Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Current Affairs, GK & News

Global Plastics Treaty

In a biggest multilateral environmental deal, 175 countries have agreed to a legally binding global treaty called “Global Plastics Treaty”, to end the plastic pollution crisis by tackling the entire supply chain of material. Key Facts The resolution on first treaty was passed at meeting of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi in Kenya. First ..

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Regulations on Waste Tyres Management

On January 5, 2022, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change shared the draft notification for regulations on “extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste tyres”. Key facts The regulation will be effective in the fiscal year 2022-23, if finalised. Draft notification was shared in because, NGT data shows that India discards around 275,000 tyres each ..

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Delhi: Air quality in severe category

As per Central Pollution Control Board’s data, air quality of Delhi has deteriorated to “severe” category on November 5, after Diwali. Highlights The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded as 444 on November 5 at 6 a.m. By 8 am, it worsened to 451. Air pollution of severe levels affects healthy people. It ..

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Bhupendra Yadav launches PRANA Portal

Union environment minister, Bhupendra Yadav, launched a portal called PRANA on September 7, 2021. Key Points PRANA Portal will be used to track the progress of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in order to comply with India’s commitment to ensure clean air and blue skies to everybody. This portal was launched on the occasion ..

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Thermal Power Plants Emission Standards

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently amended the rules of thermal power plants emission standards. The new rule has extended the deadline for the thermal power plants within ten kilometres of National Capital Region and in cities with more than ten lakh population to comply with the new emission norms by the ..

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Centre’s Panel for Air Quality Management in NCR Dissolved

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 October 2020. Now the panel stands dissolved because the ordinance which was passed to set ..

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