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Category: Air Quality
Last updated: May 18 2018 20:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India, EU experts to discuss measures to tackle air pollution, deliberate on NCAP 18.5.2018 General News
Indian and European experts will gather in the national capital to brainstorm possible measures to tackle air pollution in India and deliberate on the draft National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) recently announced by the Environment Ministry. The two-day conference on the 'EU India Air Quality Initiative' on May 21 and 22, being organised by AETS, France along with TERI, and supported by the European Union (EU) and the Environment Ministry, will also strive to find solutions to improve the local air quality. The event will mark the culmination of the workshops organised in 2017 in Goa, Raipur and Bangalore, where the EU shared its best practices and experiences in addressing the issue of air pollution. "The government's newly announced NCAP will also be up for discussion in the two-day conference. It will also propose multiple strategies to address this menace," a statement said. The draft NCAP has been framed by the Environment Ministry with an overall objective of a comprehensive ...
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Maharashtra tops in air toxicity 25.4.2018 Hindu: News
Three towns in State cross dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide
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Altigreen Propulsion Labs: Sparking a revolution 24.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The Bengaluru-based firm is creating India-specific electric powertrains to usher in a clean, pollution-free future where fewer people suffer from the effects of vehicular pollution
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PVR launches smog-free auditorium 23.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With the aim to combat indoor air pollution, cinema exhibition company PVR Ltd on Monday rolled out its "clean air theatre" concept by launching the "Audit-Air-Ium" theatre here.
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Poll code a hurdle to redoing roads 22.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Project by BWSSB to replace sewer lines has left Defence Colony roads in ruins
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City mayor should be directly elected: Jairam 14.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru still does not have a directly elected mayor with a five-year term, said former Union minister Jairam Ramesh at an interaction organised by B PAC (Bangalore Political Action Committee) on Saturday. At the interaction entitled Economic and Political policies in India - A conversation with Jairam Ramesh which was moderated by T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education, Ramesh touched upon various issues of politics, secularism, sanitation and environment. He highlighted the need for every major metropolis to have a directly elected mayor with a five-year term. He also spoke about climate change and increasing air pollution. Citing a personal experience, he said, "Thirty years ago, I could sleep in Chikkamagaluru without a fan, but today it is difficult to imagine such a scenario." He referred to a study that says 15% to 20% of children in Bengaluru are susceptible to cardiovascular problems due to increasing air pollution. He also highlighted the aspect of rural to urban migration in ...
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Out here, waste is wealth 8.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With pollution getting out of hand in cities like Bengaluru, it was only a matter of time before entrepreneurs found some use for it. Building bricks from sewage sludge Students of CMR Institute of Technology have come up with the idea of cement-free concrete-bricks made from the sludge found in lakes. Using a new geopolymer technology that is environment-friendly, they have created three products and applied for patents. "Our patent applications are for ornamental bricks, sewage sludge bricks and cement-less structural element paver blocks. These are made using geopolymer technology, which reduces the cost by almost 50%, while increasing the strength by one-and-a-half times over normal blocks," says Mohsin Ali Khan, a student. The team comprises Mohsin, Gautham, Dr Phani Kumar Pullela, Prof Karthik N M and Prof Srinivas Reddy and Sharath Kumara Devraju. "Two other classmates of ours, Vinay and Parvez, are also part of the project," says Mohsin. Dr Phani Kumar, who mentored the team, holds seven ...
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IIT-M bags top honours for the third time in a row 3.4.2018 General News
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, here has emerged as the Top-Ranked Engineering Institute in the country for the third consecutive year. The premier educational institute was declared as the number one among the Engineering institutes in the India Rankings, 2018, by National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of HRD, a press release said. "The ranking is an affirmation of the consistent hard work of our faculty, staff and students and the zeal with which we are implementing and exceeding the targets of our Strategic Plan 2020", IIT Madras Director professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi said in the release. IIT Madras also retained its position in the overall category where it was adjudged as the Second Best Institution in the country after Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, under the overall ranking of institutions. "IIT Madras leads in research as well as industry collaboration anchored by its hugely successful Research Park. We will continue to ..
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Ultra-clean petrol, diesel in Delhi from today 31.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

Ultra-clean Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel, at no additional price, will be supplied in the national Capital from Sunday in a bid to combat alarming levels of air pollution in the city.

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Ultra-clean petrol, diesel in Delhi from tomorrow 31.3.2018 General News
Ultra-clean Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel, at no additional price, will be supplied in the national capital from tomorrow in a bid to combat alarming levels of air pollution. Delhi will be the first city in the country to leapfrog from Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Euro-VI. Cities in the national capital region like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad as well as 13 major cities including Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune will switch over to cleaner Euro-VI grade fuel from January 1 next year. Rest of the country will follow suit from April 2020. State-owned oil firms will begin supplying the BS-VI petrol and diesel (equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norm) at all their 391 petrol pumps in the national capital territory (NCT) from tomorrow, said Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Director (Refineries) B V Rama Gopal. While the oil companies have invested heavily to produce cleaner fuel, the consumers are not being passed on any of the cost for the time being, he ...
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BBMP wants KMF to reduce use of plastic for packing 30.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has approached the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) - the largest milk supplier in the state under the brand name Nandini - to find an alternative to plastic for packing milk. The city generates more than 4,000 ton of solid waste per day. In this, about 400 ton is plastic which has more milk plastic sachets. There are complaints that these plastic pouches clog stormwater drains and emit chemicals when burnt, causing air pollution. Speaking to DH, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, said: "We want to reduce a large quantity of plastic waste in the city, hence we have requested the KMF to find an alternative option for plastic packets." The ministry of environment and forest has already banned the use of plastic bags below 40 microns. Later, the state government also banned the sale and manufacture of this. Milk packaging and a few products, however, are allowed to use plastic. "Though the milk packets can be reused through recycling process most people throw ...
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Public bike sharing to make its way into Warangal city 26.3.2018 Hindu: Home
‘Use of bicycles will reduce vehicular pollution considerably’
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Residents to don surgical masks to protest air pollution 21.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Protesting the dumping of garbage and burning it before their buildings, residents of apartments from Art of Living to Brigade Meadows along Kanakapura Road will don surgical masks. They will also form a human chain, barricade the garbage piles for 30 minutes and march towards the panchayat office in Kaggalipura to submit a petition on the issue to the officer. "This was once a lake," said a resident, who did not wish to be named. "Now, of course, its a veritable dumping yard. Daily, 20 to 30 garbage trucks empty their contents here. To reduce the quantity of the garbage, they set fire to it. This has been going on for two years." Amit Chandra Vutha, another resident of the area, said the acrid smoke emanating from the burnt pile of waste is affecting 3,000 residents living closer to the area. The smoke has left many with a persistent burning feeling in their eyes. "I know a family who had to take their children to hospital since they had the burning sensation in their eyes," Vutha said. The burning of ...
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Housing sales down 40% in 2017 from 2013/14 levels: ANAROCK 18.3.2018 General News
Housing sales declined by around 40 per cent last year to 2,02,800 units in seven major cities from the average sales of 2013 and 2014 mainly due to sharp fall in the Delhi-NCR market, according to property consultant ANAROCK. The consultant, in its latest research, analysed housing sales during the last five years in seven cities -- National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. "From observing residential market trends over the past five years, it clearly emerges that 2013 and 2014 were the last years where things still looked vibrant for the sector. Housing sales began plummeting after that, and there is no clear revival in sight as yet," ANAROCK Property Consultants Chairman Anuj Puri said. ANAROCK said that an average of 3.3 lakh units were sold annually during 2013 and 2014. However, sales dropped significantly during the 2015-2016 period and only an average 2.7 lakh units were sold annually, a drop of 17 per ...
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Unique ids for properties; Survey ranks Bengaluru worst city in India! 16.3.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Unique ids for properties; Survey ranks Bengaluru worst city in India!
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Pune is India’s best governed city, says annual survey by Bengaluru non-profit 16.3.2018 Citizen Matters
Pune tops the fifth Annual Survey of India's City-Systems conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, while Bengaluru is in the last position. A summary of the key findings from the survey. ...
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Bengaluru worst in urban governance: Report 15.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru, India's technology hub touted as the Silicon Valley of the East, fared the worst in urban governance as evident from its lowest ranking among 23 cities across the country in a recent survey by a city-based NGO.
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Urban governance survey: Here is why Pune beat Delhi, Bengaluru fared worst 15.3.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Indian cities could hardly score above 5, with Pune barely touching the 5.1 margin, compared to global megacities such as New York and London, which scored 8.8 each
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Pune tops in improved quality governance: Survey 14.3.2018 General News
Pune has emerged as the top city to show improvement in quality of governance, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
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City pollution levels drop by 15.6% on Less Traffic Day: KSPCB 12.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The second instalment of The Less Traffic Day observed on March 11 did make a difference, according to the data collected by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Boards (KSPCB). The report shows that the citys air was 15.6% lesser polluted on the day. The event was organised on Sunday by KSPCB, police and transport departments. The KSPCB monitored the ambient air quality at seven continuous monitoring stations and it was observed that there was an overall reduction in air pollution, said an official release. There was a decrease in particulate matter (PM10) levels at various locations in the cityâ€" Jayanagar by 15%, Mysuru Road by 6%, at Nimhans by 7%, Central Silk Board and Hosur Road by 6%, SG Halli by 19% and City railway station by 16%. The KSPCB compared the data of March 11 to that of January 21, 28 and February 4. It also measured and compared the levels of carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the atmosphere. The standard PM10 value set by central ...
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