Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: pollution

Most in India’s Hindi belt support fireworks sale ban. Don’t let TV tell you otherwise

Religion not above all, survey of 15,0000 Indians on Diwali cracker ban shows.

India can’t turn into another China. It must protect our ‘mother nature’ from danger

India must reorient its strategy towards an ecologically sustainable pathway. There is no space in the world for another China.

More ‘good news’ for the fans of India-Pakistan rivalry. Lahore beats Delhi in pollution

Lahore, often compared with Delhi by literature and heritage lovers, is also competing in terms of air pollution.

Mermaid & The Ghostnet raises awareness about underwater plastic pollution

The show will feature a professional underwater performer from Europe playing a real mermaid to tell a story about the perils of man-made pollution and the damage to marine life caused by ghost nets. 

We are consuming up to 5 gms of plastic every week – in our water, apples, fish, beer

Life is plastic, it’s not fantastic — microplastics are everywhere and in everything we consume.

Pollution from power generators now exceeds pre-pandemic levels

Emissions from the power sector rebounded in the first half of the year and are now 5% higher than in the same period in 2019, according to a report by London-based researcher Ember.

The animal species that is one of the most invasive and damaging to earth

Today, wild pigs live on every continent except Antarctica and uproot soil the area of Taiwan each year.

India’s contribution to climate change in last 200 years only 3%, says Prakash Javadekar

The minister said that unbridled carbon emissions by Europe, USA and China caused climate change disaster. These countries prospered economically but polluted the world.

43 of 100 — India has most cities in the world vulnerable to environmental risks

Of the 100 most vulnerable cities, 99 are in Asia. Globally, 414 cities are at high risk from pollution, other environmental issues, says report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft.

The ‘super plant’ that can soak up pollution in our cities

Nine-in-10 people around the world live somewhere that has air quality below levels recommended by the World Health Organization.

On Camera


Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.