User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Apr 25 2017 21:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru airport gets green certificate for reducing carbon emissions 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Staying close to nature 22.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
This International Mother Earth Day, let’s do our bit to protect the environment
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Old emission norms render RTO helpless 17.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Air quality in Bengaluru has drastically come down in the last five years but authorities say they have been rendered toothless by decade-old emission standards. "Emission standards are same for Bengaluru and suburbs and even for towns in forest regions. How can you enforce a universal standard on this city without considering the 66 lakh vehicle population and rapid urbanisation," an official in the Transport department said. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had in 2008 concluded that vehicular emission accounts for 42% of the air pollution in the city while construction and industrial activities shared a big part of the remaining 58%. "For the past one year, we have enforced the Construction and Demolition Management Rules, 2016, which have checked the construction-related pollution. We expect the share of vehicles to increase to over 50%. We need another study to confirm this following which we can think of stringent standards," said KSPCB chairman Lakshman. Environment Support ...
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Notes from Stuttgart 15.4.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Late last year when I packed my bags and belongings from Bangalore to move to Stuttgart, I received several notable observations from friends and acquaintances. “I’m sure you’ll like it in Stuttgart,”...
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Notice to BBMP over National College ground 4.4.2017 Hindu: News
Plea against giving permission to non-sporting events
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HC against nonsporting events at National College grounds 3.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court on Monday orally suggested Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) not to allow nonsporting activities at National College grounds in Basavanagudi.

A division bench comprising S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar ordered notice to the state government, the BBMP commissioner and the City Police Commissioner in response to a petition filed by Shankarpuram Residents' Welfare Association, seeking directions to the Palike not to grant permission to hold any nonsporting event at the ground.

The petitioner had contended that whenever there was a non-sporting event at the grounds, residents faced a threat to safety and security of their life and property. The events also caused traffic problems, besides noise and air pollution. They also contended that the absence of toilets led to open urination and defecation in the area during the events and the past incidents of tear-gas shelling, lathi charge and law and order problems affected them.
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There's a comet in the sky, but pollution won't let Bengaluru see it 1.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Bengalureans will have a tough task having a glimpse of a once-in-a-decade comet that glows green when approaching the sun, and will offer a celestial treat from April 1 (when it is closest to earth at 21 million km) to April 3.
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Government declares Delhi, Faridabad among top five Indian cities with worst air pollution 28.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
There are six AQI categories - good, satisfactory, moderately polluted, poor, very poor and severe.
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Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Government 27.3.2017 TOI: Cities
"Five cities where higher values of AQI have been observed for the period between Nov 2015 to Oct 2016 are Delhi, Faridabad, Varanasi, Lucknow and Jaipur," Anil Madhav Dave said.
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Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Govt 27.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Dave said National Air Quality Index transforms data of various pollutants into single number
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One in 20 vehicles in Bengaluru found polluting 19.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Many violators did not have emission certificate: Officials
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The risk factor 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Walking is a basic and known mode of transport in all societies around the world. Virtually every trip begins and ends with walking. Walking comprises the sole means of travel on some journeys, whether a long trip or a short stroll to a shop. It is a well established fact that walking has health and environmental benefits. On one hand, it improves the health of an individual and reduces vehicular traffic contributing to reduced air pollution. Due to these benefits, traffic planners in major cities encourage walking for short distance journeys to reduce traffic congestion. Unfortunately, in Indian cities and towns, due to lack of adequate pedestrian facilities and indiscipline among road-users, walking may also lead to increased risk of road traffic accidents and injuries. In Indian cities, the number of pedestrians killed is almost 50% of the total road accidental deaths. In Bengaluru city, the number of pedestrians killed generally account for more than 40% of the total lives lost in road ...
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5 things that can reduce PM10 in Bengaluru 17.3.2017 Citizen Matters

It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.

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Bengaluru's airpocalypse: a workshop on problems and probable solutions 17.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengaluru is following Delhi in terms of air pollution. What can air pollution do to us? Who is measuring the air pollution? How to control it? Get to know all about it, this Saturday.

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Two-stroke autorickshaws banned in Bengaluru 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The state government has banned two-stroke autorickshaws from Bengaluru roads from next month to cut noise and air pollution in the city.

The government would provide Rs 30,000 subsidy to autorickshaw drivers who want to buy four-stroke LPG auto rickshaws and Rs 30 crore has been earmarked for the purpose.

Additional Commissioner for Transport H G Kumar said there are 1.2 lakh registered autorickshaws in Bengaluru and about 12,000 are powered by two-stroke engines.

"The auto drivers will have to get their vehicles scrapped and bring us the certificate for the same to avail the subsidy," Kumar said.

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CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon convenes India's brightest minds to improve healthcare for country's urban poor 15.3.2017 New Kerala: Business India
CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon convenes India's brightest minds to improve healthcare for country's urban poor
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Citizens demand bus bhagya with Chief Minister 14.3.2017 Citizen Matters

The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike and Citizens for Bengaluru met the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday, demanding Bus Bhagya in the upcoming State Budget. He listened to our demands on 'Halve the Fares and Double the Fleet' and has agreed...
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Hyderabad again ranks top in quality of living 14.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hyderabad has emerged as the city with the best quality of living in India for the third year in a row, according to Mercer's Quality of Living rankings 2017.
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Hyderabad best Indian city in living standards: Mercer 14.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Globally, Vienna remained at the top for overall quality of living for the eighth year running
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Residents protest as BBMP skips KCDC grievance meet 13.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Members of Kudlu Gate, Haralur, Haralukunte, Somasundarapalya and Parangipalya (KHHSP) — a federation of residents' welfare associations, held a snap protest on Monday as BBMP backed out of a grievance meeting regarding a waste processing plant in their area. Members of the federation and local residents' welfare associations affected by the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) plant were earlier assured by the BBMP of a grievance meeting. The residents were planning to raise problems like stink, excessive dumping of garbage, air pollution and other issues caused by the plant. With the Palike backing out at the last minute, residents formed a human chain and held a peaceful protest inside the KCDC plant at Somasundarapalya. A meeting was scheduled to be held last Friday but it was postponed as officials were not available. "This is the third time the Palike has let us down. So far, no grievance meetings have taken place. There were one or two informal meetings with the then BBMP ...
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