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Tuesday, March 31, 2020



Don’t renew registration of 73 private hospitals: UP pollution panel

February 02, 2020 2:24 pm

The CMO has issued fresh notices to the owners of these 73 private hospital to set up the treatment plants within 15 days, failing which registration of these hospitals would not be renewed.

Sustainable living: An eco-friendly appliance to flush your kitchen waste down the drain

December 10, 2019 1:21 pm

Installed just below the kitchen sink, the appliance allows any type of raw or cooked food — wet or dry — including vegetables with tough skins, egg shells and bones, to be disposed of in minutes.

Ganga pollution: Govt plans 5-year jail, Rs 50 crore fine

November 17, 2019 7:15 am

National Ganga Bill to be introduced in Winter Session of Parliament.

Pollution in India: How a farming revolution could solve stubble burning

November 08, 2019 7:50 pm

Pollution in Delhi has hit record-breaking levels and a farming method, known as stubble burning, was a major contributor. DW's Catherine Davison went to the countryside to check out what's being done to stop this trend.

Diwali 2019: How to protect your baby from noise pollution and smoke

October 27, 2019 11:53 am

Diwali 2019: The room your baby is in should ideally be at a distance from where you would be having the main celebrations. Do not let in too many people inside the room or it might make your little one uncomfortable.

Stubble burning: 3,000 farm fires and counting...

October 19, 2019 10:19 am

Higher than last year; pollution control board says contributing 7% to Delhi’s PM levels but figure will reach 17% today.

Kejriwal addresses Denmark meet via video link, shares Delhi's story of pollution battle

October 11, 2019 2:08 pm

"In the coming days, we are going to make a special task force which will be chaired by me. The STF will monitor the implementation of the C40 declaration," Kejriwal said.

New computer model can predict India's pollution levels months earlier

July 30, 2019 12:44 pm

The new model could allow the government to forecast aerosol pollution conditions in winter and accordingly improve plans for pollution control, researchers said.

NGT seeks report on plea alleging air pollution by schools in Meerut

July 15, 2019 10:11 pm

NGT directed the committee to submit the report within a month by email after site inspection and said that the nodal agency for compliance and coordination will be Meerut District Magistrate.

NGT asks Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh about steps to tackle crop burning this year

July 09, 2019 12:51 pm

"The concerned states may also file their respective progress reports which may include the strategies and action plan proposed to be employed to tackle the problem in the current year," the NGT said in its order.


Diwali 2017: Firecracker ban goes up in smoke, Delhi wakes up to blanket of smog

October 20, 2017 5:34 pm

A day after Diwali, Delhiites experienced a comparatively better air quality than what it was last year. However, the level of pollution recorded in several parts of the capital exceeded 15 times the acceptable limits on Friday.

Disney princesses struggle with sexual abuse and drug overdose in this thought-provoking photo series

May 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Photographer Shannon Dermody re​imagine​d​ what the princesses would go through if they were living in today's times.


PM Modi inaugurates Kundli-Manesar expressway, Congress calls in unsafe

November 20, 2018 10:07 am

At the inauguration of the Kundli-Manesar expressway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacks Congress. The grand old party responds by calling it a publicity stunt in election season.

The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

November 06, 2018 8:50 am

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

October 23, 2018 3:20 pm

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.

UNBOXING: What pollution from vehicles is doing to our city and our body

December 04, 2018 5:37 pm

his month, we sit down with Anumita Roychowdhury, the Executive Director of Centre for Science and environment to understand the impact of pollution from vehicles on the street.

Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

February 15, 2016 4:32 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.

‘Odd-Even’ scheme could not control pollution: Vadra

February 08, 2016 10:41 am

Greater Noida (UP), Feb 08 (ANI): Reacting on the APP Government’s ‘Odd-Even’ formula, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday said people had to face inconvenience because of the scheme. He added though there was less traffic on the road, but the level of pollution saw no difference. He further said that the hybrid and CNG vehicles should be used by people but the prices of these vehicles should be customer-friendly.

Judges and Govt. officials ride bicycles to curb pollution

January 11, 2016 2:07 pm

Chhindwara, Jan 11 (ANI): The District Judge, Additional District Judge (ADJ), Collector and SDM in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, on Monday rode bicycles to their offices as an attempt to curb pollution. District and Sessions Judge AJ Khan said that all the judges have decided to cycle to the court once a week. He added that the Bar Association is also included in this initiative. Khan urged the people, especially students, to use bicycles instead of other motor vehicles. Additional District Judge (ADJ) Deepesh Tiwari stated that all the judges and employees have taken a resolution to ride bicycles to respective offices every Saturday. Tiwari further said that this initiative would send a good message to the public.