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Current Issue - Volume 14 Issue 6 (September 2021)

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Skilling the Youth Ecosystem: Can It Be an Antidote to Society's Overstretched Job Scenario?

International Youth Day is celebrated annually on August 12 to bring youth issues to the focus of the international community and to celebrate the potential of youth as active partners in the global society. In this article, Dr Livleen K Kahlon expounds on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and feels that we need to act now to catch the ‘potential workforce’ at an early age and equip them with soft skills and technical expertise so that once they step out of their formal education stage they are able to earn their living. Avenues are to be created to match the skills of every youth and some of these areas are being addressed by the NEP.

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Feature

Agricultural Innovation and Sustainable Growth: Israel's Example for India

Sustainable development is of growing importance to the agriculture sector due to inefficient utilization of resources such as water and energy in particular. In this article, Madhav Bahuguna focuses on technology applications in water and energy use in the rural economy to promote low-input agriculture. The role of smart water management in agriculture highlighting the experience of Israel is of immense relevance for India's arid regions.

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Maneka Speaks

Educational Institutes for Children: That Emphasize on Teaching Compassion Towards Nature and Animals

The aim is to add love and compassion in society, to add meaning to human life and to pass on virtue to the kids who become the flagbearers of kindness.

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TERI Analysis

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Punjab: Another Experience from 'Paani Bachao, Paisa Kamao' Scheme

In this article, Apoorva Bamal and Niyati Seth share yet another experience from 'Paani Bachao, Paisa Kamao' Scheme for promoting sustainable agriculture in Punjab.

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Special Report

Urban Indigenous Groups in India: COVID Restrictions Pushing Them to Extinction

In this series of articles, Gajanan Khergamker talks about the daily life and the plight of local city tribals in metropolitan cities such as Mumbai who were already buckling under the apathy of urban attitudes, but now the COVID-related lockdowns have hit the city tribals the hardest. The author feels while the lives of urban indigenous groups are mired with controversy, they form an integral part of modern India’s present.

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Pioneer

Scientist Pens Comic Book: To Educate School Children on Hedgehogs

Madras hedgehogs, one of the less studied and less known species is not much talked about, unlike large mammals such as tigers, elephants, or even birds. Sharada Balasubramanian tells us about Brawin Kumar, a researcher with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), who has been working on finding these hedgehogs spread across the arid geographies of Tamil Nadu. He has published a comic book in the local language Tamil. This book talks about hedgehogs to school children who live in these geographies. Brawin believes educating students, and giving training programmes to teachers on this species, would really bring more awareness. In turn, it will help in conservation of these species, which are disappearing due to land-use changes and development..


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In Conversation

"We Have a Great Responsibility Towards Our Planet"

Recently, Indian conservationist Nuklu Phom was awarded a prestigious Whitley Award, for creating a new network of community-owned forests to protect Amur Falcons and increase biodiversity in Nagaland, India. Nuklu is one of six conservationists to be recognized in 2021 for their commitment to conserving some of the planet’s most endangered species and spectacular natural habitats. Here, he is in an exclusive email conversation with Abhas Mukherjee for TerraGreen. read more

Special Feature

Engineers Uncover the Secrets of Fish Fins: Myriad Possibilities

A new study has uncovered the engineering secrets behind what makes fish fins so strong yet flexible. The research could one day lead to new designs for robotic surgical tools or even airplane wings that change their shape with the push of a button..

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Green Challenges

Floods in India: Causes and Challenges

Flood is a very common phenomenon in India during the monsoon season. In this article, Dr Sughosh Madhav tries to find out the different reasons that cause floods and has made an attempt to link this phenomenon with the changing climate.

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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 India's 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