User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: May 27 2015 04:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Need to clear the air 27.5.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
While Bengaluru was once famous for its gardens, the first things people now say when the city comes up in conversations are ‘terrible traffic’ and ‘very ...
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Transport dept earns Rs 10 cr in penalties 26.5.2015 deccanherald.com
The Transport department seems to be on an enforcement spree after the High Courts recent intervention into the growing vehicle density in the City, which is leading to higher pollution levels. Consequently, during drives conducted in April alone, the Transport department made Rs 10.28 crore in penalties. The department booked 21,572 vehicles and seized 1,251 vehicles out of a total 2,29,460 vehicles that were checked. Officials said about 1,912 cases were booked for noise pollution out of the 93,017 that were checked and 2,272 cases were booked for air pollution out of the one lakh vehicles that were checked for the same. The department earned a total of Rs 34.8 lakh as penalties from the vehicles booked for pollution. During an enforcement drive to check vehicles carrying excess load conducted in the same month, the department made Rs 72 lakh. About 736 vehicles were booked and 402 were seized out if the total 62,086 vehicles that were checked. DH News ...
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Australian solar company lights up India's slums 26.5.2015 deccanherald.com
An Australian company lighting Indias slums with solar energy is providing a solution to the problem of deadly air pollution in Indias poorest areas, a media report said on Tuesday. Pollinate Energy, a company founded by five Australians, is changing the way the people in Indian slums use light in the night. Its portable solar lamp, with a port to charge a mobile phone, has replaced dirty kerosene lamps in 8,000 homes, ABC reported. According to the company, indoor air pollution from kerosene lamps and stoves are the second leading cause of death in the worlds second most populous country, making the Australian lamp a potential game changer. Pollinate Energy employs locals to go tent to tent to sell the solar lights. The lights cost about 30 Australian dollars ($23)each. The company allows the customers to pay in instalments. It has sold over 7,000 lights in Bengaluru and is expanding to two more Indian cities. "Bangalore, the city that we started in, was the first city in India to become electrified ...
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Australian solar company lights up India's slums 26.5.2015 All News-IANS Stories
An Australian company lighting India's slums with solar energy is providing a solution to the problem of deadly air pollution in India's poorest areas, a media report said on Tuesday.
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Australian solar company lights up India's slums 26.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ' Australian solar company lights up India's slums ' at newkerala.com.
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Australian solar company lights up India's slums 26.5.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
An Australian company lighting India's slums with solar energy is providing a solution to the problem of deadly air pollution in India's poorest areas, a media report said on Tuesday.
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Bangalore neighbourhood's toxic air threatens India's future 22.5.2015 Rediff: Business
Once called India's garden city, this upper middle-class residential area in Bangalore has India's most toxic air, says Devanik Saha, IndiaSpend.com.
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UL and WRI initiates road safety programme in Bengaluru 19.5.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) announced a three-year partnership to promote road safety initiatives in Bangalore on Tuesday. Under the partnership, UL, a global safety science organization, will support WRI’s EMBARQ project implementing key initiatives to improve road safety on Indian roads, one that intends to have far-reaching effects on the city of Bangalore, as well as for the ...
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A vote for better quality of life 18.5.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
Air, water and safety are the primary factors which determine the quality of life in any ...
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Bengaluru RTOs seize 200 vehicles on Tuesday 12.5.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
On Tuesday, transport department officials seized 200 vehicles in the city for various offences mopping up fine upto Rs 60 ...
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KSPCB Turns Up Heat on 3 Officials 10.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
Case filed against top officials of civic agencies for failure to shut down factory causing noise pollution
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Build a green, clean world 7.5.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Indoor environmental quality Conservation of resources and reuse of materials The ideal green project preserves and restores the habitat that is vital for sustaining life and becomes a net producer and exporter of resources, materials, energy and water, rather than being a net consumer. Debunking the myths However, in spite of the huge potential of energy-saving and subsequent cost-savings that the green building principles allow, certain myths seem to prevent builders from following them on a regular basis. Myth: Construction of green buildings is an expensive affair Fact: Initial cost of a green building might be high, but in the long-run they willactually help you save and make money from energy efficiency perspective with high return on investment. When calculating total cost of ownership, 90 per cent of the value is attributed to operational and maintenance (O&M) cost, while energy spending accounts for 50 per cent of this O&M cost. Green buildings help reduce this expenditure significantly. Often, ...
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Centre rolls out air index in 11 cities 7.5.2015 TOI: Home
The cities which come under the CPCB's daily AQI system include Delhi, Faridabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Navi Mumbai and Varanasi.
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Polluting vehicles go scot-free as Chennai with one test centre for 1L vehicles 6.5.2015 TOI: Cities
The Bay of Bengal may flush out Chennai's air pollutants, but activists say the city needs a sea change in its approach to curb emission from ...
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‘Old vehicles are key polluters’ 6.5.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Environmentalists and doctors assert that old vehicles are the major contributor to pollution. But the absence of a total ban on vehicles more than 15 years old that ply on Bengaluru roads only chokes citizens further, they ...
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40% of Delhi schoolkids fail lung capacity test: Study  5.5.2015 TOI: All Headlines
40% of Delhi schoolkids fail lung capacity test: Study 
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World Asthma Day: Survey finds 35% kids from Indian metros have poor lung health 5.5.2015 FirstPost: India

The nationwide survey conducted by the HEAL Foundation as part of the 'Breathe Blue 2015' campaign said that pollution was one of the major factors for poor lung health in Indian children.

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More than one third of children in India suffer from poor lung health 5.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
More than one third of children in India suffer from poor lung health
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Poor air quality harming city’s children 5.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Poor air quality harming city’s children
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Delhis children have the weakest lungs reveals new survey 5.5.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
The Capital is home to the highest proportion of children with weak lungs in the country with over 40 students between eight and 14 affected by Delhis dirty air a recent survey of over 2000 youngsters across four cities revealed on ...
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