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File image of Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma | PTI

Covid, connectivity, climate – CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has early mover advantage in Assam

From visiting Covid patients at 2:30 am to giving deadlines for Dispur flyover, Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit the ground running as CM.
Climate change

How making children think like Leonardo da Vinci can help tackle climate change

Renaissance polymath, Da Vinci, worked across disciplines and remains as renowned for his inventions as he is for his paintings.
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India’s 24 cr school students need to be green-jobs ready. Give them climate literacy

India is one of the few countries where environmental studies is compulsory at all levels of formal education — but it’s mostly textbook reading.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and PM Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, on 7 April, 2021 | PTI

India doesn’t have to match climate commitments expected of China. Modi must make it clear

At Biden’s virtual climate summit, PM Modi should assert that India with 7% of global carbon emissions can't be treated in the same manner as China with 30% of emissions.
File image of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry | Twitter | John Kerry

India, US can come together to find new tech to tackle climate change, says John Kerry

In the sixth edition of the Raisina Dialogue, US envoy on climate Kerry also said PM Modi is deeply committed to moving as fast as possible to living up to Paris responsibilities.

India-US partnership key to moving quickly on climate change, says John Kerry

Describing the goals of the Biden administration on climate change, the US climate envoy emphasised the need to move quickly to reduce emissions.

India indisputably a world leader in deployment of renewable energy, says John Kerry

On his 4-day visit to India, the US Climate Envoy met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and stated that the US will always support India on its path to a sustainable future.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar (right) with the Special US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in New Delhi Tuesday | Twitter/@PrakashJavdekar

John Kerry meets Javadekar, talks ‘climate finance’ as US targets global net-zero goal

US climate envoy John Kerry is on a 3-day visit to India ahead of President Joe Biden’s virtual 'Leaders Summit on Climate' to be held with 40 world leaders, including PM Modi.
File image of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry | Twitter | John Kerry

Why US climate envoy John Kerry will visit India before Biden summit, UN meet

John Kerry is on a 3-nation tour of UAE, India and Bangladesh between 1 and 9 April. In India, he is expected to meet Modi and Javadekar.

Seriously ugly: Here’s how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C

The sum of current commitments under the Paris climate accord puts Earth on track for 3℃ of warming this century.

On Camera

File image of Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma | PTI

Covid, connectivity, climate – CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has early mover advantage in Assam

From visiting Covid patients at 2:30 am to giving deadlines for Dispur flyover, Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit the ground running as CM.
An Air India aircraft takes off from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata (Representational image) | Photographer: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

Air India’s privatisation won’t be affected by Cairn ‘pressure tactics’, govt says

Cairn Energy has sued Air India in the US to recover its $1.2 billion arbitration award. This has raised questions around the stake sale of the national carrier.

Defence

Russia's S-400 air defence system

Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears

The delivery of the S-400 missile system was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but the deadline was extended after payments to Moscow were delayed.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.