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Miranda flags off Delhi University’s first Real Time Weather Programme

New Delhi, January 29 (G’nY News Service): The very first automatic weather station (AWS) of Delhi University installed in Miranda House today, marked a huge stride in the scientific collection of real time weather data in the college, flagging off a weather programme that builds the capacity of the college to interpret climate anomalies, in the backdrop of climate extremes. A joint effort by the Physics and the Geography Department of the College, the weather station has been installed under...

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Policy Dialogue on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agricultural Sector

‘Policy Dialogue on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agricultural Sector’ was held at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC) of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa on January 20, 2017. It was organized by the Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law (CEBPOL), under National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). During the inaugural session, Dr. B. Meenakumari, Chairperson, NBA delivered the welcome address followed by Dr. P. L. Gautam, Former Chairman, NBA and PPV & FRA Authority...

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First Expedition of International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) – 2

New Delhi, December 26 (G’nY News Service): The First International Indian Ocean Expedition-2 ‘IIOE-2’onboard Research Vessel Sagar Nidhi was conducted between 4th – 22nd December 2015. It started at Goa and concluded in Mauritius after exploring the western Arabian Sea for 18 days. The voyage was flagged off by the Hon. Minister of State for Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Mr. Y. S. Choudhary at a function held at Mormugao, Goa on 4th December 2015. https://www.geographyandyou.com/science/science-bytes/1st-indian-scientific-expedition-to-south-pole-2010-201/ The...

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India International Science Festival (IISF) 2015

New Delhi, December 04 (G'nY News Service): India International Science Festival (IISF) 2015, a joint event of the Ministry of Science and Technology (DST, DBT and DSIR/CSIR) and the Ministry of Earth Sciences is being organized in collaboration with VijnanaBharati (Vibha India), the largest science movement in the country, with the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) as the nodal agency. The Expo kicked off with the ‘India's biggest ever Science & Technology...

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Youth refuse lifestyle compromises to arrest CC

New Delhi, November 20 (G’nY News Service): There is an urgent need to link climate change to other social challenges such as poverty, alleviation, disease control and prevention. The report- ‘Climate Action: Youth Voices’  suggests that in India and Vietnam, the youth’s priority was not oriented to building resilience towards climate change but, startlingly true for urban youths was the fact that they refused to compromise with their lifestyles for a more emission free scenario. A seminar...

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Women in informal workforce needs reorganization, says experts

New Delhi, October 27 (G’nY News Service): Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) organized a National Symposium on 'Women in Informal Workforce: Prospects and Challenges' between 27th and 28th of October, 2015. The program was directed by Dr. Nupur Tiwari who is also an Assistant Professor - Political Science, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in IIPA. The conference was funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Ms. Annie D. Raja, General Secretary, National...

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Debutant -2015′ at Rendezvous 2015, IIT, Delhi

New Delhi, October 19 (G’nY News Service): An inter-college fresher's parliamentary debate was organized by IIT Delhi on 18th October which was on the third day of their parent event, 'Rendezvous 2015'. A total of 16 teams from 12 colleges battled each other to get the winning prize of Rs.15,000. Following the knockout round, the finalists Miranda House and Sri Ram College for Commerce (SRCC) argued on the topic 'Privatizing Municipal Corporation'. Miranda House spoke for the motion while SRCC...

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Climate change in the Arctic-Antarctic-Himalaya is going to affect the monsoons in India

New Delhi, September 30 (G’nY News Service): The circulation that originates in the North Atlantic and southern Arctic is a major force that drives not only the oceanic circulation but also regulates the global climate. Senior scientists claim that the abnormal heavy rainfall spell during March 2015 over the northern parts of India could be linked to the Arctic sea ice melting and associated changes in mid-latitude circulation. Further analysis of Arctic circulation anomalies has revealed that...

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US-India signs clean energy MoU

  New Delhi, September 24 (G’nY News Service): The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has by far been a worthwhile summit for both the countries. After the US shoulders the gargantuan task of cleaning the Ganga on the first day of the conference, the second day was marked by an energy security, climate change and clean energy MoU signed between India and the United Sates. Co-chaired by the Indian Minister for External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and the US Secretary of State John...

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No socio economic goals for India for COP21

New Delhi, September 23 (G’nY News Service): As the world gears itself up for the Conference of the Parties (COP21) the Additional Secretary, to the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), declared that India's intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) will not encompass any socio-economic objectives of the country. The Conference of the Parties (COP21), a global event on climate change under the aegis of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is scheduled...