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24 May 2017

Delhi- Issuance of restaurant licenses to get harder

The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is going to make the process of issuing and renewing licenses of restaurants, pubs, cafes and eateries more tough.

The new prerequisites may include acquiring NOCs from 4 departments including the Chief Architect of the Council, which will check the structural ability of the place.

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IGIA

Parliament committee concerned over Delhi airport congestion

Owing to the over-congestion at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, parliamentarians have asked DIAL to shift some airlines from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 to minimize passengers' inconvenience.

Currently, T1 receives a traffic of 24 million passengers, when it can handle only 20 million.

The increasing number of commercial establishments can pose a threat to passengers' lives in case of an emergency evacuation.

Air Pollution

Noida, Ghaziabad officials to work towards curbing air pollution

Officials of cities falling under the National Capital Region (NCR) like Noida and Ghaziabad were directed by Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Bhatnagar to start working towards mitigating air pollution in their respective cities.

These officials will receive training for the same on 29th May.

The meeting will be attended by district magistrates, police chiefs and heads of other enforcement agencies.

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Judiciary

HC directs CBSE to maintain grace marks policy

Delhi HC directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to retain the grace marks policy and follow it for correcting this year's Class 10, 12 board exam papers.

The board said it would consult the Ministry of Human Resource Development Ministry over the same.

The moderation policy allows students to score 'grace' marks for difficult questions and errors in the question paper.

Health

CM audit reveals 5 Delhi Hospitals without 50% medicines

Ordered by CM Arvind Kejriwal, the audit of availability of medicines in state-run hospitals reveals major inefficiencies in their services.

At least 5 big hospitals including East Delhi's Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and West Delhi's Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) don't have 50% of their medicines stocked.

The CM directed Chief Secretary M.M Kutty to certify 100% availability of medicines in hospitals every month.

Gurugram

Sectors across Gurugram affected by water shortage

Sectors 21,22,23,17, Sushant Lok, South City 2, Mayfield Garden, Sector 56 and adjacent areas of Gurugram have started facing acute shortage of water.

Residents from many areas have been obligated to buy water tankers from unauthorized suppliers.

They blame poor supply of water and usage of old pumps, machinery at pumping stations for water shortage.

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