The United Nations’s World Cities Day (WCD) is observed on October 31 to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. This year, in 2017, the United Nations has selected the theme “Innovative ..
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) to increase annual lending to India to a maximum of $4 billion for 2018-22
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will increase its annual lending to India to a maximum of $4 billion between 2018 and 2022 to help fasten inclusive economic transformation towards upper middle income status. The ADB’s programme in India will focus on three main pillars of activity during the 5-year period: boost economic competitiveness to create ..
India and Germany has recently signed pact on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC). The main purpose of this programme component is to improve the sector framework and conditions for grid integration of renewable energy. As per the pact, both the countries will work on improving market mechanisms and ..
As per the report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, there is a 3% surge in the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in 2011. The 3 % increase took the total amount of CO2 in air at an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes. The report was published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) ..
Delhi Metro has become the first such railway project in the world to get carbon credits from UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol, for helping in reduction of greenhouse emissions. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has helped in reduction in emission of harmful gases into the city’s atmosphere. In the process, it ..
1. A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Shiite mosque in Chakwal city in Punjab province, about 80km south of Islamabad on Sunday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more.Violence in Pakistan has spread well beyond the Afghan border region, including a suicide bombing in Islamabad on Saturday that killed eight paramilitary personnel and a commando-style ..