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Detailed News Articles: 16 May 2019

1. IMD says southwest monsoon will reach Kerala on June 6 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the southwest monsoon would be “slightly delayed” over Kerala and arrive on June 6. Southwest Monsoons: India gets southwest monsoon winds in the summers and northeast monsoons during the winters. The former arise because of the formation of intense low-pressure… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 16 May 2019

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Air Pollution Indexes, Standards, Reports and Fly Ash

National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act empowers Central Pollution Control Board to set standards for the quality of air. Current NAAQS were notified by CPCB in the year 2009. Pollutants  covered under NAAQS are Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Particulate Matter PM 10, Particulate Matter PM 2.5,… Continue reading Air Pollution Indexes, Standards, Reports and Fly Ash

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16 May in History: Sikkim was annexed into India

“There is a sacred veil to be thrown over the beginnings of all government.” ~ quoted in an article about Sunanda Datta-Ray’s book Smash & Grab: Annexation of Sikkim, in the Business Standard magazine. Originally quoted by Edmund Burke on the trial of Warren Hastings, this quotation brings forth a harsh reality about the documented history of a… Continue reading 16 May in History: Sikkim was annexed into India