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R K Pachauri

RK Pachauri, former TERI chief, passes away at 79

RK Pachauri was the founder-director of TERI but later quit the organisation after a woman colleague accused him of sexual harassment in 2015.
biofuel event

India’s biofuel policy doesn’t address emission of toxic nanoparticles, says new study

Study by TERI & Finnish researchers say process of producing biofuels may increase nanoparticles in the air, which can be more harmful than PM2.5 & PM10.
Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

5 facts that support Modi’s move to ban single-use plastic in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India will ban single-use plastic in the coming years.
Stubble burning

TERI has solution to stop stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana — convert residue into fuel

The study conducted by TERI shows there is a huge demand for solid fuel to run cold storage units and brick kilns in the two states.
Red tape and lethargy ensure Delhi remains a gas chamber

Modi govt’s 50% cut to pollution control budget invites criticism from environment experts 

The interim budget presented by Piyush Goyal reduced the budget for pollution control to Rs 10 crore for 2019-20 from Rs 20 crore in the last fiscal.
Office space in Paharpur Business Centre, Delhi

How we breathe the cleanest air in one of Delhi’s most polluted office areas

In their book How to Grow Fresh Air, Kamal Meattle and Barun Aggarwal write about how simple things and determination can help curb air pollution.

On Camera

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

Graphic by Ramadeep Kaur | ThePrint

As India-China face off again, late Brig Dalvi’s 1962 memoir a reminder of all that went wrong

Late Brig J.P. Dalvi fought the 1962 war against China and was taken prisoner of war. His scathing words in his book, Himalayan Blunder, ring aloud on his 100th birth anniversary.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.