Air Quality Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI releases first instalment of Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality measures

On November 2, 2020, the Government of India released Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality Measures. The air quality improvement measures are to be executed in more than million plus cities. Highlights The amount was released based on the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission. The fund will help states undertake ..

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President promulgates Ordinance to constitute Air Quality Management Commission in NCR

The President of India has promulgated an ordinance to constitute an air quality commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and the areas adjoining it. Highlights The commission will work on research, better coordination, identification and resolution of problems in Air Quality Index in the National Capital Region. The commission will consist ..

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IMD launches improved SILAM and ENFUSER models to monitor Air Quality in the country

On October 14, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department operationalised improved air quality forecast models. They were SILAM and ENFUSER. There are more than 40 air quality monitoring systems in Delhi. SILAM SILAM is System for Integrated Modelling of Atmospheric Composition. The model has been improved by implementing Global emission inventories such as CAMS-GLOB and EDGAR ..

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Indian Railways to introduce Made in India Innovations

The Railway Board is to introduce 20 Made in India innovations to make train journeys of passengers comfortable and safe. Highlights The innovations include Ultrasonic detection of rails, natural water coolers, bell system, real time CCTV footage, air quality monitoring, unreserved tickets through applications, etc. The innovations were all based on indigenous technologies and will ..

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Guidelines to use Air Conditioners issued by Central Public Works Department

The Central Public Works Department has issued guidelines to use air conditioners during COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines have been issued as Air conditioner usages are to increase with the arrival of Summer in the country. The main objective of the guidelines is to counter the fact use of air conditioners lead to increased spread of ..

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