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Climate change adaptation in Brahmaputra river basin discussed 17.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Climate change adaptation in Brahmaputra river basin discussed
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Delhi High Court gives go ahead for Half Marathon to be held 17.11.2017 DNA: Money
The Delhi High Court has cleared the way for the Half Marathon to be held in the Capital on November 19 after the organisers informed the court that participants will get a refund of the amount if they wanted to withdraw their candidature in view of the air pollution situation. A bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva allowed the organisers, Procam International and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to go ahead with the event, after they mentioned the measures taken to give the best facilities possible to the participants. "The DPCC have placed on record the measures taken to prevent medical emergency and to ensure, provide the most conducive environment and the route for the participants. The organisers have facilitated the refund of money to those who do not wish to participate in the event in wake of the pollution," the court said while allowing the event to be conducted. The court was informed that on the date of the event, the entire course would be washed with treated ...
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LIVE! Fully committed to upholding freedom of press & expression: PM 16.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Arvind Kejriwal, Manohar Lal Khattar meet over plan for 2018 16.11.2017 DNA: India
After hitting out at each other for failing to bring down the pollution levels in the region, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar met in Chandigarh on Wednesday, to assert their commitment to devise a collective solution to the problem to prevent smog next year. Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh had turned down Kejriwal's request to meet him, saying such a meeting would be futile. In the two-hour meeting, several other long-pending issues related to construction of roads and non-payment of water dues were also put on table. "Territories can be different, but nobody can control movement of wind. When there is pollution, wind steers it towards other boundaries. There is a need for collective solution," Kejriwal said. Haryana CM Khattar, who had earlier lambasted Kejriwal for blaming farmers for stubble burning, said the meeting was ...
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Package one of Delhi-Meerut Expressway project to be complete by year-end Package done in record 14 months 14.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
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Women in UP live 12 years lesser than their Kerala sisters, reveals Lancet report 14.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
On an average a woman in Uttar Pradesh will live twelve years lesser than in Kerala. This is one of the many glaring findings of the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative report published in top medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. For the first time ever, India has released numbers of state-wise burden of diseases tracking trends over the past thirty years which highlights disparities between states. National-level data can obscure disparities across India’s varied landscape, so a detailed understanding of health challenges at the state level is necessary to ensure that policies are responsive to the specific context of each state, it says. While Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Chattisgarh have the highest disease burden rates, while Kerala and Goa have the lowest rates. For example, in Assam, men live close to three years lesser than the national average at 63.6 years while in Kerala they live over seven years more at 73.8 years. “In Uttar Pradesh, average life expectancy of females in 2016 is 66.8 years, ...
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NGT refuses to exempt women, 2-wheelers from odd-even scheme 14.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The green panel has also asked the city government to identify the most polluted areas on Tuesday itself and sprinkle water.
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29.12 lakh people in State at risk of arsenic poisoning 12.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
29.12 lakh people in State at risk of arsenic poisoning
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A dialogue with JC: Flight of Hans | Change maker Bhargava funds innovations to light up Uttarakhand 12.11.2017 DNA: Opinion
You are being considered as a brand ambassador of Bhole Baba and Mata Mangla...How do you find yourself in the new role? I don’t consider this... I just complete whatever task is given to me... where they put me on is their lookout. The work we were doing is his invention, in which he said you have to do. What do you think, they are also like demi God or Spiritual Guru? For me they are everything. I have been with them for the last 45 years. I have learnt everything from them. Mataji said you have to do this... you have to reduce problems of India. We have invented such things which can bring a complete turnaround in India in next 5-10 years.    How and when did you get aligned with these people? During studies, I felt there are things beyond money. Then I left everything to trudge the spiritual path. Here I came to know how smooth is this business... some one sweeps, others cook and then we earn. What were you studying? What studies... just enjoying and whiling away time. What is Hans Foundation and how ...
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“Air Quality Improving, People Need not Panic”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 11.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising that air quality has been improving over the last two days, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the people of Delhi need not panic, as several steps are being taken by the Government to mitigate air pollution.
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How to survive the Delhi smog: Dos and Don'ts 11.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
As pollution reaching alarming levels in Delhi, Veer Arjun Singh guides you how to protect yourself.
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Long-term measures need to be stepped up 11.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The national Capital has been witnessing toxic levels of pollution with the Air Quality Index (AQI) hitting the 500 mark, beyond which no reading is available. The air has remained "severe", the worst stage of the index, for four days. While the government finally took emergency measures by shutting down schools and announcing the third round of odd-even road rationing scheme, long-term measures to be implemented through the years have been missing from the scene. The measures as suggested under each category of pollution under a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) prepared by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) include mechanical sweeping, sprinkling of water on major roads to control dust, monitoring of construction site for taking dust-control measures, preventing waste burning and finding a solution to do away with landfills. They have all been largely ignored by the civic agencies. The EPCA is a Supreme Court-mandated body and the agencies are bound by its orders. However, officials in ...
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Copters for aerial sprinkling on cards 11.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The Delhi government has approached a helicopter service company for aerial sprinkling of water over the Capital, whose air quality has entered the 'severe' mark in the last two days making the city unlivable. "The government is in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling of water over the city to help bring down particulate matter," Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain tweeted on Friday. The decision comes a day after Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the government should sprinkle water on the roads. "We have reinforced our instructions and are constantly monitoring the situation at our level. We have asked the government to sprinkle water on the roads and use mechanised dust removal," he had said on Thursday. Meanwhile, the government will allow free travel for commuters travelling in DTC and cluster buses. The decision is a part of the third round of Odd-Even scheme launched by the AAP government with an aim to bring down pollution levels. "To encourage the use of public transport ...
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Delhi pollution: More breathing difficulties for capital as Bhalswa landfill catches fire 11.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
A fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in New Delhi early Saturday.  New of the fire breaking out does not look good for Delhiites, who are already suffering due to a massive smog attack that began on Wednesday. The 40 acre-wide trash mountain, which receives about 2,700 tonnes of garbage per day, is the largest landfill of the national capital. It caters to approximately 50% population of Delhi, including Jahangirpuri, Civil Lines, Kirti Nagar, Model Town and even old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. #Visuals of fire at Bhalswa landfill site in #Delhi , seen in the early morning hours. pic.twitter.com/LZJwZ15c7n — ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2017 The smog in the city has been caused by several conditions. These include the pollutants that come from Punjab that is the result of stubble burning, and the others from eastern Uttar Pradesh that come through moisture in the air. The pollutants collide at higher altitudes and this, minus ground wind level, has resulted in the smog-like situation in the national ...
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Smog in Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari steps in, orders water sprinkling on highways 9.11.2017 DNA: Money
In the wake smog-induced 'health emergency' in the Capital, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has ordered some tough measures to help reducing air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The slew of measures include water sprinkling at all construction sites, covering of dumpers transporting construction waste including flyash, covering of exposed soil at the construction sites and adherence to air quality norms by all plants and machinery.   — MORTHINDIA (@MORTHIndia) November 8, 2017 An official release stated that the roads and highways officials have been directed by the minister to inspect the construction sites regularly to ensure that all the pollution control measures are adhered to in a strict manner. The roads minister also mentioned that a thorough research needs to be carried out to find the cause of the pollution. He said, this year the smog has descended despite the ban on crackers and restrain on burning of crops, adding that the Road Transport and Highways Ministry will offer all help to carry out such a ...
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Shri Nitin Gadkari directs highways projects around Delhi NCR to take steps to reduce air pollution 9.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of Road Transport & highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that directions have been issued to Project Directors, Contractors and field level officials working on highways projects around Delhi NCR to take stringent steps to check pollution arising out of the construction work.
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LIVE! Delhi re-implements Odd-Even rule from Nov 13-17 9.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Health Ministry issues pollution advisory for citizens 8.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory in view of the severe air pollution in the city. In the advisory issued today, the Health Ministry has stated that people should remain indoor if they have breathing difficulty and also try to keep children indoor as much as possible.
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Dr. Harsh Vardhan Requests State Governments of NCR to take Effective steps to Mitigate Air Pollution 7.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, who is currently in Bonn, Germany, to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change
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Air quality is so bad; children can't breathe: NGT pulls up state governments over smog in NCR 7.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR to send in a report on the preventive steps they have taken to curb the worsening air quality in the national capital. An NGT bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, the chairperson of the tribunal, pulled the state governments for their poor preparedness in tackling the situation. "The ambient air quality is so bad that the children are not able to breathe properly. Why did you  not spray water using helicopters as per our directions," Justice Swatanter Kumar asked. Earlier in the day, the pollution level in the national capital remained critical on Tuesday morning. Due to smog-like condition on Tuesday the visibility early in the morning remained low, causing problems in movement of traffic. According to reports, the visibility dropped to 200 metres at 8:30 am. The average air quality index (AQI) also hit 396 (very poor) at 8am, which further peaked by 9.30am to 403 indicating severe ...
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