Tag Archives: Prakash Javadekar

CBSE to Announce Date of Calss 12 Exam Results Soon: Minister

Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar addressing at the “Buddha Jayanti Celebration 2017”, organised by the Ministry of Culture, in New Delhi on May 10, 2017. (PIB)

Amid hyped media speculation over the date of announcement of CBSE Class 12 Exam 2017 results, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday tried to assure the anxious parents and students that both the class 10 and 12 board exams will be declared soon, though without revealing the exact date. This year’s Class 12 and Class 10 results of CBSE ...

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India to ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22: Prakash Javadekar

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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Centre Rings Alarm Bells on Air Pollution in Delhi, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan

The Centre as sent alarming bells to Delhi state government nad neighbouring three states — Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — to bring down air pollution from “Visibly pollluting vehicles” which are licensed for purchase without concern for climate change. Some of the steps the Centre has advised the states include action against “visibly polluting vehicles”, mechanised sweeping of roads, ...

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PM Departs for CoP-21 Climate Change Summit at Paris, India Faces Biggest Challenge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Climate Change Confererence (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015 to face one of the major challenges to his government’s diplomatic efforts in the global arena. Mr Modi will address the meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande and attend ‘Mission Innovation’ being hosted by US ...

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Quality Forests with 4 ‘I’s – Image, Innovation, Initiative, Interaction – Needed: Prakash Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has asked forest and wildlife officers to focus on the 4 ‘I’s – Image, Innovation, Initiative and Interaction – to improve quality of forests. Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Conference of all Principal Chief Conservators of Forests and Wildlife Wardens on Wednesday, Javadekar said that maintaining and improving the quality of forests is a ...

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India Sincere on INDCs, to Present ‘Comprehensive Plan’ at Paris Summit: Prakash Javadekar

India’s environment minister Prakash Javadekar has reiterated India’s stand on compliance with the Climate Change agreements in the past and to forge ahead with its comprehensive plan at the Paris Summit to be held in December this year. The minsiter said India is finalizing its draft proposal before the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris and unlike most other ...

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India Keen on Balanced Climate Change Pact: Prakash Javadekar

Prior to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change meeting, India has started to collaborate with several countries as it profoundly looks forward to guarantee a fair and equalized contract at the summit, scheduled to be held in December. Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar declared this at the Lok Sabha yesterday. He informed that the government was already in the course ...

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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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India Sets up Green Climate Fund with Rs.350 Crore Budget

The Government has established the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC) with a budget provision of Rs. 350 Crores for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17, with an estimated requirement of Rs. 181.5 Crores for financial year 2017-18, said the minister. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has been appointed as National Implementing Entity (NIE) under the ...

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Over 35,000 Lives Lost to Air Pollution in the Last Decade: New Report

With the rising population, effects of modernization and globalization, people want to have the best of everything and the urge is leading to the destruction of natural resources, amounting to an enormous increase in pollution of all sorts. Of these, air pollution seems to be a major concern. The environment ministry on Thursday notified that India suffered over 35,000 mortalities ...

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Paris Meet: India Asks Developed Nations to Stick to Agenda, not change it in ‘Last Hour’

In view of the Paris Conference on Climate Change, India has reiterated its demand that the developed nations should pay for the Green Fund as pledged and should not introduce any new agenda at this “late hour” to make it “unsuccessful”. India’s Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the convention agenda should be adhered to in the upcoming Paris Meet instead ...

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Science Express Meeting Seeks Ideas for New Theme

India’s environment minister Prakash Javadekar has chaired the Science Express Climate Change Special (SECCS) meeting in Delhi on Wednesday, where Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State of Science and Technology, Y.S Chowdhary were present. The Science Express is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Railways, the Department of Science & Technology and ...

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Centre buckles up for Clean Ganga mission, seeks forestry intervention

Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day national level discourse for preparing the Detail Project Report (DPR), Uma Bharti who is the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation told besides the religious perception, the focus of protecting the Ganga (Ganges river) should also be from the economic perception because several people look upon the river for ...

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Climate Change Dialogue: Javadekar Seeks Clarity on Green Fund Pre-2020 Contributions, Pledges

India has reiterated its commitment to work towards finding practical, pragmatic and equitable solutions to climate change, said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar making an intervention at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on Wednesday. He said that every Climate Action has a cost and the nations should decide who would pay for it under the “Polluter Pays” principle. Reiterating a ...

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India asks Developed Nations to Declare Pre-2020 Targets Before Paris Meet

India’s Environment and Climate Change minister Prakash Javadekar has appealed the developed nations to come forward with their targets for pre-2020 action which can be taken up at the Paris Climate Change Talks in Paris to be held in December 2015. While addressing the Sixth Petersberg Climate Dialogue at Berlin on Monday, the Minister said that the Warsaw global mechanism ...

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Delhi-type Air Quality Monitoring to Extend to Other Cities: Minister

In view of complaints over Delhi pollution and deteriorating air quality monitoring, the Indian government has decided to increase these stations from the present 10 to more cities with 46 million population. Already, reports have highlighted the worsening air pollution in the capital compared to Beijing. Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha ...

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Social Impact Study to be Made Compulsory Besides Environmental Study for Clearance: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Centre will soon implement an easy online mechanism to transfer funds to States under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) and apart from the required environmental study, the social impact study will be made compulsory in all applications. Social impact assessment (SIA) is a methodology to review the social effects of ...

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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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Don’t Try to Make Business Out of Climate Change: Javadekar Tells Developed world

India’s environment minister reiterated India’s commitment for an “equitable” agreement at the forthcoming Paris Environmental Conference in December this year in consonance with its avowed  “Common but differentiated responsibility” approach to answer the green fund debate. Climate change was a challenge and not a business opportunity and the developed world should not profit from disaster, said Prakash Javadekar, speaking at the major ...

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ISRO Satellite Imagery to Address Sand Mafia Menace?

Prakash Javadekar, minister of environment, forests and climate change, said ISRO technology will be used to map all rivers in the country to check illegal sand mining, which can save some precious whistleblowers’ lives. “The technology is available with ISRO and we are organizing a workshop in Delhi where we will provide details about a plan that will use satellite ...

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