TERI in the News

37 record(s) found in 'April 2006'

  • Global Warning! Climate changes, debate remains constant

    30 April 2006| The Financial Express

    "The recent hurricanes across California and floods in Bangladesh hint at the erratic climatic change and it's time that we approach it seriously to find solutions," said Mohammad Raza Salamat, senior programme officer, Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations. Salamat and other experts were speaking during a two-day international workshop on 'Climate Change and Sustainable Development' organized by TERI.

  • TERI organizes workshop on lightning protection

    30 April 2006| The Assam Tribune

    TERI organized a national workshop on lightning protection on April 26-27 at the Assam Administrative Staff College to educate the engineering and scientific community on the need for lightning protection and proper ways of lightning protection. The presentations of this workshop were focused on the specific engineering and technical aspects of lightning protection, essentials of lightning protection, selection of protective equipment and the finer points of implementing, testing, maintaining a proper lightning protection system and the current international situation and trends with regard to lightning protection.

  • NE most lightning-prone zone in world

    28 April 2006| The Sentinel

    NE region enjoys the distinction of being among the regions with the highest lightning density, with the Brahmaputra Valley having the world's highest average of lightning days. This was stated by Deputy Director General of the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, Dr D Chakrabarty on the opening day of a two-day national workshop on Lightning Protection, organized by TERI, in collaboration with South Asian Lightning Information and Resources Centre, Sri Lanka.

  • Over 140 lightning's in 365 days - Expert suggests protection structures in vulnerable areas

    27 April 2006| The Telegraph

    Speaking at a two-day national workshop on Lightning Protection, the deputy director general of Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, Dr D Chakrabarty said lightning strikes on an average of nearly 140 days annually in places like Guwahati, Tezpur, North Lakhimpur and Dibrugarh. The global average varies between 80 and 100. The workshop was organized by TERI and the South Asian Lightning Information and Resources Centre, Sri Lanka.

  • Lightning in NE among highest in the world

    27 April 2006| The Assam Tribune

    According to Prof Ravindra Aurora of IIT Kanpur, many fatalities due to lightning strike occur after people seek refuge below tall and isolated trees in open spaces. One must also ensure that one is not in an elevated position. Prof Aurora was in Guwahati to attend the workshop on Lightning Protection organized by TERI, in collaboration with South Asian Lightning Information and Resources Centre, Sri Lanka.

  • Aviation boom has oil cos flying

    26 April 2006| DNA

    Bucking the trend in consumption of petroleum products, aviation turbine fuel recorded a double-digit growth last year. Energy experts point to adulteration of diesel with subsidised kerosene as the real reason for diesel sales not really picking up even though at 9.3 mt, kerosene recorded no growth at all. "There are price distortions in the petroleum sector which is a huge incentive to adulterate," says Dr Leena Srivastava, executive director, TERI. Dr Srivastava feels the improvement in efficiency of vehicle engines and highways also had a dampening impact on diesel demand.

  • TERI to study scope of sustainable investment funds

    25 April 2006| The Financial Express

    TERI will conduct a study to assess the potential for setting up sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) funds in India. Director of TERI-Europe, Ritu Kumar said the establishment of SRI funds would increase public pressure on corporates to follow good environmental practices. It will also act as a catalyst, she added, in implementing the corporate social responsibility initiatives.

  • Arun Shourie donates Rs 12 cr to IIT-Kanpur

    24 April 2006| The Times of India

    Mr Arun Shourie has donated Rs 12 crore of his MP-LAD fund for the development of the centre for environment sciences and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. The building would be made as per the directions of TERI, the organisation that certifies and grades several buildings as per their sensitivity towards environment.

  • Green building to make IIT centre unique

    23 April 2006| The Indian Express

    Mr Arun Shourie has donated Rs 12 crore of his MP-LAD fund for the development of the centre for environment sciences and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. The building would be made as per the directions of TERI, the organisation that certifies and grades several buildings as per their sensitivity towards environment.

  • Schoolchildren participate in run on Earth Day

    23 April 2006| The Tribune

    Schoolchildren from Delhi and the National Capital Region took part in a run to propagate the message of preserving environment. Children from more than 50 schools in Delhi and the NCR participated in the 'Run For Earth' on the occasion of Earth Day. The run, organised by TERI in association with the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Clean India initiative, was flagged off from the National Stadium by Minister of State for Environment and Forests Mr Namo Narain Meena.

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