Weekly Current Affairs

Notice

  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Ministry of Heavy Industries to expeditiously frame policy with regard to scrapping of vehicles and publicise benefits associated with it for persons who opt for it.
  • The Tribunal on July 20, 2016, asked the Ministry to take a view with regard to scrapping of vehicles and publicise benefits associated with it which would be provided to persons who opt for such a policy, while barring entry of 15- to 10-yearold diesel vehicles with national permits in Delhi NCR.
  • Deregistration of 15- to 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the national capital would be carried out in a phased manner, adding that diesel vehicles which are 15-yearsold should be deregistered first and will not get No Objection Certificate (NOC) for plying outside Delhi-NCR.
  • Only de-registered diesel vehicles which are less than 15-years-old can get NOC for plying in select areas outside Delhi-NCR, to be decided by States where vehicle density is less.
  • The NGT had asked the Delhi government to take immediate steps to improve and strengthen public transport system and introduce buses which are CNG, hybrid or electric ones.
  • The Tribunal on July 18, 2016, directed the Delhi government to cancel the registration of all diesel-powered vehicles which are more than 10-year-old from plying in the city.
  • The Tribunal had said that even during odd-even scheme initiated by the Delhi government, the ambient air quality did not improve and in fact, the parameters remained on the higher side more than the permissible limits.