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PM Modi participates in COP-28 Presidency’s session on 'Transforming Climate Finance' | Antony Blinken calls for Iraq to protect US installations | Several hostages, including grandfather and a kindergarten teacher, killed in Hamas captivity | Counting day for Mizoram assembly election changed to Dec 4 | Mysterious White Lung Syndrome spreads globally, cases reported in US, Denmark, Netherlands

New UN initiative to boost access to science, technology for world's least developed countries

New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) The world's poorest nations are one step closer to gaining access to critical science, technology and innovation (STI) that is vital to their sustainable development, poverty eradication, and changing the lives of millions of people who live in some of the poorest segments of the global community, the United Nations has announced.

Drought stricken Cape Verde to receive rugent assistance from UN agriculture agency

New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday announced that it will provide urgently needed food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in drought-stricken Cape Verde, while also helping to build resilience and make agriculture less dependent on unpredictable rains.

Aditya Birla Group to host Solar Impulse 2 in India

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): This March, Solar Impulse begins an attempt to be the first solar-powered airplane to fly around the world, powered only by the sun's rays.

PM visits Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday dedicated to the nation the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru.

PM visits Institute for Stem Cell Research, interacts with scientists

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited the Institute for Stem Cell Research at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bengaluru.

Invest in cities and renewable energy: Michael Bloomberg

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): Welcoming India's efforts to confront climate change, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg, said on Tuesday that the country was incredibly well placed to capitalise on the benefits of renewable energy.

Muthoot Group, WWF-India join hands for 'Friends for Life'

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IBNS): The Muthoot Group, one of India's leading business conglomerates, as a part of its CSR initiative Muthoot Haathi Mera Saathi, in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India) has launched 'Friends for Life' an elephant conservation project that is dedicated towards effective management of human-elephant conflict (HEC) and protecting the habitats of Asian elephants across six states in India.

Harsh Vardhan inaugurates a Vigyan Sadan at Hengbung

Hengbung, Feb 17 (IBNS) Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences & Vice President of CSIR, Harsh Vardhan has said that the central government is committed to ensure the development of the North eastern states and to make Manipur one of the most prosperous and scientifically developed states.

As Kyoto Protocol turns 10, UN says 'first critical step' must trigger new 2015 emissions-curbing deal

New York, Feb 17 (IBNS) As momentum builds towards negotiations in Paris next year on a universal climate agreement, the United Nations announced today that early analysis shows that countries with targets under the landmark Kyoto Protocol – the world's first emission reduction treaty – have collectively exceeded their original ambition.

Air Quality inside Delhi schools very unhealthy: Greenpeace

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IBNS): The air-quality monitoring survey carried out by Greenpeace inside five prominent schools across Delhi found the PM2.5 levels to be 4 times the Indian safety limits and 10 times that of the World Health Organisation’s.

States agree key document on route to climate change agreement – UN

New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached on Fridayin Geneva, with a week of United Nations-facilitated discussions among over 190 States ending with successful conclusion of the negotiating text for a binding treaty expected to be adopted in Paris at the end of this year.

NOAA's new deep space solar monitoring satellite launched

Washington, Feb 12 (IBNS) A new mission to monitor solar activity is now making its way to an orbit one million miles from Earth.

Critical NASA science returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

California, Feb 11 (IBNS): SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and first-of-its-kind technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.

UN agency, Swiss scientists team up to crunch genome data to increase animal health

New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Tuesdaythat it is teaming up with a Swiss institute using computer technology to study biological data in combatting dangerous viral infections such as bird flu that strike animals but can also be transmitted to humans.

India should become a member of CERN: Scientist

Kolkata, Feb 8 (IBNS): Indian science and technology has moved forward and touched the international benchmark, said a noted globally known home physicist at conference here organized by the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics and attended by some of the famous names in world science, including from Geneva-based CERN that proposed India to be its associate member at the earliest.