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Centre Rings Alarm Bells on Air Pollution in Delhi, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan

The Centre as sent alarming bells to Delhi state government nad neighbouring three states — Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — to bring down air pollution from “Visibly pollluting vehicles” which are licensed for purchase without concern for climate change. Some of the steps the Centre has advised the states include action against “visibly polluting vehicles”, mechanised sweeping of roads, ...

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India asks Developed Nations to Declare Pre-2020 Targets Before Paris Meet

India’s Environment and Climate Change minister Prakash Javadekar has appealed the developed nations to come forward with their targets for pre-2020 action which can be taken up at the Paris Climate Change Talks in Paris to be held in December 2015. While addressing the Sixth Petersberg Climate Dialogue at Berlin on Monday, the Minister said that the Warsaw global mechanism ...

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Delhi-type Air Quality Monitoring to Extend to Other Cities: Minister

In view of complaints over Delhi pollution and deteriorating air quality monitoring, the Indian government has decided to increase these stations from the present 10 to more cities with 46 million population. Already, reports have highlighted the worsening air pollution in the capital compared to Beijing. Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha ...

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PM chairs high-level meeting to review Nepal earthquake relief measures

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday soon after the major earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 1,000 people so far, including some inside India. The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, the National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, Additional Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra, and senior officials ...

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Telangana takes lessons from Kerala on maintaining bio-diversity

If it was Goa that first decided to replicate the Kerala model of protecting its rich biodiversity, the newly formed state of Telangana is now following suit. Kerala is the only state in the country that has established Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC) at all panchayats as required by the Biological Diversity Act and has set up more than 75 percent ...

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Swine flu death toll touches 703; PM directs proper treatment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday has asked health officials to ensure necessary treatment and adequate medicines for swine flu patients while affected states have been offered central assistance even as the death toll due to the disease reached 703. A high-level meeting, chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, was convened here to review the situation and address issues like shortage ...

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It’s Official: WHO Reports Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

Outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people, a UN spokesman said on Monday, making it official and seeking world attention to contain it now. “Cases have been reported in 16 districts of seven regions, including in the capital, Antananarivo,” Stephane Dujarric, WHO spokesman said in New York UN heaquarters during a daily news briefing. “WHO says there is ...

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Increase Income Tax Revenue, Jaitley tells IT Commissioners

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asked the senior officers of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) not to lose sight of domestic black money keeping in view its tax collection targets. The Finance Minister was speaking at a Review Meeting of Principal Chief Commissioners, Principal Directors General , Chief Commissioners and Directors General of Income Tax in Delhi on ...

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