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India Ideas Summit: PM Modi invites US to invest in agriculture sector

Marking a dual departure from the RSS’s economic ideology, Modi said at the India Ideas Summit he wanted human-centric growth and FDI in farm

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Astronomy Sci-Tech

How life could be developed in space

Berkeley, California: Scientists have used lab experiments to retrace the chemical steps leading to the creation of complex hydrocarbons in space, showing pathways to forming 2-D carbon-based nanostructures in a mix of heated gases. The latest study, which featured experiments at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), could help explain the […]

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Sci-Tech

Soil cannot stop climate change; myth busted

Harpenden, United Kingdom: Unique soils data from long-term experiments, stretching back to the middle of the nineteenth century, confirm the practical implausibility of burying carbon in the ground to halt climate change, an option once heralded as a breakthrough. The findings come from an analysis of the rates of change of carbon in soil by […]

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India

One end, varied means, Javadekar tells developed world

New Delhi — India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has reiterated that India would ensure that the principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) is respected and that rich countries pay back their debt for ‘overdraft’ on carbon space. Javadekar said that for India, the question is of the present and future of 1.27 billion people […]

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India

India to anchor ‘Global Solar Alliance’

New Delhi — The government has said that India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) is balanced and comprehensive. Addressing a press conference here today, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said that India is keen to attempt to work towards a low carbon emission pathway, while simultaneously endeavoring to meet all […]