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HDI 2019: India continues to trawl the bottom

HDI 2019: India continues to trawl the bottom

December 11, 2019

The extent of gender inequality prevailing in India was highlighted in the Gender Development Index, where India ranked lowly at 122 out of 162 countries, showing that the discriminatory attitude was widespread in the country with severe inequalities in three main areas - reprodu...

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New Delhi set to implement action plan to fight pollution

New Delhi set to implement action plan to fight pollution

December 3, 2016

After New Delhi witnessed severe rising pollution levels this year, the Supreme Court of India showed a green signal Friday for taking forward an action plan aimed at establishing measures to tackle air pollution in the capital.

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Revisions in Montreal Protocol to reduce HFCs

Revisions in Montreal Protocol to reduce HFCs

October 17, 2016

Days after many countries joined hands to mitigate the increase in global climate issues, new revisions in the Montreal Protocol are now focusing towards reducing the use of Hydro Fluorocarbons (HFCs) contributing in the increase of global warming.

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Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

October 7, 2016

Soon after India confirmed its intention to contribute towards climate change mitigation, the United Nations recognised 1,000 rural Indian women internationally on September 28, by honouring them with the ‘United Nations Momentum for Change Climate Change Award’, for their in...

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India ratifies the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2

India ratifies the Paris Climate Agreement on October 2

September 27, 2016

Though India was earlier reluctant to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement any time soon, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25, 2016, announced that the country will ratify the accord on October 2 this year.

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Paris Climate Agreement may soon become an international law

Paris Climate Agreement may soon become an international law

September 22, 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement has been signed by numerous countries now, and to speed up the process of turning the agreement into an international law, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, invited leaders to a special ceremony in New York on September 21, 2016.

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Mixed opinions prevail over the canonization of Mother Teresa

Mixed opinions prevail over the canonization of Mother Teresa

September 5, 2016

On a rainy Sunday in Kolkata, as believers of humanity from across the world gathered at the Mother House, the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity,critics came down heavily on the canonization of Mother Teresa. Social media saw heated debates over whether Mother Teresa was th...

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Climatic changes take a toll on life

Climatic changes take a toll on life

July 12, 2016

According to a latest report by World Health Organisation (WHO), the rapid changes in climate may increase global deaths by around 250,000 by the year 2030 and India can prove to be a major contributor in the destruction.

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Climate Agreement

Climate Agreement

April 22, 2016

On the occasion of Earth Day, the Paris Climate agreement was signed by 175 countries. Representatives from more than 170 nations gathered at United Nations headquarters in New York to sign the Paris agreement on climate change on April 22. During the opening for signature, 175 s...

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COP21 Global Climate Agreement

COP21 Global Climate Agreement

April 20, 2016

Around 150 countries will sign the Paris agreement on April 22, 2016, during the signing ceremony in New York. On 22 April 2016, approximately 150 countries under the United Nations framework convention will show up in New York to sign the agreement on climate change, sending a m...

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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

February 3, 2016

Mangalyaan, India’s first interplanetary mission satellite, which is orbiting Mars since 2014, will get a French lander. The Mars Orbiter Mission, also called ‘Mangalyaan’, is a space detector orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It was launched on November 5, 2013 by the...

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