Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicParis Agreement

Topic: Paris Agreement

Boris Johnson’s makeover with Brexit ‘foundation’ and US’ ‘Paris pullout’

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US notifies UN of its withdrawal from Paris climate accord, Democrats slam decision

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said US will continue to offer a realistic support to the climate challenge through innovation, open markets and more secure sources of energy.

Greenhouse gas emissions have already peaked in 30 major cities like New York, Paris, London

Almost four years after nearly 200 countries signed the Paris Agreement, the world is far from meeting its goals. Global emissions hit a record high in 2018.

Don’t bet on the UN to fix climate change – it’s failed for 30 years

At the UN climate summit, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg told leaders 'we are watching you'. But getting 197 nations to agree on anything is a fool’s errand.   

IIT Gandhinagar study says India’s current flood situation could become the new normal

IIT-Gandhinagar scientists have found that multi-day flood events are likely to increase at a faster rate in future owing to warming of climate.

India can’t commit to climate change abroad and be non-compliant on environment at home

Government’s hurriedly thought out mechanisms have neither improved environmental performance of projects, nor reduced legal cases against polluting ones.

India must go beyond seeing climate change as a rich vs poor diplomacy battle

PM Modi’s new govt should know development innocent of climate change is no longer possible.

Ignoring federal govt stand, US states to attend global climate change meet

200 nations will gather in Bonn next week to implement Paris deal, five months after President Trump announced decision to withdraw from the pact.

Global Pulse: Erdogan rallies support, Macron aimed to charm Trump back to Paris & Israel reopens holy site

TURKISH LEADER RALLY’S SUPPORT ON ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COUP Hundreds of thousands of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters gathered across the country to commemorate one-year since the failure of a coup designed to remove the nation’s leader from power.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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