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MEDIA INVITE The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) & US Green Building Council (USGBC) cordially invites you to the signing of MoU on
In the distinguished presence of: ·Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director General, TERI ·Mr. Mahesh Ramanujam, COO, USGBC, and President, GBCI ·Mr. Scot Horst, Senior Vice President, LEED, USGBC ·Ms. Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat, TERI

Programme Schedule
Day/Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 Time: 1.00 PM onward Venue: TERI University, 10 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Note to the Editor: USGBC and GRIHA’s (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) mission is to transform the built environment around the globe. Green buildings provide healthier indoor environments, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and save money for building owners through reduced energy, waste and water use. This strategic partnership demonstrates that both organizations believe in the potential for green building practices to flourish in the India and Southeast Asia markets. …
B V Wanchoo resigns5072014 Goa Governor B V Wanchoo resignsPosted on July 5, 2014 by Standard B V Wanchoo on Friday resigned as Governor of Goa as government went about finalizing its plans for replacing the Governors appointed during the previous UPA regime.
63-year-old Wanchoo sent his resignation after he received a call from Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Friday morning asking him to resign, official sources said.
The resignation of Wanchoo, a former chief of elite Special Protection Group, will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for acceptance.
A 1976-batch IPS officer, Wanchoo’s resignation came a few days after former National Security Advisor M K Narayanan quit from Governorship of West Bengal.
Wanchoo was quizzed by CBI as a witness in connection with AgustaWestland deal bribery scandal as was Narayanan just before his resignation.
Besides Wanchoo and Narayanan, three Governors have already resigned and they are B L Joshi (Uttar Pradesh), Sh…
Global roundups4072014 Putin calls for better relations with US in congratulatory message to Obama
President Vladimir Putin called for better relations between Russia and the US on Friday in a goodwill message to President Barack Obama on US Independence Day, Reuters said. Putin highlighted that the two states carry exceptional responsibility for safeguarding international stability and security, and should cooperate “in the interests of the whole world,” the Kremlin said.
USS Oscar Austin calls at Lithuanian port
USS Oscar Austin has reportedly called at the port of the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda. The destroyer is making a friendly visit to Klaipeda Seaport, Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense said. On July 4, President Dalia Grybauskaite, Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas, US Ambassador in Lithuania Deborah McCarthy are expected to visit the vessel, the Baltic Course reported.
Hungary monitors 5 people for suspected anthrax infection
An infection of the deadly anthrax…