Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicNational Green Tribunal

Topic: National Green Tribunal

After NGT order, Sterlite Copper plans to approach Tamil Nadu govt to resume Tuticorin operations

The Tamil Nadu govt had earlier ordered closure of the company's Tuticorin unit over pollution concerns. 

Tamil Nadu govt slapped with Rs 2 crore fine for delay in removing Chennai encroachments

The National Green Tribunal slammed the state government over poor pre-monsoon preparedness & asked its Public Works Department to deposit the amount within 15 days.

NGT slaps Rs 50 crore fine on Delhi govt for not acting on illegal steel units in Wazirpur

‘Pickling’ units, which purify steel, are not allowed in residential areas under the Delhi Master Plan, 2021. But Delhi govt didn’t act on NGT orders.

Haryana farmers sorry for poor Delhi air, but say stubble burning is a compulsion

Since Haryana farmers know they are being watched by authorities, many have begun to burn paddy straw at night.

This IAS officer is trying to change the perception that Mumbai Metro 3 is a ‘demonic’ plan

Ashwini Bhide is head of the Mumbai Metro, and has had to work hard to build political consensus and prove that the project will not destroy the city’s lungs.

NGT directs all public sector oil firms to install vapour recovery devices at fuel stations

The installation order of vapour recovery devices at all fuel stations aims to tackle the menace of toxic emissions.

Western UP river pollution: NGT tells industries to foot medical bill for the sick

Residents in districts including Baghpat and Ghaziabad claim they are suffering from diseases such as hepatitis, cholera, liver damage and cancer.

Most Supreme Court judges like to keep their retirement days busy

The trend of retired judges taking up post-retirement posts has drawn heavy criticism over the years.

Complete ban on protests at Jantar Mantar not viable: Supreme Court

The apex court directed the Centre to frame guidelines on granting permissions to hold protests in Jantar Mantar and Boat Club.

As it prepares for battle, Vedanta’s Anil Agarwal blames NGOs for Tuticorin plant closure

NGT and Tamil Nadu’s pollution-control board will hear Vedanta's petition to renew the license to operate the plant. 

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

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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