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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

11 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.

Comprehensive-study to assess environmental flow of Yamuna to be undertaken

27 Jan 2019

Comprehensive-study to assess environmental flow of Yamuna to be undertaken

A comprehensive study to assess the minimum required environmental flow of the Yamuna river will be undertaken by the government, according to officials.

Complete Chandni Chowk parking-lot by September 2020: Delhi-HC to NDMC

30 Dec 2018

Complete Chandni Chowk parking-lot by September 2020: Delhi-HC to NDMC

The Delhi High Court has directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure completion of a parking lot at Gandhi Maidan in crowded Chandni Chowk area of the walled city by September 2020.

People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

06 Nov 2018

People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

A group of people gathered outside the office of the Environment Ministry today to protest the alarming rise in the pollution level that has raised health concerns.

Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

05 Nov 2018

Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

Let's be honest here- we Indians are a bit strange.

Shut coal, biomass industries; minimize use of private vehicles: CPCB

27 Oct 2018

Shut coal, biomass industries; minimize use of private vehicles: CPCB

Stringent measures, including minimization of private vehicles and shutdown of coal and biomass industries, are recommended by the CPCB-led task force between November 1-10 to deal with the alarming increase of pollution in Delhi.

NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change

12 Oct 2018

NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change

The National Green Tribunal has summoned an official of the Environment Department in Delhi to explain the proposed amendments made by AAP government in the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).

Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products

29 Sep 2018

Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products

The Union Environment Ministry might impose a uniform, countrywide blanket ban on four single-use plastic products - styrofoam cups, plastic water bottles, disposable plastic cutlery, and all plastic carry bags.

#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam

06 Sep 2018

#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil services exam is one of the toughest exams in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are the keys to cracking it.

Unbelievable! Bengaluru, India's Garden City, more polluted than Delhi

14 Aug 2018

Unbelievable! Bengaluru, India's Garden City, more polluted than Delhi

Air pollution is no longer Delhi's domain.

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

12 Aug 2018

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.

Meteorological factors improved Delhi air-quality; source still not addressed: Greenpeace

29 Jul 2018

Meteorological factors improved Delhi air-quality; source still not addressed: Greenpeace

Noting that air quality in the national capital had improved due to meteorological factors and not by addressing the "source of pollution", Greenpeace India stressed the need for taking comprehensive action to contain such sources for sustained clean air days.

Center removes JNU professor accused of sexual harassment from EPCA

15 Jul 2018

Center removes JNU professor accused of sexual harassment from EPCA

The Center has removed a JNU professor, accused of sexual harassment, from the Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution.

Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

17 Jun 2018

Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, Greenpeace India urged Union Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.

Air quality in Delhi remains beyond 'severe' for third day

14 Jun 2018

Air quality in Delhi remains beyond 'severe' for third day

The air quality in Delhi remained beyond the "severe" level for the third-day with the PM10 level beyond 796 in Delhi-NCR and 830 in Delhi, particularly.

Delhi's IGI airport expansion plan gets approved by Environment Ministry

09 Jun 2018

Delhi's IGI airport expansion plan gets approved by Environment Ministry

Delhi airport officials can finally start the expansion work, after getting the much-needed permission from Union Environment Ministry.

UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

19 May 2018

UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

The UGC has directed all varsities and higher educational institutions to ban the use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles, and bags on their campuses.

Start anti-pollution fight under NCAP with Delhi: SC tells Center

10 May 2018

Start anti-pollution fight under NCAP with Delhi: SC tells Center

Taking into account Delhi's rising air pollution, the SC today asked the Center to start the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) with the capital.

Delhi's air-quality improves; some anti-pollution GRAP measures to be lifted

28 Feb 2018

Delhi's air-quality improves; some anti-pollution GRAP measures to be lifted

Starting tomorrow, Delhi's Badarpur power plant that's been shut for over four months can start temporary operation, ban on diesel generators will be lifted, and hundreds of brick kilns can resume production.

NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters

30 Aug 2017

NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters

Thousands of polluting industries, including sugar producers, distilleries, pharmaceutical units, mining units, etc. have been issued closure orders by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for violating pollution norms.

Kaziranga documentary: 5-yr ban on BBC in all national parks

15 Apr 2017

Kaziranga documentary: 5-yr ban on BBC in all national parks

The government has enforced a five-year ban on BBC from shooting in any Indian animal park or wildlife sanctuary.

Assam govt: BBC promotes poachers' cause

03 Apr 2017

Assam govt: BBC promotes poachers' cause

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued a show-cause notice to BBC, over their documentary on the Kaziranga National Park. The Assam government lodged a formal complaint as well.

BBC banned from tiger reserves for 5 years

28 Feb 2017

BBC banned from tiger reserves for 5 years

BBC and its South Asian correspondent Justin Rowlatt have been banned from all tiger reserves in India for a period of five years.