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GWALIOR MOST POLLUTED CITY IN INDIA, NOT DELHI: WHO REPORT
The latest urban outdoor air quality database showed six of the 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report on Thursday.
The WHO tested the air quality of 3,000 cities and towns across 103 countries this year, and found that Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh was the most polluted city in India. It ranked second in the list of the world’s 10 most polluted cities.
Zabol in Iran has been found to be the most polluted city in the world
SHASHANK MANOHAR ELECTED UNOPPOSED AS INDEPENDENT ICC CHAIRMAN
Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar has been elected unopposed as the first independent chairman of the ICC. He will serve a two-year term – an unpaid position – beginning with immediate effect.
Government on Thursday approved widening of the 19 km stretch between Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border and Dasna and allocated Rs.1,983 crore as part of the package to build the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.
“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 8/6 laning of Delhi-Meerut Expressway – Package-II-Uttar Pradesh border to Dasna section of NH-24 in Uttar Pradesh,” Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement after the meeting.
FUEL LOADING BEGINS AT UNIT II OF KUDANKULAM NUCLEAR REACTOR
Power generation in the second reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project is likely to commence before the first week of June as loading of enriched uranium fuel in the reactor began on Wednesday night.
Sources told that robotic loading of 163 enriched uranium fuel assemblies, each measuring about 4.57 meters and weighing about 705 Kg, began on Wednesday and the exercise was likely to be completed in 10 days.