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India Elected President Of UN-Habitat

On behalf of India, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will preside over the deliberations of the 58-member Governing Council (GC) of the UN-Habitat for the next two years.

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Paris climate agreement becomes international law

The Paris Agreement to combat climate change becomes international law today, a landmark demonstrating that countries are serious about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter faster than scientists expected

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India welcomes final climate deal draft

The final draft of climate deal proposes limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and committing $100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries in coping with the problem

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The Dream of Digital Integration

The Smart Cities and Digital India initiatives have opened up business opportunities for the private sector but are we serious enough about what needs to be done?

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SAARC nations undertake maiden disaster combat exercise in NCR

In a first, all SAARC countries came together for a massive field training exercise on combating an earthquake - like disaster

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Naidu advocates radical changes in urban planning

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has called for radical changes in urban planning to ensure reliable, efficient and affordable public transport

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Govt pursuing paradigm shift in disaster mngmnt: Home Minister

A paradigm shift in disaster management from a relief centric approach to a holistic one, encompassing preparedness, prevention, mitigation and risk reduction, is being initiated, says the Union Home Minister

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UN fund approves its first climate aid for poor nations

The UN's Green Climate Fund has approved its first financing of projects worth $168 million to help developing countries fight global warming

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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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Protect the Connected - Smart Cities, Data Analytics and Privacy in India

PULAK GHOSH, Professor of Quantitative Methods and Information Systems at IIM-B speaks to BWSC about the role of data analytics and GIS in powering smarter cities

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