The NCAP draft, however, notes that many international studies often report data on mortality due to air pollution exposure, and "these studies use extrapolation techniques for air quality and health/disease related data, which probably may not be realistic”.
In his letter, Siddaramaiah said: “Our government is strongly opposed to formation of the Cauvery Management Board because such a board is not constitutional” and has said that the “Supreme Court has not directed mechanism.”
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Sources in the Trinamool Congress said “political and practical compulsions” forced it to stay away. While the DMK did not sign, its leader Kanimozhi told The Indian Express that “we will support it when it comes to Parliament.”
The government projects include three sites of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, four of the National Highway Authority of India, seven under the Delhi Public Works Department, two Delhi Development Authority sites and one each under the Delhi Jal Board and MTNL.
With the onset of summer, water level at the Sardar Sarovar Dam has dipped below the minimum drawdown level of 110.64 m, and stretches of the canal network are lying parched. The state is now forced to use the ‘dead storage’ of the dam.
It is learnt that faced with the varying demands by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on what shape the scheme directed by the top Court should take, the Centre may file an application seeking extension of the deadline.
Conceptualised as a “dispute resolution” mechanism, the scheme proposed by Karnataka seeks to restrain states from approaching the Supreme Court and has suggested that the CDIC approach the apex court for any clarification when states differ.
Some of the observations and remedies to ensure the country’s “well-being”, according to papers submitted under the ‘Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences’ section at the 105th Indian Science Congress.
The quote Vardhan attributed to Hawking is from the website of the Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas (I-SERVE), which in turn referenced a post on a fake Stephen Hawking profile on Facebook. A source close to the minister confirmed Vardhan had quoted from the I-SERVE website.