Headlines Digest

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  • Global Warming and Energy: P. Chindambaram speaks on measures taken by India to combat global warming. In similar news, in Haryana the government has granted a 27 crore contract to a company to build a 6MW biomass power plant.
  • Technology’s Pluses and Minuses: InfoDev new working paper on technology in health highlights both opportunities and challenges with regard to medicine. Also, the Ministry of Rural Development has called out state governments to provide transparent and effective means for their people to express grievances to the government. On the other hand, the advent of computer-aided design has made it difficult for Chirala saree weavers to remain competitive.
  • PPP: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) with the help of the private sector will setup up mini tool rooms to encourage the development of those products that will help small and medium size enterprises work more effectively.
  • Education: The UN will train Indian statisticians via the Internet. Another education article has reported that OBCs have won their 27% quota.
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2 Responses

  1. Dear Vinay,

    i am seeking a career in global warming area, please advice me how to go ahead.

    Thanks in anticipation for your effort,
    Regards,

  2. Lavanya,

    We wrote before on the Climate Project — India started by Al Gore, which is looking for applicants for some job openings. You can go here to check it out http://www.climateprojectindia.org/careers.html. Also, they offer volunteer opportunities to get involved.

    Without going any further, it would be helpful to know what your background is, what you are doing right now, and where you are located.

    Best,

    Vinay

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