Daily Archive: November 9, 2017

Delhi Air Pollution: NHRC, NGT, HC Express Concerns; Arvind Kejriwal Says Time to Keep Politics Aside and Work Together

New Delhi, Nov 9: After Delhi High Court, National Green Tribunal (NGT) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) expressed concern over the worsening quality of air in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked political parties to keep aside politics and work together. Speaking at an event, Arvind Kejriwal said the Centre and state governments of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh should come together to control pollution in the national capital and neighbouring states.

“If everyone from central government to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana government come together and put aside politics, a solution can be found,” said Arvind Kejriwal. The Delhi Chief Minister also said the decision on odd-even formula will be taken by today or tomorrow if the situation demands. While Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in power in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Punjab is under Congress rule.

It came after the Delhi High Court, NGT and NHRC rapped the Centre, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh government for not taking serious efforts to control the rising air pollution in the national capital. The NHRC called the situation in Delhi alarming and issued a notice to the Centre and government of Punjab and Haryana on their action plan to tackle stubble burning which mainly causes thick toxic smog in the national capital.

The NGT on Thursday lashed out at AAP government in Delhi, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and neighbouring states for snatching ‘right to life’ from people by not taking enough measures to control air pollution in the national capital. The tribunal banned construction and industrial activities in Delhi-NCR till November 14 and said no trucks from outside or within Delhi will be permitted to transport any construction material.

Smog in Delhi: HC Asks Govt to Consider Implementing Odd-Even Scheme, Orders Emergency Meet

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Union Ministry of Environment and Forest & Climate Change secretary to call an emergency meeting within three days with Chief Secretaries of states falling under the National Capital Region (NCR) and pollution control agencies to discuss measures to curb pollution. It also ordered the authorities to consider possibility of cloud seeding as a measure to control pollution.

The court also raised questions on the decision of increasing parking fees by four times to control pollution. Further, while observing that the odd-even scheme last year had unclogged Delhi roads, the High Court asked the Delhi government to consider implementing “odd even vehicle movement scheme” as a short term measure.

Meanwhile, acting tough over the issue of deteriorating air quality in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned the industrial activities in the national capital till the next hearing. The Tribunal also directed deputation of an officer, by all the public authorities, to monitor the activities resulting into pollution.

While hearing a plea filed by advocate Sanjay Upadhyay, the NGT bench asked the Delhi government, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and government of neighbouring states to see the pitiable condition of people in hospitals and the way their lives are being played with. “Right to life is being snatched from people since they’re not getting a clean environment,” said the NGT.

Quoting Articles 21 and 48 of the Constitution, the NGT said that it is the responsibility of governments to make sure that citizens get a clean and conducive environment. “Even construction work taking place openly isn’t being stopped, and when such a situation has ensued now action is being promised,” the NGT added.

Coming down heavily on the AAP government, the NGT asked for the details about the steps taken to curtail pollution, the number of challans issued to violators and the number of construction sites where work has been stopped. It even questioned the government as to why rain isn’t artificially being triggered using helicopters. It also directed that vehicles more than 10 years, in case of diesel and 15 years in case of petrol, should be prohibited to enter Delhi.

What Arvind Kejriwal Says?

Addressing the media on Thursday, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the odd-even formula will be brought into effect by today or tomorrow, if the need arises. He also said that the pollution levels will continue to rise until state governments do not find an economically viable solutions to crop burning. “For a month (from mid Oct to mid Nov) the whole northern India becomes a gas chamber, not just Delhi,” he added. He also said that a solution can be reached if everyone, the Centre, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana government, come together putting politics aside.

A thick toxic layer of smog is persistent in Delhi and NCR since last few days. The Air Quality Index in the national capital and its nearby areas is swaying between 400-700 – ‘severe’ level.

Second edition of Kabira Festival to begin tomorrow

New Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) To celebrate the life and works of Kabir, the 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, the second edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival will begin tomorrow at his birthplace, the holy city of Varanasi.

With performances by grassroots artistes as Bindumalini & Vedanth, Mahesha Ram, Nathoo Lal Solanki, the three-day festival will dwell upon Kabir’s philosophy and bring to music-lovers an unforgettable experience at the famous Assi ghat.

Organised by Mahindra Group in association with Teamwork Arts, the festival will bring together leading exponents of the Benares gharana, folk traditions, Sufi music, dadra, thumri, khayal gayaki styles, and ghazals.

“The festival will also feature discussions on Kabir’s poetry and attendees will get an opportunity to explore the city’s heritage,” Jay Shah of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. said.

An aural and visual feast, the festival will include guided heritage and food walks to help the attendees get a better understanding of Kabir’s philosophies.

The festival will have ‘Literature Afternoons’, where experts will discuss ideas and philosophy inspired by Kabir’s poetry.

CAT 2017: Few Tips You Need to Remember

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 for admissions into Indian Institute of Management and other business schools is scheduled for November 26. Now that only a few days left for the exam, the candidates who are appearing for the CAT 2017 need to remember a few tips before they appear for the exam. The experts have always advised that the candidates should not start anything new before the exam but should just do mock tests and keep formulas at their fingertips.

Mock tests should be done with the exam time slot. This will help you in getting along with the time and complete your tests before time.

LAST MINUTE REVISIONS

Do not read anything new. Leave all that you haven’t touched. Just keep practicing the topics that you have already prepared for. This will help you in clearing all the questions related to those topics. Do mock tests, analyse your results and improve. See what are your weak areas and work on them. Accuracy is extremely important.

SPEED

The more you practice now, the more you will be able to crack the questions as fast as possible. Practicing repeatedly will help in increasing your speed and managing the time allotted for each section.

MANAGING EXAM TIME

If you have practiced with exam time slot, it won’t be difficult for you to crack questions on the topics you know. Try to attempt all the questions that you think are easy, but make sure you are accurate. If you have read a topic well, it won’t take you much time crack those questions. Check them off your list and then move on to the other questions.

Also, you do not have to attempt all the questions. Focus on what you can do with the given time slot.

STAY CALM

Don’t get hyper or tense or restless before your exam. Watch movies, listen to some soulful music or whatever you like to refresh yourself and calm yourself down. Relax, it is not a life exam.

मुंबई मोनोरेल की दो बोगियों में लगी आग, होते-होते टला बड़ा हादसा

मुंबई| मुंबई में गुरुवार सुबह एक मोनोरेल के पीछे की बोगी में आग लग गई. इस दुर्घटना के बाद सभी मोनोरेल सेवाएं बाधित हो गई हैं. एक अधिकारी ने यह जानकारी दी. वडाला स्टेशन की ओर जा रही मोनोरेल में सुबह करीब 5.20 बजे आग लगी. दुर्घटना में किसी के हताहत होने की खबर नहीं है.

स्माॅग की वजह से बदल गया है 41 ट्रेनों का टाइम, यहां देखें नया शेड्यूल

नई दिल्ली:उत्तर भारत में ठंड ने दस्तक दे दी है. देश की राजधानी दिल्ली समेत उत्तर भारत में घना कोहरा छाया हुआ है. कोहरे की वजह से दिल्ली आने वाली करीब 41 ट्रेनें लेट चल रही हैं. बताया जा रहा है कि दिल्ली आने वाली 9 ट्रेनों का समय बदला गया है. जबकि 10 ट्रेनें कैंसिल भी हो गई हैं. ट्रेनों के लेट चलने का खामियाजा पैसेंजर को भुगतना पड़ रहा है.

ट्रेन नंबर                       ट्रेन नाम                                     समय

04035                  DBG-NDLS EXP SPL                    20.30(2 घंटे लेट)

04041                 JYG-ANVT SPL                              21:00साढ़े (5 घंटे लेट)

04973                DBG-FZR SUMMER SPL              18:15(10.45 लेट)

05522                SHC-JMP SPECIAL                        7.10( 2 घंटे लेट)

12004          NDLS-LKO SHATABDI EXP             07:00(50 मिनट लेट)

12033                CNB NDLS SHT                              09:30  (3.30 लेट)

12034             NDLS CNB SHATABDI                     18:15(2.25 लेट)

12055          DDN JANSHATABDI                            19.00 (3.40 लेट)

12056      NEWDELHI JAN SHATABDI EXP        06:30(1.25 लेट)

12058        NDLS JANSHTB EXPRESS                  12:30(7.30 लेट)

12142        PPTA-LTT SF EXPRESS                        13:30(2.25 लेट)

12171           LTT – HW SUPER FAST EXP              14:20 (06:25 लेट)

12282           NDLS-BBS DURONTO                        15:40 (02:45 लेट)

12358            ASR KOAA SUP EXP                          12:30 (06:35 लेट)

12368        VIKRAMSHILA EXP                              15:40 (01:00 घंटे)

12372      JSM HWH SF EXPRESS                         02:4 (01:30 लेट)

12392       SHRAMJEEVI EXPRESS                       14:10 (01:00 लेट)

12398      MAHABODHI EXP                                  13:10 (01:00लेट)

12419       GOMTI EXP                                            10:00 (04:00 लेट)

12471       SWARAJ EXPRESS                              10:45 (02:50 लेट)

12485    NED SGNR EXPRES                                12:30 (01:30 लेट)
12497    SHANE PUNJAB EXPRESS                  10:40 (4:00 लेट)

12506   NORTHEAST EXPRESS                          15:00(08:15 लेट)

12511 RAPTISAGAR EXPRESS                            13:35  (07:0लेट)

दिल्ली की हवा इतनी जहरीली हो चुकी है कि लोगों का घर से निकलना मुश्किल हो चला है. बढ़ते वायु प्रदूषण से निपटने के लिए उपराज्यपाल अनिल बैजल ने मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल, पर्यावरण मंत्री, विशेषज्ञों और अधिकारियों के साथ बैठक की. इस बैठक में सिविल निर्माण पर पाबंदी, ट्रकों की आवाजाही पर रोक, कोयला जलाने पर रोक का फैसला लिया गया.

No Plans to Leave Academics: Raghuram Rajan on AAP’s Rajya Sabha Seat Offer

New Delhi, November 9: Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday declined Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s offer to become a member of the Rajya Sabha and said that he has no plans to leave academics.

“While Professor Rajan is engaged in a variety of educational activities in India, he has no plans to leave his full-time academic job at the University of Chicago,” Rajan’s office at the University of Chicago said, NDTV reported.

The Aam Aadmi Party has approached Rajan offering him a Rajya Sabha seat and might not nominate its own leaders to the Upper House. An AAP leader, who did not wish to be identified, said the party will not field any of its leaders for the three Rajya Sabha seats from Delhi that will fall vacant early 2018.

With its brute majority of 66 in the Delhi Legislative Assembly, a victory looks certain.

Apart from Rajan, the party is also looking for an eminent jurist and a known person from the field of social service for the other two seats, the leader said.

The move to not field any party leader to the Rajya Sabha is also seen as an attempt to put an end to the intra-party rivalry. Kumar Vishwas, who has aired his discontent against the leadership is known to be one of the strong contenders.

However, given his present equation with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal the chances of party sending to the Upper House him were slim.

Delhi sends three members to Rajya Sabha. Currently, the city-state is being represented by Janardan Dwivedi, Parvez Hashmi, Karan Singh, whose terms end in January 2018.

दिल्ली में स्मॉग ने बढ़ा दिया एयर प्यूरीफायर का बिजनेस

नई दिल्ली: दिवाली के बाद वायु की गुणवत्ता बुरी तरह प्रभावित होने के बाद एयर प्यूरीफायर का बाजार गरमा गया है. एयर प्यूरीफायर कंपनियां इस मौके का लाभ उठाते हुए अपनी बिक्री में उल्लेखनीय बढ़ोतरी की उम्मीद कर रही हैं. प्रमुख एयर प्यूरीफायर कंपनियां ब्लू एयर, यूरेका फोर्ब्स, पैनासोनिक इंडिया और शॉर्प को उम्मीद है कि उनकी बिक्री में बढ़ोतरी होगी.

ब्लूएयर के एक प्रवक्ता ने कहा कि वायु की गुणवत्ता खराब होने से पिछले दो-तीन दिन से यह लगातार चर्चा में है. पिछले सप्ताह की तुलना में ब्लू एयर की बिक्री में 50 गुना का इजाफा हुआ है. उन्होंने कहा कि पिछले महीने की तुलना में नवंबर में हम बिक्री तीन गुना रहने की उम्मीद कर रहे है. पिछले साल के समान महीने की तुलना में हमें बिक्री में 100 प्रतिशत वृद्धि की उम्मीद है.

पैनासोनिक इंडिया के कारोबार प्रमुख (प्यूरीफायर) एसएचए सैयद मूनीस अल्वी ने कहा कि प्रदूषण चिंताजनक स्तर पर पहुंच गया है. कंपनी इस अवधि में 10 से 15 करोड़ रुपये के कारोबार की उम्मीद कर रही है. यूरेका फोर्ब्स के प्रबंध निदेशक एवं मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी मार्जिन आर श्राफ ने कहा कि देश में वायु की गुणवत्ता खराब होने से एयर प्यूरीफायर की मांग काफी बढ़ी है.

पिछले एक महीने में यूरेका फोर्ब्स की एयर प्यूरीफायर बिक्री करीब 80 प्रतिशत बढ़ी है. शॉर्प बिजनेस सिस्टम्स के अध्यक्ष उपभोक्ता इलेक्ट्रानिक्स खंड किश्लय रे ने कहा कि पिछले साल नवंबर में हमने 7,000 एयर प्यूरीफायर बेचे थे. चालू साल के इस सीजन में हम शुरुआत से ही काफी मजबूत मांग देख रहे हैं.