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Delhi’s air quality deteriorates with unfailing regularity at this time of the year, with large swathes of north India in the grip of a suffocating smog, but the State governments that can make it easier for millions to breathe do not act with any sense of urgency.

 

As the latest Conference of Parties (COP 23) gets underway in Bonn, the focus is once again on emission targets for the developing world and the importance of bringing the US back to the negotiating table. The Paris accord was seen as a landmark agreement since it was negotiated by representatives of 196 parties at COP 21.

 

As the latest Conference of Parties (COP 23) gets underway in Bonn, the focus is once again on emission targets for the developing world and the importance of bringing the US back to the negotiating table.

 

Last week, a forum on clean cooking was arranged in New Delhi. Funded by international organisations like the UN, the World Bank and USAID, among others, it attracted about 600 delegates from 50 countries. The three-day forum discussed various cooking energy strategies on how to mitigate the misery of poor households in rural areas.

 

A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.

 

“Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) is the gateway to digitally connect university and college campuses. It is timely and the smartest tool for enhancing connectivity among youth across South Asia and world-wide”, was the key takeaway from the Bhubaneswar Declaration of the first ever South Asian Youth Summit held in the eastern Indian city in Odisha state in  September 2017.

 

Ruskin Bond’s first novel ‘Room on the Roof’ describes in vivid detail how life in the hills around Dehradun used to be. Bond, who is based in Landour, Mussoorie, since 1963, captured the imagination of countless readers as he painted a picture of an era gone by.

 

India's Lok Sabha (lower house) Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called for a collective front in the South Asian region, saying it is imperative for the global success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

That regional cooperation in South Asia is lower than optimal levels is well accepted. It is usually ascribed to – the asymmetry in size between India and the rest, conflicts and historical political tensions, a trust deficit, limited transport connectivity, and onerous logistics, among many other factors.

 

There is unlikely to be any India-Pakistan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session this year.

 


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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599

 
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