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Coal India adheres to environmental, sustainable standards: CMD

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Saturday said its coal producing subsidiaries follow environmental and sustainable standards but there could be "some stray cases" of lapses. The miner's comment came after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, in a report, said that six...

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Arvind Kejriwal announces task force to monitor implementation of C40 clean air declaration

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday attended the C40 Cities Summit in Copenhagen through a video link and announced formation of a special task force to monitor implementation of 'Clean Air Cities Declaration' signed at the meet. He was scheduled to travel to...

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Apple first to use recycled rare earths in smartphones

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

In a first, Apple has now started using recycled rare earth metals for making its latest iPhones. It is using 100 per cent recycled rare earths in a key component (Taptic Engine) in the new iPhones, a first for a smartphone. The Taptic Engine represents about 25 per cent of...

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India’S Coal-Fired Energy Sector Faces Risk: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

India's coal-fired energy sector is facing increasing pressure due to generator over-capacity, water shortages and the rise of low-cost renewables, a report by the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the Applied Economics Clinic (AEC)...

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"Agri sector to drive social, economic transformation in India'

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The agriculture sector will be at the centre-stage of innovation and will lead India towards overall social and economic transformation by 2020, R Chandra Babu, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, has said. The country has witnessed a jump in agri-tech start-ups...

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Pune International Centre releases policy paper on agricultural reforms

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The Pune International Centre (PIC) recently released a policy paper on “Institutional and Policy Reforms to Accelerate Agriculture Growth in Maharashtra”. Speaking at the launch, Pratap Pawar, chairman, PIC at MCCIA, said, “Many institutions are working hard to reform...

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Sustainable shipping key to India’s future, says CSL chief

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

With autonomous ships on the anvil, they are going to be driven and even repaired remotely, the CMD of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Madhu S. Nair, has said. Ships were now controlled digitally. India had produced some of the finest marine engineers, who had created an...

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UT submits plan against air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2019

From promoting battery-operated vehicles and green buffers along the traffic corridors to introducing intelligent traffic management system, the UT administration plans to do everything to control air pollution. Its action plan submitted with the Union government recently...

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Revised plan to fight air pollution hits other deadlines

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2019

After failing to get its earlier 44-point action plan for Bengaluru approved, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has submitted a revised plan. However, those who have compared...

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No approval for KSPCB’s plan to tackle air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2019

Failing to get approval for the action plan to control air pollution in Bengaluru, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has submitted a revised plan. The KSPCB had earlier...

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