GAIL quick to announce, slow to execute

To encourage the use of CNG, GAIL plans to launch 55 CNG stations in the state. The pending approval for licenses has delayed the launch of the expected 49 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Bangalore. Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Senior Marketing Manager at Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), Bangalore said, due to Covid-19, explosive […]

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The LED paradox: Sustainable yet polluting

New LED fixtures of Chinnaswamay Stadium and LED street lights will increase threat to the natural biodiversity of Bengaluru. The shift from traditional street lights to LED fixtures is a step forward for sustainable energy but will increase light pollution. Research shows that LED lighting disturbs the day-and-night rhythm of all living beings. It might […]

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Eco-friendly Ganesha idols: an unprofitable venture

Eco-friendly idols are heavily promoted, and Plaster of Paris idols have been banned. Yet, the eco-friendly idol sellers face consistent loss. The sellers of eco-friendly Ganesha idols say they are facing a loss of 50 to 60 percent over the last few years. However, Plaster of Paris (PoP) idols have been banned since 2014. M. […]

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Faecal Coliform levels in Yamuna way above limits

A type of bacteria, faecal coliform is indicative of the presence of faecal material of man or animal and can result in a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Delhi: Ammar, a Delhi-based photographer, frequently visits the Yamuna shore between the Delhi-Noida Direct Flyover and Zakir Nagar, near Okhla. “I went there last year to […]

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Building work breaks patients’ calm

Patients are struggling to recover from covid, and the ongoing construction of houses in their neighbourhood isn’t helping. Sonepat: The lockdown might have kept you from going outside but it doesn’t keep a house from being built. It’s been more than two months since construction of several houses started in Sector-12, Sonepat — before the […]

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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the […]

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