Ola and Microsoft have teamed up to monitor and measure real-time street air quality in Delhi-NCR.As part of this project, data on particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) will be collected starting November 2019. This will be done via sensors mounted atop Ola cabs. Cars for this purpose have been identified by means of complex algorithms which ensure maximum area is covered for the collection of data, the release said."Ola Mobility Institute and Microsoft Research will leverage their strong research and data science capabilities to jointly conduct research to provide periodic reports and insights from the data collected," the release said.Close The companies aim to study and collect pollution levels across millions of data points over the course of one year. related news No info on non-implementation of new MV Act: Nitin Gadkari India's finished steel exports fall 34% to 6.36 MT in 2018-19 India calls upon Israel to innovate together for saving water This data would be made public, … [Read more...] about Delhi-NCR pollution: Ola and Microsoft to collect air quality data
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It is suffocatingly dusty, a grey-brown haze looming over the city. People are wearing masks, wheezing or even coughing heavily as though the alveoli in the lungs can’t tell air from dust anymore.The visibility is bleak – 200 metres, I'd say – and people are struggling to keep their eyes open with the particulate matter settling on the eyelashes. Some have eyes which are blood-shot red with irritation.In the midst of this hideous desert-like city of mask-donning, sick-looking people and top-less buildings, my nose surprisingly detects the fragrance of lavender. The stimulus turns my body and I start walking towards the source, astonished that my body still responds to stimulus. I am half-convinced that it’s a mirage –like a thirsty traveller in a desert gets the illusion of a water body.Close Making conscious use of the limited oxygen in my body, I seem to have reached the source. A 15 ft X 5 ft vestibule is selling “pure oxygen”! … [Read more...] about Ground Report | Delhi Pollution: As citizens gasp for breath, oxygen bar offers ‘clean air’ for 15 minutes at Rs 299!
Days after a BIS report stated that drinking water in the national capital failed quality tests, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the central ministers of playing "dirty politicis" and scaring people by saying that the city's drinking water is poisonous.Kejriwal said five random water samples will be lifted publicly from each ward in the city for examination and asserted that only 1.5 percent of the 1.55 lakh water samples picked up by the Delhi Jal Board in January-September this year have failed the tests.Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday released the second phase of the Bureau of Indian Standardisation (BIS) study which stated that Delhi along with Kolkata and Chennai failed in almost 10 out of 11 quality parameters of drinking water.Close "Its dirty politics, people are scared by the way Central ministers are saying Delhi water is poisonous," the Delhi chief minister said at a press conference. related news Maharashtra … [Read more...] about Central ministers playing ‘dirty politics’ by saying drinking water in Delhi poisonous: Arvind Kejriwal
In the November 18 episode of In The News podcast, Jerome Anthony gets in conversation with Moneycontrol's Atharva Pandit and Ruchira Kondepudi to find out the top news stories emerging from India and abroad.Pandit talks about the ongoing protests students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi protesting about a proposed fee hike and discusses the appointment of SA Bobde as the chief justice of India, who was sworn in on Monday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Additionally, Kondepudi dwells into leaked documents suggesting that the Chinese government is holding minority Uyghur Muslims in detention camps in China's Xinjiang province. She also talks about more Indian students heading to the US to take up new courses.Close Tune in to In The News podcast for more.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for … [Read more...] about In The News Podcast | JNU protest escalates; CJI SA Bobde takes charge; and the state of Uyghur Muslims in China
Renu KohliThe evolving fiscal dynamics threatens to override September’s fiscal reforms and support actions. The government’s action, combined with monetary easing, were seen to spark a recovery from this quarter.But an intensifying resource crunch and its interplay with persisting economic weakness in October are an alarming sign. The fiscal policy is fast getting trapped between the need to restrain spending and yet boost demand or risk negating monetary stimulation.Close Fiscal slippage risks have increased due to a deepening revenue deficit which, in conjunction with fresh financing commitments and corporate tax giveaway, has brought the gap and absence of additional resource-mobilization plans into the spotlight. related news Macro Matters | Was consumer spending in 2017-18 really lower than in 2011-12? FM holds meeting on GST simplification; similar meetings across country on Dec 7 CBIC refutes reports of authorities seeking 18% GST levy on CEO, CXO … [Read more...] about Fiscal hit fears are for real. Where are resources for growth?