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Delhi Pollution: Air Quality Degrades to ‘Severe’ Category on Dussehra, Likely to Improve Next Week

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 26, 2020

As the winter air settles lower and lower every day, Delhi’s air quality left residents gasping on Sunday as it moved to ‘severe’ category with the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded above 400 at...

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Air pollution now biggest health risk in India, says report

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2020

Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal...

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Donald Trump accuses China, India and Russia of not taking care of their ‘filthy air’

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday accused China, India and Russia of not taking care of their filthy air as he justified America’s withdrawal from the landmark Paris climate agreement.

“Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is...

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India ranks near bottom of all countries, with particularly low scores on air quality, climate change mitigation

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

India ranks 168th out of 180 countries in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities who produce this biennial scorecard of national results on a range of sustainability issues. Commenting on the rankings, Yale...

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E-cars for ferrying MPs likely in Parliament this monsoon session

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

From the Monsoon session, only electric cars may be used to ferry lawmakers to and from their homes in Lutyens’ Delhi in a bid to curb air pollution and promote a green culture in Parliament. At a recent meeting with senior officials, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla asked for a...

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LG Polymers India has absolute liability for gas leak, says NGT

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

South Korean company LG Polymers India has absolute liability for the loss of life and public health in the gas leak incident at its plant in Visakhapatnam, the NGT has said while directing that the interim penalty of Rs 50 crore would be spent on compensation to the victims...

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Electric vehicle makers see huge opportunity post Covid-19

By : Sustainability ..., May 5, 2020

With more and more Indians adopting the social distancing norms, the private vehicle sector is poised to witness a significant momentum in the country making way to a substantial increase in the adoption of electric vehicles as the idea of clean-energy alternatives are...

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AIIB Invests in 100-percent electric rapid transit system in Bangalore

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 30, 2020

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a US$335 million loan for a 100-percent electric metro project that will reduce traffic and pollution and increase employment and mobility in India. The investment in the Bangalore Metro Rail...

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Electric cabs to help Delhi breathe better

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

At a time when India is battling air pollution, especially in the national capital and adjoining Ghaziabad, which have been designated as one of the most polluted cities across the globe as studies suggest, Prakriti E-Mobility Private Limited, is soon to launch an App-based...

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Air Pollution Reducing Lifespan of Indians by Nearly 4 Years, UP Residents Losing Twice That: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

A 'pandemic' of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists said Tuesday. Eliminating the toxic cocktail of molecules and lung-clogging particles cast off by burning oil, gas and coal...

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