A study which analysed data on noise levels in seven big cities of the country came to the conclusion that finding a quiet place in these cities is next to impossible.

The neighbourhoods of hospitals are declared as silence zones so that patients receiving treatment are not disturbed.

CHENNAI: Even as the Chennai Corporation and state health department organised a massive awareness camp aimed at dengue prevention and control in Pudupet on Thursday, residents complained that the

We describe the diversified National Ambient Noise Monitoring Network (NANMN) set up across 7 major cities of India and covering 70 stations for continuous noise monitoring throughout the year. The annual average Lday (06–22 h) and Lnight (22–06 h) values observed in 2015 for these 70 locations are described. Of these, 25 locations are in commercial zones, 12 in industrial, 16 in residential and 17 in silence zones. Each city has 10 noise monitoring stations installed for analysing environmental noise pollution levels round the clock (24  365 h).

Chennai: Amid a dengue outbreak and more than 11,000 cases of fever across various hospitals in the state, doctors' bodies are demanding that the state declare a 'public health emergency' to contai

CHENNAI: Greater Chennai Corporation has drawn the battle lines in its fight against dengue.

Chennai: Researchers at IIT Madras are planning to install low-cost sensors at different locations across the city for in-situ and in real-time monitoring of air pollution.

CHENNAI: With dengue cases on the rise, insurance companies are targeting customers with awareness campaigns and dengue plans.

Doctors attribute spurt in cases to water scarcity and residents storing water in open containers that serve as breeding grounds for the vector

Study links extreme El Nino conditions and warming of Bay of Bengal to very heavy rainfall during the northeast monsoon

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