"Uganda and many other African states have flagrantly reneged on their commitments under the Abuja Declaration of 2001 to commit at least 15% of their budget to health ( now it stands at 9.3%); The Paris Agreement on reduction of emissions; 2030 Development Agenda or Sustainable development goals". It's a collective problem and I urge everyone to please work together.
The politics over pollution also intensified, as Ministers from neighbouring states quality skipped a crucial meeting called by Union Ministry, with the Delhi government claiming the latter to be "not serious".
Authorities attributed the pollution to the change in wind direction, which is now blowing from the direction of stubble burning areas of Punjab and Haryana. "We use pre-filter to remove the visible (PM 10 & above) particles, then onto H14 grade HEPA filter that cleans out PM 2.5 particle (small particles) up to 99.99 percent and lastly the activated carbon filter to remove all offset, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and scents/smells". The recommendation was made in view of the heavy pollution caused by such vehicles which might add to the woes of the national capital which is already battling alarming levels of pollution, another CPCB official said.
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Ahead of the visit, Prince Charles said he was delighted to be returning to Ghana which he first visited more than 40 years ago. They were met by government officials with the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Ocquaye spearheading the delegation.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to address the absence of the ministers and questioned the absence of the four ministers.
The first-ever worldwide air pollution conference organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) brought together government officials and health experts from more than 100 countries to place the issue on the global agenda.
Following the Supreme Court's directive on phasing out 10-year-old diesel vehicles and 15-year-old petrol ones, the Delhi government on Thursday informed the court that 40 lakh old vehicles in the capital had been de-registered by the authorities.
Civil construction has been suspended in Delhi and surrounding areas of the National Capital Region.
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He also announced the resumption of all sanctions against Iran. "We have a plan to counter the new sanctions ", he stressed. On Monday, the administration said it restored previously lifted sanctions on Iranian banking , shipping and energy.
An aggressive 10 day-long "Clean Air Campaign" was also launched by Harsh Vardhan.
The CPCB has put up guidelines for the public to file complaints of air pollution in Delhi-NCR on its social media page, website, and through its mobile application.
An official of the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research said intensified stubble burning is contributing almost 24 per cent of the air pollution in Delhi. Similarly, the fine particulate matter, PM2.5, was recorded at 299, nearly five times the standard of 60.
Almost 110 vehicles have been tasked with sprinkling water on roads and 12 mechanical dust sweeping machines have also been deployed. For PM10, up to 100 units is safe by national standards and 50 units by global standards.
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Kemp also said he had referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security. In 2016, he said a DHS computer made an unsuccessful attempt to breach the firewall guarding Georgia's voter data.