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Symbiotics launches USD 6.75 million (INR 506,250,000) Social Bond with Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Private Limited in India

  Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged a Social Bond, raising USD 6.75 million in local currency (INR 506,250,000) for Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Private Limited (“Samunnati”), a non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India. This bond is issued via Symbiotics’ sponsored bond issuance platform (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises …

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IAS Officer Helps Chilli Farmers in Mizoram Earn 14 Times More in Just 2 Years

Marked by lush greenery and hilly terrain, Siaha is also one of India’s remotest and poorest districts in India with a population of roughly 1,00,000. Siaha is also the southernmost district of Mizoram. It is surrounded by Lunglei District in the north, Lawngtlai District in the west, and has an international border with Myanmar on the …

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Nagaland School Kids Grow Their Own Organic Mid-Day Meals, Inspire Whole Village

Away from the hullabaloo of urban life, the quaint village of Viswema lies nestled in the Purvanchal Himalayas of Nagaland. Home to around 7,500 people, the sparsely populated hamlet is well-known in the North-East for its pottery craft and panoramic beauty.  Most of the agriculture is done through terrace cultivation along the hill slopes, using conventional …

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Dubai sets up trading platform to connect Indian farmers to UAE food companies

The UAE and most other Gulf states import the bulk of their food, largely because their arid climates make crop and livestock cultivation difficult.   Dubai: A freezone in Dubai has established an agricultural trading platform to connect Indian farmers with food companies in the United Arab Emirates, as the Gulf Arab country seeks to enhance …

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Soaring methane emissions threaten to put climate change goals out of reach

Global emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have soared over the past decade, according to two new studies that tracked growing sources of the odorless, colorless gas. By Denise Chow Earth’s climate crisis is starting to look even worse than scientists had feared — in part because of just how much meat we eat …

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How to reform the IAS: At present, the system instituted by our colonial rulers has shackled us

Bhagwan Chowdhry and Prachi Deuskar One hundred and eighty bright, idealistic young men and women are selected every year in the Indian Administrative Service – arguably the most selective career choice in India. The prestige of being selected for IAS is so high that parents even boast of their sons’ and daughters’ mere attempt to …

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AS COVER CROP ACREAGE ADDS UP, MORE BENEFITS EMERGE

BENEFITS INCLUDE EARLIER SPRING PLANTING, IMPROVED YIELD, AND SLASHED INPUT COSTS, ACCORDING TO NATIONAL COVER CROP SURVEY. More than 90% of farmers participating in a national cover crop survey reported that cover crops allowed them to plant earlier or at the same time as non-cover-cropped fields in 2019. Among those who had “planted green,” seeding …

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DISCUSSION FORUM: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COMPONENT OF THE POST-2020 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK

Discussion Forum on the Preparation of the Knowledge Management Component of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (24-28 August 2020) Discussion Forum on the Preparation of the Knowledge Management Component of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (24-28 August 2020) This discussion forum is organized to seek input on the draft knowledge management component of the post-2020 …

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