Study by UK institutes raises concerns about Kanpur's deteriorating air quality!

There is an urgent need for strict & effective pollution control policies in the city.

Ranked at the 8th spot in the list of the most polluted cities in the world by IQAir, Kanpur is one of the many Indian districts with distressing levels of air pollution. As per a study conducted by the University of Birmingham and University College London (UCL), pollutant particles detrimental to public health are increasing continuously in the city's atmosphere. Through the research, it was observed that PM2.5 and nitrogen dioxide have risen alarmingly, deteriorating Kanpur's air quality.

Urgent need for strict & effective pollution control policies!

The recent detections are based on the data collected by the satellites touring the skies of Kanpur. Studying the swelling levels of air pollution, the study concluded increased vehicle count, rapid industrialization and questionable impact of pollution control policies as the prime causes behind it. Amongst them all, urgent attention is required for upgrading the pollution control norms because they clearly fail to usher desired results.

While economic development is increasing its speed every day, its harsh effects on the environment are succinctly noticeable in the umpteen studies that uncover worrisome results. Interpreting the figures for a long period of time from 2005 to 2018, the research uncovers the picture of a neglected environment amid fast-paced progress.

Kanpur Metro to reduce vehicular pollution in the city!

The Kanpur Metro project is one of the few striking schemes that bank on the idea of sustainable development. An efficient and emission-free means of public transport, the metro network is expected to reduce environmental adulteration by reducing the usage of fuel-run vehicles.

On similar lines, the authorities need to contemplate over better and improved ideas for bettering Kanpur's air quality. Besides this, it is equally important for the citizens to be aware and responsible for their actions and address the problem by practicing preservation and conservation methods at the individual level too.

Public movement without e-pass permitted for THESE categories in Lucknow & other UP districts!

In an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities.

In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.

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Additional COVID-19 curbs imposed in Goa until May 10 in wake of COVID surge

Essential services will continue to operate in Goa without any restrictions.

Goa Government on Tuesday, imposed additional COVID-19 curbs across village panchayats and districts, to keep the coronavirus infection rise in check. The coastal state observed a 4-day lockdown that concluded on May 3, however, strict restrictions were ordained here for another week, till May 10. While the administration had listed the guidelines earlier, on Tuesday, it extended the scope of the prohibitions, to include non-essential services also. As per reports, restaurants too, have been allowed only for home delivery, instead of the earlier permitted operations at 50% capacity.

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Oxygen cylinder blast at Lucknow's Chinhat area stirs city dwellers amid widespread COVID chaos

Technical teams are assessing the situation at the spot and the cause of the blast will be made public soon.

While Lucknow stands shrouded beneath a storm of COVID troubles, an incident at the city's KT Oxygen Filling Station in Chinhat, has raised eyeballs across the city. An oxygen cylinder burst out at 3:30 PM on Wednesday while being reloaded at the facility and chaotic circumstances ensued after that. Taking quick control of the situation, the authorities implemented a relief program to help the individuals affected by the blast and further investigation has been initiated.

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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

This is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

The rising scale of COVID-19 infections continues to cast the horrors of the pandemic in Indore, with the addition of 1,805 new cases on Tuesday. Besides adding to the active load, this new surge denotes that the daily spike of the fresh cases in Indore, has surged over the 15,000-mark for over 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the dip in the recovery rate further intensifies the pandemic crisis in the district.

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