NGT Order on Noise Pol...

NGT Order on Noise Pollution The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prepare a noise pollution map and remedial action plan. What are the provisions in place? Legal provisions to prosecute the noisemakers already exist. Section 2 (a) of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, […]

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The www turns 30

The www turns 30 Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee and his colleagues at CERN began a project to create an information retrieval service on the internet. The result, World Wide Web, was a phenomenon. Today, about half the world is online. A key reason for the web’s growth is the idealism behind its creation. Berners-Lee says the idea was the web should be participatory, not disseminatory. […]

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National Knowledge Net...

National Knowledge Network

National Knowledge Network What is NKN? – objectives, features and significance. India has decided to extend its National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh. About NKK: What is it? NKN is a multi-gigabit pan-India network which facilitates the development of India’s communications infrastructure, stimulates research and creates next generation applications and services. Aim: With its multi-gigabit capability, […]

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Dealing with India’s O

Dealing with India’s Oil Import Dependence With India’s rising dependence on fuel imports, it has to adopt some strategic measures for it to survive during a crisis and prevent any macro instability. How dependent is India for oil? India imports over 80% of its crude oil and the largest sources are Iraq, Saudi Arabia and […]

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Monitoring Pollution –

Monitoring Pollution – Technological Solutions Increasingly, new technologies are making it easier and cheaper to monitor the environment, in India and globally. India, now, has to take efforts to pinpoint the specific sources of pollution in real-time and adopt the appropriate technologies for that. What is the shortfall in approach? India has been monitoring air […]

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