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Manipur govt notifies on use of plastic bags (September Week #1 (2017))
Manipur govt notifies on use of plastic bags [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92359]

Imphal, August 22 (EMN): Manipur government has notified complete ban on the use of plastic carry bags of more than 50 microns in thickness with immediate effect. Any person found using such plastics bags will be punished under Section 15 Environment protection
Act, 1966, according to a release by the Deputy secretary T Manihar Singh of Forest and environment.




Strategies must to ensure water availability in tiger reserve (September Week #1 (2017))
Strategies must to ensure water availability in tiger reserves [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92296]

Steps on to relocate communities residing in MTR, says Union Minister




Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, during a visit to Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR), on Sunday said that the two habitats had a good number of tigers compared to the rest of the country.




HC seeks report on bio-diversity in Gulmarg (September Week #1 (2017))
HC seeks report on bio-diversity in Gulmarg [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92363]

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed the government on Tuesdayto show a digital presentation on biodiversity of Gulmarg. The government, HC asked, should list endangered and extinct species, besides naming species that need to be protected.




New catalyst can reduce pollution from diesel-powered vehicles (September Week #1 (2017))
New catalyst can reduce pollution from diesel-powered vehicles [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92350]

New York: Scientists have developed a catalyst that can curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered vehicles, an advance that may help reduce air pollutionand smog.




Nitrogen oxides (NOx) is a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.




Silent zones: Chief Justice transfers matter to another bench after govt says judge harbours ‘serious bias’ against state machinery (September Week #1 (2017))
Silent zones: Chief Justice transfers matter to another bench after govt says judge harbours ‘serious bias’ against state machinery  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92380]A day after a Bombay High Court bench headed by Justice A S Oka expressed its “prima facie” opinion against the state government’s view that no silence zones are currently operational in Maharashtra following amendment of the Noise Pollution Rules, Chief Justice Manjula Chellur Thursday transferred the matter to another bench after the state government claimed Justice Oka harboured a “serious bias” against the state machinery in relation to the matter.

Air pollution at crisis level in north India, notes Niti Aayog, spells out three-year plan (September Week #1 (2017))
Air pollution at crisis level in north India, notes Niti Aayog, spells out three-year plan [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92378]

New Delhi: Noting that air pollution has reached crisis level in northern India, government think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended a slew of measures like imposing higher taxes on petrol in and around the more polluted cities to encourage commuters to share
cars and take public transportation.

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