Posts by: Karanvir Singh

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Over 11 Billion Pieces of Plastic In The Oceans Contaminating Coral Reefs, Warns Study

Plastic Waste
The researchers are hoping that their findings on plastic trash intensifying disease for coral will help drive public policy toward reducing plastic pollution
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Over 400 Public Toilets In Hyderabad To Become Accessible For Persons With Disability

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, which manages all the public toilet complexes across the city, will provide the facility of ramp and wheelchair for people with disability
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To Effectively Tackle Air Pollution, Economic Survey 2018 Suggests These 10 Recommendations

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Air Pollution
The survey recommends ‘congestion pricing’ for vehicles, expanding and improving public bus system to reduce private vehicle usage, and phasing out old vehicles to reduce pollution
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Punjab’s Ambitious Rs 5000 Crore Project To Check Stubble Burning, Will Also Create 4000 Jobs

Air Pollution News
Punjab government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in a bid to find sustainable solutions to straw-burning
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Arunachal Pradesh Launches A Cleanliness Campaign To Make The State Clean, Green And Plastic Free

Arunachal Pradesh News
For the swachhta drive, the entire Itanagar Capital Complex has been divided into 30 wards according to population, and groups of four to five wards are being taken up for cleaning simultaneously
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Government Forms A Territorial Army Battalion Of Ex-Servicemen To Clean Ganga By 2020

Seal Hotels, Industries, Ashrams That Are Polluting Ganga: Uttarakhand High Court
Ganga Clean-Up News
The Territorial Army will contribute to cleaning up of river Ganga, which provides water to 40 percent of India’s population and is one of the country’s most used, and abused rivers
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Plastic Pollution In Ocean Is Deadly, Kills Thousands Of Marine Turtles Each Year

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The research, published in Endangered Species Research, sheds light on the true threat of plastic pollution to marine turtles, which also eat plastic rubbish that looks like prey
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Why You Could Suffer From More Pollution While Driving A Car Than Riding A Bus On Highways? IIT Kharagpur Researchers Find out

62.99 Crores Spent Since 2012 On Plastics Use In Highway Construction
Air Pollution News
The study revealed that the selection of a travel mode for long distance journey on a highway can significantly influence the passenger exposure level to the pollutants
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Rs 220 Crore Collected Under Clean Ganga Fund Till Now: Government

Apathy of government authorities and the public has resulted in the current state of Ganga, says Mr Mehta
Ganga Clean-Up News
Of the Rs 220 crore available in the Clean Ganga Fund, which was established in 2014 to finance the activities outlined under the ‘Namami Gange’ programme, only Rs 1,09,106 has been spent for cleaning of the river Ganga
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‘Seabin’ Captures Floating Plastic Trash To Reduce Ocean Pollution

Features Plastic Waste
Seabin can catch everything floating in the water from plastic bottles to paper, oil, fuel and detergent, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
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Traditional Cookstoves In Rural India Are More Polluting Than Expected, Warns Study

Air Pollution News
The research, which was the culmination of field studies conducted in India, highlighted that these biomass-burning cookstoves have low combustion efficiencies and produce significant emissions of pollutants, including fine particulate matter (PM2.5)
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This Rs 10 Air Filter Fits Into Your Nose And Protects You From Toxic Pollutants

Air Pollution Delhi News
Brainchild of IIT Delhi researchers, this Rs. 10 air filter helps clean over 95 percent particulate matter (PM 2.5), while ensuring ease of breathing
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