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New Delhi: The Paris Agreement on climate change clinched on Saturday after 13 days of hard negotiations demonstrates the collective wisdom of world leaders to mitigate its effects and there are no winners or losers in the outcome, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Deliberations at the 21st Conference of Parties (CoP21) and Paris Agreement demonstrate the collective wisdom of world leaders to mitigate climate change,” Modi said on Twitter.

He said climate change remains a challenge, but Paris Agreement demonstrates how every nation rose to the challenge and world leaders were working towards a solution to mitigate the change.

“Outcome of Paris Agreement has no winners or losers. Climate justice has won and we are all working towards a greener future,” he tweeted.

The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted by 196 countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during the CoP21 hosted by France.

At the CoP21’s starting on November 30, Modi had launched an alliance of some 120-odd nations to tap solar energy better. He urged the rich nations to shoulder their responsibilities in protecting the environment, with funding and transfer of clean technology to poor and emerging economies without further delay.

In his address at the conference, he said India has set “ambitious targets” and aims to reduce emissions by 33-35 percent of 2005 levels, and 40 percent of installed capacity would be from non-fossil fuels.

The solar alliance move was lauded by global business leaders, who felt the issue of funding has to be addressed, too, to make this green initiative a success.

Modi also had bilateral talks with US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines and agreed their nations would work closely in fighting climate change.

He also had a brief meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.(IANS)

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People Have Faith in Modi Government to Handle COVID-19 Crisis

Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well

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The Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Wikimedia Commons

As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states “trust in government” in handling the crisis.

The findings came out in the IANS-CVoter exclusive tracker on COVID-19 Wave 2 survey conducted during last seven days among 18 plus adults nationwide. The findings and projections are based on Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI).

Replying to a question “I think Indian government is handling the coronavirus well”, 83.5 per cent people agreed that they trust in government’s steps being taken in fight against the deadly disease, and 9.4 per cent expressed their disagreement. The survey was conducted on March 26 and 27. Of the 83.5 per cent who showed their trust in government, 66.4 per cent strongly agree with the opinion and 17.1 agree with the view.

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A similar survey on the same question done on March 17 and 18 showed that 83.6 per cent people expressed their trust in government in fight against the pandemic which so far has claimed 29 lives and over 1,000 conformed cases. A total of 13.7 per cent people expressed their disagreement.

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83.5 per cent people from various states trust the Modi government in handling the COVID-19 crisis. Wikimedia Commons

As per the tracker, the data is weighted to the known demographic profile of the states. Sometimes the table figures do not sum to 100 due to the effects of rounding, it says. “Our final data file has socio-economic profile within plus 1 per cent of the demographic profile of the state. We believe this will give the closest possible trends.”

The Tracking Pol fieldwork covers random probability samples during the last seven days from the release date and that the sample spread is across all assembly segments across all states. This survey covers all states in India and was conducted in 10 languages as part of our routine OmniBus, it says.

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“This is a thorough random probability sample; and we are ensuring a proper representative analysis by statistical weighing of the data to make it representative of the local population as per the latest census and or other available demographic benchmarks.”

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The data clarified that it strictly follows the WAPOR code of conduct (World Association of Public Opinion Research) for our ethical and transparent scientific practices and have incorporated the PCI (Press Council of India ) guidelines as our SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). (IANS)