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India join rich nations’ group to protect forest

Good Morning friends.  It’s a pleasure to know that India will join rich nations’ group to protect forests.  We all know that some forest had been forgotten to protect.  Many will say that forest has no use in our daily life.  Literally yes, but our forest has a big role in nature.  Trees that grew there more than a 100 years helps us when there will be a disaster, like flood.

India, along with five other developing countries, has joined a group of five rich nations to work on a Rs 1,600-crore project to fight climate change through forest management.

The six developing countries — Brazil, Congo, Morocco, Nepal and Romania — have joined the group comprising US, Australia, Britain, Denmark and Norway under the governing body of the Forest Investment Programme (FIP).

This signals the commitment of these countries to a unique partnership to combat climate change through forest management, the World Bank said.

“This new programme will provide much-needed upfront investment to developing countries and forest-dependent communities to help them prepare for and benefit from financial flows for the sustainable management of forests,” said Eduardo Saboia, who represented Brazil in the series of FIP design meetings. The FIP Trust Fund Sub-Committee will meet in Washington for the first time on October 29 to begin implementation of the programme. It will also work on criteria for selecting pilot countries and regions. The FIP governance structure is among the first in a new generation of partnerships among developing and developed countries and other stakeholders which takes account of the need for a level playing field in addressing climate action, the bank said.

“These should lead to replicable models resulting in effective forest management, improved forest governance and information systems, restoration and sustainable management of degraded forests,” it said. Pilot programmes will be chosen by taking into account country distribution across regions.

“Rampant, large scale deforestation produces more carbon emissions than the entire world’s planes, ships and cars combined,” said Douglas Alexander, secretary of state for International Development for UK, which has pledged up to £100 million (Rs 772 crore) for the FIP. – AhmedabadMirror


India win Hamilton Test, a win in NZ after 33 years (1)

Good morning friends.  We have again to cheer for the winning.   With reference to NDTV Cricket, India made it again.  India  covered up New Zealand’s in its second inning on 279 with the hosts giving a 38-run lead in the 1st Test.   They overpowered New Zealand by 10 wickets in the 1st Test to take 1-0 lead. 

Zaheer Khan initiated the proceedings with the new ball and lanky Ishant Sharma joined him in. Daniel Flynn looked alert since morning and cautiously raised his third fifty of his Test career to take New Zealand past 100-run mark.

But Flynn-Taylor partnership could only add up 35 odd runs to the scoreboard as the latter gave away his wicket to Patel for mere 4 runs. Sehwag took a neat catch to give early breakthrough to the visitors. Jesse Ryder stepped in next when New Zealand struggled on 110 for 4.

Ryder was expected of some consistency with his form but failed to live up to the hopes and added just 21 runs to the board before he fell to India ace spinner Harbhajan Singh. He caught him plumb before the wickets. James Franklin then joined Flynn who looked set in the middle.

Flynn and Franklin were careful enough to push New Zealand past 150-run mark. At the stroke of lunch, the hosts managed 146 runs at the loss of five wickets. First session saw 71 runs being added to the scoreboard at the cost of two wickets.

Harbhajan Singh continued with his spell and signaled danger for the depleted Kiwi batting line-up. Franklin (14) was his next victim, who gave an easy catch to Munaf at point.

India win 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka – 3

With boundaries all over the ground and some superb shots, Yuvraj (117) raised his 11th century of his career while Sehwag followed the momentum and blasted 75-ball hundred. Both the players complimented each other well to leave the hosts gasping.

Lanka’s worries were only increased when Fernando’s superb backward diving went in vain and Jayasuriya’s late reaction to an easy catch gave two invaluable chances to Sehwag to continue his impressive knock.

A sense of reprieve enveloped the bowling side when they ended the efficient partnership of centurions Yuvraj Singh (117) and Virender Sehwag (116). But both the batsmen already had done enough damage to leave the hosts beleaguered.

Veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan got the breakthough when he bagged his second victim of the series in form of Yuvraj to equal Wasim Akram’s record of 502 ODI wickets. Suresh Raina then joined his skipper MS Dhoni to add some more runs to the board when India looked strong at 265/4.

The fifth wicket fell for the visitor’s in the form of Raina (9) when wicket-keeper Sangakkara removed the left-hander’s bails. All-rounder Yusuf Pathan then joined skipper MS dhoni at the crease.

By the end of the innings, all-rounder Pathan whisked a 35-ball fifty to add on to Lanka’s worries and push the total to 363/5.

With this win, India have created history by winning back-to-back ODI series. India broke the 23-year long jinx to clinch their first ODI series victory in Sri Lanka when they last toured the island country in August.

Reference:  NDTV Cricket