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Air Pollution In Delhi Punjab, Haryana To Bank On More Machines, Biomass Plants To Reduce Stubble Burning
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Air Pollution In Delhi: Punjab, Haryana To Bank On More Machines, Biomass Plants To Reduce Stubble Burning

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, stubble burning contributed significantly to air pollution in Delhi last year with the share of farm fire smoke in particulate matter peaking to 44 per cent in November ...
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Waste Management: Citizens Of Gujarat’s Morbi District Can Now Get Household Utilities In Exchange For Plastic Waste
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Waste Management: Citizens Of Gujarat’s Morbi District Can Now Get Household Utilities In Exchange For Plastic Waste

Gujarat’s Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban has launched a pilot project in the district Morbi to raise awareness about waste segregation by offering household items of everyday use in exchange for plastic waste ...
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Documents Ready For Smog Tower Installation Project In Delhi, Centre Informs The Supreme Court
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Documents Ready For Smog Tower Installation Project In Delhi, Centre Informs The Supreme Court

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a Supreme Court bench that the technology for building smog towers will be procured from Minnesota in the United States of America ...
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Air Pollution: Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Fell By More Than 70 Per Cent During COVID-19 Lockdown In New Delhi, Says United Nations
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Air Pollution: Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Fell By More Than 70 Per Cent During COVID-19 Lockdown In New Delhi, Says United Nations

According to the United Nations, while air pollution has fallen sharply during the COVID-19 lockdown imposed in countries to contain the spread of the virus, these environmental gains are expected to be temporary if economies reopen without policies in place that prevent air pollution ...
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COVID-19 Waste: CPCB’s New Guidelines Advise Households To Cut And Store Waste Masks, Gloves For 3 Days Before Disposing Of
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COVID-19 Waste: CPCB’s New Guidelines Advise Households To Cut And Store Waste Masks, Gloves For 3 Days Before Disposing Of

To ensure that the biomedical waste generated due to the use of gloves and masks during the COVID-19 pandemic is not mixed with the general solid waste, Central Pollution Control Board has now come out with guidelines ...
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Over 1.60 Lakh Healthcare Facilities In Country Operating Without Permission: Central Pollution Control Board
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Over 1.60 Lakh Healthcare Facilities In Country Operating Without Permission: Central Pollution Control Board

Central Pollution Control Board told the National Green Tribunal that there is no Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facilities in Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim to handle treatment and disposal of biomedical waste ...
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COVID-19: Delhi's Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities Under Pressure Due To Increased Load
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COVID-19: Delhi’s Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities Under Pressure Due To Increased Load

Municipal corporations in Delhi are responsible for collecting COVID-19 bio-medical waste from houses of patients undergoing home quarantine which goes to the waste-to-energy plants for incineration ...
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World's E-Waste 'Unsustainable', Says U.N. Report Citing China, India And U.S.
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World’s E-Waste ‘Unsustainable’, Says U.N. Report Citing China, India And U.S.

As per the report, Global E-waste Monitor 2020, China, with 10.1 million tonnes, was the biggest contributor to e-waste, and the United States was second with 6.9 million tonnes and India, with 3.2 million tonnes, was third. Together these three countries accounted for nearly 38 per cent of the world’s e-waste last year ...
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Kerala Youngsters Build Waiting Shed With Used Plastic Bottles, Sheets And Tyres
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Kerala Youngsters Build Waiting Shed With Used Plastic Bottles, Sheets And Tyres

Named as Bottle Hub, the shed at the bus stop at Kinar near Thrippunithura in Kerala has been built by the members of a recreational club, BSB Arts and Sports Club ...
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Air Pollution Affects Health Of 82.2 Per Cent People Out Of 1757: Survey
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Air Pollution Affects Health Of 82.2 Per Cent People Out Of 1757: Survey

The survey highlights that the public is aware that poor air quality affects their health but is not aware of the extent of the damage, says Dr Arvind Kumar, Founder of Lung Care Foundation ...
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Stubble Burning In Punjab May Worsen Air Quality
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Stubble Burning In Punjab May Worsen Air Quality

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow MPs to use the MPLAD funds to curb the practice of stubble burning by funding stubble cleaning and super seeder machines to farmers ...
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Coronavirus Explained: What Is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus?
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Coronavirus Explained: What Is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus?

Middle East respiratory syndrome is a coronavirus identified in 2012 and is said to be transmitted to humans from camels ...
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