User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: Oct 19 2018 13:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Delhi air remains very poor; govt constitutes team for surprise inspections 18.10.2018 Rediff: News
The PM2.5 level (presence in the air of particles with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres) touched a new high at 158 as authorities predicted further deterioration of air quality in the coming days.
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Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’ for the second consecutive day, expected to worsen 18.10.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Central Pollution Control Board will hold a meeting on Thursday to take stock of the situation.
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Despite implementation of emergency plan, air quality in Delhi remains 'very poor' for second day 18.10.2018 Zee News : States
The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 315.
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Next edition of Snapdeal sale celebrates Dussehra 18.10.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Oct 18 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Snapdeal's Dussehra edition of the Mega Diwali Sale starts from 18th October and will run till 21st October 2018.
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Demanding VAT cut, Delhi petrol pumps to shut on October 22-23 18.10.2018 Sify Finance
Petrol and diesel dealers in the national capital are in the grip of a crisis following the recent excise duty cuts made by the Centre and many states leading to losses here ranging 20-30 per cent, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said on Wednesday.
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Prevention vs Reaction 18.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
Megha Jain Monsoon made such a splash in Kerala last month that it swept away not just precious lives but also rich flora & fauna leaving in its wake a trail of unmatched destruction. One without any precedence since the past century. India is suitably ranked as a region most prone to the world’s worst both natural and man-made disasters, clubbed with pollution and other environmental damages. The Kerala floods — categorised as a ‘calamity of severe nature’ instead of ‘national disaster’ — have proved that disasters are no more extraordinary events.  To add to it, their cause is not completely natural. Many experts have argued and put up convincing facts to tag the floods as a ‘man-made’ or ‘anthropogenic’ activity. This was expected when the gates of 90 per cent of the state’s dam(s) were opened. In 2011, the Gadgill Committee had listed Kerala among the top states containing the highest number of ecologically sensitive zones (ESZ) (or most vulnerable) due to its geographic placement surrounded by ...
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Farmers continue stubble burning in Punjab while Delhi`s air quality comes under `very poor` category 18.10.2018 Zee News : India National
The farmers in Ludhiana's Jaspal Bangar on Wednesday expressed their situation as to why burning stubble is important for the farm.
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High Court asks Delhi government to frame policy on ``Ravana Dahan``, firecrackers 17.10.2018 Zee News : India National
The spotlight is back on Delhi's infamous air quality levels during pre-winter and winter months.
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Current Affairs wrap for the day: October 16th 2018 16.10.2018 Scroll.in
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City Buzz: Punjab burns stubble, Delhi acts on unfit vehicles | Kolkata wants to limit water extraction | Kochi to see more cycles and walkways… and more 16.10.2018 Citizen Matters
Delhi ups ante on anti-pollution drive An emissions study by the Pune-based System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR) under the ministry of earth sciences (MoES) has identified vehicles and industries as the biggest
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Much awaited Rani-Jhansi Flyover inaugurated in Delhi. 16.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Rani Jhansi Grade separator, the ambitious flyover project in north Delhi was thrown open to public by Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The six-lane, 1.8-km grade separator will provide connectivity to St Stephen’s Hospital near the Tiz Hazari Courts complex with Filmstan Cinema and also it will provide a link with the intersections for Baraf Khana, DCM Chowk, Azad Market and Subzi Mandi areas of Delhi.
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Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi launched. 15.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi was launched in Delhi today by the Union Minister for Earth Sciences and Environment, Dr. Harsh Vardhan .The System is designed to predict extreme air pollution events and give alerts to take necessary steps as per Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) of the Government of India.
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Beijing's pollution level spikes, authorities blame perfumes and hair gel 15.10.2018 Zee News : World
Presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - which add fragrance to household products - are being seen as big contributors to air toxicity.
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches Air Quality early warning system for Delhi 15.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Strongly emphasizing the Government’s commitment to address various issues related to air quality and pollution, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has said that along with the initiatives taken by the Government, the participation of the society is an imperative.
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Sympathies with farmers but law is law: Punjab CM Amarinder on stubble burning 15.10.2018 Zee News : States
Stubble burning incidents are on the rise yet again in Punjab and Haryana, with farmers saying they continue to have no other option.
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Chinese report blames perfumes, aerosols and hair gel for rising smog in Beijing 15.10.2018 Sify Finance
Beijing's smog is not limited to burning coal alone but also perfumes and hair gel.
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Emergency plan to combat air pollution rolled out in Delhi-NCR 15.10.2018 Rediff: News
Under the emergency plan, stringent actions are implemented based on the air quality of the city.
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Trainee Assistant Executive Engineers and Deputy Architects from CPWD Call on The President 15.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Separate groups of trainees Assistant Executive Engineers and Deputy Architects of the CPWD called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, today (October 15, 2018) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the issue of sustainability and energy efficiency is critical in view of climate change and related environmental concerns.
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Troubled waters: Why Manipur is fast losing its indigenous fish species 15.10.2018 Scroll.in
The construction of the Ithai barrage, pollution and overexploitation are mainly to blame.
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Delhi pollution: Emergency action plan to come into effect today with ban on diesel generator sets 15.10.2018 Scroll.in
The measure is part of the Graded Response Action Plan, which was put in place in 2017 on the directions of the Supreme Court.
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