India scores 63 in global hunger index

India two ranks up in global hunger index

Scores 63 in global hunger index, 2013, and falls under the alarming zone of hunger. High prevalence of malnourished children under five still remains a huge challenge for the country.

After super cyclone, floods hit Odisha

Damage gets doubled for the state, especially in Ganjam, Puri and Chilika region due to floods following the cyclone. Baitarani, Budhabalanga and Surbarnarekha rivers flow above the danger mark.

Karnataka villages to match upto urban areas

In a bid to improve the standard of living of rural people, the state government orders gram panchayats to make the identified 15 basic amenities available to the people.

Sustainable energy - the main focus of World Energy Congress

Fulfilling the growing energy demands with least environmental impacts was the primary concern of Global Energy Meet

HC orders bring respite to Maharashtra's wetlands

Bombay High Court directs Maharashtra government to prohibit construction in all the state's wetlands figured in the map prepared by Central government. The state governement is also provided with the option to prepare its own wetland map.

No adding of private investments in climate funding

India along with several other developing countries demanded that developed nations should not take into account the private investments under the $100 billion annual commitment for tackling climate change, at a recent meeting held for the upcoming Warsaw Climate Change Conference.

Locals resist development plans in Mumbai's coastal belts

Maharashtra govt plan to open the coastal belts of Gorai, Manori and Uttan in Mumbai's outskirts attracts opposition of local residents.

450 green cases in Delhi may bear the brunt of authorities' mistake

Delhi Pollution Control Committee's error of not filing the pollution cases by the competent person might lead to 450 violators go scot free. 

This is the roundup of important news for October 15, 2013.

 

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The Hindu, Hindustan Times, The Times of India, Zee News, Governance Now
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