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Greenest games ever': Claims of Olympic sustainability hit a reef in Tahiti

India, July 23 -- A greener games? Certainly that is what Paris promised when it made environmental sustainability, innovation and leadership central to its successful bid to host the 2024 Olympic and... Read More


Budget 2024-25: Allocation for MGNREGS remains stagnant at Rs 86,000 crore

New Delhi, July 23 -- The Union Budget 2024-25 did not see any increase in allocation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) budget. The budget allocation of Rs 86... Read More


Budget 2024-25: NTPC & BHEL to set up a hi-tech coal power plant. How will it work?

New Delhi, July 23 -- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) are jointly setting up a highly efficient... Read More


Budget 2024-25: Nuclear option vital for energy mix; Centre to partner with private sector to develop miniature reactors

New Delhi, July 23 -- This year's Union Budget has emphasised nuclear energy's contribution to India's energy mix, especially when it comes to emerging technologies. One of the technologies mentioned ... Read More


Budget 2024-25: Sitharaman unveils climate finance taxonomy, experts hail move but concerns over greenwashing persist

New Delhi, July 23 -- The Centre will create a taxonomy for climate finance to encourage investments in climate action, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in the "Next Generation Reforms" s... Read More


Budget 2024-25 faces criticism from farmers' group for ignoring their needs

New Delhi, July 23 -- Farmers' group Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA)-Kisan Swaraj network has condemned the central government's 2024-25 budget, labelling it anti-farmer and out... Read More


SC rules against commercial sale and release of GM mustard

New Delhi, July 23 -- In a split verdict, the Supreme Court July 23, 2024 ruled against approval of the commercial sale and release of genetically modified mustard in India at present. A division of ... Read More


Ancient humans may have hunted 150 large animal species to extinction over 50,000 years, suggests study

India, July 22 -- Homo sapiens, the ancestors of present-day humans, were responsible for the extinction of megafauna, according to new research. Scientists have revealed that over the past 50,000 yea... Read More


Budget 2024-25: Compensation for crop losses continues to be a distant dream for Indian farmers

New Delhi, July 22 -- The Union Budget 2024 has failed to address the important issue of farmer crop losses yet again. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the budget for the ... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 22, 2024)

New Delhi, July 22 -- Proposed road in Western Ghats falls entirely in Anamalai tiger reserve core zone: Report to NGT Building a new road from the base of the Western Ghats, specifically from the Th... Read More