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World Forest Day: Javadekar Refutes Environmental Degradation by Companies

On the occasion of World Forest Day or International Day of Forests, India’s Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar refused focus of some plays which blamed companies for environmental degradation and alter joined Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain for a walk with students in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi Monday. The Event was held later at the ...

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Javadekar Acknowledges Chennai Floods ‘Unprecedented Natural Disaster’

Union Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar, who has de-linked Chennai floods as a testimony of climate change in Paris on the sidelines of Global Conference has acknowledged on Friday the rain fury was a "natural disaster of unprecedented scale." Terming it as a lesson to rethink on urban planning and city governance, he said:"Chennai is a natural disaster of unprecedented ...

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Javadekar to Hold ‘Townhall’ Jointly with Google on Monday Ahead of Paris Meet

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Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar will hold a “MyGov Talk” on Monday (Oct 26) at 5.00 pm to focus on Climate Change in the run-up to the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 in Paris from November 30-December 11, 2015. Contributors from MyGov, Climate Change experts, senior journalists and social media influencers will join the online ...

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347 Species of Flora, 242 Fauna Discovered in India in 2013-14: Javadekar

India is upbeat on its discovery of 347 species of new flora and 424 species of fauna besides two new exclusive reptile species in 2013-14 based on studies conducted by scientists and taxonomists in several institutions and universities. Informing the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the studies of scientists of Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and ...

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World Environment Day: PM Modi to Kick Off Plantation Drive from Home First

Begin with your home first is an ancient advice and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take it literally planting a sapling on Friday to kick off the World Environment Day. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Cricket team captain Virat Kohli and wrestler Sushil Kumar will kick off the function at the ministry’s Paryavaran Bhawan while Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rane and ...

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India turns to Co-BRICS nations on thorny climate change issue

India has sought the cooperation of other BRICS nations in addressing the climate change issue that is hovering above in view of who pays for the air pollution — developed or developing nations? At the first meeting of environment ministers of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in Moscow, Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar reiterated Prime Minister Narendra ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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Ansari Reiterates India Stand ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibility’ at Global Environment Conference

The Vice President Mohammad Ansari has defended India’s “Common but Differentiated Responsibility” approach to global environmental issues in his inaugural speech at the International Conference on “Global Environment Issues” jointly organised by the National Green Tribunal in association with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Indian Law Institute and FICCI. “Globally, India’s policy goal of achieving sustainable development ...

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Tiger population goes up in India by 30%

India’s Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the population of tigers in India recorded an increase to the tune of 30.5 percent in the recent national estimation, despite the threat to the species. “The tiger population has gone up from 1,706 to 2,226 tigers…We are proud of our efforts. This corresponds to a little over 30 ...

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Minister Launches Indian Language Internet Alliance by Google, Internet Industry

Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has launched the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), an initiative by Google and other Internet industry partners, in New Delhi on Monday, underscoring the potential of blending the technology with improvement of skill sets. Indian Language Internet Alliance(ILIA), a consortium of 18 Internet industry partners along with Google, was committed to promote the ...

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