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Bangalore’s Namma Metro Status: Stand-Alone Stations in Jaya Nagar, JP Nagar Await Elusive Connection

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It is ironic but the fully-built Bangalore Metro stations in North-South Corridor by Namma Metro are delayed beyond the schedule as usual. The residents and travellers in these roads have patiently took it on their stride to circumvent the millions of road-blocks and delays for the last five years but still they have to wait for few more months before ...

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India to ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22: Prakash Javadekar

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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Beijing Moves to Shut Down 2500 Polluting Firms, Will Delhi Learn From it?

Beijing and New Delhi, both capitals of Asia’s biggest neighbours and the most populated countries are facing similar fate though their culture and ruling styles differ. The life-threatening air pollution have shut down these cities during the Christmas weekend with highest pollution levels ever created. While Delhi took upon the European cities model of Odd-Even vehicular policy allowing only odd ...

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Bellandur Lake Fire: Javadekar Hints at Banning Phosphates in Detergents

When Bellandur lake with froth made news two years ago, there were expert missions which visited the scene and submitted their report. Again two years ago when the waste from garment units mixed into the lake and caught fire due to methane generated inside, the local IISc scientists visited and submitted their report. The outcome remained lukewarm from the local ...

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Avoid Obesity in Five Easy Steps; Eat Less, Exercise More

Eating less is not the only solution to prevent obesity, however it plays a major role in maintaining a healthy body weight. People under 25 are often seen complaining about their weight gain, the major reason of this is because of our lifestyle and environment. Youths are exposed to environmental pollutants, timing of food intake(which is the most important factor ...

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Scientists Use ISS Pictures to Map Light Pollution

Researchers belonging to the Cities at Night project have obtained nighttime images of cities from the International Space Station (ISS) in order to gauge the light pollution globally. The new study that was released on Tuesday at IAU XXIX General Assembly in Hawaii, established that the diffuse glow that is witnessed from space is nothing, but dispersed light from streetlights ...

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Over 35,000 Lives Lost to Air Pollution in the Last Decade: New Report

With the rising population, effects of modernization and globalization, people want to have the best of everything and the urge is leading to the destruction of natural resources, amounting to an enormous increase in pollution of all sorts. Of these, air pollution seems to be a major concern. The environment ministry on Thursday notified that India suffered over 35,000 mortalities ...

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Centre buckles up for Clean Ganga mission, seeks forestry intervention

Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day national level discourse for preparing the Detail Project Report (DPR), Uma Bharti who is the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation told besides the religious perception, the focus of protecting the Ganga (Ganges river) should also be from the economic perception because several people look upon the river for ...

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Diabetes: Oral medication better than insulin intake to protect from pollution, says study

Oral diabetes medications are more effective than insulin in protecting diabetics from the adverse effects of high traffic pollution, says a study. Study participants in Puerto Rico who used insulin and lived next to roads with heavy traffic had markedly increased C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, compared to those living in lower traffic areas. Individuals taking oral diabetes ...

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Green Tribunal ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles Comes Into Effect in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on all 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi comes into effect immediately, with the Delhi government cautiously welcoming the order with a rider that it should also extend to trucks and buses that enter in night. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order and asked all the transport authorities concerned ...

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Coughing Arvind Kejriwal Heightens Scary Mandate and Scary Pollution

By Rajendra Shende The day Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, which means Common Man’s Party) won unprecedented mandate in Delhi’s assembly election, the City Council in Paris, the French capital, was huddled together to approve tighter measures to fight air pollution. Considering the impacts on health and revenue from tourism, pollution free Paris is priority for the public as ...

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Warning! Nitrogen Pollution a Great Threat to Ocean

A study warns that the industrial and agricultural processes done by human beings can have significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle. Human-induced changes to Earth’s carbon cycle – for example, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification – have been observed for decades. To dig further, David Karl, professor of oceanography at the University of Hawaii teamed up ...

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Bangalore’s Namma Metro chugs out to ease city’s traffic, pollution

Bangalore’s Namma Metro transit rail network took off on Thursday after a 10-year wait, with cheering Bangaloreans welcoming the new addition to their fast-driven lives. Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath inaugurated flagged off the service on Thursday morning while it will be thrown open to public from 4 pm. Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader ...

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