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Study ranks West Bengal as India’s top buyer of ‘dirty’ coal power

Fossil fuel pollution

A new state-wise assessment of coal power procurement, done by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has found West Bengal to be number one state in buying the dirtiest coal power in India. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station According to the study, most of the stations supplying electricity to the state have not taken adequate measures ...

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India, Poland, others suspend all flights to Britain due to new coronavirus strain

Boris Johnson

India, Poland, Norway, Finland and Denmark have suspended all direct flights from Britain with immediate effect, citing a quickly spreading variant of the coronavirus that was detected the country. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali All flights from Britain to India will be suspended, starting onTuesday, December 22, 2020 and lasting until December 31, says India. Flights from India to Britain will ...

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Tribunal directs demolition of illegal structures on Chennai coast

Shri Narendra Modi

The National Green Tribunal in India on September 30, 2020 delivered a judgment ordering demolition and payment of cost of Indian Rupee (INR) 2.5 million for damage to environment of illegally built edible oil storage facility and associated pipeline by two companies who are subsidiaries of the global palm oil giant, Adani WIlmar, on the coast of Chennai, in the ...

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India’s coronavirus infections overtake Brazil as some rail services resume

Shri Narendra Modi

India displaced Brazil, on Monday, September 7, 2020 to take second place after the United States in terms of coronavirus infections, with 90,082 new cases whose numbers are expected to grow. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India This is as some cities re-opened underground train services shuttered for months. With its nationwide tally of 4.2 million exceeded only by ...

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India records 77,266 new COVID-19 cases, 1,057 deaths in single day

Shri Narendra Modi

India’s COVID-19 tally reached 3,387,500 and deaths reached 61,529 on Friday, August 28, 2020, showed the latest data released by the Federal Health Ministry. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, host of the summit As many as 77,266 new COVID-19 cases and 1,057 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. Still, there are 742,023 active cases in the ...

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India records single-day spike of 64,531 COVID-19 cases, 1,092 deaths

Shri Narendra Modi

India reported the biggest daily jump of 64,531 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, taking the total to 2,767,273, according to the latest data released by the Federal Health Ministry. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India The death toll in the country also increased to 52,889, with 1,092 new deaths reported during the past 24 hours. According ...

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Investigation raises fresh concern over coal mining, deforestation imbalance in India

Shri Narendra Modi

A new investigation by CSE/Down To Earth magazine has raised questions about the rationale behind the Indian government’s recent move to auction more coal blocks. On June 18, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that 41 new coal blocks would be opened for auction to the private sector. The logic behind the decision, as offered by the government, was that ...

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India’s COVID-19 death toll now world’s 4th highest

Shri Narendra Modi

India on Friday, August 14, 2020 overtook Britain as the country with the fourth-highest number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in the world, according to data released by the Ministry of Health. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India On Thursday a total of 1,007 deaths were reported, taking the countrywide death toll to 48,040. According to the World Health ...

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Over 200 die after weeks of flooding, landslides in South Asia

Asia flooding

Weeks of severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh on Monday, July 20, 2020 left more than 200 dead, with high waters continuing to threaten communities. Millions of people have been affected by flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal According to Nepal’s National Disaster Agency, in Nepal, the natural disasters triggered by heavy monsoon rainfall have killed 114 ...

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India joins U.S., Brazil to record over 1m COVID-19 cases

Shri Narendra Modi

India on Friday, July 17, 2020 became the third country in the world to record over one million cases of the new COVID-19, behind only the U. S. and Brazil, as infections spread further into the countryside and smaller towns. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India Given India’s population of about 1.3 billion, experts say, one million is relatively ...

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