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December 26, 2018

Delhi pollution: Air quality remains severe for 4th day; 23 areas most affected

Delhi continued to battle severe pollution for the fourth consecutive day even as authorities said that increased wind speed may bring respite and improve the air quality. While the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) at 'severe' level of 408, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) showed an AQI of 385 which falls in the very poor category. Twenty-three areas recorded severe pollution level, while 12 areas witnessed very poor air quality
 
Will implement odd-even scheme whenever required: Arvind Kejriwal


With the national capital battling 'severe' air pollution, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday the Delhi government will implement the odd-even scheme, to regulate plying of private vehicles in the city, whenever it is required. He said the Delhi government was taking several steps for reducing pollution levels in the national capital. In view of the city's 'severe' air quality, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Monday banned industrial activities in pollution hot spots and construction work across Delhi-NCR till Wednesday.
 
Mother Dairy enters into Rs 4,000 crore organic food business

Leading milk supplier Mother Dairy has entered into Rs 4,000 crore organic food business as part of its strategy to diversify product portfolio.The company is targeting a revenue of Rs 50 crore next fiscal and Rs 100 crore in 2020-21, Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Director Saugata Mitra said. Mother Dairy has launched its organic range of fresh fruits and vegetables and other kitchen ingredients under its horticulture brand Safal.
 
PM Modi inaugurates Asia's second longest rail-road bridge in Assam; will cut travel time to Arunachal


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated India's longest rail-cum-road bridge in Assam. Apart from facilitating railways and road transport, this 4.94-km bridge is also a strategically important project over the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel. The Bogibeel Bridge, which was a part of the Assam Accord and sanctioned in 1997-98, will also play a crucial role in defence movement along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

RBI to soon introduce new Rs 20 note with additional features

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon introduce a new Rs 20 currency note with additional features, according to a document of the central bank.The central bank has already issued new look currency notes in the denominations of Rs 10, Rs 50, Rs 100, and Rs 500, besides introducing Rs 200 and Rs 2,000 bank notes.

Xiaomi launches Mint Browser with dark mode, ad-free browsing experience

From smartphones, laptops to LED TVs, Xiaomi's list of products is pretty much endless. Now, add an internet browser, called the 'Mint Browser' to this list. Xiaomi's main purpose behind creating a browsing app is to offer a responsive experience to the owners of underpowered Android phones - especially in the developing markets. Along with options like Chrome, Firefox, Micosoft Edge, Safari, Android users can now add one more option in the form of Mint Browser. The USP of the browser is its low memory and storage requirements.

IndiGo to induct A321neo this week

Budget carrier IndiGo is likely to induct its first long range jet A321neo (new engine option) in its fleet Saturday, after a delay of almost one month, which will pave the way for the airline to launch its much-awaited medium-haul international operations, a source said Tuesday. The Gurugram-based largest domestic carrier by market share currently has shorter-range A320neos in its fleet of 200-odd planes, which also has A320s and ATR jets.

Experts wary of changes proposed in IT rules; say amendments detrimental to privacy, free speech


Government's plans to bring changes in IT rules for greater scrutiny of social media and online platforms has raised concerns with IT and law experts who say the amendments may allow authorities to seek user data, invading privacy and free speech. One of the amendments being mulled in the IT intermediary rules will require these platforms to enable tracing out of such originators of information as needed by government agencies that are legally authorised. The controversial area has marked a prolonged tug-of-war between the Centre and WhatsApp, following incidents of mob-violence incited by rumours floating on the popular messaging app.



 

 


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