While the Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR has been drawing mixed reactions from people in general, majority of working professionals in the region have supported such prohibi

Agra: In an already heavily polluted Agra, which ranks among the worst cities in India in terms of average Air Quality Index (AQI), the district administration has said no firecrackers will be burs

As the festival of Diwali and winter season draw near, Delhi-NCR is gearing up to meet the severe air quality challenge that it faces every year around this time. A Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) has been notified and is already in place – and October 17, 2017 is the day from when Very Poor and Severe categories of GRAP will be imposed till March 15, 2018. This was announced in a press conference by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), the committee constituted by the Central government following orders passed by the Supreme Court of India in 1998.

As the festival of Diwali and winter season draw near, Delhi-NCR is gearing up to meet the severe air quality challenge that it faces every year around this time. A Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) has been notified and is already in place – and October 17, 2017 is the day from when Very Poor and Severe categories of GRAP will be imposed till March 15, 2018. This was announced in a press conference by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), the committee constituted by the Central government following orders passed by the Supreme Court of India in 1998.

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Michael H Merson has led a number of training programmes to strengthen the capacity of scientists in Russia, China, India and South Africa to undertake research on HIVAIDS prevention.

Air Pollution Institute of Research will begin with collecting data to link pollution to diseases

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal vs Union Of India dated 12/09/2017 regarding use of fireworks, sparklers and minor explosives in any form, during festivals or otherwise. Supreme Court said that a graded regulation is necessary which would eventually result in a prohibition.

Some of the directions passed by the Apex Court are the following:

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