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1.Tata Power wins carbon credit approval

Tata Power Co’s wind project at Khandke in Maharashtra won eligibility from the United Nations to earn carbon credits.


2.CSR for ports sector seeks sustainable operation

Recently, the Shipping Ministry published new guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), focussing on promoting accountability for the impact of port activities.


3.Govt executes SUTP with aid from global institutions

Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna informed that his ministry initiated the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) with the assistance of Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to foster a long-term partnership.He informed this at the second annual meet of Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) in New Delhi


4.Road safety week from May 6-12, UN promotes walking

Worldwide while going ahead with urbanisation plans, it is find the authorities concerned did not provide enough facilities for pedestrians despite knowing how healthy it is to walk


5.Now in India also it is boom time for retirement homes

Retired Indians are increasingly craving for ideal homes to lead a peaceful life, quite like the American trend. According to projections, India’s older population would rise significantly by the middle of the century. People aged 60 and above may increase from 8 per cent in 2010 to 19 per cent in 2050, according to United Nations Population Division.


6.It is boom time for retirement homes in India too

Retired Indians are increasingly craving for ideal homes to lead a peaceful life, quite like the American trend. According to projections, India’s older population would rise significantly by the middle of the century. People aged 60 and above may increase from 8 per cent in 2010 to 19 per cent in 2050, according to United Nations Population Division.


7.State project to earn 1.6 mn carbon credits

ONGC expects to earn 1.6 mn carbon credits per year from its 726.6-MW gas-based power generation plant in Tripura as the unit is registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project.


8.UN raises concern on PPP projects in India

According to a report by the United Nations (UN), public private partnership (PPP) projects in India do not necessarily lead to improved disaster risk assessment and management, and they may underplay disaster risks or lead to their transfer as shared costs to the public sector or to city residents. The international agency said this in its Global Assessment Report (GAR) on disaster risk reduction. The 2013 GAR study on disaster risk reduction is the third biennial report coordinated by the UN's


9.UN Urges POSCO to Halt Construction of plant

United Nations´ independent human rights experts have urged POSCO to immediately halt the construction of its steel plant in Odisha. POSCO has invested US$ 12 billion for this project.


10.GVK receives Carbon Accreditation certificate

GVK received the Carbon Accreditation certificate on World Environment Day for its Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport project in Mumbai. This programme assesses the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions.


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