SEP 2017
Devise Strategy to Check On-Road Emissions of Diesel Vehicles: EPCA

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India, recently said real world or on-road emissions testing for BS-VI diesel vehicles will be in-built at the time of type approval or production of these cars 2020 onwards.

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Ten Lakh Hectares Lost to Drought, Migration

Three years of successive drought, and a fourth in the offing, has seen a serious dip in Karnataka's agricultural cultivation. Since 2000/01, the state has seen serious fluctuation in cultivated land, which has reduced by 10 lakh hectares.

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Over 90 Per Cent Households in Rural Areas Having Access to Toilets Using Them

More than nine out of every 10 households having access to toilets use them in rural areas and little over 62 per cent of rural homes have individual toilets, according to a government-sponsored survey.

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IoT Helps Telangana Automate Urban Waste Recycling Operations

The Telangana government has decided to formalize the waste management process in a move to automate urban recycling operations for smart cities.

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Heat Waves May Hit North India Most by 2100

North India, along with parts of Pakistan and Bangladesh, would be among the regions hardest hit by climate change by the end of the century, if the business-as-usual situation of greenhouse gas emissions prevails, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances.

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Centre Issues Guidelines for Diverting Forest Land

The economic viability of any development project that involves diversion of forest land may now reduce with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, coming up with new cost–benefit analysis guidelines.

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Global Warming Reduces Protein in Key Crops: Study

Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops, such as rice and wheat, leaving vulnerable populations at risk of growth stunting and early death.

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Israel Launches Its First Environmental Research Satellite

Israel has successfully launched its first spatial environmental research vehicle designed for orbital monitoring of Earth's vegetation, according to the Israel Space Agency.

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Rising Temperatures Threaten World Heritage Coral Reefs, Including Seychelles' Aldabra Atoll

Coral reefs of the Seychelles' Aldabra Atoll, as well as the 28 others named UNESCO World Heritage sites, are under threat of disappearance by 2100 should water temperatures keep rising.

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Household Air Pollution Causes 4.3 Million Premature Deaths Yearly, Says WHO

According to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), 4.3 million people per year die prematurely from illness attributable to the household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of solid fuels for cooking.

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Companies and Governments Working Together Helps Halt Deforestation

A new report that looks at the collaborative efforts of private sector and government actors to halt deforestation in two key tropical forest nations could have lessons for countries around the world.

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Study Finds Drought Recoveries Taking Longer

As global temperatures continue to rise, droughts are expected to become more frequent and severe in many regions during this century.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in Indias CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248