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Concentrated stubble burning around Diwali may compound problem, says CSE
India

Concentrated stubble burning around Diwali may compound problem, says CSE

The CSE said Diwali this year is being observed early in the season “which means the warmer and windier conditions will help dilute the pollution that is staple of Diwali celebrations”. A cocktail of emissions from firecrackers and stubble burning in neighbouring states also deplete the air quality

Ground-level ozone pollution in Delhi-NCR in March-April highest in 4 years: CSE
India

Ground-level ozone pollution in Delhi-NCR in March-April highest in 4 years: CSE

The green think tank's assessment is based on the publicly available granular real time data from the CPCB's official online portal Central Control Room for Air Quality Management

UPSC issues notice on Civil Services Main 2021 results, check details here
India

UPSC issues notice on Civil Services Main 2021 results, check details here

The results are expected to be announced in the fourth week of March, the notice said

Dabur, Patanjali, Emami term CSE study on adulterated honey 'motivated, aimed at maligning' brands
India

Dabur, Patanjali, Emami term CSE study on adulterated honey 'motivated, aimed at maligning' brands

The CSE had published a study on Wedesday, saying honey sold by several major brands, including Dabur, Patanjali and Emami has been found adulterated with sugar syrup

Several brands of honey in India are adulterated with sugar syrup finds CSE
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Several brands of honey in India are adulterated with sugar syrup finds CSE

"Honey samples from leading brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu, Hitkari and Apis Himalaya, all failed the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) test," the study said.

Honey sold by major brands in India adulterated with sugar syrup, claims CSE report
India

Honey sold by major brands in India adulterated with sugar syrup, claims CSE report

The Centre for Science and Environment food researchers selected 13 top brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu who sell raw honey, to check their purity

ICSE, ICS 2020 date sheet: CISCE announces pending papers to be conducted between 1 and 14 July
India

ICSE, ICS 2020 date sheet: CISCE announces pending papers to be conducted between 1 and 14 July

The Council for the India School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced revised dates for the remaining ICSE and ISC exams.

India's renewable energy sector might fail to meet its 175 GW target by 2022: CSE report
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India's renewable energy sector might fail to meet its 175 GW target by 2022: CSE report

The stagnation in the sector is caused by auctions and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to rising costs and payment delays.

Over 70 percent of air quality monitoring stations are not collecting data: CSE report
India

Over 70 percent of air quality monitoring stations are not collecting data: CSE report

122 non-attainment cities have been asked to reduce particulate pollution by 20-30 percent by 2024 from 2017 levels.

Authorities in Delhi seek to tackle worsening air quality with odd-even scheme, green crackers and free masks, but experts unsure of execution
India

Authorities in Delhi seek to tackle worsening air quality with odd-even scheme, green crackers and free masks, but experts unsure of execution

Declaring a war of sorts, both the Delhi state government and the Centre have come up with plans at various levels to firefight the air pollution menace in the National Capital Region

COP24: Civil society groups term Katowice draft 'weak'; developing nations demand more funds to fight climate change
World

COP24: Civil society groups term Katowice draft 'weak'; developing nations demand more funds to fight climate change

Civil society organisations from India as well as other countries have dubbed the draft rulebook released at COP24, UN Conference on Climate Change, in Katowice, Poland, as weak and inadequate to fight the challenges that the world faces

COP24 Poland: UN chief Antonio Guterres to nudge climate negotiators on Paris rulebook
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COP24 Poland: UN chief Antonio Guterres to nudge climate negotiators on Paris rulebook

While UN Chief will have no direct role in the negotiations, his presence was expected to help nudge the talks towards a positive conclusion

Shimla sees improvement in water availability six months after crisis, but winter may offer reality check
India

Shimla sees improvement in water availability six months after crisis, but winter may offer reality check

It is high time to look at possible solutions to the problem of the shortage of drinking water in Shimla, especially in the light of global concern about climate change.

Electric vehicles could arrest pollution in Delhi, but without ecosystem, AAP's plan may end up being another unfulfilled promise
India

Electric vehicles could arrest pollution in Delhi, but without ecosystem, AAP's plan may end up being another unfulfilled promise

If the AAP government is determined to seriously tackle the growing pollution menace in Delhi, it has to ensure developing an ecosystem without delay, so that the draft electric vehicle policy doesn't appear like another political announcement

Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say experts
India

Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say experts

Experts believe that long dry periods, especially during winter and the pre-monsoon period, caused by increased warming, is a significant factor for more forest fires.

Mumbai realises gravity of plastic menace during monsoon, says BMC; for ban to succeed, civic body needs to ensure people accept law
India

Mumbai realises gravity of plastic menace during monsoon, says BMC; for ban to succeed, civic body needs to ensure people accept law

The plastic ban undoubtedly has promise, and effective waste management, disposal and recycling can take us a step closer to bringing down pollution levels.

Delhi government's plan to install carbon cutters gathers dust; project was aimed at curbing air pollution
India

Delhi government's plan to install carbon cutters gathers dust; project was aimed at curbing air pollution

A pilot project initiated by the Delhi government to control air pollution has failed to make any headway three months after its inception.

DTC buses lost 17 lakh commuters in last four years; environment body says fleet may get defunct by 2025
India

DTC buses lost 17 lakh commuters in last four years; environment body says fleet may get defunct by 2025

Warning that DTC may not have any working buses left in 2025 if no new vehicles are added to its fleet, a CSE report said that it has lost about 17 lakh daily passengers

Will Haryana dilute Natural Conservation Zone, forest tags for Aravallis? NCR Planning Board meeting today
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Will Haryana dilute Natural Conservation Zone, forest tags for Aravallis? NCR Planning Board meeting today

The natural conservation zone tag ensures that the Aravallis is earmarked for conservation, rather than real estate. Construction is allowed only for 0.5%. Haryana has been constantly trying to remove this cap.