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This study analyses the environmental and financial sustainability of solid waste management in Indian cities.

At USD 144 billion, the insured losses from natural and man-made disasters worldwide in 2017 were the highest ever recorded in a single year. The main driver of the high insured losses was an active hurricane season in the North Atlantic.

The annual Asian Development Outlook an alyzes economic performance in the past year and offers forecasts for the next 2 years for the 45 economies in Asia and the Pacific that make up developing Asia. Growth prospects in the region are upbeat, buoyed by favorable demand at home and abroad.

The cement sector is the third-largest industrial energy consumer and the second-largest industrial CO2 emitter globally.

Since at least the 1980s, many farmers in northwest India have switched to mechanized combine harvesting to boost efficiency. This harvesting technique leaves abundant crop residue on the fields, which farmers typically burn to prepare their fields for subsequent planting. A key question is to what extent the large quantity of smoke emitted by these fires contributes to the already severe pollution in Delhi and across other parts of the heavily populated Indo-Gangetic Plain located downwind of the fires.

Ideally, a strong primary healthcare system must precede any financial protection intervention at scale for hospitalisation costs.

In 2013, the first cultured beef burger (clean meat) was produced and cooked. At that point, the cost of that one patty was USD 375,000.

The government today approved the signing of a pact between India and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) for cooperation on the response to oil and chemical pollution in the Sout

Across the world, poor communities bear a disproportionate burden of the environmental cost of development. Harmful projects such as polluting industrial units, municipal disposal sites or mining projects are usually situated close to poor neighbourhoods.

The Public Accounts Committee (2017-18), present this Ninety-First Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on Action Taken by the Government on the Observation/Recommendations contained in the 17th Report (16th Lok Sabha) on `ultra mega power projects under special purpose vehicles', relating to the Ministry of Power.

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