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193 nations pledge to move ahead for pollution-free planet (December Week #2(2017))
193 nations pledge to move ahead for pollution-free planet [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93019] Moving towards a pollution-free planet, 193 nations on Wednesday unanimously asked the United Nations Environment to submit a plan linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for execution by its next assembly in 2019.

Air quality improves, but Gurgaon still more polluted than Delhi, Noida (December Week #2(2017))
Air quality improves, but Gurgaon still more polluted than Delhi, Noida [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93029]GURUGRAM: The level of PM2.5 in the city dropped by nearly 36% on Thursday as compared to Wednesday but despite the fall in the pollution level, Gurgaon continued to be more polluted than Delhi and Noida.

Rs. 2000 Crore Road Map to End Stubble Burning Submitted In Supreme Court (Issue of the week, December Week #1(2017))
Rs. 2000 Crore Road Map to End Stubble Burning Submitted In Supreme Court [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92992]NEW DELHI: A Rs. 2,000-crore road map to end stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana suggests that the government must provide equipment to farmers for free instead of subsidies, and the cost be recovered by imposing cess on sale of petrol and diesel in Delhi.

Open burning of waste spikes air pollution in Gurgaon (December Week #1(2017))
Open burning of waste spikes air pollution in Gurgaon [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92993]The number of waste burning cases have increased in the city over the last 10 days. As per the data released by the Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG), on an average, 12 cases of waste burning are reported in the city every day. The MCG has issued challans (fines) to 61 violators in the last 10 days.

Govt moves to amend notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter (December Week #1(2017))
Govt moves to amend notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92988]The environment ministry has sought advice from the law ministry as it moves to amend its May notification regulating cattle trade, that many saw as an effective ban on cow slaughter motivated by ideological reasons.

Dia Mirza Is Now UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India (December Week #1(2017))
Dia Mirza Is Now UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92987]Actor-activist Dia Mirza has been appointed UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India. The 35-year-old actor has been recognised by the United Nations for her contribution to environment conservation. "I feel honoured and inspired by this opportunity to work with UN Environment to protect the environment and promote sustainable development.

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