Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicPrakash Javadekar

Topic: Prakash Javadekar

BJP ex-CMs, ministers back in national roles — Rupani, Javadekar among party’s new state in-charges

BJP appoints new incharges, co-incharges for multiple states in an exercise that, insiders say, was 'long pending'. The list, approved by party president Nadda, was released Friday.

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.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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