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Ahead of Diwali, govt launches eco-friendly crackers to fight air pollution

Govt announced that CSIR labs have been successful in developing various environment-friendly fireworks.

Improved formulation for manufacturing green crackers finalised, PESO tells SC

Trial of some samples was also conducted, PESO said, adding that the development would reduce the emission of pollutants PM 2.5 at least by 25-30 per cent.

What’s green cracker? Delhi Police not sure

Only reduced emission firecrackers like safe water and air sprinklers approved by the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation (PESO) can be stocked or sold, police said.

Sale of firecrackers other than green crackers banned in Delhi-NCR: SC

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said firecrackers already produced can be sold in this festival season only in other parts of the country.

What is a ‘green cracker’? This institute just made one

One of the formulations can even produce water molecules, which suppress dust and significantly reduce hazardous particulate matter.

Green crackers: Manufacturers say there's no such thing; Jokes galore on social media

As per the court order, SHOs will be held liable if banned firecrackers are sold in their area.

SC says crackers should be regulated, not banned

Citing concerns over rising unemployment, Supreme Court says can’t deprive people of jobs, food.

Scientists create ‘green’ firecrackers

The “green” crackers have been tested for colour, smoke, brightness and particulate matter and are found to emit less smoke and noise.

Supreme Court modifies timing for bursting firecrackers on Diwali in TN, Puducherry; retains 2 hour cap

In its October 23 order, the court had ordered that bursting of firecrackers on Diwali and other festivals would be only from 8 PM to 10 PM.

Even if violated widely, Supreme Court order on firecrackers is good starting point for change: Experts

Firecrackers were burst before and well after the 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. window on Wednesday, ordered by the Supreme Court, and more were let off with impunity on Thursday also.

Delhi records worst air quality of year after Diwali due to rampant bursting of crackers: Officials

The SAFAR had warned that even if partial toxic firecrackers as compare to last year were burnt, then the air quality would fall in the severe category.

Govt says it has open mind on considering demand of lawyers

Around 1.5 million lawyers across the country are on a strike Tuesday demanding among other things insurance cover and housing.

Supreme Court allows states to fix own two hour cracker slots on Diwali

A bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan permitted to make local variations but did not extend the time to burst crackers.

2018: SC came down heavily on real estate honchos

SC granted one more opportunity to ArcelorMittal and Russia's VTB Bank-promoted Numetal to bid for Essar Steel, provided the two pay off the NPA's of their related corporate debtors within two weeks.

Delhi's air quality expected to remain 'severe' for next two days: Authorities

Partly as a result of smoke from crackers, the overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi jumped to 574 which falls in the "severe-plus emergency" category

To ban or not to ban: Metros react to prohibition on crackers

Mumbaikars also welcomed the ban, with some activists suggesting a calibrated approach towards Diwali celebrations in the metropolis that has a diverse population.

To ban or not to ban: Metros react to prohibition on crackers

Every year Maharashtra Pollution Control Board carries out a test of firecrackers at an open ground in the presence of environment activists and record the sound.

Ban on construction activities, entry of heavy vehicles in Delhi extended till Monday

The bans were extended by the Supreme Court-appointed agency on the recommendations of a Central Pollution Control Board-led task force, which reviews the national capital's air quality.

Thick haze engulfs Delhi as Diwali celebrations continue long after SC deadline

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 302 at 11 pm, which fell in the very poor category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

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