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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 General News
Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for cooking. The use of these traditional cooking fuels creates several significant problems, including deforestation, with a resultant loss of biodiversity and the elimination of carbon sinks which could offset global warming. There are also an estimated 4 million attributed deaths annually due to the negative health effects associated with indoor air pollution. Approximately 30 percent of those who cooked with solid fuels (820 million people) resided in India alone.The use of solid cooking fuels creates several significant problems. In 2012, resultant indoor air pollution was the cause of more than 4.3 million premature deaths, more than 60 percent of which were women and children. In many parts of the world, women are responsible for the collection of firewood and are specifically impacted by this burden.There is ample .
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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 23 (NewsVoir): Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for
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No incident of crop burning in Delhi, advisory issued: AAP govt to NGT 23.4.2018 Latest News
The tribunal, however, said that it wanted to verify the statement and asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to file an affidavit within a week
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To be ready in 500 days, Eastern Peripheral Expressway boasts of many firsts 22.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Eastern Peripheral Expressway -- which is expected to provide major relief to Delhi from vehicular pollution -- is set to be completed in a record time of 500 days as against a sanctioned target of 910 days, NHAI officials said.
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Pollution in cities deeply influenced by emissions in surrounding areas 21.4.2018 General News
The focus in the fight against air pollution would be on implementation of city-specific action plans, the Environment Ministry today said, even as a consultation on a nationwide initiative zeroed in on the fact that pollution in cities was influenced by emissions from surrounding areas. During the two-day stakeholder consultation on National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) which ended today, it was pointed out that there was a need for "multi-city, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder coordination". In its presentation, the ministry emphasised that measures to address industrial pollution, vehicular pollution and road dust needed to be a part of city-specific plans being formulated with the help of the ministry and could not be integrated in the NCAP, which basically provided a broad roadmap to address the issue of air pollution. The stakeholder consultation also provided an opportunity to interact with international experts from Europe, United States, China, Brazil, Japan and World Bank .
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Nine months given for sculptors to relocate 20.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has granted nine months for sculptors in Thirumuruganpoondi to complete land purchase at ‘A. Kurumbapal
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Stakeholder consultation on National Clean Air Programme concludes in Environment Ministry 20.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Assuring all technical and policy support, the Centre has empahsised that in the fight against air pollution, the focus will now be on the implementation of city-specific action plans.   This was emphasised at the two-day Stakeholder Consultation to discuss the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) that concluded in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) here today.
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Lutyens’ Delhi is a ‘parasite’ urban space 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Rich draw maximum water: Narain
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Protect Sabarimala ecology, says panel 17.4.2018 Hindu: News
Assembly panel visits Erumely, Nilackal, Pampa
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India, Sweden to cooperate in Smart Cities, energy 17.4.2018 General News
India and Sweden on Tuesday agreed to further deepen their cooperation in the Smart Cities initiative, transport and energy sectors.The two countries will exchange knowledge and explore cooperation on smart cities, including transit-oriented urban development, air pollution control, waste management, waste-to-energy, waste-water treatment, district cooling and circular economy, including through dialogue and capacity building.Both sides will exchange know-how and explore cooperation in the areas of electro-mobility as well as renewable fuels and exchange know-how and explore cooperation in the area of railways, such as railway policy development, safety, training and operation and maintenance of railways.In energy, India and Sweden will engage and seek mutual collaboration on the demonstration and development of smart grid technologies such as smart metering, demand response, power quality management, distribution automation, electric vehicle/charging infrastructure as well as ...
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Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report 17.4.2018 General News
Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six -- critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement -- can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)'s long-term renewable energy outlook said on Tuesday.
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JNU introduces e-rickshaws on campus 17.4.2018 General News
Aiming to reduce vehicular pollution and ease commuting, Jawaharlal Nehru University today inaugurated e-rickshaws that will ply on three routes on the campus. A commuter will have to pay Rs 10 for each ride. A total of 10 e-rickshaws will be deployed from today to connect all residential areas, hostels and shopping complexes, library, academic buildings and all the exit gates, and will ply from 7.30am to 9.30 pm. "The service provider will be charging a low fare of Rs 10 per ride per person. To promote women entrepreneurship and gender-friendly ambience on the campus, in the coming months all vehicles will be driven by female drivers," the vice-chancellor said after flagging off the vehicles. Depending on the demand, more rickshaws may be deployed in the coming months, a university official said.
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Delhi has double concentration of finer, more dangerous pollutant PM1 16.4.2018 General News
Delhi has almost twice the concentration of the more lethal pollutant PM1, or particles with diameter less than one micron, as compared to other cities where its being measured, data from government agency showed.
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Gurugram residents raise concerns over waste-to-energy plant project 16.4.2018 Hindu: News
Object to lack of clarity on technology, operation of plant
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Air pollution: DPCC asks PWD to prepare database of construction, demolition waste 15.4.2018 General News
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to prepare a proper database of construction and demolition waste generated from its sites and submit an annual report on the same. In a directive issued earlier this month, the pollution controlling panel has also asked the PWD to ensure all construction and demolition waste generated from its sites are stored in such a manner that it does not create air pollution in the city. According to the DPCC, open dumping of construction and demolition waste materials is one of the contributors of air pollution, particularly of PM 10 and PM 2.5 particles, in the national capital. The move comes after a number of complaints were received in the DPCC regarding air pollution generated from dumping of construction and demolition waste materials from various sites belonging to all agencies. In its written direction to the PWD, the DPCC has said the department would collect the construction and demolition waste .
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Brief exposure to air pollutants can trigger lung infection 14.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Even a brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to a study, involving more than 100,000 patients.
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Despite high education levels, Kerala homes still use old-age cooking fuels 13.4.2018 Latest News
Promoters of safer cookstoves have struggled to find the perfect balance of efficiency, price, and a user-friendly design that would drive widespread adoption
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'Hyderabad can generate 1,730 MW rooftop solar power' 11.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With a potential of 1,730 MW power generation through rooftop solar panels, Hyderabad can become solar champion in India, thereby reduce air pollution by cutting on coal-based power, according to a study.
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Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study 11.4.2018 Reuters: World News
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday.
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We are being 'befooled' by executive: Supreme Court on diversion of funds 10.4.2018 Top Stories
Severely criticising the government, the apex court observed that it had "trusted" the executive, but the authorities do not work
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