This is text of the The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 (Land Acquisition Bill) passed in the Lok Sabha.

This new report published by the World Bank and IHME presents key changes in the leading causes of premature mortality and disability in South Asia. It explores intraregional differences in diseases, injuries, and the risk factors.

This joint IEA and UNDP report shares best practices and lessons learned among IEA member countries and non-IEA countries in improving energy efficiency in the building sector.

Read text of the landmark National Food Security Bill, 2013. This promises to give right to the country's 80 crore people to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at Rs 1-3 per kg.

Coal is an important part of India’s economic growth story. However coal mining in India also has a different cost, borne by the communities affected by these mines, who are rarely meaningfully informed or consulted when their land is acquired, their forests decimated, and their livelihoods jeopardised.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Shobha Phadnavis & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 08/07/2016 regarding diversion of forest areas for laying of Reliance Gas Pipeline for transportation of Ethane between Dahej in the State of Gujarat and Nagothane in the State of Maharashtra.

New report urges structural reforms to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change and the loss of environmental assets during the next 15 years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Hotel Vivek Regent Vs. Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/07/2016 regarding pollution caused by M/s Hotel Vivek Regent. Joint inspection report submitted before the Tribunal shows that there is only one septic tank and the capacity of the tank is not sufficient enough to handle the sewage generated by the hotel. NGT rules that the Hotel cannot be permitted to operate until expansion of the septic tanks.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Talaulicar & Sons P. Ltd. Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/07/2016 regarding mining operations by Saniem Sacorda Iron Ore Mine even after the expiry of environmental clearance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Micro Turners Vs. MoEF & Others dated 14/07/2016. The Applicant an industry manufacturing auto parts of Bajaj Auto Ltd had filed the Application for a direction to the MoEF and the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board to permit the operation of the industry under the provisional consent granted dated 22nd June, 2016. Tribunal permits the industry to operate.

Zika virus (ZIKV) was discovered in 1947 and was thought to lead to relatively mild disease. The recent explosive outbreak of ZIKV in South America has led to widespread concern, with reports of neurological sequelae ranging from Guillain Barré syndrome to microcephaly. ZIKV infection has occurred in areas previously exposed to dengue virus (DENV), a flavivirus closely related to ZIKV. Here we investigated the serological cross-reaction between the two viruses.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited Vs Deputy Conservator of Forest, Thane Forest Division dated 08/07/2016 construction work of 765KV D/c (Hexa) Aurangabad – Padghe Transmission Line in the area coming within 10 Kms from the boundary of Kalsubai Harishchandra and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary.

The growth of >300 million children <5 y old was mildly, moderately, or severely stunted worldwide in 2010. However, national estimates of the human capital and financial losses due to growth faltering in early childhood are not available. The researchers quantified the economic cost of growth faltering in developing countries.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission Vs. Chief Secretary, Govt. Of Uttarakhand & Others dated 12/07/2016 regarding pollution of river Kausi and Ganga.

NGT directs counsel appearing for the State of Uttarakhand and Pay Jal Nigam to state all steps for preventing pollution of river Kausi and Ganga.

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