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UK to build World’s most powerful climate-change forecasting supercomputer

Met Office and Microsoft are to build a weather forecasting supercomputer in the UK. The UK Government is to invest 1.2 billion Pound Sterling in the project. About the Supercomputer The supercomputer is expected to be one of the top twenty-five supercomputers in the world. It will help in better understanding of Climate Change. The ..

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Israel: National plan to reduce 80% GHG emissions by 2050

The Ministry of Energy of Israel recently announced a National Plan to reduce 80% of Greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as compared to that of 2015. About the plan The plan aims to shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2025. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector by 75% to ..

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New Zealand Climate Change law for Financial firms

New Zealand recently introduced a bill on Climate Change for financial firms. The bill is the first of its kind in the world. New Zealand has fixed 2050 as the deadline to become carbon neutral. Key Features of the Bill It will require the insurers, banks and investment managers to report the impacts of their ..

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Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Section. The section will open new opportunities for local industries such as textile production, glassware industry, block printing, pottery products, hing production, locks and hardware. Command Centre of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor The Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj is to act as the ..

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Environment Performance Index: India ranks 168

The Yale University recently released the biennial Environment Performance Index. India scored 168th rank out of 180 countries. In 2018, India scored 27.6 out of 100 and secured 177th rank. About the report Around 32 indicators were considered to create the ranking. Also, the index provided 10-year observation on environmental performance at national and international ..

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