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News Snippets

  • Amit Shah says the government will identify and deport illegal immigrants from all parts of the country
  • Reports from Pakistan confirm that Hafiz Saeed has been arrested and sent to jail
  • After the SC order, Karnataka Speaker says he will go by the Constitution in deciding on the resignations of the 16 MLAs
  • Rebel MLAs say they will not attend the trust vote on Thursday
  • Supreme Court rules that rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the assembly and vote in the floor test
  • Both the Centre and the Assam government have sought re-verification of up to 20% of draft NRC data
  • Pakistan opens its airspace for Indian planes
  • Dilapidated building collapses in Mumbai, killing more than 10 people while many were still trapped
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict to be delivered today by the ICJ
  • A Vistara flight landed in Lucknow with just 5 to 10 minutes of fuel left in the tank
  • Supreme Court to decide on Karnataka MLAs plea today
  • Karnataka alliance to face floor test on Thursday
  • China says that the next Dalai Lama will be appointed by it
  • Pakistan assures India that no anti-India activity would be allowed in the Kartarpur corridor
  • Pakistan to allow visa-free access to 5000 pilgrims every day to undertake pilgrimage using the Kartarpur corridor
ISRO calls-off Chandrayaan-2 mission launch at last moment due to technical snags. revised date will be announced later
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Air Pollution & Respiratory Diseases

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
Although Delhi is no longer the most polluted city in the world according to the latest list of WHO, there are 4 Indian cities- Gwalior (2), Allahabad (3), Patna (6) and Raipur (7) – which have the dubious distinction of being in the top ten.

This is highly disconcerting as despite pumping in crores in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the situation seems to have worsened. Our Tier II cities and towns are groaning under inadequate and overburdened infrastructure and civic mismanagement.

Our pollution laws are inadequate and not enforced strictly. Subsidized diesel and resistance to converting to cleaner fuel is turning our cities into cradles of lungs debilitating diseases.

Other than this, lack of civic sense in citizens, unscientific and lax waste management and giving a free rein to agencies doing urban development work and real estate developers is adding to the problem.

If the government does not tackle the situation with a firm hand, it might go completely out of hand. We owe it to our future generations to make urban spaces livable. Otherwise an unhealthy people will make for a retarded nation, where growth will be at a snail’s pace. No amount of funding of public healthcare will work if cities remain breeding grounds of pollution related diseases.