MAR 2021
Dr Ajay Mathur Elected as the Director General of the ISA

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, has been elected as the Director General of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

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ASI to Set up Weather Stations with ISRO at Key Sites

Increasing air pollution is not just a big risk for our lungs but it is also impacting India’s centuries old monuments, some of which house precious paintings and murals, vulnerable and exposed to contaminated air and climate change.

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Budget 2021: Proposals for Cleaner Environment

Forty-two million-plus population cities will get additional Rs.2217 crore for air pollution management in the next financial year as the finance minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said during her budget presentation announcing a slew of measures as part of the Centre’s urban cleanliness mission.

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Bad Air Killed 1.2 Lakh Across 6 Indian Cities

An estimated 1.2 lakh deaths attributed to air pollution have been reported across six big Indian cities in 2020, with the national capital leading the table followed by Mumbai and Bengaluru. Bad air is also estimated to have cost $17.7 billion in economic terms.

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Drones to Monitor the Health of Odisha Elephants

With six elephants of Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district succumbing to the bacterial disease haemorrhagic septicaemia in a span of two weeks, the state forest department has started using drone cameras in the range to track the movement of and the health of the elephants, said officials and wildlife experts.

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Study Spots 84 Odonate Species in WWS

A four-month dragonfly survey that concluded at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) recently spotted 84 species of odonates (order of insects comprising dragonflies and damselflies) belonging to 59 genera under 11 families.

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Climate Change Likely Drove the Extinction of North America’s Largest Animals

A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that the extinction of North America’s largest mammals was not driven by overhunting by rapidly expanding human populations following their entrance into the Americas.

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Sri Lanka Records Highest Elephant Deaths in World

Sri Lanka has recorded the highest number of elephant deaths in the world due to the human-elephant conflict, according to a media report. The island-nation’s Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) had ordered a special audit into the human-elephant conflict by renowned elephant expert Dr Prithviraj Fernando, the head of the Centre for Conservation and Research.

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New Dating Techniques Reveal Australia’s Oldest Known Rock Painting

A two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has been identified as Australia’s oldest intact rock painting. .... read more

Seagrass ‘Neptune Balls’ Sieve Millions of Plastic Particles from Water

Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap plastic pollution in natural bundles of fibre known as ‘Neptune balls’, researchers have found. With no help from humans, the swaying plants—anchored to shallow seabeds—may collect nearly 900 m plastic items in the Mediterranean alone every year, a study reported in the journal Scientific Reports said.

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Two-Thirds of World See ‘Climate Emergency’: UN Survey

Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, according to a UN survey, the largest of its kind ever undertaken. Young and old, rich and poor, respondents in 50 nations home

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Air Pollution Puts Children at Higher Risk of Disease in Adulthood

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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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