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Air purifiers cannot save us from ill-effects pollution, says environmentalist Sunita Narain 22.11.2017 Zee News : India National
Air purifiers cannot "save us" from the ill-effects of pollution, environmentalist Sunita Narain has said.
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Colours on the street: Street art in Hitech city 22.11.2017 Hindu: News
French artist Delphine Delas shares the experience of painting the pillars of Hitec city and why she enjoys street art
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OMCs ready to supply Euro-VI fuel to improve Delhi's air quality: IOC 22.11.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Oil refineries will need to invest Rs 28,000 crore in upgrading petrol and diesel quality to meet cleaner fuel specifications by 2020
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Delhi suffers second smog crisis in 12 months, wake-up calls go unheeded 22.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
A series of NASA satellite images clearly shows the pollution plume moving across the landscape
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Air purifiers to fight Delhi pollution: When the state abandons public good 22.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
We seem to have forgotten that there are certain indispensable tasks of the state, rather than it being the mai-baap of all domains
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With pollution spike, another advisory for kids 22.11.2017 DNA: Top News
In the backdrop of the alarming level of pollution in the national Capital, the Delhi government on Tuesday again directed all schools to appeal to parents to restrict the outdoor activities of their children. The air quality in Delhi turned to 'very poor' on Monday due to the impact of scattered drizzle and movement of more vehicles. "Schools are directed to explain to parents about the worrisome air pollution situation prevailing in and across Delhi and appeal to them to restrain their children from undertaking outdoor activities, till the condition persists," the Directorate of Education (DoE) said in statement. It further said: "The outdoor activities and exposure to pollution could have long term detrimental effects on the health of children. Therefore, parents are requested to adopt preventive approach to safeguard their child's health." The recent development comes following an advisory from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). It has recommended restricting outdoor activities for children ...
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Gasping for breath 21.11.2017 FrontLine: Home
The country’s air pollution problem is going from bad to worse owing to the high usage of coal for generating power and the rise in the number of vehicles. By RAMESH CHAKRAPANI
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Restrain kids from outdoor activities: Delhi government 21.11.2017 Education
The Delhi government on Tuesday appealed to all parents to restrain their children from taking part in outdoor activities due to severe air pollution.
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To curb pollution, govt plans to transport coal in covered trucks, rail wagons: Goyal 21.11.2017 HBL: Logistics
Scurrying for solutions to fight the toxic air pollution, the government has said it plans to transport coal in covered rail wagons and trucks across the country. Ferrying of coal in uncovered vehi...
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Govt plans eco friendly coal transportation in covered trucks, rail wagons 21.11.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
I have ordered that we will design a covering over every truck and railway wagon that transports coal: Piyush Goyal
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When toxic air chokes urban ecosystem 20.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
As the winter sets in, Indian cities are grappling with high levels of air pollution. Delhi, a megacity with the worst air quality as per a recent report by World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently adopted an emergency action plan to combat air pollution called the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). It is formulated by a Supreme Court-mandated panel and suggests a slew of measures to control pollution on severe and very poor air quality days in Delhi and its national capital region (NCR). Bengaluru, which recorded near 46% rise in the level of air pollution this Diwali, aims to become the electrical vehicle capital of India. To this effect, the Karnataka government has announced its Karnataka Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy 2017, which will not only make the state a hub for production of cleaner fuel vehicles, but also bring down air pollution and reduce dependence on the fossil fuels. A recent report by the Indian Institute of Science on the transport sector of Bengaluru has suggested ...
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Gadkari to meet London Mayor, to adopt city's transport system 20.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Minister for Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said he will meet the Mayor of London to boost the government's efforts to adopt the London transport system, including electric double-decker buses.
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Delhi pollution: Air quality 'very poor' again, after two days of relief 20.11.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The average air quality of Delhi due to several reason would range between 'poor' to 'very poor' for some days
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Food truck fest in Delhi gets new dates 20.11.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
The second edition of the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF), which was pushed due to air pollution engulfing the national capital, will now take place from November 25-26.
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Changing environment: How politics is clouding over Delhi's smog 20.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
In China, the war against pollution is on the way to being won. In India nothing had changed.
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Delhi air quality improves but still very poor; no end to stubble burning 20.11.2017 Latest News
The air quality in the national capital may see a slight deterioration.
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Vehicles flout PUC norms as city chokes on toxic pollution 20.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
While toxic smog remains one of the biggest concerns in Delhi, a large number of vehicles are flouting pollution under control (PUC) norms. Vehicular emission contributes to 20 per cent of the city’s air pollution. DNA had sought, through an RTI application, PUC-related information for 20014-17. Though the reply hides more than it reveals, it exposes inefficiency of the Delhi government’s transport department.    No information was provided for 2014. The reply says records are not available for the year. It, however, admits that of the 1,16,077 vehicles checked during July 1-18 in 2015, only 67, 686 had valid PUC certificates. The reply also admits that 20,729 tickets were issued to vehicles for not having valid PUC certificates from January 1 to September 30 in 2017. Drives against polluting vehicles were intensified only after last November’s toxic smog episode when pollution levels reached alarming levels. This was followed by the formulation of a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to deal with ...
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Transport Dept. launches drive against pollution 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
KSRTC has been one among the major violator of anti-pollution rules
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Indian Oil launches nation's first electric charging station 19.11.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Nov 19 (ANI): Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has collaborated with app-based taxi aggregator Ola to launch the country's first electric charging station at one of its petrol/diesel stations
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Thousands turn out on Delhi roads despite pollution concerns 19.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Delhiites on Sunday turned out in tens of thousands in the Half Marathon, despite calls from certain quarters to cancel the race due to severe air pollution in the city. The 13th edition of the race went off without any hiccup and the elite runners (both Indian and foreign athletes) were unequivocal in their views that they did not feel they were running amid a polluted air. "I have not felt anything due to pollution. The conditions were good and the course was very good also. The only thing I felt was about the wind speed," Berhanu Legese, who won mens international elite race in 59 minutes and 46 seconds, said after the race. Leonard Korir, who finished third in 59:52, went a step further and termed the conditions as perfect. "It was perfect conditions. Before the race we were briefed about the pollution and the measures taken by the organisers. I did not have any issues at all and for me the conditions were perfect," he said. Womens international race winner Almaz Ayana also said her only concern was ...
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