Environmental Affairs

Rs 50,000 fine to be slapped on airlines if they empty human waste in air

December 20, 2016

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said that it will impose a fine of 50,000 rupees on airlines if their planes empty toilet tanks in the air while landing and splattering human waste on houses. To this effect, NGT has asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to...

Biggest Ever Coral Die-Off Recorded On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

November 29, 2016

It is estimated that warm seas have killed nearly two-thirds of a 700 km stretch of coral in the reef’s north in the past nine months. This is the worst die-off ever recorded in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and is said to be the largest ever recorded anywhere. It...

Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi and NCR

November 26, 2016

In the wake of alarming air pollution, the Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur imposed a ban on sale, stocking as well as possession of crackers in a substantive quantity in the Delhi and NCR region until further notice. The Court has also...