Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

Solar Energy To Power All Delhi Metro's Needs By 2021 From The Current 30 Percent

Solar Energy To Power All Delhi Metro's Needs By 2021 From The Current 30 Percent
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With rooftop solar plants installed in 53 out of 271 stations and 12 depots in Delhi, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has cut down its carbon emissions by 20,850 tonnes in a year
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A Startup In Uttarakhand Develops An Eco-Friendly Sanitary Pad That Lasts Five Times Longer Than Regular Pads

A Startup In Uttarakhand Develops An Eco-Friendly Sanitary Pad That Lasts Five Times Longer Than Regular Pads
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The sanitary pads available in the market are polymer-based and result in huge amount of plastic waste which can be avoided by using biodegradable alternatives
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Rice Bio Parks Developed By Father Of Green Revolution Aim To Stop Stubble Burning, Air Pollution And Reduce Poverty

Rice Bio Parks Developed By Father Of Green Revolution Aim To Stop Stubble Burning, Air Pollution And Reduce Poverty
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Innovative solutions like rice bio parks can help in reducing air pollution caused by stubble burning and can also help farmers in increasing their income through utilisation of farms waste along with other parts of the produce like husk, bran, and grain, according to Professor M S Swaminathan
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Country’s First Plogger Ripu Daman Bevli Felicitated By Central Government As Fit India Ambassador For Plogging

Country’s First Plogger Ripu Daman Bevli Felicitated By Central Government As Fit India Ambassador For Plogging
Plogging is a fitness trend that began in Sweden in 2016 that involves jogging and 'plocka upp' (Swedish for 'pick up') non-biodegradable waste on the way
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High Air Pollution Can Cause Healthy Lungs To Become Like Smokers' Lungs

High Air Pollution Can Cause Healthy Lungs To Become Like Smokers' Lungs
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Non-smokers and healthy individuals beware, as inhaling toxic gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, particulate matters (PM), and construction dust is as risky as smoking cigarettes, say experts
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Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report

Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report
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According to a new report published by NGO WaterAid, sanitation workers often come into direct contact with human waste, working with no equipment or protection, which exposes them to a wide variety of health hazards and disease
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Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take The Lead And Give Up Single-Use Plastic

Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take The Lead And Give Up Single-Use Plastic
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The Members of Parliament (MPs) were asked by Speaker Om Birla to take the pledge and give up single-use plastic items and set an example for others, within India and for the world at large
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Air Pollution May Affect Your Mental Well-Being: Experts

Air Pollution May Affect Your Mental Well-Being: Experts
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According to experts, exposure to high levels of air pollution can cause inflammation in the tissues and blood vessels which can lead to adverse psychological effects and can even plunge people into depression or make them impulsive
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Students In 10 Coastal States Clean 50 Beaches Under Centre’s Week Long Mass Clean Up Drive

Students In 10 Coastal States Clean 50 Beaches Under Centre’s Week Long Mass Clean Up Drive
For the on-going beach clean-up drive, the centre has directed district administration in 10 coastal states to ensure participation of at least 200 students from each district
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Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Sikhs Commemorate The 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak Dev By Making The World Greener

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Sikhs Commemorate The 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak Dev By Making The World Greener
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Gurpurab di lakh-lakh vadaiyaan! On the auspicious occasion of 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nank Dev, we appreciate the tree-plantation efforts that Sikhs have undertaken globally at a massive scale to fight the rising air pollution and contribute to a healthy and sustainable future
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Investing In Nutrition Is Critical For Economic Growth Of India: Basanta Kar, Nutrition Leadership 2019 Awardee

Investing In Nutrition Is Critical For Economic Growth Of India: Basanta Kar, Nutrition Leadership 2019 Awardee
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Winner of the prestigious Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award 2019, Basanta Kumar Kar says that improving the status of nutrition among people can empower them and will have a positive impact on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a country
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People Join Hands Against Single-Use Plastic In Dehradun, Form A 50 Km Long Human Chain To Raise Awareness

People Join Hands Against Single-Use Plastic In Dehradun, Form A 50 Km Long Human Chain To Raise Awareness
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To curb the use of plastic, more than one lakh citizens of Dehradun made a 50-kilometre long human chain to spread awareness against single-use plastic and to encourage people to give up the use of polythene bags from their daily lives
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Universal Coverage Or Immunisation For All Is Still A Long Wait

Universal Coverage Or Immunisation For All Is Still A Long Wait
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According to UNICEF, immunisation is one of the most important preventive measures against infectious diseases which makes it a significant public health tool that helped India eradicate smallpox in 1970s and polio in 2014
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Siliguri Locals Celebrated An Eco-Friendly ‘Chhath Puja’, Built More Than 100 Artificial Ponds

Siliguri Locals Celebrated An Eco-Friendly ‘Chhath Puja’, Built More Than 100 Artificial Ponds
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To celebrate Chhath and prevent pollution of river Mahananda, local people and municipal body of Siliguri district of West Bengal built a number of artificial ponds for the rituals
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