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Rajasthan pushes sub-surface mining to protect environment


December 15th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) Seeking to strike a balance between the needs of the industry and sustainable development, experts at a seminar Wednesday called for promoting sub-surface mining of stones ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly tech expo opens in China


November 26th, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Over 240 domestic and foreign firms are taking part in an international eco-friendly technology expo opened in eastern China Friday.The three-day event in Nanjing, the capital ... Read more...

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A house for conservationists


September 13th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) If you are one of those who worry about mounting water bills or are a plain water conservationist, a special shower in Japan may have been ... Read more...

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Sibal calls for trained manpower to ensure technological advancements


March 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said that trained and capable manpower is required to ensure that technology and technological advancements delivers to ... Read more...

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Eco-Products International Fair 2011 commences on Thursday


February 9th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will inaugurate the 7th Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF 2011) here tomorrow.The three-day conference is being jointly organized by, the Department ... Read more...

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Finnish ‘clean tech’ firms look for joint venture in India


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Several Finnish companies are keen to form joint ventures with Indian firms to expand their operations in the country and promote the use of clean technology, the ... Read more...

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CII inks pact to establish green manufacturing centre


October 9th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A green manufacturing center of excellence will be set up in Germany in the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode under a pact inked between the Confederation of Indian Industry ... Read more...

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Minister calls for higher steel production


September 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday expressed concern over the shortfall in steel production and called for developing innovative and energy- efficient processes to accelerate the sector's ... Read more...

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IIM-Calcutta goes green


August 19th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) is all set to introduce a new course on eco-friendly technology in its post graduate programme for executives from the 2010-11 session. "To ... Read more...

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National manufacturing policy to factor in environmental concerns


July 14th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The government is set to incorporate environmental issues in its new national manufacturing policy which will be finalised shortly, said a senior government official Wednesday. Industrial Policy and ... Read more...

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South Korean firms to invest $18 bn in green business


July 14th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 13 (IANS/WAM) South Korean companies plans to invest 22.4 trillion won ($18 billion) in eco-friendly technologies over the next three years, a presidential committee said Tuesday. The investment would mark a ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma to launch Eco-Products International Fair 2011


July 12th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is scheduled to launch the Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF) 2011 here on Wednesday.EPIF-2011, the seventh in the series, is scheduled ... Read more...

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Blair appointed `green energy’ adviser to US venture capital giant Khosla Ventures


May 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be a part-time adviser on green energy to US venture capital firm Khosla Ventures.According to a BBC report, Blair will provide ... Read more...

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VSA LLC to invest $4.5 million in Burke County, NC production plant


May 12th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) – VSA LLC, a recycler of automotive catalytic converters, will invest $4.5 million in its new production plant in Burke County, North Carolina, Governor Beverly Perdue announced ... Read more...

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Head of UN commission warns world is using too much energy and materials to sustain itself


May 7th, 2010 - 5:02 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The head of a United Nations (UN) commission warned on Thursday that the world is consuming too much energy and materials to sustain itself.UN Commission on Sustainable ... Read more...

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BRIC leaders commit to develop, provide clean energy


April 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinBrasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Leaders of Brazil. Russia, India and China (BRIC) on Thursday said that they recognized that energy is an essential resource for improving the standard of ... Read more...

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Thyagaraj Sports Complex for 2010 Games inaugurated


April 2nd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Thyagaraj Sports Complex, the venue for the netball competition for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, was inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here Friday. Built from ... Read more...

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PM calls for attracting more youth to science courses


April 1st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the declining number of youth opting for science courses after the 10+2 stage and urged the need to bring ... Read more...

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BRIC states’ cooperation vital to raise food output: Pawar


March 26th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Cooperation among Brazil, Russia, India, China - the BRIC countries - would be crucial in addressing the issue of enhancing food production so as to meet ... Read more...

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Dubai to host global eco-friendly technology exhibition


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) Dubai will host an international exhibition on eco-friendly technologies in the energy sector March 9-11, WAM news agency reported. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced this at ... Read more...

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Climate change related to India’s growth and development, says Nirupama Rao


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Cynthia ChandranLondon, Feb.22 (ANI): Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Monday said that for India, climate change is not merely an environmental issue, but is linked with the growth prospects and ... Read more...

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Rich nations should make deeper cuts, support others financially: CII


December 13th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Rich countries must agree to greater emission cuts while helping developing nations cope financially in their efforts to transform into a low carbon economy, a leading industry ... Read more...

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List of agreements signed between India and US


November 25th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashWashington, Nov.25 (ANI): India and the United States inked several agreements/memoranda of understanding with the aim of taking the bilateral strategic partnership forward. Following is the list of agreements signed:. ... Read more...

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India concerned over climate change


October 15th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday endorsed the global concern over climate change and termed it as one of the most important challenge that needs to be tackled ... Read more...

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Power ministry wants more gas


September 5th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India's Power Secretary H.S. Brahma Saturday sought an increase in allocation of gas from the Krishna Godavari basin to the power sector. A decision on this is ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation stone of ISRO campus in Delhi


August 25th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday laid the foundation stone of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) first campus in the national capital and urged space scientists ... Read more...

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Assocham, Japanese firm sign pact on energy parks


August 25th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) Tuesday signed an agreement with a Japanese firm for transfer of technology to set up renewable energy ... Read more...

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Indian outsourcer HCL acquires data centre in US


August 4th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies has acquired its first data centre in the US from one of its customers, a report here said. HCL actually acquired the data centre ... Read more...

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Climate change costs India over 2.6 percent of GDP: Economic Survey


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India is now spending over 2.6 percent of its gross domestic product to adapt to climate change, says the country's annual Economic Survey, tabled in parliament Thursday ... Read more...

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National action plan on climate change is in place: President Patil


June 5th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Friday said that India is committed to contributing to the global endeavour to deal with climate change.Speaking at a function to ... Read more...

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With sales topping $2 bn, South Korea’s LG bets on India


June 1st, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose Seoul, June 1 (IANS) South Korean chaebol LG, the third largest conglomerate in this country, has charted an ambitions plan for India, hoping to drive revenues from there by at ... Read more...

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Rapid response vital to deal with new viruses: President


May 8th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday said the country's healthcare systems needed to respond rapidly to contain new viruses that were mutating and spreading new strains of infections. Nations and ... Read more...

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China urges developed countries to do more on climate change


April 1st, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn, April 1 (Xinhua) China has urged the developed countries to help the developing world in fighting climate change. Su Wei, the head of the Chinese delegation at the UN climate change ... Read more...

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Developing countries lack means to acquire better technologies to fight global warming


December 10th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that contrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to afford more efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ... Read more...

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Obama vows to create 2.5 million jobs to combat downturn


November 23rd, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obama has reportedly said that he would direct his economic team to craft a two-year stimulus plan with the goal of saving or creating ... Read more...

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