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India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India should take “urgent action” to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country are much higher than the recommended guidelines, which could have a major impact on people's health, WHO Director Maria Neira said. Several studies conducted by...

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Govt cancels auction under Phase 2 of pilot scheme to salvage stressed power units

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India's NTPC snubs foreign emissions tech, shuts out GE, others from $2 billion orders Top Indian electricity generator NTPC has rejected the emissions-cutting technology of GE and other foreign firms for its coal-fired plants, documents show, shutting them out of an...

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Rising pollution in HP: Oppn, govt on the same page

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

Raising the issue of rising pollution levels and climate change in the winter session of Himachal assembly, Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh sought the use of government vehicles in carpooling, introduction of electric vehicles and improvement in public transport in order to...

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India's fight against air pollution could increase greenhouse gas emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India’s fight against deadly air pollution may come with an unintended consequence: increased emissions of greenhouse gases. Government-mandated pollution control devices for coal-fired power plants, which reduce deadly sulfur-dioxide pollution, could also boost carbon...

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Gadkari calls upon automakers to develop agro-based fuel using eco-friendly vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and MSME Nitin Gadkari called upon the automobile manufacturers to produce eco-friendly vehicles that can utilize the agro-based fuels produced from bio-mass agricultural-based like paddy straw (Parali), etc. A statement from the...

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MPs Meet and Establish a New Cross-Party Parliamentarian Group for Clean Air

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

Member of Parliament (MPs) across different party lines got together in New Delhi on 5th December 2019 to discuss issues pertaining to India’s growing air pollution challenge. In this roundtable...

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Air pollution: Delhi HC directs AAP govt to remove illegal encroachment

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Delhi High Court on Monday while hearing the suo moto petition taken up in the year 2015 on air pollution in Delhi directed AAP government to remove illegal encroachment by carrying out a survey and submitting an action plan to the task force under the direct supervision of...

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Prakriti E-Mobility to roll out Evera electric cab service in NCR

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Prakriti E-Mobility Pvt Ltd, a start-up based out of New Delhi, co-founded by Nimish Trivedi, Vikas Bansal and Rajeev Tiwari is launching Evera, a fleet of electric cabs in Delhi-NCR, informed the company in a release. This e-cab service will be app-based and will be rolled...

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UNDP launches Accelerator Lab in India, to work on pollution, water issues

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Seeking to address some of the most pressing issues facing India, including air pollution, through innovation, the UNDP on Thursday launched the country chapter of its Accelerator Lab here. The laboratory that will be housed in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

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India accounts for the highest number of deaths among G20 nations due to air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

More than a million people die in India every year as a result of outdoor air pollution, due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases and, compared to the total population, this is the highest level in the Group of Twenty (G20) countries, Climate...

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