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Every year as winter season approaches, the Indian national capital becomes a gas chamber. Stubble burning in the neighboring states, vehicular emissions, pollutants from construction sites – all contribute to the hazardous levels of pollution in Delhi. Such is the condition that vulnerable people have been left with little option but to relocate to cities […]

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Mumbai’s ‘Blue Squad’ – a team of inspectors wearing blue uniforms – is entrusted with the job of enforcing a recent ban on single-use plastics in the city. Needless to say, shopkeepers aren’t really thrilled when they spot the squad in their markets. The Blue Squad – middle-aged and graying – may not look intimidating but their […]

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The Indian capital is notorious for its high levels of air pollution, especially as the winters set in. This year, however, so far the air quality index (AQI) has remained better as compared to last two years. According to data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Monday, there were 118 days when the […]

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The Indian central government has declared Kerala floods a ‘severe natural calamity’ that has left hundreds dead and displaced lakhs of people. Although rainfall has eased and floodwaters have started receding, the threat of diseases due to mosquito infestation is becoming a cause of great concern for authorities. Efforts to restore essential services is going on […]

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This monsoon season, India’s southern state of Kerala witnessed worst floods in nearly a century after torrential rains. Heavy downpour forced authorities to open the shutters of dozens of dams and reservoirs to relieve pressure and prevent collapses last week. “Our state is in the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc,” Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan […]

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According to a report issued by a government think tank last week, India is facing its worst water crisis in history. Already, around 200,000 Indians die every year due to lack of access to safe water. With the quick depletion of groundwater and droughts becoming more frequent, problems for India’s rain-dependent farmers have increased manifold. […]

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India’s Power Minister R. K. Singh told reporters that the country is all set to breach the 175 GW renewable energy target set in 2015, hopefully touching renewable power capacity of 225 GW by March 2022. Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi this week, R. K Singh said the rate of progress on energy over the […]

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Air pollution is responsible for killing millions of people around the world annually. It negatively impacts unborn babies too and is frequently linked to premature deaths.  The mere thought that air pollution can look pretty seems absurd. But this is exactly Graviky Labs, an India-based start-up, is doing. The company transforms the deadly particulate matter […]

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