Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicAir pollution

Topic: air pollution

Modi’s LPG scheme cut indoor pollution, but outdoor pollution still a crisis, Lancet panel says

Published in 'The Lancet Planetary Health', report says reductions offset by increased deaths attributable to industrial pollution, such as ambient air and chemical pollution.

Covid-19 can be more deadly in some places. No mutations, the culprit’s in the air

Scientific evidence is linking immune systems weakened by air pollution to an increased threat from Covid-19. But the damage doesn’t stop there.

India’s deadly air pollution keeps getting worse not better

Over 90% of India’s population lives in areas where air quality is below WHO's standards, with coal-fired power plants, factories and vehicles among the major sources of pollution.

Marginal or no improvement in air pollution levels in 132 cities since 2019, says NCAP report

Varanasi achieved largest reduction in pollutant levels, but none of the cities was able to meet the goals fixed in 2019, when National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was set up.

We looked at house dust from 35 countries. It revealed global toxic contaminant exposure

This is the first effort to collect global data of this type in a single study. It shed new light on the sources and risks associated with trace metal exposure.

India takes new steps to kick old habits of burning farm waste

Workers in Haryana are encouraging farmers to use a new organic spray to decompose crop residue, rather than set it ablaze, in a bid to deal with stubble burning.

5 states didn’t comply with air quality panel’s order to curb pollution — govt report to SC

Report says that while Delhi has partially followed the steps suggested by the air quality commission, UP, Haryana and Rajasthan have been listed in the 'poorly complied' category.

Haryana orders closure of schools in 4 districts adjoining Delhi amid rising pollution level

The schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar will remain shut until further orders following the govt's order on measures to manage air quality in NCR districts of Haryana.

South Africa cricket tour must go ahead. Indian team should follow rules like in UAE

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Govt hasn’t done enough on road dust, landfill fires to cut NCR air pollution: Parliament panel

Standing Committee says environment ministry has not acted on the recommendations it had formulated and submitted to Parliament in August 2018.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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