Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: EPCA

SC to smog tower to AAP-Centre data slugfest – Delhi’s air pollution is a no-brainer

Govt proposals to reduce air pollution, such as Graded Action Plan or lockdown, come either just before the smog season or when cities are already choking.

CNG vehicles, expressways, green cess — what EPCA leaves behind for new pollution control body

Ordinance issued Wednesday disbands Supreme Court-appointed EPCA that was set up in 1998 and in its time, enforced several key measures to tackle the air pollution challenge.

India needs a Clean Air Act and an autonomous new body to enforce it

India needs an equivalent of the powerful Environment Protection Agency in the United States.

Why judiciary steps in to solve India’s air pollution crisis every time & why it’s not enough

Approach taken by India’s courts & tribunals should be questioned, but it is also necessary to acknowledge that courts act in response to state failures.

EPCA declares health emergency in Delhi-NCR as air pollution gets worse

The EPCA, a Supreme Court-appointed pollution control body, banned construction activity in the NCR region till 5 November.

Industrial, construction activity banned in Delhi’s pollution hotspots for 2 days

Delhi is facing its highest pollution levels since Diwali, with air quality remaining in the 'severe' category for the third consecutive day on Monday.

SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea?

The environment pollution prevention and control authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested a ban on all non-CNG vehicles on Delhi roads...

Badarpur power plant has no plans to shut down despite order from court-appointed body

The Badarpur plant has been identified as India’s most polluting power plant.

This village ‘lives with cancer, TB & death’ just so Delhi can have a fraction of its power

Molarband residents blame Badarpur power plant for dozens of cancer & TB cases. NTPC rejects the complaints, says emission levels are within safe limits.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.