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The Urban Affairs Ministry has made amendments to the Model Building Byelaws (MBBL) 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines 2014, making provisions for establishing EV charging infrastructure. According to this, public charging station should be on both sides of the highways or roads on every 25 km.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Wilfred J.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Tharthare Vs The Secretary, Envt. Dept. Govt. of Maharashtra & Others dated 11/02/2019 regarding expansion of of ‘Oriana Residential Project’ of village Bandra at Gandhinagar, Bandra East, Mumbai by M/s Resilience Realty Pvt. Ltd. This appeal was filed on 10.04.2014 and has been pending for the last about five years. Question for consideration is whether grant of EC to the expansion of the project by treating it as ‘amendment’ is in violation of EIA Notification, 2006.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Regarding Sundarbans Forests Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/02/2019 regarding the large number of constructions within the CRZ-I area at Bakhkhali, Henry Island and at Manmathanagar, Gosaba block of the Sunderbans. Vide order dated 06.08.2015, the State had been injuncted from raising any construction within the CRZ-1 area or protected sanctuary area in view of the prohibition contained in the CRZ Notification 2011.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashish Kumar Dixit Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 24/01/2019 regarding damage to environment by unauthorised operation of marriage halls, nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, commercial complexes, hotels and other commercial establishments without requisite prior NOC/Consent to Operate from the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) in the Districts of Banda, Mahoba and Chitrakoot, in clear violation of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, a

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arjunan Muthukrishnan Vs The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 21/01/2019 regarding violation of environment laws by M/s. Jain Housing. A report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) submits that the unit is said to be violating the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 as well as the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for which action has been initiated but, has not been finalized.

Officials from the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau will visit Tel Aviv next month to participate in the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM), the Jerusalem Post reported.

The Chinese government has launched an access to satellite TV project for 10,000 villages aimed at providing digital TV access to rural communities across Africa.About 1,000 villages in Nigeria wil

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Awasiya Jan Kalyan Samiti Vs State of Haryana dated 14/01/2019 regarding disposal of sewage water in Sector 48, Faridabad. In absence of suitable arrangement, disposal is taking place on open land and on the market site, resulting in sewerage logging and also polluting underground water, creating a situation of hazard to public health. A report submitted before the Tribunal by the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Faridabad states that there were several unauthorized colonies around Badkal village. A project of Rs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ankush Goyal Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 02/01/2019 regarding parks being used as cremation ground in C Block, Sector 17, Noida.

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