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London to be zero carbon city by 2050

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) London has drawn up an elaborate plan to make the city zero carbon by 2050.
The Londoners have set to themselves a number of tasks and made several commitments and resolution that will lead to final plan.
The World Health Organisation recommends an upper limit on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) of 10 mg per cubic meter and this is the target the capital of England plans to reach by 2030, a UNEP statement said.
London has joined the BreatheLife network early this week becoming the world’s first mega city to commit to reaching the World Health Organisation’s air quality guidelines.
The city's plan to meet this target is backed by serious science and stakeholder consensus. The city’s air quality strategy centres around another ambitious target that is becoming a zero carbon city by 2050.
To achieve this target, London’s has set a vision and strategy for cleaner air which includes that by 2041, Londoners will make 80 per cent of their trips on foot, by bicycle or by public transport.
Moreover, all taxis and cars-for-hire will be zero emission by 2033, buses by 2037, all new road vehicles by 2040 and the whole transport system will be zero emission by 2050.
As a part of its strategy, London plans to develop a resilient, low or zero carbon energy infrastructure that allows the city to generate more of its own energy that is secure and scalable in the long run.
The city also plans a “Healthy Streets” approach by cutting down on car traffic to make local streets more pleasant for pedestrians besides building the biodiesel industry to fuel government-owned vehicles, which is also good for green jobs.
On 11 August, London Mayor Sadiq Khan published a draft of the London Environment Strategy. This plan is open for public comment until November 17.
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PM, Def Min misled Parliament on Rafale deal: Cong

PM, Def Min misled Parliament on Rafale deal: Cong

23 Jul 2018 | 2:30 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) Charging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with misleading Parliament on the deal for Rafale fighter jets, the Congress on Monday alleged that there
is a huge scam in the deal.

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AG says SC should live-stream only constitutional cases

AG says SC should live-stream only constitutional cases

23 Jul 2018 | 1:53 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) The Attorney General (AG), KK Venugopal, on Monday suggested to the Supreme Court that instead of live-streaming of all cases, the top court should consider and ensure that only constitutional cases are live-streamed.

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SC to hear lynching case next month

23 Jul 2018 | 1:50 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) Lawyers on Monday mentioned before the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing into the matter in connection with an alleged Alwar lynching case in which a person was beaten to death.

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Lok Sabha: All eyes on final tally of No Trust vote

Lok Sabha: All eyes on final tally of No Trust vote

23 Jul 2018 | 1:16 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) All eyes will be on Lok Sabha proceedings on Monday as the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is likely to declare final tally of the voting on the No Confidence Motion that was rejected in the House by a massive difference.

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