Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: pollution

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.

Pollution from steel or inflation: China must choose between the two

China is pushing for steel output to drop from a record of more than 1 billion tons. But moves to squeeze steelmakers have fired up prices & policymakers are worried about inflation.

No, the filter from your air purifier can’t be recycled

To be effective against high pollution levels, purifiers need to run almost constantly and their filters need replacing every few months. Those components often wind up in a landfill.

Why India should join the race to net zero emissions

In curbing emissions, India has advantages. Most of the factories, vehicles & power plants its economy will need have yet to be built, so it can avoid locking in polluting tech.

22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities in India, Delhi tops capitals list, says report

Prepared by Swiss organisation IQAir, the report shows that Delhi's air quality improved by approximately 15% from 2019 to 2020, but is the world's 10th most polluted city.

NDTV compares vaccines, Zee News on mask pollution in seas, Times Now examines CBSE exams

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

A Norwegian startup wants to build affordable housing from 100% recycled plastic

In 2021, the first factory producing elements such as partitions for walls, ceilings and floors from recycled plastic will be built in Kenya.

Bursting firecrackers on Diwali isn’t the problem. Making it a national and moral issue is

Unimplementable orders, blanket bans on firecrackers and Delhi as a model doesn’t work before, after or during Diwali.

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, several areas record ‘severe’ levels of pollution

Significant increase in stubble fire count was observed around Haryana, Punjab, and neighbouring regions which stood at 1,213 on Thursday.

Delhi govt bans electricity generators to curb air pollution, exempts essential services

The essential services include health care facilities, elevators, railway, metro, airports & interstate bus terminals and the data centre run by the National Informatics Centre.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

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.


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.