Archives by: Karanvir Singh

Karanvir Singh

Malnutrition Followed By Air Pollution Main Cause Of Diseases In India In 2016: Study

Malnutrition Followed By Air Pollution Main Cause Of Diseases In India In 2016 Study
Air Pollution
Unsafe water, sanitation, and handwashing was the second leading risk responsible for disease burden in India in 1990, but dropped to the seventh leading risk in 2016
More 0

Outdoor Air Pollution Cause For 6 Percent Of India’s Total Disease Burden In 2016, Says Report

Air Pollution
The report said disease burden due to air pollution remained high in India between 1990 and 2016, as it caused cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and infections
More 0

Stubble Burning: An Inside Look Into The Popular Practice For Punjab’s Farmers

Stubble-Burning2.docx
Air Pollution
According to Punjab state’s agriculture department, about 29.26 lakh acre of land was under rice cultivation this year and Punjab produced over 182 lakh metric tonnes of rice, leaving 19.7 million tonne of stubble
More 0

Unfair To Our Childhood, We Can’t Go Out And Play, Writes A 11-Year-Old Girl To PM Modi On Air Pollution

vidya-writes-to-pm-modi-air-pollution
Air Pollution
The closure of schools and the health advisory issued by Indian Medical Association (IMA) that all outdoor activities, including school assemblies should be suspended, got 11-year-old Vidya to pen a letter to the Prime Minister
More 0

An Air Purifier That Converts Smog To Diamonds Has Found Fans In Ayushmann Khurrana And Amitabh Bachchan

smog-free-tower-beijing
Air Pollution
This vacuum cleaner is 7-meters tall and uses patented positive ionisation technology to produce smog-free air in public spaces, allowing people to breathe clean air
More 0

Solving Air Pollution: From Toxic Vehicle Exhaust To Ink, Here’s A Device That Does Just That

air-ink-london-artist-mural-graviky-labs-tiger-beer
Air Pollution
An MIT startup Graviky Labs developed a device ‘Kaalink’ that captures vehicular air pollution and recycles it into consumer safe inks
More 0

Squabbling And Stubble Burning Continues As Air Quality Across North India Remains A Cause Of Concern

stubble burning
Air Pollution
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar questioned the Delhi government on steps that have been taken to stop crop burning by 40,000 families that cultivate around Delhi
More 0

Diwali Without Crackers: How Different Chemicals And Metals In Firecrackers Can Affect Your Health

Air Pollution Diwali Special
Firecrackers when burnt not only have detrimental effect on air quality but also pose serious health risks, due to the toxic metals and chemicals used in making these crackers
More 0

Delhi’s Air Quality Enters ‘Red Zone’, Triggers Ban On Diesel Generators

Air Pollution Delhi News
Under the Graded Response Action Plan, the Environment Pollution Control Authority has the powers to order municipal bodies to charge four times standard parking tariff to discourage car owners from using their vehicles and introduce Odd Even number formula to limit the number of motor vehicles on the roads
More 0

Supreme Court Advocates Welcome Top Court’s Decision To Ban Firecrackers Sale

Firecrackers in India
Air Pollution
The Supreme Court lawyers are of the view that the top court’s decision to ban firecrackers sale might dampen the festive spirits and spoke in favour of necessary regulations on the manufacturing and the sales of firecrackers
More 0

Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency, Advocate Delhi’s Top Doctors

delhi-air-pollution
Air Pollution Diwali Special
Delhi’s top doctors came together to discuss the effects of air pollution and declared it as a ‘public health emergency’, and expressed the hope that ban on firecracker sales would ensure a relatively cleaner Diwali this year
More 0

Puducherry Misses Its Deadline To Go ODF This Year, Now Targets October 2018

The Road To Open Defecation Free For Rural Puducherry
Open Defecation Free Puducherry
Considering Puducherry’s rural sanitation coverage, which stands at 49.2 percent, the fourth lowest among all states and union territories, the territorial government has now extended its deadline to go ODF to next year
More 0