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How did China win the war against air pollution, know about those steps

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How did China win the war against air pollution, know about those steps

China was once like India in terms of pollution. Just seven years ago, pollution levels in China were 90 percent higher than the standards. Every year lakhs of people used to become Kaal. China took planned steps for this and today the air quality of its cities has improved to a great extent. India’s steps so far have not proved to be effective. Here is a look:

 

Air pollution in chinese cities

In 2013, China’s cities topped the world’s most polluted cities. China was criticized worldwide due to the mist-covered cities of China, especially Beijing. Masked photographs of the people of Beijing were published worldwide.

China’s steps

The Chinese government enacted a National Air Quality Action Plan in 2013 and was able to control pollution to a great extent. According to the report of Greenpeace Air Visual, today 22 of the world’s most polluted cities are in India. In Delhi and its adjoining cities, the air quality index has been between 450 and 900 for the last few days.

 

Beijing’s effective plan

The country’s capital, Beijing, was the most polluted city. China paid the most attention to it. The factories established here and around it were locked. Production in steel and aluminum factories was reduced. In the year 2014, millions of polluting vehicles were removed from the road. All the forest or green areas around the construction line were completely banned by declaring the Red Line area.

 

Greater emphasis on renewable energy

China is currently trying to increase its dependence on renewable energy instead of coal and reduce pollution. China has also built the world’s highest air purifier. In 2014 the Indian government used to say that Delhi has less pollution than Beijing. US Embassy officials also believed that based on their data, the summer and monsoon winds in India are cleaner than in Beijing. Only in winter the air quality deteriorates or is similar to that of Beijing, but in five years the situation has changed. Today, Beijing is set to exit the list of the 200 polluted cities of the world.

 

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Police book Mumbai girl for ‘Free Kashmir’ placard | India News

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MUMBAI: Facing flak from various right-wing groups and activists for carrying a placard “Free Kashmir” at a protest near the Gateway of India, a Mumbai woman claimed it was “intended for peace in Jammu & Kashmir”, and apologised for the misunderstanding it created, here on Tuesday.
The placard was seen in her hand on Monday evening during the protests in Mumbai to condemn the violence on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus two days ago, triggered a political controversy.
Unfazed by Prabhu’s apology, the Mumbai Police on Tuesday evening filed an FIR against her under Section 153(B) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for her indiscretion which snowballed into a big political row.
Kicking the ball, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis demanded to know what the protest was exactly about and why slogans of ‘Free Kashmir’ were raised there.
“How can we tolerate such separatist elements in Mumbai? ‘Free Kashmir’ slogan by Azadi gang at 2 kms from the CMO? Uddhavji (Thackeray) are you going to tolerate this ‘Free Kashmir’ anti-India campaign right under your nose???” Fadnavis tweeted on Tuesday.
Responding to the BJP charges, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut made it clear that it would not tolerate if anyone talks of freedom of Kashmir from India.
“I read that those who held the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster clarified that they want to be free of restrictions on Internet services, mobile services and other issues. It doesn’t mean that they advocate freedom from India,” Raut told mediapersons.
Nationalist Congress Party Minister Jayant Patil retorted to Fadnavis that the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster was intended for freedom from all restrictions and discrimination.
On her part, the woman was identified as Mehak Mirza Prabhu, a Mumbai-born who works as a ‘story-teller’, said that though she had no agenda or motive, she was taken aback by the reactions on social media to the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster she carried on Monday night.
“The picture created by entire social media came as an absolute shock to me. The placard meant ‘freedom to express themselves, freedom from the Internet lockdown which many people have been voicing for’. I was voicing my solidarity for basic Constitutional right. No other agenda or motive whatsoever,” said Prabhu.
Reiterating that she was a Maharashtrian, born and bred up in Mumbai, she said: “I am (an) artist who believes in basic human compassion. If by being naive in understanding the impact it would have, and in the process create this stir, I apologise.”
Prabhu urged all to let the ‘power of love overcome hate’, even as a Mumbai BJP-activist lawyer Vivekanand Gupta shot off a message to the Commissioner of Police demanding her arrest.
The Mumbai Police also filed three other FIRs, two against activists Suvarna Salve, Firoz Mithiborwala, Umar Khalid and others for unlawful assembly at the Gateway of India and for taking out a procession from Hutatma Chowk to Gateway of India without permission.
The police also lodged another FIR against student activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for carrying out a protest at Hutatma Chowk on Monday.





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Army chief Gen Naravane to visit Siachen to assess operational situation | India News

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NEW DELHI: In his first outstation visit after taking over as the Army chief on December 31, General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be visiting the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region facing Pakistan as well as Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) opposite the Line of Actual Control with China.
Gen Naravane will be visiting the two areas for a first-hand assessment of the operational situation on Thursday and Friday. “He will land at the Siachen base camp and also go to some forward posts, while overflying other forward areas like in the SSN (sub sector north),” said a source.
The Army chief’s visit to the “super high-altitude areas” also comes after six soldiers and two civilian porters were killed in separate incidents due to avalanches in the Siachen Glacier in November. Over 1,000 Indian soldiers, including over 35 officers, have lost their lives in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region since April 1984, when India’s Operation Meghdhoot pre-empted Pakistan’s Operation Ababeel to occupy almost all the dominating heights from 16,000 to 22,000-feet by a whisker.
Around three-fourths of the casualties are caused by the severe terrain and climatic conditions there, with temperatures sometimes even dipping to minus 60 degree Celsius, rather than enemy fire, as was earlier reported by TOI.
India has been steadfast over the years that Pakistan needs to provide ironclad guarantees and foolproof authentication of troop positions before any disengagement and final demilitarization of the icy heights. This is based on the Indian Army’s position that if Pakistani troops occupy the heights vacated by it, then dislodging them from there would be virtually impossible.
Indian soldiers deployed on the Saltoro Ridge effectively prevent Pakistan from the west and China from the east joining up through the Karakoram Pass to threaten Ladakh. China, as it is, is expanding its footprint in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
As for DBO, India had reactivated the advance landing ground (ALG) there, which is the world’s highest such airstrip at an altitude of 16,614-feet, because it overlooks the strategic Karakoram Pass and is just about 7-km from the LAC and the China-occupied Aksai Chin region beyond.
Over the last decade or so, India has slowly re-activated and upgraded old ALGs like DBO, Nyoma and Fukche in Ladakh as well as Pasighat, Mechuka, Walong, Tuting, Ziro and Vijaynagar in Arunachal Pradesh after a gap of over 40 years. Such ALGs, coupled with road links, create more access points for Indian armed forces to border areas with both China and Pakistan.





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Priyanka Gandhi reminded of the London Smog

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi has suggested to make a law, amidst the furore over pollution situation in Delhi. Reminding him of the London Smog, he said that there was a terrible smog in 1952 in which 12 thousand people lost their lives. Millions of people fell ill. After such a huge tragedy, legislation for clean air passed in London. His gesture was to take similar stringent measures to clear the air from the government. Let us know that Delhi Government has implemented Odd-Even from today, which has got some effect.

 

Priyanka Gandhi told the need to work unitedly for this, avoiding politics completely. A major hearing took place in the Supreme Court on Monday about the rising air pollution in the country’s capital. In this, the Supreme Court made strict remarks that all the concerned state governments have failed to fulfill their responsibilities and action should be taken against the people concerned on negligence.

 

Meanwhile, the National Green Tribuna, taking cognizance of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Delhi, Chairman of Delhi Pollution Control Control Board (Chairman, Delhi Pollution Control Committee). , Has summoned the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change along with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

 

 

Let us know that the situation in Delhi-NCR is getting worse due to air pollution. On Monday also the air quality level in Delhi was around 700, while in Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, it was also around 500. Although it remained between 300-400 by evening, doctors are advising people to stay away from Delhi-NCR. Doctors say that people from other states should stay away from Delhi right now, because the current situation here is very bad.

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