China sets new standards for air purifiers

Friday, 21 November 2014 11:10 am
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Standards are expected to curb deliberate misleading by producers about the effectiveness of purifiers

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Smog in Beijing

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Friday, 21 November 2014 06:00 am
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Women in Iraq’s Anbar province have come together to form “Women of Justice,” a group aimed to fight ISIL. Meanwhile an article on Global Voices Online suggests that many remain “obsessed” with the Kurdish female fighters. Yet another article tries to explain why women would join ISIL, and the Canadian government called for proposals for [Read More...]
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The project, Lunar Mission One, aims to raise £500m for the project from donations by the public

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NASAWith an aim to use robotic technology to understand the origins and evolution of the moon and the Earth, a British group has decided to send an unmanned robotic landing module to the South Pole of the Moon – an area unexplored by previous moon missions.

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The project that involves exporting of 60 million tonnes of coal every year is being opposed by groups in both India and Australia

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Is lower inflation here to stay?

Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:10 am
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Most measures of inflation over the last couple of months point to an encouraging downward movement in price indices; Shambhu Ghatak deconstructs these measures and quotes observations of the RBI to show why it may still be premature to take low inflation for granted.

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High level committee formed by Modi government to review green laws proposes a new Environment Loss Management Act under which full time expert bodies at state and central levels will be set up for evaluating and clearing projects

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In the new system, the project proponents will be responsible for self certification of the information about their projects (DTE file photo of Essar power plant in Mahan forest of Madhya Pradesh)

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New report by tribunal comprising leading lawyers and researchers suggests the nun fighting for land rights of tribal people in Jharkhand was probably eliminated by hired killers, not Maoists as claimed by state police

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No consensus on HFCs at Montreal Protocol meet

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:48 pm
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Hydrofluorocarbons to be discussed in an informal group after many nations oppose formation of contact group to discuss the greenhouse gases

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L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza and Tina Birmpili, Ozone Secretariat; and Co-Chairs Patrick McInerney (Australia) and Richard Mwendandu (Kenya) (Photo courtesy IISD)

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