User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality Monitoring
Last updated: Nov 19 2017 01:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Low hangs the polluted air 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Enveloped by a thick layer of smog for days, Delhi has had its air pollution levels skyrocket, scream out a warning loud and clear. But is it loud enough to alert Bengaluru, trapped in massive, unprecedented vehicular pollution? Just round the corner, the winter will only make it worse, warn the citys pollution watchers in all graveness. Fumes billowing out of an estimated 67 lakh vehicles contribute a staggering 42% of the pollutants in the Bengaluru air. The low temperature, low pressure, high mist wintry air will keep these pollutants trapped at a level much lower than in summer. Be prepared, this inversion effect will prevail till January end or even beyond. Winter risks Heres a scientific explanation from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB): The mixing height (layer between the earths surface and the point where the free atmosphere starts) is generally about 1 km. During winter, this is halved, increasing the concentration of pollutants. Beyond the toxic vehicular emissions, road ...
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Faurecia announces tie up with IISc 15.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Faurecia, one of the worlds largest automotive equipment suppliers, on Wednesday announced the signing of a research partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This collaboration wille nrich Faurecias ecosystem of high-level scientific and academic collaborations in its two strategic areas Smart Life on Board and Sustainable Mobility. Faurecia and the Indian Institute of Science will conduct collaborative research to develop new technologies and solutionsin three areas: online air quality monitoring, data analysis and algorithms for driver behavior and artificial intelligence for industrial design. Faurecia CEO Patrick Koller said open innovation is key to the rapid development of new technologies for new mobility requirements. "We are proud to add IISc to our academic partnerships and be able to share and confront our ideas with its experts," he said. IISC Director Professor Anurag Kumar said Faurecia and IISc will work together on automotive solutionsbased on Artifical Intelligence in ...
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The lowdown on India’s air pollution crisis 28.10.2017 Hindu: National
What is it?Many major Indian cities, including Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata, grapple with air pollution. However, India’s air pollution crisis is largely due to the noxious, winter air quality in Delhi an...
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Weather worsens air quality in city during Deepavali 23.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Air pollution levels increased by 46.8% this Deepavali season in the city. Besides crackers, the weather too contributed to increasing air pollution, said Lakshman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman. This year, KSPCB monitored the ambient air quality by using manual monitoring equipment at 13 locations and using continuous ambient air quality monitoring systems at five locations. The staffers compared air pollution levels of October 17 with that of October 18, 19 and 20. The levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulate matter (PM10) were measured. Overall, the data from all 13 manual stations showed that PM10 levels increased to 122.4 ug/m3 against the standard of 100 ug/m3. Though people are becoming aware of the ill effects of burning crackers, a lot still needs to be done, Lakshman said. There has been a marginal increase in air pollution compared to 2016 since the weather was dry this year, unlike last year when it rained. "Though the average ...
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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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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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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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Bosch unveils air quality monitoring system 3.7.2017 HBL: Companies
Bosch India launched its locally developed air quality monitoring system in New Delhi at its event - Future Connected: Bosch for a Smarter India.“This is the first system in the market which is fracti...
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Congestion at busy traffic junctions throws up ozone threat 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Congestion at busy traffic junctions throws up ozone threat
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Congestion at junctions throws up ozone threat 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Congestion at junctions throws up ozone threat
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Young technovators invent device to measure air quality anywhere 12.6.2017 deccanherald.com
While 12-year-olds in Bengaluru spend their free time playing games and catching up on the latest movies, a group of four young innovators has invented a portable device that can measure the air quality of a place with the click of a button. AirEye is an air quality monitoring device that measures the quality of air through the sensors attached to it. It displays the pollutants in the air on a small LCD screen attached to it. The screen changes colour based on the intensity of the pollutants present in the air and rates them as good or bad. For example, the screen turns light green if the air quality is good and turns deep red if the quality is very bad. It also stores this information in the form of a text file for future reference. Amulya Doss, Amisha Pai, Arnav Mayur and Sreysht Prakash from the National Academy For Learning (NAFL) came up with the idea as they wanted to make a positive change by providing solutions to pressing issues. "We wanted to do our bit for the environment. There are a lot of ...
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Bangalore-based startup Jhatkaa.org sets up new platform to demand cleaner air 12.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
Bangalore-based campaigning startup Jhatkaa.org has set up a dedicated platform to fight air pollution.
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Bengaluru airport gets green certificate for reducing carbon emissions 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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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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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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Air pollution reduces lifespan and even those burning crops realise this. It will all end soon: Bhure Lal 29.1.2017 India – The Indian Express
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New study to identify source of air pollution 19.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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K’taka failed to comply with WHO standards on air quality: Greenpeace 12.1.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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2016: At A Glance 30.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The year 2016 witnessed hectic activity at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – on the international and national fronts. While at the international level
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Bengaluru's stifling problem: Greying air 26.12.2016 TOI: Home
The eight-year trend analysis for Bengaluru between 2006 and 2013 showed that the overall percentage increase in airborne particulate matter was 216 % in KHB, 161.2 % in AMCO, 119.3 % in Victoria Hospital, 80.3 % at YPR, 76.5 % at Graphite India, and 17.5 % in Peenya.
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