User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Oct 21 2017 03:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India tops world in pollution deaths in 2015 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Pollution killed 25 lakh Indians — the highest in the world — in 2015, of whom more than 18 lakh lives were snuffed out by foul air alone, a global panel of public health experts have said in their latest report.Most of these deaths were caused by heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, triggered by pollution.Air pollution apart, water pollution killed nearly 6.46 lakh Indians.Other forms of pollution, including passive smoking and exposure to lead, resulted in the death of another 1.68 lakh people, according to the report published in the journal Lanc
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Following Deepavali, thick haze covers Delhi 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The air pollution levels in Delhi breached the emergency standard on Deepavali night, as people residing in the national capital region woke up to a layer of haze.From the “very poor” category of air during the day, pollution built up rapidly during the night, hitting the emergency mark.According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) for Delhi stands at 403 (category: severe) on Friday.The satellite towns of Noida (402) and Ghaziabad (412), too, fall in the severe category, while the air quality in Gurgaon (397) was very poor. Data from Faridabad was no
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Air quality nosedives in spite of a quieter Deepavali 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Smog and pollution touch toxic highs as weather system prevents dispersal of particulate matter in several cities
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City's rising pollution contributing to heart attacks, say doctors 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Air pollution is a significant contributor to increasing cases of heart attack in the city. According to Dr C N Manjunath, director and head of cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, around 20% of the heart attack cases admitted to the ICU at the institute are caused due to air pollution. "Most of the patients with heart attacks caused due to air pollution are drivers," he added. The prevalence of heart attacks among drivers has led the institute to pursue a study that will involve 500 autorickshaw drivers and traffic policemen. He added that certain particulate matter present in the patients' blood vessels could damage them. "Toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead, ozone among others are present in the air. This is mainly due to vehicle exhaust," said Dr Adil Sadiq, head of cardiothoracic surgery and senior consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Sakra World Hospital. Dr Bhagirath Raghuraman, senior consultant, ...
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This Deepavali, let’s do away with whataboutery on crackers 18.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Sale of crackers has declined this year in Bengaluru. What could be the reason? How do crackers affect people and environment, and why people advocate against crackers? »
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Zoomcar launches 'PEDL' cycle sharing service; to enable 10,000 cycles by 2017 end 11.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi , Oct. 11 : Self-drive car sharing platform Zoomcar on Wednesday announced the launch of PEDL, a technology-enabled cycle sharing service.
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Here are the best and worst cities to drive in 6.10.2017 All International Stories
The study examined several factors: Congestion levels, public transport options
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Croma ties up with Sweden's Blueair for retailing air purifiers across its stores 25.9.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Sept 25 : Croma, India's first large format specialist retail chain for consumer electronics and durables tied up with Sweden-based air purifying technology giant Blueair for a shop-in-shop experience across 25 stores in India.
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Eight top docs form council to research impact of air pollution 18.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Air Pollution Institute of Research will begin with collecting data to link pollution to diseases
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A long way to go before we can breathe easy 14.9.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
All monitoring stations in Bengaluru continue to record higher than permissible limits of air pollution
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Karnataka sops for electric vehicles on anvil: Minister 13.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Karnataka would soon have a new policy with incentives for making and using electric vehicles in a bid to reduce air pollution in cities and towns across the state, state Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra said on Wednesday.
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Impact of air pollution of auto drivers 8.9.2017 Deccan Herald - District
The Anti Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation has concluded its second edition of Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) on outdoor workers of Mangaluru, with an exclusive focus on autorickshaw drivers of the city. The first edition focused on traffic police personnel of Mangaluru and Bengaluru and the study report was published last year. The first edition focused on traffic police personnel of Mangaluru and Bengaluru and the study report was published last year. The present study of the impact of air pollution on autorickshaw drivers was undertaken in the month of April and the analytical report is ready. A sample of 510 auto drivers was selected from 15 autorickshaw stands in Mangaluru. After isolating the smokers, the sample size was reduced to 405. Among these, 314 drivers (77%) had normal lung functioning. As many as 77 (19%) exhibited restrictive lung functioning and 14 (3.46%) exhibited obstructive lung functioning. This data shows that around 1/5th of the total sample population has been adversely affected ...
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Volkswagen engineer to appeal U.S. prison sentence 8.9.2017 Sify Finance
(Reuters) - Former Volkswagen AG engineer James Liang plans to appeal a 40-month prison sentence for his role in Volkswagen's multiyear scheme to sell diesel cars that generated more
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Access to funds a big challenge, say startups 30.8.2017 Hindu: National
New products, services pitched to investors at ‘Elevate 100’; govt. to zero in on 100 most innovative companies for funding
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Pollution in Gurugram: Migrants expose darker side of life in millennium city 26.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Residents want KCDC plant booted out from HSR Layout 15.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) in HSR Layout, Bengaluru, is in news yet again. Residents are demanding that the government: 1. Shift the existing plant immediately to a remote and unpopulated location outside the city »
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Secrets to a healthy home 3.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
There are a lot of essentials that go behind building a good home, more importantly keeping it safe and healthy. Let's look at some of them. Electrical safety First and foremost, ensure that your house is electrically safe. Install smoke alarms on every floor and near all your rooms. Test these smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries every year. Clean up clutter so that insects and rodents do not have a place to hide. Keep your floor clear of electrical cords and other clutter such as shoes, toys and clothing. Insulation Insulating your home is the best way to make your home comfortable and safe and is also the most cost-effective one. Insulation acts as a barrier to heat flow and is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. A sealed home also improves the indoor air quality. Pest control Seal openings to the outside, and between rooms to keep pests out of the homes. Keep your dustbins covered and ensure that you regularly clean garbage cans; this will not give the pests ...
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Leading the way in sustainability: generating zero-waste 8.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Climate change is no longer a buzzword for politicians. It is real. The planet as we know it is changing. The environment is creaking and falling apart after decades of abuse. Everyone has the right t...
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Smoke in the hills 1.7.2017 Hindu: Open Page
You would expect a peaceful, green and beautiful town to be the place for some clean air. But it’s not always so
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KSHRC files case against BBMP for not clearing garbage 28.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Registers case against civic officials for failing to clear waste at vegetable market in K.R. Puram
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