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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.

'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.

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.

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. Has India achieved the MDGs? What is the progress on the MDGs?Watch this report of DNA.

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 .

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 over the next seven years will create 175 GW of renewable energy capacity.

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.

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.

'Most Indian cos lag behind in innovation, sustainable devpt'

Most companies in India are not engaged in developing "sustainable and inclusive innovations" as they do not identify with sustainable development or green growth, says a study by ITC and industry body CII.

Asia, Africa face daunting challenges: PM

Noting that three-fourths of the world's poor live in Asia and Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that rural reconstruction and poverty eradication were fundamental to sustainable development.