According to air quality tracker “IQAir”, air pollution continues to present one of the biggest health hazards to people across the world. Key Points Air Pollution contributes to around 7 million premature deaths per annum. Out of these deaths, 600000 ..
The Panel for Air Quality Management set by the Central government in around the National Capital Region has now been dissolved after five months of its constitution. Highlights The Panel was set by the Centre government in the month of ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 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, ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020