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The future of coal in India: Decarbonising the oft-maligned resource

Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:48 PM IST

Despite the resource’s vast polluting potential, coal remains the most dominant source of energy globally, responsible for 37% of global energy generation in 2019. India has also undertaken an initiative to produce 1.2 billion tonnes of coal by 2023-24.

India is striving hard to be a global leader in the area of climate change mitigation, and must lead by example if it is to adorn a place among countries that are spearheading the charge most effectively.
India is striving hard to be a global leader in the area of climate change mitigation, and must lead by example if it is to adorn a place among countries that are spearheading the charge most effectively.
ByHindustan Times

Reiterating the need for eco-friendly agriculture in India

This article is authored by Shilpa S, associate, Centre for Public Policy Research

A major highlight of this year’s budget was the seven priorities identified to guide the vision of Amrit Kaal, ambitiously referred to as the saptarishi by the finance minister.
A major highlight of this year’s budget was the seven priorities identified to guide the vision of Amrit Kaal, ambitiously referred to as the saptarishi by the finance minister.
Published on Feb 04, 2023 07:29 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Moving gender equity to the mainstream of climate action

This report has been authored by Farhan Shaikh.

This brief examines the deeper implications of shifting ecological conditions from a standpoint of gender, and proposes constructive ways to bring about equity in the policies that are being created under India’s climate change response plan.(Aly Song/REUTERS)
This brief examines the deeper implications of shifting ecological conditions from a standpoint of gender, and proposes constructive ways to bring about equity in the policies that are being created under India’s climate change response plan.(Aly Song/REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:27 PM IST
ByORF

India G20 Presidency — A Potential Watershed Moment?

This article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh, scholars of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

India assumed the G20 presidency in December and will convene the G20 Leaders’ Summit for the first time in the country in 2023. (AFP)
India assumed the G20 presidency in December and will convene the G20 Leaders’ Summit for the first time in the country in 2023. (AFP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 06:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Challenges to India’s G20 Presidency and Effectiveness of G20 Framework

This article is authored by Mehdi Hussain, Assistant Professor, University of Delhi and PhD Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Challenges to India’s G20 Presidency and Effectiveness of G20 Framework.(HT File)
Challenges to India’s G20 Presidency and Effectiveness of G20 Framework.(HT File)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 03:58 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

India to explore the Seabed to meet Metal demands for Green Energy Transition

This article is authored by Dr. Vijay Sakhuja, a maritime security analyst.

India is all set to join the elite group of countries – United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, Japan, and China- to explore the sub-sea, and harness the unexplored wealth of the oceans on the seabed.(HT File)
India is all set to join the elite group of countries – United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, Japan, and China- to explore the sub-sea, and harness the unexplored wealth of the oceans on the seabed.(HT File)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 05:24 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Bangladesh’s seaports: Securing domestic and regional economic Interests

This paper has been authored by Sohini Bose.

This paper aims to understand the importance of Bangladesh’s Chattogram and Mongla seaports in advancing the country’s economic interests and facilitating regional commerce.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
This paper aims to understand the importance of Bangladesh’s Chattogram and Mongla seaports in advancing the country’s economic interests and facilitating regional commerce.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 25, 2023 12:00 PM IST
ByORF

Towards universal social security: Priorities for G20

This paper has been authored by Debosmita Sarkar and Soumya Bhowmick.

This paper examines the state of social security in the Group of Twenty (G20) economies—home to 63 percent of the global population.(MINT_PRINT)
This paper examines the state of social security in the Group of Twenty (G20) economies—home to 63 percent of the global population.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:25 PM IST
ByORF

India’s G20 Presidency and the China challenge

This article has been authored by Dr. Sriparna Pathak.

The run will be organised simultaneously in four cities in the state — Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi and Greater Noida – to promote the G20 summit that India is hosting this year. (ANI)
The run will be organised simultaneously in four cities in the state — Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi and Greater Noida – to promote the G20 summit that India is hosting this year. (ANI)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 01:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Re-evaluating bioweapons amid global political fragility

This paper has been authored by Shambhavi Naik.

Re-evaluating bioweapons amid global political fragility(AP/ HT File)
Re-evaluating bioweapons amid global political fragility(AP/ HT File)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 04:45 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Voice of Global South Summit, a signpost to next G20 Summit

This article has been authored by Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow Gateway House and a former Ambassador.

The G20 summit will be the biggest multilateral event held in India in four decades, the last being the 7th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1983 (ANI)(HT File)
The G20 summit will be the biggest multilateral event held in India in four decades, the last being the 7th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1983 (ANI)(HT File)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 04:25 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Assessing co-benefits from metro rail in India

The article has been authored by This study has been authored by Dhaval Desai and Promit Mookherjee.

Rapid population growth and the expansion of metropolitan regions are defining features of India’s economic growth story. (HT File)
Rapid population growth and the expansion of metropolitan regions are defining features of India’s economic growth story. (HT File)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 04:56 PM IST
ByORF

Accelerating climate action with social entrepreneurship

The article has been authored by Alankrita Khera, director, brand & communications at ACT, a non-profit venture philanthropy platform that focuses on climate action, education, health care and gender inclusivity.

The issue of climate finance has been raised at the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference. (AFP)
The issue of climate finance has been raised at the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference. (AFP)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 01:11 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Everything that’s wrong with carbon offsets and what can we do about it?

This article has been authored by Ramnath Vaidyanathan, AVP & Head- Environmental Sustainability, Godrej Industries Limited & Associate Companies.

Carbon offsets are a mitigation strategy and do not address the pertinent issue of absolute CO2 emissions reduction, which should be the primary driver for climate.(AP (Representative Image))
Carbon offsets are a mitigation strategy and do not address the pertinent issue of absolute CO2 emissions reduction, which should be the primary driver for climate.(AP (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 12, 2023 12:28 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

India’s G20 Presidency - A shorter path to fulfill SDGs amidst the climate change

The article is authored by Shilpa S, associate, Centre for Public Policy Research.

India’s presidency will not be a mere transition of roles, rather a leap forward to fulfilling leadership roles among the emerging economies in the G20.
India’s presidency will not be a mere transition of roles, rather a leap forward to fulfilling leadership roles among the emerging economies in the G20.
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 02:03 PM IST
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Listen to your body, it could save your life

The article has been authored by Dr Meenu Walia, medical oncologist with 30 years of medical experience.

Foul smell and abnormal discharge: Do not ignore these alarming signs as these symptoms may be of cervical cancer.(Shutterstock)
Foul smell and abnormal discharge: Do not ignore these alarming signs as these symptoms may be of cervical cancer.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 05:24 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

How to deal with cervical cancer in time

Dr. Anjana Chauhan, director, Anurikaa Empowerment Foundation, Anurikaa Wellness Initiative, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

In India, it is estimated that 1,25,000 new cases are detected each year and nearly 70,000 premature deaths due to undiagnosed and untreated cervical cancer.(HT File)
In India, it is estimated that 1,25,000 new cases are detected each year and nearly 70,000 premature deaths due to undiagnosed and untreated cervical cancer.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 03:16 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Learning to use antimicrobials responsibly

The article has been authored by Kamini Walia, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.

Antibiotic resistance happens when bugs become immune to existing drugs, like antibiotics, antivirals or antifungals, rendering minor injuries and common infections potentially deadly.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)
Antibiotic resistance happens when bugs become immune to existing drugs, like antibiotics, antivirals or antifungals, rendering minor injuries and common infections potentially deadly.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 04:11 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The future of health is preventive, personalized and onmichannel

The article has been authored by Dr Prathap C Reddy, founder & chairman, Apollo Hospitals.

According to a report, India is estimated to lose $4.58 trillion by 2030 due to non-communicable diseases which account for nearly 60% of annual deaths in the country.(Shutterstock)
According to a report, India is estimated to lose $4.58 trillion by 2030 due to non-communicable diseases which account for nearly 60% of annual deaths in the country.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 04:05 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Demystifying the challenges of low-income housing delivery: The case Of Delhi

The article has been authored by Ismail Haque, Malay Kotal and Meera M L.

While a majority of flats in the scheme — close to 11,500 — are for the low income group (LIG), there are 205 flats in the high income group category (HIG) and these are located in Vasant Kunj and Jasola. (Representative image/HT Archive)
While a majority of flats in the scheme — close to 11,500 — are for the low income group (LIG), there are 205 flats in the high income group category (HIG) and these are located in Vasant Kunj and Jasola. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 02:09 PM IST
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Rules for an energy-secure global green hydrogen economy

The article has been authored by Arunabha Ghosh, Tulika Gupta, and others.

Decarbonised hydrogen, produced by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, could help decarbonise heavy industries such as steel, ammonia and petrochemicals, as well as long-distance freight transport and energy storage, and become integral to novel applications such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
Decarbonised hydrogen, produced by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, could help decarbonise heavy industries such as steel, ammonia and petrochemicals, as well as long-distance freight transport and energy storage, and become integral to novel applications such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
Published on Jan 03, 2023 01:03 PM IST
ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

Skills: The new business currency

The article has been authored by Jagdish Mitra, chief strategy officer & head of growth, Tech Mahindra

The world is constantly re-inventing itself, and today technological advancements have not only redefined the way we work, interact, and connect, but have also paved the way for a better future.
The world is constantly re-inventing itself, and today technological advancements have not only redefined the way we work, interact, and connect, but have also paved the way for a better future.
Published on Jan 01, 2023 01:14 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

India-Ireland trade and investment opportunities post-Brexit

The article has been authored by Nisha Taneja, Isha Dayal, Tanu M. Goyal and Sanya Dua.

India is a net exporter of goods to Ireland and there is potential for increasing trade further.
India is a net exporter of goods to Ireland and there is potential for increasing trade further.
Published on Dec 28, 2022 04:27 PM IST
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Changing geopolitics and the emergence of a new global order

The article has been authored by Aparajitha Nair.

As the year 2022 comes to an end, some of the major global issues have not been resolved.
As the year 2022 comes to an end, some of the major global issues have not been resolved.
Updated on Dec 28, 2022 03:55 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Is efficiency the key for a sustainable energy policy in India?

The article is based on the study done by Nicholas Ryan. He has field-worked with J-PAL South Asia at IFMR.

The Government of India places a high priority on energy efficiency in manufacturing. (REUTERS)
The Government of India places a high priority on energy efficiency in manufacturing. (REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 27, 2022 06:36 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Influenza and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccines in pregnancy

The article has been authored by Tila Khan, MVSc, PhD (Virology), and Dipanwita Sengupta, PhD, Lancet Citizens’ Commission Fellows.

With the evidence of Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of SARS-CoV-2, (the virus that causes COVID-19), causing severe disease in pregnant women and endangering pregnancy, the Government of India in July 2021 approved and administered COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women as part of their standard antenatal care programme.
With the evidence of Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of SARS-CoV-2, (the virus that causes COVID-19), causing severe disease in pregnant women and endangering pregnancy, the Government of India in July 2021 approved and administered COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women as part of their standard antenatal care programme.
Published on Dec 26, 2022 05:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

War, winter and the energy crisis in Europe

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh, scholars of international relation, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Greece Energy Crisis: Wind turbines are seen on a hill in front of a power station in Greece,(Reuters)
Greece Energy Crisis: Wind turbines are seen on a hill in front of a power station in Greece,(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 26, 2022 05:40 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Anwar Ibrahim’s unity government: A tightrope walk

The article has been authored by Rahul Mishra, director, Centre for ASEAN Regionalism Universiti Malaya (CARUM), and coordinator, European Studies Programme, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He tweets @rahulmishr_

File photo of Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim.(REUTERS)
File photo of Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 24, 2022 11:57 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Challenges before the new Malaysian government

The article has been authored by Sriparna Pathak, associate professor and director, Centre for Northeast Asian Studies, OP Jindal University.

On November 19th, Malaysia held its 15th general elections, and on November 24, long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia’s tenth prime minister (PM). (REUTERS)
On November 19th, Malaysia held its 15th general elections, and on November 24, long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia’s tenth prime minister (PM). (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 24, 2022 11:48 AM IST
ByHindustan Times
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