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The State of the Climate in 2015 Still Dismal:WMO

New Delhi (ABC Live): The State of the Climate in 2015 report found that most indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet.  Several markers such as land and ocean temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases broke records set just one year prior. The report, led by NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, is based on contributions ... Read More »

World Bank New Environmental and Social Framework

New Delhi (ABC Live): The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) that expands protections for people and the environment in Bank-financed investment projects. The safeguards review included the most extensive consultation ever conducted by the World Bank. It concludes nearly four years of analysis and engagement around the world with governments, development ... Read More »

Indian Railways Solar Power Target 1000 MW

New Delhi (ABC Live):Indian Railways Solar Power: In order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Ministry of Railways has planned to harness 1000 MW of solar power through developer mode by putting up solar plants on Railway buildings/ stations and through land based plants across the country. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, ... Read More »

533 Cities Report Their Actions on Climate Change to CDP

New Delhi (ABC Live): 4 August, 2016: A record number of cities are now measuring and disclosing their Actions on Climate Change  in order to manage emissions and protect themselves from the growing impacts of climate change. As per Information  533 cities globally representing 621 million citizens reported the actions they’re taking on climate to the non-profit CDP this year, a ... Read More »

PCRA Bats for Clean Fuel

New Delhi (ABC Live):PCRA : The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight 2016 in New Delhi today. The event is organized every year by PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association) and other oil PSUs under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. This year, the Oil ... Read More »

India Achieves 5,000 MW Solar Power Target

New Delhi (ABC Live): Solar Power Target : On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti/Pongal, the installed capacity of solar power in India crossed the milestone of 5,000 MW yesterday.  The cumulative installed capacity has reached to 5,130 MW with installed capacity of 1385 MW in current FY.  The state-wise break-up of 5,130 MW is given in the Table below.  ... Read More »

India Notifies Revised Standards for CETPs

New Delhi (ABC Live): Revised Standards for CETPs : The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) operating at various industrial clusters in the country. The primary aim of the revised standards is to minimise water pollution. These standards were finalised after extensive consultations with industries and other stakeholders ... Read More »

Oceans Role in Global Climate System

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Climate System : The oceans play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, while also providing essential goods and services for sustaining life on Earth. Changes to the climate, brought about by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will thus lead to changes ... Read More »

India Gets River Information System

New Delhi (ABC Live): Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the River Information System (RIS) System at a function in New Delhi today. The first of its kind in India, the new system will facilitate safe and accurate navigation on National Waterway – 1 on the Ganges River. RIS is being implemented under the ... Read More »

India Jumps BS IV to BS VI Emission Norms

New Delhi (ABC Live): BS VI Emission Norms : Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has decided to leapfrog from BS-IV to  BS-VI Emission Norms BS-VI emission norms directly by 01.04.2020. A unanimous decision was taken today in a meeting chaired by Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari and attended by Minister of Heavy Industries ... Read More »