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  • Green ministry seeks Rs 1.69 lakh crore grant to curb pollution

    Green ministry seeks Rs 1.69 lakh crore grant to curb pollution

    The environment ministry, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and top officials of Punjab and Haryana governments have faced the Supreme Court’s ire over “severe” levels of air pollution in Delhi-NCR and the lack of adequate steps taken to counter the menace.

    IITs told to bring projects on curbing pollution to Delhi

    IITs told to bring projects on curbing pollution to Delhi

    The Centre has asked the top institutes to station their prototypes and models at IIT Delhi for testing and possible scaling up for use by next year. The government has indicated it will help with funding these projects.

    Congress spent Rs 820 crore on Lok Sabha, state polls earlier this year

    Congress spent Rs 820 crore on Lok Sabha, state polls earlier this year

    The Grand Old Party had spent Rs 516 crore in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections while the BJP had pumped in Rs 714 crore. BJP is yet to submit its Lok Sabha expense statement to EC and is expected to outdo the Congress as has been the trend since 2013. The latest records show that the Congress’ headquarters raised Rs 856 crore ahead of the Lok Sabha polls across the poll-bound states.

    IIT Kanpur had warned CPCB about pollution in early Oct

    IIT Kanpur had warned CPCB about pollution in early Oct

    Researchers had suggested prompt corrective action in 75 km radius of Delhi. They had submitted a study, based on modelling of Delhi’s air quality and meteorological data in early October, recommending that a number of measures be taken as soon as Air Quality Index (AI) hits 200.

    Government reforms on the way: single National Recruitment Agency & more

    Government reforms on the way: single National Recruitment Agency & more

    Apart from creating a single National Recruitment Agency for recruitment, bring all government training institute under one department and usher in a unified single foundation course for entrants to AIS, the Centre also wants to address shortfall of IAS officers.

    8,000 block level plastic waste management units on anvil

    8,000 block level plastic waste management units on anvil

    Every village will be asked to start waste segregation and send its plastic waste to the block level plastic waste management unit. The unit will work at converting waste into bales, and transport them to aggregators for recycling.

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