2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe: experts

2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe: experts

Humanity must put carbon dioxide emissions on a downward slope by 2020 to have a realistic shot at capping global warming at well under two degrees Celsius, the bedrock goal of the Paris climate accord, experts said today.

US President Donald Trump pushes for golden age of American energy dominance
US President Donald Trump pushes for golden age of American energy dominance

US President Donald Trump today promised to lift various restrictions on energy production activities in order to usher in a golden age of American energy dominance.

Railways earns Rs 14 billion via reserved ticket cancellation in FY17, reveals RTI reply
Railways earns Rs 14 billion via reserved ticket cancellation in FY17, reveals RTI reply

The Indian Railways collected Rs 14.07 billion through cancellation of reserved tickets on the request of the commuters in FY 2016-17, registering a 25.29 per cent rise over previous year's earning under this head.

Subsidising Air India not sustainable, says aviation think tank CAPA
Subsidising Air India not sustainable, says aviation think tank CAPA

Subsidising Air India by pumping in hundreds of millions of dollars is neither sustainable nor desirable, aviation think tank CAPA said today, the day when the government decided to disinvest its stake in the carrier.

Air India divestment approved by Cabinet: 10 things to know about the Indian 'Maharaja' before it goes on sale
Air India divestment approved by Cabinet: 10 things to know about the Indian 'Maharaja' before it goes on sale

The Union Cabinet on June 28 approved the disinvestment in Air India, finance minister Arun Jaitley told at a press briefing. Here are 10 things to know about India's Maharaja.

Cabinet OKs Air India disinvestment; GoM will decide stake sale, debt management
Cabinet OKs Air India disinvestment; GoM will decide stake sale, debt management

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave an in-principle approval for disinvestment of debt-laden state-run carrier Air India, paving the way for privatisation of the national carrier which became sort of a mascot for brand India overseas but also turned into a taxpayer money guzzling machine ridden with inefficiencies and mismanagement.

7th Pay Commission allowances news today 2017 Read Full Text: Modi Cabinet clears recommendations on allowances, HRA; to benefit 48 lakh staff
7th Pay Commission allowances news today 2017 Read Full Text: Modi Cabinet clears recommendations on allowances, HRA; to benefit 48 lakh staff

7th Pay Commission allowances news today 2017: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on allowances with some modifications.

SCIENCE

Orbiting supermassive black holes discovered for first time
Orbiting supermassive black holes discovered for first time

In a major breakthrough, astronomers including one of Indian origin have discovered two supermassive black holes orbiting each other 750 million light years away from Earth - a finding that may help better understand how gravitational waves are formed.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more

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