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29
May
2017

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND INITIATIVE RECEIVES 376 RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), the flagship funding program of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), has attracted 376 proposals for its current cycle.

 

The NPRP, now in its 10th annual edition, has recently been re-engineered to place greater focus on research projects that demonstrate the potential to make both a societal and a tangible economic impact on Qatar without sacrificing either scientific excellence or the advancement of knowledge.

 

The 376 research proposals received have come from 16 local submitting institutions, with 343 passing administrative screening to go on to QNRF’s two-tier review process.

 

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29
May
2017

Fiji is now awaiting US President Donald Trump’s decision on the Paris Agreement

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s numerous calls for US President Donald Trump not abandon the Paris Agreement will be answered this week.

US President Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal this week.

 

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27
May
2017

Death Toll Rise to 91 in Sri Lanka

The death toll from floods and landslides caused by the torrential rain had reached 91. In its situation report, the DMC said a total of 61,315 were affected in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern Provinces due to the torrential rains. “According to the report, more than 300 houses were fully damaged.

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26
May
2017

Move away from low-lying areas near rivers

Home Affairs Minister Wajira Abeywardhane requests all people who are living in low-lying areas near the rivers to evacuate immediately as there is a threat of the rivers over-flowing.

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27
May
2017

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka due to floods

More than 100 people fears dead due to the heavy rain and floods in the  Southern part of Sri Lanka. Meanwhile 99 people went missing and relief operations underway by the Military forces in Sri Lanka.South-West monsoon unleashing torrential rains, which ravaged fourteen districts in the western and southern parts of the country during last two days in what was described as the worst-ever calamity since the 2003 floods.

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26
May
2017

PM asks all countries to come together and help vulnerable countries from climate change

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again asked all the countries to come together and help the vulnerable countries such as Fiji from climate change.

While giving his opening statement during the 8th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Bainimarama says that Fiji would not be able to give voice to the most vulnerable as president of this process without the help of Germany.

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26
May
2017

Warnings issued for Landslide and floods due to Heavy rain

According to reports land slide warnings issued by NBRO to Sabaragamuwa provinc and Southern province.

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May 27, 2017 - Death Toll Rise in Sri Lanka
According to reports 91 people killed injuring more than 200 people, displacing more than 20,000 people with the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. ...more
May 17, 2017 - Bringing the Worlds of Climate, Art and Science Together at COP 23
Delegates to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn this autumn (COP23, 6 to 17 November), along with the general public, will be able to experience a major exhibition about weather and climate at the Bundeskunsthalle (the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany) this autumn des...more
April 22, 2017 - Indoor pollution, an unattended pollution.
When we think of air pollution most of us always think of smoke from industrial plants, emission of heavy gases and vehicular emission. But did we ever think of how harmful are the smoke that comes from burning wood. ...more
April 03, 2017 - A flood in Columbia kills more than 200 people
According to reports more than 254 dead leaving hundred missing and injured after river overflows in Southern Colombia. Heavy rain caused three rivers that surround Mocoa city near Southern Colombia to rise up and surge through the city. ...more
April 01, 2017 - Death Toll Rise in Peru
According to reports more than 100 people killed due to recent floods and mudslides. Minister of transport and communication Martin Vizcarra told international media that 4000 tonnes of aid been distributed by Peruvian families and another 4000 tonnes of aid needed for upcoming months. ...more
November 13, 2016 - Powerful Earthquake in New Zealand
The US Geological Survey states that the magnitude-7.8 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch.   ...more
November 07, 2016 - The UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech kicked off today.
At the opening, Morocco’s Foreign Minister and newly-elected COP22 President Salaheddine Mezouar underscored his country's willingness to host the conference as a demonstration of Africa's commitment as a whole to contribute to global efforts to tackle climate change. “It emphasizes Africa’s d...more
October 31, 2016 - 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake strikes North of Rome Italy
6.6 Magnitude Earthquake struck 170km north of Rome in Italy.  According to reports the epicenter of the Earthquake was closer to Norcia, the same area hit by two earthquakes last week and a previous earthquake in Augusts that killed nearly 300 people. ...more
October 05, 2016 - HE the Prime Minister Meets Chairmen of Qatari Stock-Listed Companies
HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani said Tuesday that the directives of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani are that the private sector must be an active partner to the government and a pillar of the national economy. HE the Prime...more
June 21, 2016 - The Sustainable Exploitation of the Ocean’s Minerals and Resources
In contributing to the theme of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this article provides a perspective from a Pacific Small Island Developing State. In the context of the large body of water that surrounds Fiji and other Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), a vital and long-stand...more

Local News

June 05, 2017 - President’s World Environment Day message
It took several centuries for the human beings to be modest enough to accept the fact that they are only one of creations of the nature. ...more
April 28, 2017 - Clean Lanka – Let’s begin from home
Being the pivotal hub of political, economical and commercial activities in the country, Colombo draws hundreds and thousands of individuals every day. The statistics have revealed that the city which nestles 750,000 residents is visited by a staggering number of people amounting to 2 million loca...more
April 28, 2017 - Garbage Disposal Gazette notified today.
Gazette notification of garbage collection and disposal was tabled in the parliament today. ...more
April 24, 2017 - Dry Weather to continue with high Temperatures
Department of Meteorology states that rain is expected after firsts week of May.  According to Met department a strong solar energy hitting the surface of the Indian Ocean region and the temperature could rise in 5C in some areas. ...more
April 22, 2017 - SL marks the first’s anniversary of signing the Paris Agreement
Mr.Udaya R Seneviratne Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Pic. by Iran Lokugamage Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. ...more
March 31, 2017 - Thirasara Lanka Exhibition 2017
Thirasara Lanka exhibition towards sustainable era was launched today at BMICH in the Colombo under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena. ...more
March 25, 2017 - Special Gazette notification issued to protect four forests areas near Wilpattu Sanctuary
President Maithripala Sirisena signed a special gazette notification declaring Mavillu, Weppal, Karadikkuli,Marichchikadi and Vilaththikulam forests as Mawillu forest Reserve under the 3A of the Forest Conservation Ordinance. This declaration of four forests as one reserve is expected to protect ...more
March 09, 2017 - Sri Lanka Move forward on national Road Map for Sustainable Development
Sri Lanka is committed to implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. In doing so, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife as the national focal point for the SDGs in Sri Lanka is planning the National SDG Roadmap towards building capacity of the nation for ena...more
March 01, 2017 - Path to Sustainable Era launched
The first national conference of Sri Lanka National Congress was held yesterday (Feb. 28) at the BMICH with participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. ...more
December 30, 2016 - President instructs a gazette notification to extend wilpattu Forests cover
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed authorities to publish a gazette notification to declare Wilpatthu Sanctuary as a wildlife zone. Further President also instructed the officers concerned and investigate allegations of destruction took place at Wilpattu Sanctuary in the areas of Mannar and P...more