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India’s Waste Dumping Proposal

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A proposal by India to avert developed countries from dumping their electronic and plastic waste onto developing countries was defeated at a meeting of the Basel Convention in Geneva.

Source : TH

Ambient Air Quality Standards In India

Why is it in News? In a study undertaken by IIT Delhi, it has been found that use of kerosene, fire woods and coal in household contribute to 40% of the PM2.5 level in Gangetic basin districts of India

Periyar River

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Periyar River has witnessed extensive discoloration of its water due to eutrophication.

Municipal Solid Waste

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According to an analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment, nearly half of India

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