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World Bank releases a report titled ‘Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis’

The World Bank (WB) has recently released a report titled ‘Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis’ to address human and environmental harm. The study evaluated how a combination of bacteria, sewage, chemicals and plastics suck oxygen from water supplies and transform water into poison for people and ecosystems. Both rich and poor countries are at ..

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MoEFCC launched a committee to implement National Clean Air Program

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has established a committee to implement the National Clean Air Program. The motive behind this is to decrease the PM (particulate matter) 2.5 and PM 10 concentration by 20% to 30% in at least 102 cities by 2024. The committee will be headed by the Secretary, Union Environment ..

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Black Carbon

Black Carbon is formed as a by-product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, bio-fuels and biomass. It is the strongest absorbent of light amongst all the components of particulate matter. Main Properties of Black Carbon It is directly emitted in the atmosphere as fine particles PM5. It is highly effective in absorbing solar energy and ..

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Urban Heat Island

The urban heat island is a phenomenon when the heat gets trapped near the earth’s surface as a result of a decline in green cover, rapid urbanisation, energy-intensive activities, and concrete structures. Urban heat islands can have worse air and water quality than their rural neighbours. UHIs often have lower air quality because there are ..

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Current Affairs – November 2, 2009

Quick Head Lines: Barrie Osborne, the producer of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is planning to make an epic film on Prophet Mohammad. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will set up 30,000 broadband kiosks in rural and remote areas in the next two years on a franchisee basis.BSNL is the largest broadband Internet service provider in ..

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