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  • Anti-CAA: Opposition supporting anti-national forces, says Yogi
  • Cabinet approves elevation of BISAG as BISAG(N) under MEITY
  • CCEA approves upward revision of interest subvention under DIDF
  • UP govt has no project pending on river linking: Minister
  • Top commander among 3 militants killed in Tral encounter
  • MP CM bows to Shivaji
  • Tapas Pal's death: Mamata becomes 'explosive,' accuses BJP of 'revenge'
  • Javadekar unveils India 2020 book
  • Twenty-three militants killed in 10 operations, 40 OGWs arrested since Jan in J&K: DGP
  • Cabinet approves Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II
  • Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020
  • Youth run over by truck in Jalna
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Cabinet approves revamping of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
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Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for green economy

Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for green economy

New Delhi, Jan 29 (UNI) Banker-turned-environmentalist Pavan Sukhdev has been awarded this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, often called the "Nobel prize for environment", recognising his groundbreaking green economy work.

Delhi-born Sukhdev shares the award with US conservation biologist Gretchen Daily.

Sukhdev, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank, has put his 25 years of financial markets experience to good use to calculate the consequences of environment decline.

He was the special adviser and head of UN Environment Programmes’s Green Economy Initiative, launched to demonstrate that greening of economies is not a burden on growth but rather a new engine for growing wealth, increasing decent employment, and reducing persistent poverty.

He was also appointed Study Leader of the landmark initiative on "The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity" (TEEB) which has become a foundation for the Green Economy movement – an achievement for which Mr. Sukhdev is being awarded the 2020 Tyler Prize.

“You don't have to be an environmentalist to care about protecting the environment. Just ask a farmer who now must rent beehives to pollinate his crops, because there are no longer enough bees in wild nature to do the job for free. But bees don't send invoices, so the value of their services is not recognized,” said Sukhdev.

Sukhdev currently serves the World Wildlife Fund as president and chairman of the board.

UNI SRJ

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CCEA approves upward revision of interest subvention under DIDF

19 Feb 2020 | 6:02 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave approval for upward revision of interest subvention from "upto 2 per cent" to "upto 2.5 per cent" under the scheme Dairy processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)with the revised outlay of Rs 11,184 crore.

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National NGOs look at leveraging domestic fundraising and innovation for sustainability

19 Feb 2020 | 5:54 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) With international funding slowing and domestic fundraising taking off strongly, local NGOs have to up their game to win hearts, minds and donations from local companies.
A three-day workshop from 18 to 20 February, 2020 by Smile Foundation in association with Wilde Ganzen’s Change the Game Academy in Delhi seeks to help organizations crack the local fundraising.

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Javadekar unveils India 2020 book

Javadekar unveils India 2020 book

19 Feb 2020 | 5:46 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday unveiled Annual Reference India/Bharat 2020 book, a complete reference manual for all people including those appearing for competitive examinations.

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Tapas Pal's death: Mamata becomes 'explosive,' accuses BJP of 'revenge'

19 Feb 2020 | 5:41 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 19 (UNI) Infusing 'more tension' in the BJP-Trinamool 'relation,' Trinamool Congress supremo and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP of adopting 'revengeful attitude' towards late actor-turned politician Tapas Pal-arrested by the CBI for his alleged link to Rose Valley Chit Fund scam in December 2016.
Paying her tributes to late Pal before his last journey in Kolkata, Ms Banerjee also termed the passing away of the actor 'most untimely.'
'Tapas Pal had undergone series of insults and humiliations during his jail imprisonment. The BJP is adopting revengeful attitude towards Bengal,' Ms Banerjee observed.

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Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020

Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020

19 Feb 2020 | 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the historic Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020 that seeks to regulate the Assisted Reproductive Technology services in the country and provide infertile couples with ethical practices in Assisted reproductive technology (ART).

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