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Pollution killed 2.5mn in India: Lancet study 20.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India has had most number of pollution-related deaths in the world in 2015, even more than the sub-Saharan countries, reveals the latest report published in the medical journal The Lancet. According to the report, 2.51 million premature deaths were reported in the country due to diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution. India accounted for about 28 per cent of an estimated 9 million pollution-linked deaths worldwide in 2015, the study found. It also topped the list of deaths linked to polluted air (1.81 million) and water (0.64 million). China, with 1.8 million pollution-linked deaths in 2015, followed India on The Lancet list. Most of these deaths were due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution, such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health's study. The pollution risk factors examined by the Commission were air pollution: household air pollution, and ambient fine particulate ...
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A tale of two Danish cities: Towards zero carbon emissions 19.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
"I am a big zero", proclaims the badge worn by Peter Rathje, Managing Director of Project Zero A/s, that is working on the mission to make this Danish city carbon neutral by 2029.
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Human intervention reverses fluorosis 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
A village slowly recovers from the ill-effects of high fluoride content in water
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Rajasthan gets first heavy metal testing lab 16.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
From now onwards, the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, cereals and other food items can be detected in government testing lab in the city. For this purpose, central public health laboratory at mini health directorate has been upgraded. Medical and health minister Kalicharan Saraf inaugurated the state-of-the-art testing equipment at the central public health laboratory on Sunday. According to officials, this is the first such public lab in northern India. The lab has been upgraded with the establishment of advanced testing equipment at a cost of around Rs 7 crore. “ With this Rajasthan has joined the selected state like Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra where the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, and other food items can be tested at government testing lab,” Kalicharan Saraf said. To operate these machines staff is being provided training and process have been initiated to fill vacant posts of technicians in the central testing lab,” he ...
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Government mulls creation of 10 revenue ranges 16.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The measure is aimed at better administration at grass-roots level
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City’s water supply set to be hit 14.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Large parts of the city would be facing water shortage on Sunday and Monday as two treatment plants were shut down due to a high level of ammonia in the raw water, the Delhi Jal Board said on Saturda...
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Delhi's air quality worsens, to stay 'very poor' for 48 hours 14.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With north-westerly winds blowing into Delhi from neighbouring states, air quality in the national capital worsened on Saturday and is set to remain 'very poor' over the next 48 hours.
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Norwegian seafood industry eye Indian gourmet market 14.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
For well over two decades, Norwegian seafood is being served at high-end eateries in India but the imports have been significantly small due to high customs duties.
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BJP holds purification ritual at Kodikunnil’s fast venue 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Police register case, Congress flays BJP
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The Capital is Choking 13.10.2017 DNA: Money
For Rajesh Awasthi, Delhi's winter always meant crisp, sunny weekends that his family would often spend picnicking in parks, or near India Gate. Then the pleasant season gradually became a health hazard. "This air was our lifeline. We have made it so toxic that it now takes lives. It's heartbreaking to see my five-year-old son wake up in the middle of the night, coughing and choking," said the 35-year-old MNC executive at his South Delhi apartment. The air in Delhi, one of the world's most polluted cities, has already reached alarming levels, according to the government's real-time air quality index. Thousands are scrambling to hospitals, complaining of breathlessness, watering of eyes, cough, and wheezing. With Diwali, when the quantum of toxic pollutants spikes fourfold, only days away, the Supreme Court (SC) has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1, almost two weeks after the festival of lights (October 19) will be over. Residents in this region will not be able to purchase ...
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Delhi HC asks Punjab about preventive steps taken for crop burning 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Punjab government about the preventive steps it was taking after news reports that farmers in the state were threatening to burn crop residue if their demands were not met.
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Air pollution intensifies in Delhi-NCR, warning of health risk 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Air pollution intensified in the National Capital and the adjoining cities on Friday, with forecasts warning further worsening of situation in the next 24 hours and warning the very young or old and those with breathing problems to take precautions.
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PCB orders 18 industries to pay ₹1 crore for pollution 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Large-scale fish kill was witnessed on Oct.4 and 5 in Ameenpur
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Purification ritual: caseagainst BJP activists 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Congress says BJP following a feudal code of conduct
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Revenue employee suspended 13.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Action follows a video clip showing the accused accepting ₹1.5 lakh as bribe
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No one can stop Kaleshwaram project, says KCR 12.10.2017 Hindu: National
Chief Minister lays stone for Suryapet collectorate
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VA Tech Wabag moves appellate tribunal against NCLT insolvency order 10.10.2017 News
Company claims it is completely solvent, blames Consolidated Construction Consortium for defaulting on obligations
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Akvo plans household atmospheric water generators 10.10.2017 ET: Engineering
We are planning to set up a manufacturing line in Howrah for household atmospheric water generators (AWGs), said Navkaran Singh Bagga, director, Akvo.
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PCB for withdrawing concellation order 9.10.2017 Hindu: National
The Nilambur MLA P.V. Anwar has complied with the conditions stipulated by the Board
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Firecracker manufacturers protest in Ghaziabad over SC order 9.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Manufacturers and retailers of firecrackers in Ghaziabad on Monday protested against the Supreme Court decision to ban sale of crackers in Delhi and National Capital Region this Diwali and said the livelihood of lakhs of people were at stake.
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