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FICCI launches ‘Self-regulation Code of Conduct’ for e-pharmacy sector

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Tuesday announced the launch of Self-regulation Code of Conduct for the E pharmacy sector in the presence of key stakeholders here. Accessibility, affordability and lack of awareness are the major challenges for last mile access to medicines. These barriers could be effectively overcome by adopting technology, specifically the Internet, ... Read More »

India vs England: Toss, a crucial factor in Virat Kohli and Co’s recent home domination

Somewhere, right now, the Indian players are in a state of celebratory peace. After being given a scare at Rajkot – one that was thwarted mainly by the calm aggression of Virat Kohli – India are back to their spinning ways at home. Winning. We will celebrate Cheteshwar Pujara’s third consecutive hundred, glorify Ravichandran Ashwin’s rise as a genuine all-rounder, ... Read More »

Flipkart Plans Groceries Foray Next Year Alongside Renewed Push in Furniture

India’s top e-commerce player Flipkart plans to move into the groceries space and make a renewed push in the online furniture business, as it expands its product portfolio and looks to outmaneuver global giant Amazon.com in a burgeoning Indian market. Flipkart Chief Executive Binny Bansal said the home-grown e-commerce player plans to begin experimenting with grocery sales next year and ... Read More »

Vivo V5 With 20-Megapixel Selfie Camera: First Impressions

Vivo launched its new selfie-focused Vivo V5 in India on Tuesday. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 17,980 and it will be available from retail stores across the country starting November 26. The Vivo V5 is successor to the Vivo V3, and it comes with decent upgrades, mainly in the camera department. The Vivo V5  has been launched in two ... Read More »

‘Carbon emission in India grew by 5.2% in 2015’

While global carbon emission saw “almost no growth” last year, India’s emission grew by 5.2 per cent in 2015, says a study. Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of slowdown, said the study published in the journal Earth System Science Data . “This third year of almost no ... Read More »

German report ranks India fourth on climate risk

India ranked fourth on the climate risk index for 2017, the Germany-based independent environmental organisation Germanwatch said on Tuesday. Its report, published at the outset of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) at Marrakech in Morocco, said there were 4,317 fatalities in 2015 due to extreme weather events in India with a total loss of $40 billion, making ... Read More »

Conserve medicinal plants to mitigate climate change, says India at COP22

India on Wednesday pitched for the conservation and cultivation of the medicinal plants for climate change mitigation of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22). At the Indian pavillion, the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)underlined the importance of medicinal plants in India, that has over 6,000 plants species codified ... Read More »

India Must Lead Climate Action In The Region For Its Own National Security

India is a signatory to the latest climate action treaty under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the so-called Paris Agreement. India has taken some bold steps in putting forth its commitment to climate action via its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to carbon reduction. Being a legitimate player in the global issue of climate change is not only ... Read More »