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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 ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Climate forcing agents • Contents • Delhi • Environmental issues in Delhi • Environmental science • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change • Natural environment • Particulates • Pollutants • Pollution
The State of the Global Air 2019 report has recently released by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI). The report revealed that 1.2 million Indians lost their lives due to exposure to unsafe air in 2017. Now, in India, air pollution is the third-highest cause of death among all health risks, ranking just above smoking. ..
Smog is nothing but a combination of smoke and fog. Smog occurs due to the factors like geography, sunlight, industrial activity, vehicular emissions, calmness of winds, burning of coal etc. Smog usually occurs at a place which is far away from the actual source of pollution. At least two distinct types of smog are recognized: ..
Topics: Air pollution in California • Airborne pollutants • California Air Resources Board • Chemistry • Gases • NOx • Physical sciences • Pollutants • Pollution • Smog • Tropospheric ozone • Volatile organic compound