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IEA warns of 4.3C temperature jump from climate change

The International Energy Agency has warned that the global temperatures could jump by as much as 4.3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century and urged countries to improve their pledges on reducing emissions

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ADB to increase India lending by 50 percent to $12 bn by 2018

India's track record in repayment of loans was very clean and ADB would be looking forward to increasing its exposure in infrastructure, skill development and urban services, said Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao

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Urban areas facing shortage of 2 crore houses: Venkaiah Naidu

Of the total housing shortage in urban areas, 95 percent is of Economic Weaker Sections (EWS) and Lower Income Groups (LIG)

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Centre to come up with waste-to-energy policies

Centre will soon come up with policies on waste into energy or composite materials besides formulating a strategy on reuse of debris, the Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has said

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Ease of doing business: DIPP initiates survey in states

With an objective to improve the business climate of the country, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has circulated a set of 285 questions to all the states of which the state governments have to submit the final responses by June 20

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Gujarat government inaugurates solar rooftop project

A total of 5.43 MW (5,430 KW) capacity solar rooftops has been installed on 52 government buildings and 376 private residential buildings in Gandhinagar

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Delhi 'Metro model' inspired new solid waste mgmt rules: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the government has adopted the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or the 'Metro model' for solid - waste management

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NHIDCL to award Rs 1.3 tn highway projects in tough terrain

The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation, at present handling 74 projects of about Rs 35,000 crore, is set to award projects worth Rs 1.3 lakh crore over the next five years

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CSIR to develop technologies for national schemes

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research laboratory will develop technologies for the national missions like Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat Abhiyaan, Smart Cities project and Namami Gange contributing to the vision of Samarth Bharat-Sashakt Bharat

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Make cities clean before making 'smart cities': Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the state government will extend financial assistance from the reserve funds to the civic bodies on basis of their performance of unit in keeping cities clean and in waste management

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