OCT 2017
India Ranks 128th in Meeting UN's SDG 2030 Health Target

India ranks 128th in terms of meeting the United Nations' (UN) health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with low scores on air pollution, sanitation, hepatitis B, and child wasting, according to a global health review published in The Lancet

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MoEFCC to Phase out More Polluting Chemicals

India has begun the process of eliminating seven extremely harmful chemicals almost eight years after the world agreed on their phase out under the Stockholm Convention.

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Ghazipur Landfill: Delhi LG Bans Garbage Dumping, Site to be Cleared within 2 Years

Garbage dumping in Ghazipur has been banned with immediate effect and the landfill site is likely to be cleared within two years.

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Rs.5.5 Lakh Crore River Interlinking to take off by December

The government's Rs.5.50-lakh-crore plan to undertake 30 river interlinking projects, which is likely to end excessive floods and drought in the country, will take off by the end of 2017.

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NITI Aayog Unveils Strategy for National Nutrition Mission

The government has unveiled the national nutrition strategy which aims at ensuring every child, adolescent girl, and woman attains optimal nutritional status by 2022.

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Bengaluru's Treated Wastewater to Revive 44 Chikkaballapur Tanks

A Rs.943–crore project is scheduled to be at Chikkaballapur, 50 km from Bengaluru, which will use the water flowing out of the city to strengthen the water table in the neighbouring district.

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Microsoft, Disney among Companies Calculating Carbon Footprints

Microsoft, Walt Disney Co., and General Motors are among hundreds of companies calculating how much they spend on carbon emissions to show investors they are concerned about global warming.

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Coral Loss on Palm Islands Long Precedes 2016 Mass Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef

Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a new study.

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EU Carmakers Offer Conditional 20 Per Cent CO2 Cut by 2030

European carmakers have offered a further 20 per cent cut in average carbon dioxide emissions for their vehicles in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remains conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars.

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One–Third of Earth's Soil is Acutely Degraded Due to Agriculture

A third of the planet's land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24bn tonnes a year.

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Floridians Return to Storm–Battered Homes as Hurricane Irma Flooding Spreads

Storm–shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

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Asia's Glaciers to Shrink by a Third by 2100, Threatening Water Supply to Millions

Asia's mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by the century's end, with dire consequences for millions of people who rely on them for fresh water, researchers have said.

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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
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