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Air pollution can also impact a child's brain development, says UNICEF
Kumar Kunal
India Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

India, especially the national capital region, has been grappling with high levels of air pollution for a while now. The air is only deteriorating by the day and is affecting our health adversely. H ...More


Pollution from traffic affects foetal growth: study
Abantika Ghosh
The Indian Express , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Pregnant women who are exposed to road traffic pollution are more likely to deliver babies with low birth weight, according to a study conducted in London. Weight at the time of birth has an immediate ...More


Exposure to air pollution counters exercise benefits: Study
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Exposure to air pollution may counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in older adults, according to a study published in The Lancet journal. The findings show that short-term exposure to tr ...More


India's battle with air pollution: UNICEF report says Indian babies face high risk of brain damage
First Post , Thursday, December 07, 2017

A UNICEF report has once again set alarm bells ringing about high levels of air pollution and its likely impact on brain development among infants. The report, 'Danger in the air: How air pollution c ...More


Air pollution can affect brain development of over 12 mln
Outlook , Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Delhi, Dec 6 Air pollution can affect brain development of more than 12 million infants in South Asia, including India, a UNICEF report said today. The report comes at a time when Delhi and north ...More


Air pollution action plan: Redo and resubmit Thursday, NGT tells Delhi government
India Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government and neighbouring states Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan over their action plan on the ways to deal with severe air polluti ...More


Air pollution can damage a child’s brain forever, says Unicef
Durgesh Nandan Jha
The Times of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The link between air pollution and respiratory diseases is well-established, but the United Nations Children's Fund, in a report on Tuesday, said there is a growing body of scientific research which s ...More


RANCHI RACES WITH DELHI ON AIR POLLUTION INDEX
The Pioneer , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Ignorance might be bliss in many other cases as it is famously said on various occasions. But this ignorance of the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) that the air quality of capital city ...More


Visual pollution is an ugly blind spot in Pune’s Smart City plans
Mangesh Kashyap
The Times of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Recently, Delhi and the NCR region have been in the news for extraordinarily high readings of air pollution. But what are we doing to avoid a similar situation in Pune? It is being developed as a S ...More


Delhi govt issues SOP to combat air pollution
PTI
Press Trust of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) The Delhi government has issued the standard operating procedure (SOP) to all the authorities concerned, including the DDA, PWD and civic bodies, for taking immediate measures t ...More


Toxic air may impact 8 million Indian kids: Unicef official
IANS
The Economic Times , Thursday, December 07, 2017

NEW DELHI: As many as 10 Indian cities have figured in the 20 most polluted cities across the world leaving over eight million children in the country exposed to toxic air and potentially putting thei ...More


Environment Secretary to sound Whatsapp alarm for severe pollution
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Delhi Environment Department Secretary will sound an alarm on Whatsapp if Air Quality Index (AQI) crosses a particular mark, asking authorities to carry out pollution control measures, official source ...More


World commits to pollution-free planet at UN Environment Assembly
Rohit David
The Times of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

NAIROBI: The world on Wednesday committed to a pollution-free planet at the close of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, with resolutions and pledges promising to improve the lives of billions acr ...More


Ghaziabad admin to monitor pollution at 6 more points, IIT to come up with plan to tackle issue Peeyush Khandelwal
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Ghaziabad district administration has planned to install meters to track air pollution in six different parts of the city. Residents have, for long, been demanding air pollution monitoring centre ...More


193 Nations Pledge to Move Ahead for Pollution-Free Planet
Northeast Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Moving towards a pollution-free planet, 193 nations on Wednesday unanimously asked the United Nations Environment to submit a plan linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for execution by i ...More


Less pollution will help in reducing global warming: UN
The Economic Times , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NEW DELHI: The message from the United Nations is clear: Reducing pollution will help with the efforts to slowing down the pace of global warming. Two of the United Nations’ key environment outfits ha ...More


Global political leadership needs to get tough: UN Environment
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The global political leadership and partnerships at all levels need to act in unison. Lifestyle changes, low-carbon tech investments and advocacy are also a step towards making the planet pollution-fr ...More


Smog engulfs Delhi again, Punjab refuses to take blame
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

PATIALA: With the Delhi government again pointing fingers at its neighbouring states for the smog that has returned to engulf the Capital, Punjab refused to take the blame on Monday citing zero stub ...More


A hope for India’s air pollution crisis
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

CAF Panels not only help relieve farmers of agricultural waste, they also help resolve India’s housing crisis, sustainably What began as a childhood observation for entrepreneur Tej S Bhansali, has t ...More


Delhi pollution: Congress issues white paper, Tharoor says Centre not doing enough
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday accused the Delhi and Central governments of not doing enough to prevent rising levels of air pollution in the national Capital. “We live here (in De ...More


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