Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

Heroes Of Swachh India: Meet Chinu Kwatra, A Beach Warrior On A Mission To Clean All Beaches And Riverfronts In The Country

Heroes Of Swachh India:  Meet Chinu Kwatra, A Beach Warrior On A Mission To Clean All Beaches And Riverfronts In The Country
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Leading a team of 40 beach warriors and 120 social activists, Chinu Kwatra has cleared over 2200 tonnes of garbage from seven beaches of Mumbai in 100 weeks
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Heroes Of Swachh India: SWaCH Pune, A Cooperative Of Waste Pickers Is Keeping 1000 Tonnes Per Day Of Waste From Entering Landfills By Promoting Waste Segregation At Source

Heroes Of Swachh India:  SWaCH Pune, A Cooperative Of Waste Pickers Is Keeping 1000 Tonnes Per Day Of Waste From Entering Landfills By Promoting Waste Segregation At Source
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As the primary focus of Swachh Bharat Mission shifts from making the country open defecation free (ODF) to ODF plus which also includes waste management and tackling the problem of the increase in garbage in the country, SWaCH Pune is one of the warriors of Swachh India leading this shift
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Electric Vehicles To Become Cheaper From August 1 As GST Rates On Vehicles And Chargers Have Been Slashed

Electric Vehicles To Become Cheaper From August 1 As GST Rates On Vehicles And Chargers Have Been Slashed
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The GST Council has also approved exemption from GST on hiring of electric buses by local authorities to popularise electric mobility as a means of public transport, in addition to reducing GST on electric vehicles and EV chargers
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Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take Swachhata Abhiyan To Every Village To Fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s Clean India Vision

Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take Swachhata Abhiyan To Every Village To Fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s Clean India Vision
Addressing the Lok Sabha in the Parliament House, Speaker Om Birla asked the Members of Parliament to work towards the fulfillment of Mahatma Gandhi's vision by taking his message of cleanliness to each citizen of the country for a healthy future
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Budget 2019: As Water Crisis Intensifies, Allocation For Drinking Water Increased But For Ganga And Other River Conservation Cut

Budget 2019: As Water Crisis Intensifies, Allocation For Drinking Water Increased But For Ganga And Other River Conservation Cut
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The government has launched ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ to ensure drinking water to all by 2024, however, it slashed budget for major schemes for the conservation of water sources like National Ganga Plan, National River Conservation Groundwater Management
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Electric Vehicles: India’s First Electric SUV Launched This Year, But Are We Ready For The E-Revolution?

Electric Vehicles: India’s First Electric SUV Launched This Year, But Are We Ready For The E-Revolution?
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Along with launching Electric SUV Kona, the South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company has announced an investment of more than Rs.2000 crore in India for developing affordable passenger e-cars to make electric vehicles popular among masses and build charging infrastructure for the same
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With Its Intensive Anti-Plastic Drive, Mount Abu Gears Up To Become Plastic Free On This Independence Day

With Its Intensive Anti-Plastic Drive, Mount Abu Gears Up To Become Plastic Free On This Independence Day
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In a bid to protect the environment and wildlife from the menace of plastic, Sirohi, Rajasthan administration and city Forest Department have decided to ban plastic and declare the Mount Abu area a plastic-free zone on August 15 for which they have started a 45-day campaign to help the people and shopkeepers prepare for the ban
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Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Big Boost To E-Vehicle Industry

Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Big Boost To E-Vehicle Industry
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In her budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed policy measure like reducing GST, removing custom duties on some components and income tax exemption to make electric vehicles cheaper
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Electric Vehicle Industry Cheers Budget 2019 As E-Vehicles Set To Get Cheaper In India

Electric Vehicle Industry Cheers Budget 2019 As E-Vehicles Set To Get Cheaper In India
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To boost electric mobility, the central government has announced tax benefits for buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles in this year's budget, which according to the electric vehicle (EV) industry sends a clear signal that EV manufacturing is the next big thing in the government’s vision
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Plastic Ban: With Its Intensive Crackdown On Plastics, Maharashtra Reduced Plastic Waste Generation To Half

Plastic Ban: With Its Intensive Crackdown On Plastics, Maharashtra Reduced Plastic Waste Generation To Half
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According to Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Rs. 4.1 crore have been collected till now as fine from the offenders of the state-wide plastic ban out which Rs. 3.4 crore were collected from the capital city of Mumbai alone
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Electric Vehicles: As Government Pushes For Faster E-Mobility Adoption, Auto Industry Raises Concern Over The Rush

Electric Vehicles: As Government Pushes For Faster E-Mobility Adoption, Auto Industry Raises Concern Over The Rush
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While government says electrification of vehicles will be helpful in providing energy security and improving environment, industry bodies and manufacturers argue that the industry is currently facing multiple challenges in transition in terms of technology, manufacturing capability, infrastructure and finances
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Air Pollution: How Can Living In Apartment Buildings And Lack Of Clean Air Increase Chances Of Hypertension?

Air Pollution: How Can Living In Apartment Buildings And Lack Of Clean Air Increase Chances Of Hypertension?
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According to a study published in the Journal of Public Health, exposure to high air pollution levels and large residential distance situated away from green spaces can cause diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and metabolism disorders
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GST Council May Reduce Tax On Electric Vehicles And Their Components To Push Manufacturing And Sales

GST Council May Reduce Tax On Electric Vehicles And Their Components To Push Manufacturing And Sales
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Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said that during its next meeting, Good and Service Tax Council may consider reducing tax on electric vehicles, which are considered as more environment-friendly than the fossil-fuel burning vehicles
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The Waterman Of India, Rajendra Singh, Says ‘Water Literacy’ Is Need Of The Hour As Country Faces Water Crisis

The Waterman Of India, Rajendra Singh, Says ‘Water Literacy’ Is Need Of The Hour As Country Faces Water Crisis
As India faces major water shortage, experts highlight that lack of mindful usage and mismanagement of water sources have resulted in the current crisis situation in the country
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