and several path …

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CPCB Directs to Rajasthan on Industrial Effluents

New Delhi (ABC Live): CPCB : The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to issue directions under Section 18 (1) (b) of the Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1974 to Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, following the drowning of two children in a pond with industrial effluents and domestic …

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India Collects is Rs 92,283 Crore GST in One Month

New Delhi (ABC Live): GST :The Goods and Services Tax (GST) tax was introduced on 1st of July, 2017.  The last date for payment of GST for the month of July 2017 was 25th August, 2017.  The last date for filing returns in cases, where the taxpayer wanted to avail transitional credit was 28th August, 2017 and, in all other cases, it was …

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NITI Aayog Takes U-Turn on Ease of Doing Business Report

New Delhi (ABC Live):NITI Aayog :The document released on Ease of Doing Business report on August 28, 2017 in New Delhi is based on an Enterprise Survey, conducted jointly with the IDFC Institute. The report itself states that it is meant to be a research document and its contents do not represent the views of the Government of India or …

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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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