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Mizoram Enters Country's Solar Power Map with 2-MW Plant

Mizoram has recently earned a place on India’s solar power map with the commissioning of a 2-MW capacity solar power plant. Mizoram Power Minister R Lalzirliana inaugurated the state's first solar power plant, built at the cost of Rs.14 crore, at Tlungvel in Aizawl district.

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New Population of Blue Whales Discovered in the Western Indian Ocean

Scientists have found evidence of a previously undiscovered population of blue whales living in the western Indian Ocean based on an analysis of sound recordings from the region, an advance which sheds light on the global distribution of the largest animals to have ever lived on earth.

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Conservation Outlook of Western Ghats Grim, Says Report

India’s iconic Western Ghats, inscribed by UNESCO in 2012 as a natural world heritage site, is threatened by population pressure, urbanization and climate change, according to a new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Amur Falcon Sighted Near Point Calimere

An Amur falcon was sighted recently on the campus of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) at Kodiakkarai, abutting the Point Calimere Sanctuary, in Nagapattinam district.

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Any Exploitation of Sentinel Island Will Wipe Out Tribals

Any exploitation of the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans for commercial and strategic gain would spell the death knell for its occupants, the Sentinelese, a most secluded, particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) who reside in complete isolation on the island, the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has said.


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Delhi Jal Board Launches Rainwater Harvesting Campaign ‘30 Days, 200 Structures’

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has launched a rainwater harvesting campaign under the banner ‘30 days, 200 structures’. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to build rainwater harvesting systems in their buildings, especially hospitals, education institutes, shopping malls, large residential apartments, commercial spaces, etc., said the DJB in a statement, highlighting that 42 zonal officers have been entrusted with leading the initiative in their respective areas in terms of persuading individuals and institutions.

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Tiger Spotted Above 3,000 m Altitude for the First Time in Nepal

The Royal Bengal Tiger has been sighted at an altitude of 3165 m above sea level for the first time in Nepal, raising concerns about the impact of global warming on wildlife.

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Global Warming Likely to Increase Disease Risk for Animals Worldwide

Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found—with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they warn.

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‘World's Ugliest Orchid’ Among New Species Named in 2020

Gastrodia agnicellus, one of 156 plants and fungal species named by Kew scientists and their partners around the world in 2020, has been crowned ‘the ugliest orchid in the world’.... read more

World Carbon Dioxide Emissions Drop 7 Per Cent in Pandemic-Hit 2020

A locked-down pandemic-struck world cut its carbon dioxide emissions this year by 7 per cent, the biggest drop ever, new preliminary figures show.

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Climate Risks to Health Set to Worsen Inequity, Harm Children

Rising global health risks driven by climate change will hit the poorest, most vulnerable people the hardest—and failure to prepare for those threats will mean more deaths and suffering, according to a leading environmental health scientist.

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Neuroscientists Isolate Promising Mini Antibodies Against COVID-19 from a Llama

National Institutes of Health researchers have isolated a set of promising, tiny antibodies, or ‘nanobodies,’ against SARS-CoV-2 that were produced by a llama named Cormac.

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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
http://www.csptoday.com/india/awards-index.php or by e-mail to awards@csptoday.com

Contact:
Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248
matt@csptoday.com