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Background The CEEW was founded in 2010. The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), as part of its 'Climate Think Tank' standardised ranking, has rated CEEW as India's top climate think tank in 2012 and 2013 In August 2014, the Indian Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, released CEEW and WWF-India's joint report -'RE+ Renewables beyond Electricity Solar Air Conditioning and Desalination in India. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a New York City- based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group
Page 10:Jaitley for JVs with Russian defence firms. Make-in-India in Defence. Emphasis on Co-production: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Russian defence companies to set up local joint ventures with Indian firms to produce spares and components for use by the Indian military as well as for exports. He is currently on a three-day visit to Russia. Snippet The decision to allow I00 per cent FDI in defence to give push to defence manufacturing under the 'Make in India' initiative. [20 JUNE 2016] The government has dropped the requirement for 'state of the art' technology requirement to apply for FDI relaxation above 49 per cent. This does not mean automatic approval for defence deals. Deals above 49 per cent still need government approval but now deals not involving 'state of the art' technology can also opt the route.
Page 11: PM leads yoga day amid rain International Day of Yoga', has come to represent the soft power of India. Its adoption by UN reflects global recognition of India's one of the aspects of rich cultural heritage. The day came into existence when the UN general Assembly adopted June 2l as International Day of Yoga' in December, 2014 following India's resolution. N general Assembly adopted June 21 as 'International Ancient India and Yoga [3300-1500 BCE]:The term "yoga," is found in ancient India's earliest known scripts- the Vedas. They date from the Vedic period, which began in 1500 BCE. 3rd century, BCE. In the 3rd century BCE, references to the term 'yoga"became more 3rd century, BCE. In the 3rd century BCE, references to the term "yoga" became more common in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist writings. In Mahayana Buddhism, the notion of yoga as a spiritual or meditative practice as we know now was referred to as Yogachara (Yog c ra) Yogachara involved eight steps of meditation that was known as "calmness" or "insight."
Medieval India and Yoga [500-1500 AD]: During the medieval era, different schools of yoga emerged. Bhakttyoga is a spiritual pathway within Hinduism that appeared during this time, a type of yoga that focused on living through love and devotion toward God . Tantra was also a genre that arrived around the 5th century, exhibited in medieval Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu traditions. Tantras, the medieval scriptures that discussed a new yoga ideology, outlined new goals fo, those practicing yoga:"No longer is the practitioner's ultimate goal liberation from suffering existence, but rather one becomes the deity that has been one's object of meditation." Hatha yoga appeared in Buddhist texts around the 8th century, and it emerged from tantra. It's known as the common "psychophysical yoga" a combination of bodily postures, breathing, and meditation possibly the closest to what we today associate with yoga.The postures in hatha yoga are called asanas. We can perhaps attribute yoga's popularity in the West to Swami Vivekananda in 1890s
Page l: U.N.chief'in touch' with PMs over LoC tensions Raises eyebrows as India rejects 'third party interventions' . U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been "in touch" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over tensions along the Line of Control (LoC). Most recently, Mr. Guterres met Mr. Modi in Russia on June 3, while he held talks with Mr. Sharif at the SCO summit in Kazakhstan, which Mr. Modi too attended. U.N. officials normally tread cautiously on the issue, given India has always rejected "third party interventions" on the subject of talks with Pakistan. . All conversations on Kashmir would have to be discussed bilaterally with Pakistan ac- cording to the text of the Shimla Agreement of 1972 and the Lahore declaration of 1999.
Business Page: SEBI eases norms to buy stressed assets It has been represented to SEBl that where the lenders have acquired and propose to divest the same to a new investor, they are facing difficulties as the new investor would need to make a mandatory open offer which would reduce the funds available for investment in the company This would come as a big relief to both lenders and acquirers concerned about a possible open offer since sizeable stakes could change hands. Definition:An open offer is a secondary market offering that is similar to a rights issue in which a shareholder is given the opportunity to purchase stock at a price that is lower than the current market price.
OPEN OFFER KNGFISHER State Bank of lndia . As per Sebi, Sbi COUNTER should first offer shares to existing shareholders [Arrange-marriagel LOSED 9000Cr. Worth of Shares BUT SBI is searching for a good girl/boy friend who gives better value 40% stake in Kingfisher.