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Startups are helping North India’s farmers to dispose of crop residue cleanly (and reduce pollution) 20.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The farmers usually burn the residue, leading to severe air pollution in winters.
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‘I prefer to be as little seen as possible’: Multiple award-winning novelist Anees Salim 20.1.2019 Scroll.in
An interview with the author of ‘The Blind Lady’s Descendants’, winner of the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Award for English, about writing, libraries and solitude.
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Kashmir's iconic Dal lake is dying a slow death amid controversies about conservation efforts 20.1.2019 Scroll.in
Srinagar residents blame a corrupt, inept bureaucracy and botched plans to relocate people who live on the lake.
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Textile Ministry should launch housing scheme for women workers: FICCI 19.1.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Industry body FICCI has suggested to the Textiles Ministry the need for a housing scheme in cities for garment workers, especially women to arrest and increase the declining female workforce ratio in the country. The need for such a scheme arises from the growing difficulties faced by women garment workers due to lack of […]
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IPS transfers in Madhya Pradesh 19.1.2019 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government reassigned more than a dozen Indian Police Service officers late Thursday, official sources said. Dr SW Naqvi – hitherto serving as Additional Director General of Police (Special Task Force), Headquarters – was given the crucial responsibility of Administration replacing Mrs Anuradha Shankar who was posted as Addl DG (Training); Deputy […]
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City buses should be good and safe: Jaivardhan Singh 19.1.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The urban public transport system should be strengthened. City buses should be good and safe. Urban Development and Housing Minister Jaivardhan Singh gave this directive during a review of departmental schemes at the Mantralaya. He said that priority should be given to the purchase of electric buses. Singh said that agencies that do […]
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City Buzz: Delhi civic bodies fined | Mumbai fire brigade upgrades | Pune tax hikes..and more 19.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Why the CPCB has come down on Delhi civic bodies, how Mumbai plans to address fire emergencies, how the Pune civic body proposes to bridge its revenue deficit -- catch all this and more news from our cities this week in this edition of Buzz.
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Rajnath to hold NE CMs meeting on CAB 19.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
Rajnath to hold NE CMs meeting on CAB
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The Move to a Sustainable Future through Electric Two-wheelers 19.1.2019 Financial Chronicle
Mukesh Malhotra The 2018 Environmental Performance Index ranked India 177th out of 180 countries making India one of the world’s most polluted countries. Particulate matter (PM) and NOx were the main pollutants with PM levels in nearly all cities above the acceptable limit and causing health hazards on a massive scale. Additionally, India’s dependence on the fuel import has been costing the exchequer $70 billion every year and given the global geo political scenario and its impact on oil prices, is likely to further increase. It is this context that has triggered a serious dialogue on the transition of vehicles dependent on fossil fuels to those using renewable sources, especially electric vehicles. India as a country has a mixed record of being able to drive dramatic changes effectively. This note attempts to lay down the choice of action areas for accelerating this transition to cleaner cities and lesser dependence on fuel import without impeding transportation needs and assuming no material change in ...
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In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections 19.1.2019 Reuters: World News
Two years after filling the streets of U.S. cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections.
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‘Delhi is a gas chamber’: Supreme Court judge says it is better not to live in the national capital 18.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The court said many vehicles which pollute the city’s air enter it late at night.
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BMTC commuters ask State to not hike bus fare 18.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Should the BMTC hike public bus fares while the State is spending heavily on roads that will encourage private transport? Bus passengers write to the government, saying no to fare hikes.
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Shehri Samridhi Utsav focusing on Urban Livelihoods from 1st - 15th February 2019 18.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep S. Puri,  Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, has informed that a fortnight of events named ‘Shehri Samridhi Utsav’, focusing on urban livelihoods is being organised by his Ministry, from 1st -15th February 2019.
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In Third Year, US Women's Marches Turn To 2020 Elections 18.1.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Two years after filling the streets of US cities to protest the start of c's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections.
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Delhi Civic Bodies Fined Rs 1 Crore Each For Violating Pollution Norms 18.1.2019 NDTV News - Cities
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) slapped Rs 1 crore fine each on three civic bodies of the city over open burning, dumping of waste, illegal running of plastic industries in non-conforming...
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Fumes From Garbage Dump Makes Kolkata Raise Red Flag Against Pollution 17.1.2019 NDTV News - Cities
Kolkata pollution has turned into a great leveler. The man on the street is choking on vehicular pollution and residents of upmarket apartments from noxious fumes from garbage dumps on the city's...
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Delhi: Three civic bodies penalised Rs 1 crore each for flouting pollution-control norms 17.1.2019 Scroll.in
The Delhi Cantonment Board and the New Delhi Municipal Corporation were fined Rs 1 lakh each for dumping garbage in the open.
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Ministry of Women & Child Development -Year End Review 2018 17.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is one the flagship programmes of the Government. It is a tri-ministerial, convergent effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development with focus on Awareness and Advocacy Campaign; Multi-sectoral action in select 405 districts (low on CSR) and Alert Media & Advocacy outreach in 235 districts; Effective enforcement of Pre-Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act and Enabling girls' education.
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No more stigma: Why retirement communities are finally growing in India 17.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Senior-living companies are responding to increasing demand by offering a variety of services, including heated pools and fine-dining restaurants.
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Brigade Rally : Show of pan-India Opposition unity ahead of LS poll 17.1.2019 Central Chronicle
Kolkata, Ahead of 2019 General election, the city will be witness to a ‘high-voltage show’ at the Brigade Parade Ground on January 19 with Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee sparing no pains to consolidate her strength in an anti-BJP space. The TMC, which is gearing up to emerge as the biggest regional […]
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