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COVID-19 exposes India’s dependence on China for active pharma ingredients 7.4.2020 Downtoearth
India imports around 90 per cent of APIs used to make antibiotics, says an expert
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CitiMail 7.4.2020 Commentary – The Navhind Times

COVID-19: Lessons Learnt And To Learn Though a lockdown is never welcome as it brings untold miseries to the citizens, there could be a few positives.  A lockdown means all factories, markets, shops are now closed. Most public transport suspended and construction work halted. Data shows that the main cities are recording much lower levels …

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Scientists link air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in Italy 6.4.2020 The Shillong Times
LONDON: An environmental researcher from Aarhus University in Denmark and health researchers from Italy have claimed there could be a link between the high mortality rate seen in northern Italy and the level of air pollution in the same region. Environmental scientist Dario Caro from Department of Environmental Science, and two health researchers, Professor Bruno […]
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Cleaner air: Can we go back to ‘normal’? 6.4.2020 Downtoearth
CPCB’s evidence on nation-wide clean up during the lockdown implies that clean air action has to upscale to new normal
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No impact of lockdown on Guwahati’s air quality 6.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
No impact of lockdown on Guwahati’s air quality
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From trickle to stream 5.4.2020 The Shillong Times
By Hillary Hoppock Water is a precious resource, especially for farmers in India, where agriculture is primarily rain-fed. Competition over finite water resources, compounded by climate change, has raised concerns about India’s food security, the livelihoods of farmers as well as the country’s economic development. The changing climate is affecting not just rainfall but also […]
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Air during COVID-19 lockdown: March’s last week cleanest so far in Delhi 2.4.2020 Downtoearth
This is the first time since 2016 that March in spring has recorded lowest pollution levels
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Deployment of sensor-based air quality monitors in Meghalaya is a welcome step 2.4.2020 Downtoearth
Sensor-based technology — being developed for the past few decades — has leapfrogged in recent years
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88 cities continue to record minimal air pollution with lockdown in place 1.4.2020 PTI: All news
88 cities continue to record minimal air pollution with lockdown in place
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COVID-19 flattens peak-hour pollution 30.3.2020 Downtoearth
The flat rates of peak-hour pollution due to the lockdown proves why strong action is needed to reduce traffic volumes and cut tailpipe emissions to near zero
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COVID-19 outbreak: Cities with higher air pollution at more risk, say experts 26.3.2020 Downtoearth
Kolkata’s average exposure level was the highest in the country, because of the city’s compactness
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COVID-19: Dirty air and vice of the virus   25.3.2020 Downtoearth
The novel coronavirus pandemic may have lowered air pollution. But this crisis-led change shows how health risk perception makes difficult measures acceptable
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Environment again not given priority in Delhi Budget for 2020-21 24.3.2020 Downtoearth
Only Rs 52 crore our of a total Rs 65 thousand crore allotted for city’s air pollution epidemic
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MPs can drive home policy changes — by asking the right questions 23.3.2020 Downtoearth
Question on non-compliance by thermal power plants in Rajya Sabha should have driven home a bigger point. Problem, however, was the question itself   
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Tackling air pollution 22.3.2020 Panorama – The Navhind Times

Sudhirendar Sharma In a country where corruption continues to coexist with progress, indifference to pollution as a fatal fallout of development is bound to remain at the periphery of social discourse. Four decades since the enactment of the legislative provision to control and prevent air pollution, and despite an estimated million people dying as a …

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Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (March 14-20, 2020) 21.3.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week     
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As told to Parliament (March 20, 2020): Over 69,000 ha forest land approved for non-forest use in 5 yrs 20.3.2020 Downtoearth
All that was discussed in the House through the day  
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Hubballi-Ankola railway line gets clearance despite opposition 20.3.2020 Hindu: Health
Forest Minister skips meeting at which leaders from across parties favour project
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Novel machine-learning based system predicts air pollution 20.3.2020 Technology News | Read The Latest Technology News And Headlines, Mobile Phone Reviews And Much More
Large amounts of data are fed into the system to enable predictions from learning patterns and other features
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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (March 20, 2020) 20.3.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal  
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