To counteract the harmful consequences of plastic pollution, the United Nations Development Programme wants to nearly increase its plastic waste management to 100 cities in India by 2024.  The lack of systematic waste management in India’s many towns and cities, which are frequently named among the world’s most polluted, contributes to rampant littering andContinue Reading

The World Food Programme (WFP) has received small grains production inputs and training materials from India to help smallholder farmers in Mangwe and Chiredzi districts build resilience.  In the Chiredzi and Mangwe districts, the India-UN Development Partnership Fund helps 5 200 smallholder farmers.  Sorghum and African peas, as well as basal and top dressing fertilizers, will be delivered to 3Continue Reading

The Indian government announced the Production Linked Incentive (‘PLI’) scheme for the automobile and drone industries in September 2021.   The PLI Scheme is designed to help with the development and manufacturing of electric vehicles and other advanced technology components. This PLI Scheme is part of a larger announcement of PLIContinue Reading

Due to their huge historical proportion of emissions, rich countries must spend far more than $100 billion to help poor countries combat climate change, India’s chief economic adviser said on Thursday (30 September), ahead of a UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).  As the globe prepares for COP26, wealthy nations areContinue Reading

Narendra Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment to democracy, emphasized India’s remarkable strides in discovering and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines, and warned against “regressive thinking” countries in his address to the UN General Assembly on Saturday. Prime Minister Modi emphasized in a pre-recorded speech that India is a country famed for its democraticContinue Reading

India pledged to increase renewable energy installed capacity to 450 GW by 2030 and establish and implement a National Hydrogen Energy Mission to scale up annual green hydrogen production to 1 MT by 2030 at the first leader-level meeting on energy under the UN General Assembly in 40 years. ItContinue Reading

The Melina Mercouri International Prize is awarded by UNESCO-Greece for outstanding examples of actions to protect and enrich the world’s cultural landscapes. The Matheran Light Railway’s 21-kilometer track has been nominated for this year’s UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize, which has been on the UNESCO tentative heritage list since 2014.Continue Reading

The Indian government has contributed about one million dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe to assist vulnerable populations in coping with climate change. The money will be utilized to help around 5200 smallholder farmers in the Chiredzi and Mangwe districts through the India-UN Development PartnershipContinue Reading

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) granted a $235 million loan on Friday to repair a national highway that is critical to regional connectivity and to strengthen the government’s capacity to improve the highway network’s management and maintenance. The 222-kilometer Shikarpur-Rajanpur portion of the National Highway-55 (N55) will be upgraded fromContinue Reading

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a National Hydrogen Mission for India in his Independence Day speech on Sunday, in an effort to ensure the country’s energy security. Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his eighth speech from the Red Fort’s ramparts on Sunday, honoring the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. HeContinue Reading