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How air pollution causes cancer

June 04, 2022 5:29 pm

Particulate matter build-up in the lungs changes how cells replicate, causing DNA damage. This, studies have shown, triggers cancerous growth, says Dr M S Kanwar, Senior Consultant, Department of Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi

A series of 24-hour marathons to tackle cigarette butt pollution

May 31, 2022 10:31 pm

Cigarette butts are the most littered non-biodegradable litter, suggest studies. Nirit Datta’s initiative 'Butt Rush' hopes to tackle the menace through a series of marathons.

Lakes of Bengaluru: Pollution in Amruthahalli lake affects economic dependency of people live near the waterbody

May 22, 2022 8:32 am

“The dependency of the community on Rachenhalli lake is about Rs 900 per day during fishing season. But Amruthahalli lake has no value due to lack of oxygen concentration or oxygen deficiency,” says a report.

Pollution levels drop in Mumbai, AQI likely to remain moderate next 2 days: SAFAR

May 21, 2022 1:21 pm

An AQI between 201 and 300 is categorised as ‘poor’ and between 301 and 400 is categorised as ‘very poor’ or red. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and health concerns.

Mumbai air quality still ‘poor’, unlikely to improve this week

May 20, 2022 2:14 pm

Mumbai weather, temperature today: As per the forecast issued by the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Mumbai’s AQI indicates ‘upper end of poor’ levels and is likely to be within ‘poor’ category for the next two days.

CSTEP study identifies sources to help reduce air pollution in Bengaluru

April 30, 2022 9:26 am

While the study reports were launched by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on February 4, for the findings to be understood and utilised by the government departments, CSTEP on Friday conducted a data dissemination and capacity building event.

Next for PMC: Restoration of lakes in city, starting with Pashan

April 16, 2022 8:50 am

“We want to bring Katraj, Pashan and Jambhulwadi Lakes in Pune City back to their natural condition. Thus, the rejuvenation of lakes is being pushed to be carried out in the best possible scientific way,” Mangesh Dighe, Environment Officer of PMC, said.

How pollution affects the developing brain in early childhood

April 07, 2022 10:44 am

"Breathing problems, asthma and eye problems associated with increased levels of air pollution, and gastrointestinal disorders associated with water pollution are well known", said Dr Rekha Mittal

Bengaluru: Notice issued to BWSSB over sewage, fish kill in Horamavu-Agara lake

March 01, 2022 5:14 pm

Residents of Horamavu noticed dead fish floating in the lake on Sunday.

High levels of air pollution observed in Bengaluru, says study

February 28, 2022 8:29 pm

However, particulate matter 2.5 in Delhi-NCR and Kanpur was found to be three times higher than that of the Karnataka capital in the 2019 study.


Day after Diwali: New Delhi shrouded in toxic smog

November 05, 2021 2:32 pm

Levels of pollutants rose sharply from Thursday night onwards, data from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) indicates.

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:13 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

June 22, 2020 6:13 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.