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North India Met Red Alert Air Norms for 30 Days: Greenpeace

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NEW DELHI: If India had an air quality monitoring system as robust as that of Beijing, a large portion of north India would have been on red alert for over 30 days between September and November, NGO Greenpeace said on Thursday.

“As per data obtained from India’s National Air Quality Index (NAQI) website, in the 91 days between September and November, Delhi met the Chinese criteria for a red alert on 33 days, and Lucknow for no less than 40 days,” Greenpeace said in a statement.

The problem is not limited to Delhi and Lucknow alone, as several other north Indian cities are facing similar high levels of pollution, it said.

“Beijing just issued its first formal red alert, entailing very strict measures to curtail pollution emissions from factories, vehicles, construction and other activities, as well as closing down schools to protect pupils. These measures certainly helped mitigate the impacts of the episode over the past couple of days,” said Greenpeace East Asia global campaigner Lauri Myllyvirta.

India can take advantage of the experience in China and leapfrog several steps towards achieving national air quality standards, Greenpeace India said. It added that for instance, India can adopt firm, time-bound targets for national and regional action plans.

“In China, if the AQI scores hit a level of 200 and are predicted to last for more than three consecutive days, a red alert alarm is triggered. In the Indian equivalent system, this would be set at a score of 300, but there is no corresponding system for predicting the impact, or triggering an alert,” it added.

“The government’s own data suggests that the air quality in several north Indian cities is worse than the air in Beijing, and yet we remain tentative in recognising this ‘Airpocalypse’ as a pollution disaster,” said Greenpeace India campaigner Sunil Dahiya.

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North Korea’s No. 2 believed banished by Kim Jong Un

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Tale highlights

  • The cause for Choe Ryong Hae’s clear tumble from grace are not distinct
  • Experts say the purge could be short-term, normally he would be killed

South Korea’s Countrywide Intelligence Service (NIS) told the country’s Parliament in a briefing Tuesday that they feel Choe Ryong Hae was despatched to a farm in the North Korean countryside in early November, Shin Kyung-min, a lawmaker who was current during the briefing, informed CNN Tuesday.

The reason for his exile is not known but the NIS stated it may possibly be since of distinctions of view with Kim, or because of the bad quality of design of the Baekdusan Power Plant, stated to be component of Choe’s remit.

Temporary purge?

A photo taken on April 15, 2012 shows a man believed to be Choe Ryong-Hae (L) talking with Kim Jong Un.

But experts say his disappearance may just be short-term — Choe has been purged and re-instated at the very least when before.

“It is not that significant,” explained Professor Andrei Lankov of Seoul’s Kookmin College. “If it really is critical he will be killed.”

He additional that North Korea has used re-education for much less significant crimes because the late 1950s. “As lengthy as the individual operates hard and by no means forgets to proclaim loyalty to the authorities and the world’s best leader, they are usually recalled and frequently re-promoted to a large place.”

A excellent example of this was Kim’s uncle, Jang Tune Taek, who fell from grace a number of instances just before being re-instated. His most recent dismissal was final nevertheless, as Pyongyang introduced Kim experienced him executed in December 2013 for allegedly acting in opposition to the state.

Defector: Kim’s times are numbered

Choe is thought to be North Korea’s level particular person on China right after he satisfied Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, performing as Kim’s envoy.

Choe also manufactured a shock visit to South Korea in October last 12 months for the closing ceremony of the Asian Video games.

Speculation has surrounded Choe’s whereabouts for several months right after he was not named as element of a funeral committee for a marshal in North Korea’s navy.

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