Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicPrakash Javadekar

Topic: Prakash Javadekar

How ‘wanderers’ of BJP are surviving outside PM Modi’s Union Cabinet, & what they are doing now

67 ministers have left the Modi govt since 2014, most of them dropped for non-performance. Some resigned to get bigger assignments, some got organisational duties. Others are still waiting.

BJP MP Javadekar shared old video to show Modi govt’s effort to transport coal amid shortage

The video is actually more than nine months old, having first been shared by the Indian Railway Traffic Service Association in early January. 

India will oppose ‘unfair’ carbon border tax plans at COP26, Javadekar says

Noting that India has been paying for 'reckless emissions' by the developed world, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says the country will seek more action from European nations and US.

India’s contribution to climate change in last 200 years only 3%, says Prakash Javadekar

The minister said that unbridled carbon emissions by Europe, USA and China caused climate change disaster. These countries prospered economically but polluted the world.

Jolted by bad press, Modi govt drafts plan to show it is ‘responsive, hard-working’

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar and I&B Secretary Amit Khare have been holding video-conferences every day with senior govt officials for over a week now to review negative press.

India will raise climate ambitions but not under pressure, says Environment Minister

Speaking after a meet with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Prakash Javadekar said India will continue to ask developed countries for help and about their climate actions.

Maharashtra wasted 5 lakh doses of Covid vaccines due to lack of planning, says Javadekar

The union minister's remarks came a day after Maharashtra Health Minister said many inoculation centres in the state are being shut due to a shortage of Covid vaccines.

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.

Covid vaccine for all above age of 45 years from 1 April, says Prakash Javadekar

Briefing reporters Tuesday on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet, Javadekar said people without comorbidity can get vaccinated, and requested people to register for it.

Centre pulls up Maharashtra for slow vaccination pace, ‘unused’ doses as state asks for more

Maharashtra wants more doses as it plans to vaccinate 3 lakh individuals per day. It has also requested the health ministry to allow more centres to vaccinate people.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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