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Fact or Fiction? Debunking 4 Myths About Indoor Air Quality

Fact or Fiction? Debunking 4 Myths About Indoor Air Quality

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Those who live in the warmer parts of the globe are well acquainted with the need for keeping cool while inside. Without it, remaining productive almost becomes an impossible feat to accomplish. In extreme cases, even falling asleep may pose quite a challenge. Unlike what used to be the case, most modern households can now afford air conditioning without problems. That being said, many individuals still believe in various myths surrounding these handy machines, so let us get to the nitty and gritty and take a look at what they are: Myth #1: Air Conditioner Filters Should Be Changed Every Year Nope – this is far too infrequent! Realistically, you should be changing these every 2 months if your health is any dear to you. Alternatively, you can hire someone to do this for you or have
The Purity of Air in Numbers: 8 Facts About Air Quality Index

The Purity of Air in Numbers: 8 Facts About Air Quality Index

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An air quality index is your guide to how clean the air that you are breathing is and government agencies use this number to guide the general public on what levels of pollution are present. The higher the AQI reading the greater the prospects of people experiencing adverse health effects, which is why it is a good idea to understand how the index is put together and what it means. Here are some points about the Air Quality Index (AQI) and how it is calculated. Why Air Quality Matters Local air quality is something that is very important to every one of us in that area as the quality of the air that you are breathing in is going to have a direct impact on how you live and your health profile. The reason for monitoring air pollution and producing an AQI figure for the area is th...
PCRA Short Film-making Competition on Benefits of Cycling

PCRA Short Film-making Competition on Benefits of Cycling

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The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas calls for entries for a Short Film-making competition on the Benefits of Cycling. The objective of the competition is to create awareness on the relevance of fuel conservation. The underlying message of the film should be able to highlight and focus on various benefits of cycling for the people. The role that cycling can play in protecting the environment for future generations may also be showcased. The short-film should highlight and promote the benefits of cycling such as fuel conservation and environment protection, etc. About the Competition The Short Film-making Competition is open only for Indian Citizens. The theme of the Short Film-making competition is “Cycle Ki Kahani Aap
Pride of Cows Comes to Delhi, But Needs to Optimize its Ecological Footprint

Pride of Cows Comes to Delhi, But Needs to Optimize its Ecological Footprint

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We are what we eat (and drink). A healthier life is a reflection of what we consume on a daily basis. Milk has always been an essential part of our diet since ancient times. However, adulteration and contamination of milk in recent times has been a pressing concern. To address this concern, Parag Milk Foods has now launched premium milk 'Pride of Cows' in Delhi. Parag Milk Foods Ltd's Pride of Cows milk was launched in Delhi by Bollywood Actress Soha Ali Khan. It is hoped that milk consumers in Delhi will now be able to better experience the goodness of cow’s milk delivered to their doorsteps. Pride of Cows strives to encourage people who believe in finer things of life. The brand provides milk that defines the edge of purity and high quality. It involves zero human intervention and
Watch this Smart Food Reality Show and Learn to Eat for a Cause

Watch this Smart Food Reality Show and Learn to Eat for a Cause

Green Living
Fourteen young chefs from across India are firing up their burners to compete for becoming India's Star Smart Food Student-chef. After reaching the final round and Paired as seven teams, they will take on the challenge of pleasing the palate of celebrity judges at the Grand Finale of India's first Smart Food Culinary Challenge during taking place in Bengaluru. Smart Food Culinary Challenge The Smart Food Culinary Challenge is India's first-ever culinary Reality Show for a Cause. An underlying focus of this challenge is to boost and promote millets among the culinary community. The Grand Finale will be held live as part of the Organics & Millets International Trade Fair 2019 which will take place at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on 19 January 2019. The Organics & Millets ...
Eight Ways To Keep Yourself Fit Amidst Winter Pollution in Delhi

Eight Ways To Keep Yourself Fit Amidst Winter Pollution in Delhi

Green Living
Winter season in the national capital this year is strangely bittersweet. While most of us look forward to the cool respite after months of sweltering heat, the chilly weather do entail a variety of problems for many. This is because it is a combination of frigid winds blowing from the Himalayas, and the soaring pollution levels that are now synonymous with Delhi. There is not much to look forward to due to the winter pollution in Delhi. While small life measures cannot be mistaken for a complete solution, they can make an impact on the individual’s life. Here are a few handy tips to battle the ongoing cold, polluted winter season in Delhi! 1. Exercise Indoors We have long been recommended a dose of fresh air in the morning for a healthy start to the day. However, walks and outdoo
2.0 Movie Review: Because Delhi Too Loves Its Birds

2.0 Movie Review: Because Delhi Too Loves Its Birds

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The sequel of the 2010 movie Robot is up as 2.0 and it seems to be doing fairly well. The budget for the film is huge (estimated to be 600 crores) making it one of the most expensive movies ever made in India. 2.0 has been released on 7,000 screens in three different languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi). The central theme of 2.0 is the impact of mobile phone radiations on birds. Mobile phones, as we all agree, have indeed become an inalienable part of our lives. The movie attempts to convey the impact of mobile phone radiations on birds and the Environment. With its big budget and VFX extravagance, the movie is said to have reached Hollywood Standards. But amidst the Rajinikanth hype, grand fighting scenes and the elaborate flashback of the perceived protagonist Professor Pakshirajan...
Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Green Lens
Winters in Delhi was once a time of cheer and joy. Many would remember the cold, foggy winter mornings and the taste of a warm cup of tea or coffee while standing in the balcony. Still others would remember the excitement of taking a quick job or brisk walk in the nearby park, if not to the more prominent ones, just to regain the body heat. Inhaling the fog, and exhaling the white misty spirit of Delhi was once part of the winter experience in Delhi. Not anymore. Delhi's October smell, the fragrance of the blooming Alstonia, was once an exciting announcement of Delhi's winters. The winter, amidst the alarming air pollution in Delhi, has become a fight for survival. The day has to be planned so that one spends maximum times indoors. Breathing out in the open, without a face mask has ...
Delhi’s Winter Woes Should Be Declared A National Emergency

Delhi’s Winter Woes Should Be Declared A National Emergency

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Stubble burning around Delhi during October 2018. Winter is peaking in Delhi these days and the air pollution this year has been more engulfing than ever. As Delhi headed into the winter months, citizens did brace for the city's notoriously poor air quality to get even worse. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded close to 250 at the end of October. Things got much out of hand though and according to available figures, AQI has peaked at 999 on more than one days at several places in Delhi since then. With the approach of winter, airborne particles and toxic chemicals that make up the smog prove to be a major hindrance to daily life in Delhi every year. This also proves to be a major public health hazard. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health has reported th...
Public Lecture and Discussion on Outbreak of Chikungunya and Dengue

Public Lecture and Discussion on Outbreak of Chikungunya and Dengue

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The Centre for Earth Studies (CES) of the Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi invites all interested to a Public Lecture and Discussion on the Outbreak of Chikungunya and Dengue in Delhi. The discussion will be led by Prof. Chandan Ghosh of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Delhi. Date: 20 September, 2016 Time: 2.30 pm Venue: Auditorium, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi (Near the Civil Lines Metro Station) (Please make an entry at the College Gate before entering). Supporting Information According to the World Health Organsiation, Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. There is ...

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