Air Pollution

A Report On Air Pollution – What Is In Store For India

With India attempting to compete with China on so many fronts, from population to military, there is a competition that India is on the verge of winning. And it is not in the best interests of its inhabitants according to the latest report and findings in a joint study by the Health Effects Institute, Boston […]

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Where are our Mahajanapadas today?

Anybody with basic political awareness is fairly well acquainted with the location and administrative functioning of states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Most of you may also be residing in cities like Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain etc. But have you ever imagined that the above mentioned cities and […]

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Generic Urbanisation Delhi’s Reality

Human evolution is followed by developmental activities that assimilate heterogeneous living conditions. During all stages of development and economic activity, the nature of human habitation (settlement) keeps pace with changes in human needs, technology and available resources. In the past as human populations evolved from a nomadic life to cultivation of farmlands and permanent settlements, […]

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Building on a Flood Plain and a Fault Zone

Delhi is fragile, especially at its seams, commonly known as the fault line. Designated in Zone IV, Delhi is situated atop three active seismic fault lines—Sohna, Mathura and Delhi-Moradabad. A cursory glance at the India Meteorology Department’s first level seismic hazard microzonation map of Delhi (Fig 1.) reveals a high hazard scenario in north, north-east […]

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Disaster proofing India’s power utilities

Disaster proofing India’s power utilities New Delhi, March 5 (G’nY news service): Our lives are cripplingly dependent on electricity. In the backdrop of the Kudankulam nuclear plant agitation, disaster proofing becomes imperative as we often depend on a reliable source of electrical power for hospitals, schools, and businesses. Power companies need to thus put in […]

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Despite ban, steel pickling polluting Yamuna

These untreated acids and minerals flow into the Yamuna and have contaminated the Yamuna. (Photo courtesy: yffindia.com) New Delhi, Jan 25 (G’nY news service): A Delhi-based NGO working towards cleaning and saving the Yamuna has filed a fresh affidavit before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principal Bench seeking closure and removal of steel pickling factories from […]

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