Niti Aayog, the central government’s think tank has in its 'Three-Year Action Agenda' suggested that promotion of energy efficiency must depend on cost-benefit analysis.

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Sri Lanka, both sides will collaborate in a host of energy and infrastructure projects across the island. The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi says the MoU provides a road map that will require further discussions.

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Indicating that inequality in India is increasing, a UN report released on 27 April 2017 said that the richest one per cent own 53 per cent of the country's wealth. It also said that unlike other countries, development in India is not moving across states.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on 28 April 2017 held detailed discussion on bilateral and regional issues and agreed on the need for all countries to decisively act against states that shelter and sustain violence factories in their regions.

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The Afghan Taliban announced on 28 April 2017 the start of their "spring offensive", saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting in the drawn-out conflict.

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