The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes all 10 ASEAN economies, plus India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
The region has come under fire for not doing enough to tackle its mounting trash troubles, with single-use plastic and sub-par waste management adding to the problem.
The President said that in the 21st-century economy, the pace and spread of urbanisation will continue to increase and there is need to develop urban infrastructure.
The replacement rule gives states more leeway in deciding whether to require plants to make limited efficiency upgrades.
Satara is located around 120 km from Pune.
Public concerns about climate change are growing and have led to protests around the world.
Environmental health is a long game, but politics isn’t. The problem is that for human beings to effectively act on a future crisis, they need to be able to see themselves in it, and for the most part, limited election terms stymie such long views.
With only an estimated nine percent of plastics ever produced recycled, campaigners say the only long-term solution to the plastic waste crisis is for companies to make less and consumers to use less.
The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.
All India Fishermen Association president Veljibhai Masani president appreciated the state government for issuing a timely warning to fishermen against venturing into the sea.
Images of plastic debris-strewn beaches and dead animals with stomachs full of plastic have sparked outrage, with many countries, including more than two dozen in Africa, banning plastic bags outright.
A five-member committee will evaluate the feasibility of the proposal submitted by a real estate developer within 60 days.
ONGC produces bulk of India's oil and gas from fields off the west coast, with several of its installations on these housing its operational personnel.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on June 11 appealed to people to cooperate in the evacuation process so that no life is lost due to the cyclone.
The assurance came after the court warned of contempt action against the forest department officials for non-compliance of its order.
The recent order would help WABAG cumulatively purify over 100-crore litres of sewage every day which used to get discharged in river Ganga and its tributaries.
The Board said that the two wards allotted to it fall entirely under the control of the Defence because of which it was finding it difficult to implement the rules.
IFC, a World Bank member, will provide a $100 million anchor investment in the fund, with $75 million from HSBC.
Signs MOU with IGBC to accelerate green building movement. Green projects to come up in NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune
The states had to submit action plans by April 30 to the CPCB, failing which they would have to pay the pollution body a compensation at the rate of Rs one crore per month, as per the NGT.
The tribunal had earlier rapped NHAI for not maintaining the mandatory green cover along national and state highways, adding that marriage lawns had come up besides the road instead of trees.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board to prohibit discharge of any sewage or industrial effluents either directly into the river or its tributaries.
Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action ahead of a UN summit in September billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change.
The survey of plastic pollution, published in the journal Scientific Reports, estimated that the beaches on the islands are littered with 238 tonnes of plastic.
The country is likely to receive 93% rainfall of the long period average, Skymet said in a statement.