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Revamped Crop Insurance Scheme from 2023-24 Season

The government is considering a slew of proposals to revamp the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) from crop year 23–24, following a sharp drop in claims to premium ratio, rise in premium rates pushing the subsidy liability of the government. .... read more

NGT Directs Maharashtra Authority to Make Action Plan for Scientific Handling of Waste

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) to prepare a time-bound action plan and to issue directions for the scientific handling of waste against damage to the environment in Mumbai city near the coastal road. .... read more

Intense Rainfall in Kerala and Karnataka

Three months of the four-month-long Southwest monsoon season are over, but Kerala’s seasonal rainfall only reached the ‘normal’ mark in recent days. In contrast, Bengaluru and southern Karnataka districts have witnessed a wet season since June.


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Jyotiraditya Scindia Promises to Make 90 Airports Carbon Neutral by 2030

Working in the direction to make the aviation sector environment friendly, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia has informed that by 2024 more than 90 airports in the country will be carbon neutral.

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Disaster Management Capacity in Odisha Gets INR 400 Crore Boost

In view of the changing climate conditions, the government has recently decided to further strengthen the disaster management capacity of the State by extending latest equipment and intensive training to the frontline organizations like ODRAF and fire service units. .... read more

Tenders Worth INR 2100 Crore to Improve Mithi Water Quality

As a part of its four-stage plan for the Mithi River water quality improvement project, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to intercept sewage flow into the river —at Mahim Causeway and Prem Nagar outfall—and channel it into the municipal sewer system, and take up extensive improvement and beautification of the river. .... read more

5.3 Billion Cell Phones to Become Waste in 2022: Report

More than five billion of the estimated 16 billion mobile phones possessed worldwide will likely be discarded or stashed away in 2022, experts said recently, calling for more recycling of the often hazardous materials they contain. .... read more

Billions in Climate Deal Funding Could Help Protect US Coastal Cities

A marine biologist, Claire Arre’s project aims to combat climate change using nature instead of human-engineered construction, and it is one of many across the nation’s 254 coastal counties that is eligible for billions in federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, the sprawling climate, health care and tax bill signed recently by the US President Joe Biden.

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East Mediterranean, Middle East Warming up Twice as Fast as Global Average

East Mediterranean and Middle East region could see an overall warming of up to 5°C or more by the end of the century on a business-as-usual scenario, a report prepared by the Cyprus Institute said. That temperature spike was almost twice that anticipated in other areas of the planet, and faster than any other inhabited parts of the world, it said.

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Australia Lists Small Wallaby among New Endangered Species

Australia listed a small wallaby and the grey snake among 15 new threatened species recently as it launched a zero-extinction plan for its unique wildlife. Many of Australia’s species are clinging to existence, their habitats shrinking from human activity and extreme events such as the 2019–2020 Black Summer bushfires, wildlife groups say.

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Over 200 Stranded Pilot Whales Die on Pacific Ocean’s Remote Pitt Island

New Zealand’s conservation office has said all 240 pilot whales stranded on the remote Pitt Island have died, just days after 215 whales died on a beach on nearby Chatham Island. Dave Lundquist, marine technical advisor at the Department of Conservation, in an email said a technical team had assessed the situation and euthanized the surviving whales.

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New Zealand Zoo More Than Doubles its Population of Endangered Lemurs

New Zealand’s Wellington Zoo has more than doubled its population of endangered ring-tailed lemurs after its four females gave birth to twins. Ring-tailed lemurs, endemic to Madagascar, are on the endangered list.

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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