Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

US Air Quality Index-Highlights

Published: December 1, 2020

According to the recently released US Air Quality Index, Lahore has once again topped the list of world’s most polluted cities in the world. The report says that the particulate matter rating of Lahore was 423. Lahore was followed by New Delhi with a particulate matter rating of 229. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal ..

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Railway Stations to be classified on Waste Water Output

Published: June 13, 2020

The CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) is to classify railway stations based on the quantity of waste water generated by them and also based on the disposal of untreated water that are drained into the municipal drain systems. Highlights The Railway Stations that are generating waste water equal to or more than 100 kilo litres ..

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Union Cabinet approved MoUs signed between India and Bhutan

Published: June 3, 2020

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Bhutan. The agreement between the countries was signed to improve cooperation in the field of environment. Highlights The agreement will help to promote long term cooperation between India and Bhutan. Also, it will help to ..

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Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges

Published: April 29, 2020

The Lock Down imposed in the country on March 22, 2020 has improved air quality and water quality. According to CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), 40 million litres of waste water enters water bodies. The Ganges The water pollution of a river is measured based on Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). The Ganga has become dump ..

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Scientific Disposal of COVID-19 waste by National Green Tribunal

Published: April 25, 2020

The National Green Tribunal has directed the states and the union territories to closely monitor the transport, handling, storage and disposal of COVID-19 waste. Highlights The Biomedical waste rules deal with waste generated by the infectious diseases. However, special waste management rules have been issued by GoI to handle wastes of COVID-19 waste. Significance An ..

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