sustainable development

Govt to rate mines based on sustainable development practices

 Ministry of Mines has proposed a rating system for mining leases in a bid to ensure that firms follow sustainable development practices, which includes addressing social impact of resettlement and rehabilitation, among others.

Mar 28, 2016, 16:39 PM IST
'India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit'

'India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit'

Mahajan said schemes like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India would give the country a leg-up in achieving the sustainable development goals.

Jan 30, 2016, 23:06 PM IST

BRICS call on G20 to work harder on economic policy cooperation

Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Turkish town of Antalya, said global economic recovery was not yet sustainable.

Nov 16, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

DNA: Has India met the Millennium Development Goals?

The UN General Assembly adopted a new set of 17 sustainable development goals, to be achieved by 2030. These goals replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in the year 2000.

Nov 02, 2015, 23:57 PM IST

Developing countries' voices being stifled in climate change debate: India

India, like other developing countries, has been under intense pressure from developed countries and non-governmental orgainisations to cut its greenhouse gas emissions .

Oct 20, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

PM Modi in Silicon Valley: As it happened on day one

'Digital India' is an enterprise to transform India in a scale unmatched anywhere in the world and it has the potential to make development truly inclusive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while speaking about his ambitious Digital India initiative before a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs. 

Sep 27, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

G4 countries make strong pitch for change in UNSC, says 'we are legitimate candidates for membership'

India, Japan, Germany and Brazil on Saturday declared themselves as "legitimate" candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a "fixed timeframe", with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately.

Sep 26, 2015, 20:35 PM IST
Sikhs, Patels protest against PM Narendra Modi at UN headquarters

Sikhs, Patels protest against PM Narendra Modi at UN headquarters

 A group of Sikhs and the Patidar community supporters have demonstrated outside the UN headquarters here, coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Sustainable Development at a special UN summit.

Sep 26, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to meet G4 leaders in New York, discuss UNSC reforms

On Day 3 of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations General Assembly and met several world leaders on the sidelines of the UNGA Summit.

Sep 26, 2015, 07:43 AM IST
World leaders adopt UN goals to end poverty in 15 years

World leaders adopt UN goals to end poverty in 15 years

World leaders on Friday pledged to end extreme poverty within 15 years, adopting an ambitious set of UN goals to be backed up by trillions of dollars in development spending.

Sep 26, 2015, 02:30 AM IST

Need to eradicate poverty for sustainable progress, says PM Modi at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday outlined India`s climate change goals at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, saying he represents a culture that calls the earth "mother" and that India ov

Sep 26, 2015, 00:18 AM IST
PM Modi expected to address UN Sustainable Development Summit

PM Modi expected to address UN Sustainable Development Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a high-level summit on sustainable development hosted by the UN on September 25 when the new and ambitious post-2015 development agenda will be adopted.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:06 PM IST
UN states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

UN states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world`s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:45 AM IST

Committed to Northeast's sustainable development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reiterated his government's resolve of ensuring rapid and sustainable development of the northeastern states.

Jul 16, 2015, 00:36 AM IST

Nikhil Seth to head UN training institute

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran Indian diplomat and international administrator Nikhil Seth to head the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Jun 09, 2015, 03:52 AM IST

Indian-origin businessman elected head of global firm

Ranjit Singh Baxi, chairman of J & H Sales (International) ltd, will serve a two-year term as president of the Brussels-based recycling association.

May 24, 2015, 10:32 AM IST

Telsa unveils battery to `transform energy infrastructure`

"The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, to completely sustainable zero carbon," Musk told reporters shortly before unveiling the Powerwall in a warehouse outside Los Angeles.

May 01, 2015, 15:19 PM IST

Brazil slashed Amazon protection budget: NGO

President Dilma Rousseff's administration has invested three times less than her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in efforts to slow deforestation in the Amazon, the non-governmental organization InfoAmazonia said in a report.

Apr 01, 2015, 20:56 PM IST

'Environment Ministry will work as facilitator of sustainable development'

The Environment Ministry will work as a facilitator of sustainable development by bringing transparency, removing bottlenecks and encouraging people's participation, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday.

Feb 23, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Give tax sops to renewable energy projects: Report

Tax incentives, easier overseas borrowing norms and innovative financial instruments for clean energy projects will boost India's efforts to achieve sustainable development in the long term, says a report.

Feb 13, 2015, 19:00 PM IST