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The mystery of agricultural growth

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 20:52
Latest data released by ministry of agriculture shows that sowing of rabi crops, expected to be higher than last year, is still lower than normal area sown

India’s gains from lower oil prices at risk

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 20:22
Higher oil prices can affect government spending as well as private consumption

Tackling corruption, the wicked problem

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 20:14
One needs to evaluate the fight against corruption in the context of its existence in several forms such as black money, bribes, scams and crony capitalism

Demonetisation a blunt instrument of economic policy

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 20:08
Demonetisation has accrued some short-term gains but its long-term impact is arguable at best and potentially disastrous at worst

Regulating digital payment industry

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 19:40
The payments terrain should expand and be enabled by regulations to accommodate new kinds of participants in the system

What use is security to the insecure

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 19:37
Today even physically disabled cinema-goers are a vulnerable group because they are liable to be hectored and hit if they are unable to stand for the national anthem

India’s monetary medics are clueless to cure cash shock

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 17:48
RBI’s monetary policy committee ended its two-day meeting without recommending a painkiller for cash crunch pain

Why RBI didn’t cut the policy rate

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 16:26
The widening gap between private sector inflation forecasts and the inflation target of the RBI could explain why the central didn’t cut the policy rate

Study for T&E Finds Shipping Emission Growth Could Counter European Reduction Efforts

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: Ship & Bunker - A new study conducted by CE Delft for Transport & Environment (T&E) suggests that growth in shipping and aviation emissions will cancel out 43 percent of the savings expected to be achieved by Europe's other transport sectors to 2030.

Korea lays out action plans to curb emissions

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: Korea Herald - Korea mapped out action plans to taper greenhouse gas emissions Tuesday, breaking down reduction targets for energy-intensive sectors in the mid and long terms.

Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: AFP - When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes.

Despite climate change exodus, some Marshall Islanders head back home

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: Guardian - After many young people fled in the face of worsening droughts, tropical storms, coral bleaching, coastal inundation and flooding, some are choosing to return

Tackling climate change crucial to EU citizen health

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: EurActiv - Climate change has a notable impact on health and if steps are not taken, more frequent heatwaves and better conditions for diseases will cause more deaths and cost billions of euros, warns EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

‘We are trying to customise to community needs’

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: The Hindu - Stirring the clean cooking pot once again is the India Clean Cooking Forum (ICCF 2016). Held over the last two days in Delhi, it is once again trying to focus on the pressing need to take forward clean cooking energy access, and expand the sector for enhanced health and better environment conditions.

Climate Change Will Bring Wetter Storms in U.S., Study Says

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: NY Times - Decades of research (and perhaps your own recent experiences on hot, humid days) have suggested that climate change will lead to an increase in big storms that cause flash floods, landslides and other natural disasters.

Germany must lead the G20 on climate and energy policy

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
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Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: Guardian - Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study

Google to be powered 100% by renewable energy from 2017

New from UNFCCC - 7. December 2016 - 15:54
Source: Guardian - Internet giant says renewable energy is increasingly lowest cost option and it will not rule out investing in nuclear power

RBI prefers to wait and watch impact of demonetisation

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 14:30
Most thought RBI would go for a 25 bps rate cut to take care of the impact of demonetisation on inflation as well as economic growth. But it hasn’t done so

RBI monetary policy: Three key takeaways

News from India - 7. December 2016 - 12:58
RBI’s monetary policy committee has essentially said it will wait for data on the impact of demonetisation, rather than be swayed by popular anecdotes or market pressure

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