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95% of all plastic in seas comes from 10 rivers, including Ganga 18.10.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Eight of these are in Asia and two in Africa - areas in which hundreds of millions of people live
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Diwali 2017 Festival: 10 best Diwali decoration ideas 18.10.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Cracker of an idea! Burst balloons instead of crackers to curb pollution on Diwali, says Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap 18.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
While the Supreme Court may have banned crackers sale on Diwali in the national capital and others are finding ways to have a pollution-free Diwali, RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap has a very unique idea. So what does the 28-year-old proposes? 'Crackers cause pollution, better is to blow up balloons and burst them. There will be no harm in this, Tej Pratap Yadav was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI. The interesting advice comes at a time when major metro cities are battling with poor air quality. A day before Diwali, Delhi was in 'red zone' with major areas reporting very bad air quality. However, Bhiwadi in Rajasthan ha the worst air quality in the entire country. The industrial hub had 'severe' air quality index. The Central Pollution Control Board has predicted severe level of air quality of Delhi on Diwali. CPCB member secretary A Sudhakar said, "The level of moisture in the air will shoot up on October 20. Speed of local wind movement, which plays a crucial role in dispersing ...
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Delhi govt to enforce odd-even plan if air quality worsens; power plant shut 18.10.2017 thehansindia3901
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Badarpur power plant closed down, diesel gensets banned as Delhi's air quality worsens 18.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
With air quality in Delhi deteriorating before Diwali, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) closed down the Badarpur power plant and banned diesel generators to help control pollution levels.
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Delhi air quality enters red zone, parking fees may increase by four times 18.10.2017 News
In case air pollution touches alarming proportions, 'cars will have to be off the roads'
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Smokeless Diwali: Delhi, there is something foul in the air, don't make it worse 18.10.2017 News
A ban is rarely a great solution, but we must recognize that no other agency is upholding our right to breath clean air.
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For a cracking Diwali this year, just let there be light 18.10.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Air quality in the Capital post-festival linked to weather conditions, level of fireworks, say experts
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How silent are silence zones in India? 18.10.2017 Downtoearth
A study monitored 17 silence zones in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow and found that none of them came anywhere near the national standard
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NGT dismisses plea against ban on sale of firecrackers 18.10.2017 PTI: All news
NGT dismisses plea against ban on sale of firecrackers
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Hyderabad: No respite from pollution 18.10.2017
Hyderabad: The six pollution monitoring stations in the city registered a dramatic 30 per cent rise in pollution levels on Tuesday, after a two day dry spell.  Particulate matter levels were above the permissible level set by the Central Pollution Control Board. This is not good news for the city which is gearing up for Diwali, when Pollution Control Board (PCB) officials say particulate matter will double and make the air severely unhealthy. Pollution levels on Tuesday in the Gachibowli region showed the average to be around 48 micrograms of Particulate Matter 2.5.  This is the deadliest of pollutants as it can penetrate the lungs and cause cancer and breathing disorders. This was a sharp rise from the October 15 reading of 13 micrograms. At Sanath Nagar, too, pollution levels grew significantly, from 53 micrograms on October 15, to 83 micrograms on Tuesday. According to CPCB guidelines, the maximum particulate matter that humans can be exposed to without adverse health impact is 60 ...
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Crackdown on shops selling firecrackers, 21 cases filed 18.10.2017 dailypioneer
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To check air pollution, graded action plan enforced in Delhi-NCR 18.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Stubble burning ban goes up in smoke 18.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, October 17 Despite a ban by the National Green Tribunal and state government on stubble burning, farmers in Karnal and Kurukshetra districts are on top among violators, according to data jointly collected by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Agriculture Department and Revenue Department. Violations are rampant even though Section 144 of the CrPC has been enforced and directions for strict action against violators issued by the government. As many as 518 cases of stubble burning have been reported till October 13, with 206 cases having been identified in Karnal district and 149 in Karnal, said Virender Punia, SDO, Haryana State Pollution Control Board. Of the rest, 71 cases have been reported in Kaithal district, 20 in Sonepat, 18 each in Panipat, Sirsa and Jind districts, 10 in Palwal, four in Panchkula, three in Yamunanagar and one case in Ambala district, he added. As many as 118 FIRs have been registered in Karnal district, while 14 FIRs in Sonepat district, he ...
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Air quality after Diwali tied to level of fireworks 18.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
With an air quality index of 306, the city's air quality was recorded as very poor by the Central Pollution Control Board and the possibility of it turning severe is looming large
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Badarpur plant to be shut till March 18.10.2017 Hindu: News
EPCA takes strict measures under its graded action plan as air quality worsens
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Don't dump medical waste in Puzhal lake: NGT 18.10.2017
Chennai: The Southern Zone of National Green Tribunal has prohibited the dumping of medical waste along Puzhal lake by private companies. Initiating suo motu proceedings, the bench, comprising Judicial Member Justice Dr P. Jyothimani and Expert Member P.S. Rao, passed the interim order on the dumping of medical waste and other debris on the lake and along the catchment areas. The lake, spread over 20.86 acres of land, has a total storage capacity of 3,300 mcft. On October 10, a Tamil newspaper published news regarding dumping of medical waste in Puzhal lake and water being contaminated. Based on the news items, the bench initiated suo motu proceedings on Tuesday and restrained discharge of the medical waste on the lake. The PWD has been maintaining the lake. Places such as Red Hills, Puzhal, Soorapattu, Shanmugapuram, Murugambedu, Kallikuppam, Banu Nagar, Venkateswara Nagar, Tirumullaivoyil and Arikkambedu are located along the lake bund. Besides open defecation, debris from construction sites, chicken ...
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Cleaning of River Noyyal in progress 17.10.2017 Hindu: Home
About 2,200 tonnes of wastes, including plastic materials, were removed from River Noyyal during the first 10 days of the cleaning up exercise initiated by industrial units in Tirupur knitwear cluster...
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NGT dismisses plea against ban on sale of firecrackers 17.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The Supreme Court has already passed an order on the issue and that is the law of the land: NGT
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Want to know the reason why firecrackers are a pollution hazard in Delhi? Experts tell you why 17.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Delhi's air quality is likely to worsen and turn 'severe' a day after Diwali, mainly due to meteorological conditions that will trap pollutants from local sources such as firecrackers. This time, the atmospheric conditions are such that the post-Diwali air quality is entirely tied to the level of firecrackers the city witnesses on the night of the festivities, experts said on Tuesday. With an air quality index (AQI) of 306, the city's air quality was recorded as 'very poor' by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the possibility of it turning 'severe' is looming large. However, in Rajasthan's Bhiwadi, which is an industrial hub barely 80 kilometres from Delhi and part of the National Capital Region, AQI was severe, the worst in the entire country. "The level of moisture in the air will shoot up on October 20. Speed of local wind movement, which plays a crucial role in dispersing pollutants, will also be low thus resulting in accumulation of pollutants," CPCB member secretary A Sudhakar ...
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