User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
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Infosys acquires m-commerce platform for $120 million 25.4.2015 TOI: India Business
Infosys has made a second big acquisition in a little over two months, marking a significant change in the company's approach to M&As under CEO Vishal Sikka.
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Infy goal to touch $20 bn by 2020 25.4.2015 News
Is buying US-based Kallidus for Rs 760 cr
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Infosys's Q4 Nos, guidance disappoint; shares plunge 6% 24.4.2015 deccanherald.com
IT services major Infosys today reported a moderate 3.5 per cent growth in its net profit at Rs 3,097 crore for the quarter ended March 31, missing market expectations as business remained challenging for the company. The countrys second largest software exporter had recorded a net profit of Rs 2,992 crore in the January-March quarter of 2013-14. Revenue during the quarter under review rose by 4.2 per cent to Rs 13,411 crore from Rs 12,875 crore in the comparable period in the previous fiscal. On a quarter-on-quarter, profit fell 4.7 per cent from Rs 3,250 crore in October-December period. Revenue declined 2.8 per cent from Rs 13,796 crore. Infosys said it expects revenue growth in the range of 10-12 per cent only for 2015-16 fiscal in constant currency terms, whereas the Nasscom estimate for the industry 12-14 per cent. "We are expecting to grow at 10-12 per cent. We are targeting revenues of USD 20 billion by 2020. Our average revenue per employee is expected at USD 80,000 by 2020," Infosys CEO Vishal ...
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Infosys doubles down on startups; announces incubator, invests in Airviz 24.4.2015 ET: IETS
The company also announced that it will invest $2 mn in Airviz, a personal air quality monitoring startup from the Carnegie Mellon University.
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Make CNG compulsory for public transport vehicles, State told 24.4.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday made it clear to the State government that all public transport vehicles and three-wheelers in Bengaluru city would have to be compulsorily run on compressed...
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Fake emission certificates pollute the air 24.4.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Fake emission certificates pollute the air
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Why no CNG in govt vehicles, asks HC 23.4.2015 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Thursday asked the State government why it has not introduced CNG (compressed natural gas) in government mass transport vehicles in the City. While hearing a suo motu PIL with regard to air and noise pollution in the City, a division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice Ram Mohan Reddy pulled up the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for being inactive in controlling the noise and air pollution and observed that the Board has been inactive for the past 30 years. During the hearing, the bench asked why KSPCB's order on not registering new vehicles cannot be implemented. The Transport Commissioner Ramalinga Gowda said he was not competent to take decision on the same and that he has forwarded a letter to the central government. The Centre had in turn sought details about the air and noise pollution in the City. The bench directed the Additional Chief Secretary M Madan Gopal, Secretary from Ministry of Environment and Forests to come up with short and long term plans ...
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Transport Department Books 1,517 Vehicles for Noise Pollution 23.4.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Transport dept cracks whip on polluting vehicles 22.4.2015 deccanherald.com
After receiving a rap from the High Court over exceeding noise levels in the City, the Transport Department conducted several enforcement drives and checked about 29,000 vehicles across the city in the past three weeks and issued challans close to 1,500 vehicles which crossed the permissible decibel levels prescribed under the Motor Vehicle Act. Even on Wednesday, the department officials conducted an enforcement drive at Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha area and its surroundings. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, a day before the hearing of the case in the High Court, Transport Commissioner Ramegowda said the department has managed to check a total of 28,912 vehicles for sound pollution between April 1 and 22. Among them, 1,517 vehicles were found to have shrill horns which cross the limit of 80-90 Dba specified in the Act, he added. He said the drive was carried out because of the increasing air and noise pollution and cited severe staff shortage as the reason for this. He said that there are 930 ...
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The green is going... 21.4.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Going green' may be the buzzword these days, but it has more or less become redundant. Look around, and there is only grey and very little green. As another 'Earth Day' dawns, the message is written on the wall, rather in one's backyard and indeed all around. Depleting water bodies and lung spaces, polluted air, rising carbon footprints, the challenges are plenty and the solutions far and few. "Earth does not belong to us. We belong to Earth," points out Vishwanath BN, a pioneer in promoting urban agriculture in India. "Try to protect the environment and give a chance of survival not just for you but for future generations as well. On this 'Earth Day', being an agriculturist, I would say, protect the soil, grow more trees and bring back the glory of Bengaluru." "This city is in such a state now because of the irresponsibility of the people, be it the politicians or bureaucrats. In old Bengaluru alone, there were 300 lakes, now they have come down to 60. The unfortunate thing is how the authorities are ...
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Transport corps body urges govt to promote bio-fuel 19.4.2015 Latest News
Karnataka's KSRTC is the first to use alternate fuels
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Air pollution: it’s time to prosecute BBMP officials, says court 17.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Air pollution: it’s time to prosecute BBMP officials, says court
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Air pollution: it’s time to prosecute BBMP officials, says court 17.4.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
Stating that it is now time to prosecute officials of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for failing to take steps to check air pollution, the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday asked B...
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Bengaluru's air quality poorer by 5% every year 15.4.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
Is Bengaluru on the brink of a pollution implosion? The answer is yes, going by sinking quality of air in the city.
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A Bengaluru neighbourhood's toxic air portends India's future 11.4.2015 All Current Affairs Stories
As a national debate grows over toxic air, some national-level solutions that appear expensive are far cheaper than the costs of doing nothing
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What will it take to make our cities environment-smart? 11.4.2015 India Together - Economy

PM Modi's vision of smart cities will remain unrealised till we have environmentally-smart urban centres, equipped to mitigate the severe chronic air pollution levels. But what will it entail? Sarath Guttikunda analyses.

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Vehicles banned in Cubbon Park on Sundays 9.4.2015 deccanherald.com
The traffic police and the horticulture department have decided to ban the movement of vehicles inside Cubbon Park on Sundays in an effort to reduce air and noise pollution. The ban is likely to come into force on April 26, the last Sunday of this month. The decision to impose the ban was taken at a meeting of senior traffic police officers, director of Horticulture department and other officials concerned, Mahantesh Murgod, Deputy Director of Horticulture Department (Cubbon Park) told Deccan Herald. "This will be done on an experimental basis for a month. Based on the success rate, it will be extended to weekends and public holidays. Tentatively, plan is to enforce the ban from April 26. We have asked the traffic police to issue a notification, which is expected within a weeks' time. It is observed that there is a heavy movement of vehicles inside the Cubbon Park and this has resulted in huge noise and air pollution. The ban would help reduce the pollution a little if not to a great extent," he ...
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Haze envelops coastal Karnataka 9.4.2015 Hindu: Mangalore
Coastal Karnataka districts as well as Western Ghats regions have been experiencing hazy atmosphere since Monday morning with fine dust affecting visibility in some parts. Though its source remains...
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Glitch in report shows Bengaluru as most polluted 8.4.2015 Hindu: Home
Configurations at the measuring station were jumbled. It will take time for the air quality index to stabilise, says Central Pollution Control Board supervisor.
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Bengaluru, not the country’s worst, but bad nevertheless 8.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Bengaluru, not the country’s worst, but bad nevertheless
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