Bengaluru’s Air Quality Index Causing Health Hazards

The AQI of the city is rising rapidly, which in turn is increasing respiratory diseases.  The increasing Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city of Bangalore has given rise to a number of health problems like asthma, tuberculosis and cardiovascular diseases. From March to May 2018, the AQI increased from 101 to 128 in Yelahanka, […]

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City’s Cleanliness Rank Declines by Five Points.

According to the Swachh Bharat report 2018, Bengaluru’s ranking has decreased has by a magnitude of five in comparison with last year’s report. Bengaluru, with its 2016 data had a huge difference with its succeeding report of 2017, but continues on the path of decline. The report also mentions that Indore and Bhopal come under […]

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Electric Scooters Promote Cleaner Technology

Fae Bikes app launches in the city that runs on electricity for much lesser than other public transport Bengaluru, Oct.11, 2018:To take the initiative of cleaner technologies and improvising Information Technology with transportation, Fae Bikes has introduced around 120 scooters in the city that run on electricity plug-in and electric batteries that contributes in reducing […]

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Despite High Number of Wind Power Available, Coal is Still in Use.

Karnataka emerges as the national leader in wind energy generation, but fails to implement it, allowing coal pollution to increase. Karnataka has a capacity of 46 percent renewable energy (wind and solar) and has the highest number of wind energy installations, but still suffers from pollution and power issues. It is highly dependent on the […]

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Idols Immersed but not Cleared From Ulsoor Lake

Three weeks have passed since the Ganesha Festival, but the remaining of immersed idols has not been cleared yet. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018:Three weeks after the Ganesha Festival celebration and idols immersions all around the city, Ulsoor Lake is suffering from foul odour. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) had provided a separate space for […]

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Urbanisation making wildlife homeless

Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018 : Man-animal conflict is becoming a grave issue as animals are continuously moving out of their habitats to the cities, hunting for prey. In 2018, Karnataka has had instances of 143 leopards entering the cities. Extreme urbanisation, poaching and even farming in wildlife zones are big threats to wildlife. According to […]

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Lake Could Lose its Groundwater Reserve

Even after heavy rainfall and investment going into restoring it. Bengaluru, Oct. 9, 2018: Hoskere Lake near Gandhinagar, Kengeri Satellite Town has been dry for 10 years, even after a large amount of money was spent in restoring it to its former glory. Tulsi, a resident of Hakipiki Colony near the lake, said, “The lake […]

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