CPCB Current Affairs, GK & News

Railway Stations to be classified on Waste Water Output

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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Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges

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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Peak Hour Pollution flattened due to COVID-19

In Indian big cities, the peak hour pollution in the morning and evening flattened due to the lock down. The lock down imposed in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19 has brought down particulate matter of sizes less than 2.5 microns greatly. Highlights The big metropolitans like Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad ..

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Supreme Court Extends Deadline of Transition from BS IV to BS VI

With the Nation-wide Lock Down to contain the spread of Corona Virus, the Supreme Court extended transition from BS IV to BS VI by 10 more days. Initially the deadline was March 31, 2020. However, the order does not apply to the National Capital Region. Highlights The order comes after the Federation of Automobile Dealers ..

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List of Contaminated Sites

According to the March update of the Central Pollution Control Board, there are 128 contaminated sites containing toxic and hazardous substances in India. States in the List According to the March update of the CPCB, West Bengal has the highest number of contaminates sites- has 27 such sites. Odisha has the next highest with 23 ..

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