Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: pollution

With help from ISRO, Japan plans to take humans to the moon by 2020s

Space agency chief Naoki Okumura says Japan & India may be in competition, but cooperation on moon mission will help fend off other countries.

I can engage with Kejriwal if he offers funds to compensate farmers: Amarinder Singh

Punjab CM says stubble burning can’t be solved just by two states unless the Centre steps in; stresses need for reuse of crop residue.

No odd-even if you don’t have data to prove its usefulness, NGT tells Delhi govt

The AAP government claims the decision to roll out the scheme is in line with graded response plan notified by the Centre.

Anti-pollution steps: HC, NGT pull up Delhi govt for shoddy job

NGT says Delhi government has 'made a mess of the city'; court asks it to take urgent measures, including sprinkling of water on roads to check dust pollution.

Innovation needed to end stubble burning, but Delhi does little to stop pollution in NCR

There is an urgent need to encourage innovation and educate farmers rather than taking punitive action against already stressed farmers. It is that time of...

Alien paddy is causing stubble burning, but don’t blame Punjab for Delhi smog this time

The paddy being grown in Punjab is alien to conditions in Punjab, and the burning of its stubble has had a big impact on the state’s air quality.

Global Pulse: Eastern countries are symbols of EU’s failure; Boko Haram’s gruesome record

Once a beacon for post-Communist integration into Europe, the Vicegrad Group now symbolises the European Union's failure.

Smoke-free Diwali still a pipe dream as fields continue to burn in Haryana

Haryana government says it is trying various options to curb stubble burning, but 672 cases had been registered till two days before Diwali.

Sharing economy is also caring when it comes to city taxis

The proposed city taxi rules in Delhi and Mumbai are likely to reduce jobs for drivers, and increase congestion and pollution.

Ban on sale of crackers: SC picks public health over cultural practices

The Supreme Court Monday directed the government to suspend all temporary licenses that were granted to sell fire crackers in NCR till 1 November

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.