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Using municipal bonds to bolster city finances

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 23:36
A robust municipal bond market is only part of the answer, cities most importantly require empowered administrators

Education and the Constitution of India

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 23:35
A commitment to constitutional values and aims demanded education to help do away with caste

The GPS is a time machine

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 23:20
The Global Positioning System (GPS) isn’t just for navigation. Most modern technologies depend on it for having a single precise system of telling time

Tepid response to FM radio auction

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 22:44
With only 66 frequencies provisionally sold, the auctions were a letdown

Manipur: Reverse the economy of conflict

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 21:03
As much as Manipur must be calmed and developed for its own sake, it must also be calmed and developed for the sake of India

Space race

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 21:03
Isro’s satellite launch record affords it bragging rights, but competition is set to get stiffer with Elon Musk’s SpaceX coming in with reusable rockets

Elon Musk’s next frontier could be underground

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 16:47
Elon Musk has already started burrowing near the offices of SpaceX in Los Angeles—a counter-intuitive direction at a time when other companies are taking to the skies

G20 urged to ditch fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, go green

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 despite U.S. doubts about climate change.

Fossil fuels subsidies ‘jeopardising climate deal’, say major investors

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: Climate Home - A group of investors and insurers who manage $2.8trn have called on the G20 to end public funding for coal, oil and gas by 2020

UPS Announces $18 Million Investment In Onsite Solar Energy, 5x Onsite Solar Growth

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: Cleantechnica - The shipping giant UPS will be investing around $18 million in new onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) projects expected to be completed by the end of the year in the US

Britain Looks to Carbon Markets From China to Canada Amid Brexit

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: Bloomberg - Britain should consider linking with China or California on climate policy and emissions trading after leaving the European Union, according to a panel of lawmakers.

EDITORIAL: US Republican idea for tax on carbon makes climate sense

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: Nature - A group of senior US Republicans has proposed an entirely sensible climate policy: put a substantial and steadily rising tax on carbon, and then send the proceeds back to citizens to offset the economic pain of higher energy prices.

Oroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds Stress

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: NY Times - The St. Francis Dam was a proud symbol of California’s engineering might and elaborate water system — until just before midnight on March 12, 1928, when it collapsed, killing more than 400 people in a devastating wall of water.

Counterintuitive: Global hydropower boom will add to climate change

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: mongabay - Reservoirs emit significant greenhouse gases planet-wide, study finds; researchers urge that new hydropower projects not be christened with green energy label.

Bipartisan Governors Urge Trump to Back Renewable Energy

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: Voice of America - A group of Republican and Democratic governors focused on these and other economic points in a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday, urging the Republican climate skeptic to support wind and solar power.

OPINION: Clean energy for all Europe

New from UNFCCC - 15. February 2017 - 15:59
Source: Times of Malta -

A global portfolio for global times

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 13:09
What asset classes other than listed equities are promising for the Indian HNIs?

Why the latest peace bid in Afghanistan may fail

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 10:51
The peace initiative is likely to be a non-starter amid the shrinking roles of India and Afghanistan

SoftBank shows blurred vision with Fortress Investment acquisition

News from India - 15. February 2017 - 7:38
To date, SoftBank’s plans for humongous pile of cash have been less vision and more fund

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