Friday, July 19

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The Source of Your Cooking Oil Can Impact Your Health
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The Source of Your Cooking Oil Can Impact Your Health

Nutritious food is not all about greens and fresh, but also ensuring that they are not contaminated with chemicals., similarly healthy cooking oil is not only about good and bad fats but also about the environment and pollution in the region where the oilseed is grown and processed Experts suggest that toxic chemicals are making their way into the food chain through Air, Water and Soil. The time has come to choose natural and pollution-free sources With the rising incidences of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, it is probably the cooking oil which got maximum attention from the health-conscious consumers. However, recent research indicates that to ensure really healthy cooking oil, one needs to be mindful of the quality of air, along with water and soil, in the r...
These Two Young Guns Desire To Make Plastic Free Lucknow in Just Rs 2
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These Two Young Guns Desire To Make Plastic Free Lucknow in Just Rs 2

The synthesis of plastic was the polymer revolution remarked as a marked milestone for the modern industrial revolution. Almost 42% objects we use today in our daily life are composed of plastic. Plastic is an organic product though, but it has been a biodegradable curse on our ecosystem for long. We have been studying about the negative effects of the plastic bags on our ecosystem ever since the Environmental education was introduced in the school curriculum, but nothing substantial has been done about it. Plastic was made to be everlasting, as a polymer that would pass the test of time, but little was known that it will become a non-biodegradable curse on our ecosystem. The usage and then consumption of the plastic bag became so excessive that the government decided to impose heavy...
Himachal Will Become First Indian State To Run Zero Emission Buses
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Himachal Will Become First Indian State To Run Zero Emission Buses

SHIMLA- Himachal Pradesh will soon be the first state in India to introduce inter-state zero-emission electric buses. The Central government sanctioned Rs 35 crore for the project and the process of tender has started. We will receive funds to introduce environment friendly electric bus service. Charging stations will be set up at bus stands soon,said Transport Minister GS Bali. The Government of India is to pay 75% of the funds for the project with the state to cover 25%. However, the state government wants the Centre to pay 90% and will take it up with the Union government. We believe that the funds should be sanctioned to us in 90:10 ratio. I will meet Union transport minister to discuss the issue. The buses, each costing Rs 1.75 crore, will be imported. These ...
Now Delhi Office Goers Can Also become Uber Driver
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Now Delhi Office Goers Can Also become Uber Driver

People in Delhi spend 90 minutes on average commuting to and from work each day.  That’s eight hours a week getting to and from work–and a whopping 17 days a year!  It’s a chronic waste of people’s time, and a drain on productivity.  What’s more, the resulting traffic and pollution undermine everyone’s quality of life. Looking that Uber launched its carpool service in Delhi on Wednesday, 16 December. People going to the same place at the same time–including commuters driving themselves to work–will now be able to share their journey for the first time. Getting more butts into fewer cars is an important step towards reducing congestion and pollution in the capital over time. For passengers it works as follows: Select the uberGO option in the app and enter your destination.  Choose w...
AAP Govt Announces Rs 2Cr. Funding For Startups To Clear Delhi’s Air Pollution
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AAP Govt Announces Rs 2Cr. Funding For Startups To Clear Delhi’s Air Pollution

On November 27th, one of the US Embassy's pollution-monitoring stations in New Delhi recorded a chart-breaking reading of 999 on its custom-developed Air Quality Index. To put that in perspective, any reading above 150 is considered unhealthy, with the range 351-500 classified as 'hazardous'. Delhi city surprisingly overtook Tokyo in terms of population; data suggests that the number has gone up to 25 million in 2014–doubled since 1990, says a report compiled by the UN. The hazardous air underscores the challenge facing the government as it battles pollution caused by the coal-burning power industry and will raise questions about its ability to clean up its economy at the talks in Paris. The recent move came after Delhi’s pollution levels were declared ‘hazardous’, as the US embas...