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Brazilian oil giant announces contracts worth $4.5 bn


July 21st, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras and its partners BG Group, Petrogal Brasil and Repsol Sinopec will sign 10 contracts worth $4.5 billion for the construction ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm declares oil field commercially viable


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The OGX oil firm, part of a consortium led by Brazilian magnate Eike Batista, Wednesday declared a crude discovery off the coast of Rio ... Read more...

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Himachal takes green road to plastic disposal


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to surface 150 km of state roads this fiscal by adding shredded plastic waste to tar, a minister said Tuesday."Molten plastic with liquid ... Read more...

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Himachal’s eco drive gets prime minister’s award


April 21st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) An innovative anti-polythene drive by Himachal Pradesh Thursday won the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration, a statement said.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave ... Read more...

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Himachal bans plastic cups, plates


January 29th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) After imposing a ban on the use of all types of polythene bags made of non-biodegradable materials, Himachal Pradesh has decided to ban disposable plastic products from August ... Read more...

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Himachal’s plastic waste drive may earn it national award


January 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) An innovative scheme launched by Himachal Pradesh to remove polythene wastes by using these to surface roads may win the state government a national award, an official said ... Read more...

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Himachal aims to earn carbon credits


December 8th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has started a process to earn carbon credits under a project of the UN, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Wednesday.Carbon credits provide a ... Read more...

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Potato research centre to be set up in West Midnapore


August 17th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A centre of the Shimla-based Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) will be set up in West Bengal's West Midnapur district to make quality potato seeds favourable to the ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to recycle plastic pouches


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to minimise littering of plastic waste in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, the government has asked consumers to return empty edible oil pouches to the ... Read more...

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Brazil oil firm sets oil output record in April


May 9th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras set a new monthly record for oil output in April, producing an average of 2.03 million barrels of crude per day ... Read more...

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Himachal to do away with plastic liquor bottles


March 7th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 7 (IANS) In a step towards making Himachal Pradesh plastic-free, the state government has decided to do away with plastic liquor bottles from April 1 and promote glass ones, an ... Read more...

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Costa Rica to help Himachal check carbon emissions


February 14th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) South American nation Costa Rica has expressed its willingness to enable Himachal Pradesh to emerge as a carbon-neutral state by reducing greenhouse emissions and earning carbon credits. An eight-member ... Read more...

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Himachal promoting use of plastic waste to build roads


January 31st, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 31 (IANS) Buoyed by the successful use of plastic waste to build three stretches of road, the Himachal Pradesh government will now use all the plastic waste it ... Read more...

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Himachal saves Rs.1 bn-worth power through CFLs


January 3rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) By distributing compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to 16.5 lakh households, Himachal Pradesh conserved about 270 million units of energy worth Rs.1 billion (Rs.100 crore) in a year.Under the ... Read more...

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‘Remove plastic, save environment’ campaign in Himachal (Lead)


December 20th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will launch a week-long campaign on Monday to remove polythene bags from roads, hill slopes and other areas in a major community-driven environment protection initiative. People across ... Read more...

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Himachal to launch fresh no polythene drive


December 20th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) In another major initiative towards community-driven environment protection, Himachal Pradesh will Monday launch a week-long campaign to remove polythene bags lying scattered on hills and in residential areas. People ... Read more...

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Himachal to launch plastic-free drive


December 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will launch a week-long campaign from Dec 21 to make the state plastic-free by removing all polythene bags from residential areas and hillsides, the ... Read more...

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Total ban on plastic bags in Himachal from Oct 2


August 16th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to impose a total ban on the use of plastic bags from Oct 2, state Environment Minister J.P. Nadda said Sunday. "From Oct 2, ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist reveals new applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage


March 13th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin is part of an international research team, which has revealed new applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage.The scientist in question is ... Read more...

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‘No’ to plastic bags restores Himachal’s pristine beauty


January 19th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) The hills are looking clean again. Once an eyesore, littering the verdant mountain slopes, choking drains and scarring the environment, plastic pollution has come down dramatically in Shimla ... Read more...

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Exposure to high temperatures reduces contact lens solutions anti-fungal properties


November 11th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): A contact lens solution loses its anti-fungal properties when exposed to high temperatures, according to a new study. Published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the ... Read more...

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India says no race with China, strengthens ties with Africa


April 9th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India Wednesday ended its first summit with Africa by stressing that it was not in competition with China in the continent, as the two sides firmed up ... Read more...

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India, Africa adopt Delhi Declaration, Africa-India Framework for Cooperation


April 9th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan today said the first ever India-Africa Forum Summit has adopted the Delhi Declaration and the Africa-India Framework for Cooperation, which constitute the ... Read more...

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