Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicSmog towers

Topic: Smog towers

Delhi has two smog towers, but here’s why they are unlikely to help fight air pollution

The 2 smog towers — one in Connaught Place and the other in Anand Vihar — became functional in September. Delhi Environment Minister said the towers filter out 80% of particulate matter in the air.

No, AAP govt is not the first one to install a smog tower in India

A smog tower installed near the Shivaji Stadium Metro station by the Delhi govt has been touted by it as the first in India. But there are already such towers in India.

Finish installing smog towers in Delhi in 10 months or face contempt, SC tells Centre

Tata Consultancy will be responsible for installing smog towers, which are air purifiers, while National Buildings Construction Corporation will construct them.

Smog towers for Delhi pollution are like paracetamol for dengue — won’t cure real disease

Supreme Court order to install smog towers in Delhi can be an experiment, but engineering solutions are just band-aid. The real problem is state capacity.

On Camera

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(Clockwise from top right): Archana Sharma, Kusala Rajendran, Aashima Dogra, Nandita Jayaraj, Chandrima Shaha and Dr. Gagandeep Kang (centre)

India’s growth is not in dispute. But women not advancing in STEM holds us back

The male-skewed STEM job market makes Indian parents educate their daughters in scientific fields not to increase their labour market value, but their marriage market value.
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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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