JICA Extends ODA Loan of INR 1864 Crore for the Project for Pollution Abatement of Nag River

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Government of India to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan of 29,082 million Japanese Yen (approximately INR 1,864 Crore) for the ‘Project for Pollution Abatement of Nag River in Nagpur’.  The objective of the Project is to improve the quality of water by […]

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New study confirms Electric vehicles are environment friendly

According to a new study electric vehicles produce less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across the globe, even if electricity generation involves substantial amounts of fossil fuel. The study projects that in 2050 every second car on the streets could be electric. Researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands found that under current conditions, driving […]

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Volkswagen gearing up to hire climate activist to scrutinize policies

Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess plans to hire a climate campaigner to shake up the German automaker’s efforts to fight pollution and help provide a much-needed kick-start toward becoming greener. “We have so many ideas, but they take too long to implement in our big organization, so I need someone really aggressive internally,” […]

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World’s Richest Man – Jeff Bezos pledges USD 10 bn help to fight Climate Change

Amazon Boss and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos pledged USD 10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change. The money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups. “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting […]

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Global effort required to tackle key challenges from water scarcity: CSRI

Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) recently published a comprehensive study on water scarcity and the key challenges that lie ahead, calling for definitive action to be taken on a coordinated global basis. Water scarcity, and the societal risks it poses, is one of the primary challenges faced by the world today. Over two billion people […]

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Rajasthan to get new policy for environmental protection: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan will soon get a new policy for environmental protection said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday. He noted that global climate change is a serious challenge. Gehlot was addressing the annual media conclave on environment at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Neemali in Alwar district. “Indiscriminate race for development has led to climate change […]

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Bill Gates buys futuristic super yacht that is powered by liquid hydrogen

Bill Gates has commissioned himself a futuristic super yacht that’s powered entirely by liquid hydrogen — meaning its only emission is water — for Rs 4,600 crore. Gates is a regular super yacht holidaymaker but has not previously owned his own vessel and has preferred to rent during his summer trips. The plans of buying […]

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UNICA’s #BringBackMyBlueSky campaign highlights importance of ethanol to control air quality in India

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), announced the launch of #BringBackMyBlueSky campaign to highlight the benefits of ethanol in India. The campaign was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 in Greater Noida. As part of this launch, an engaging display screen has been setup that will allow visitors to click themselves with popular sites in India, […]

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Responsibility of developed nations to reduce carbon emissions first: Javadekar

Speaking at the 20th edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said it is the responsibility of developed nations to reduce annual carbon emissions first but they are taking no action. The minister said since 1990, “the world has reduced annual carbon emissions only by half per […]

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