New Delhi Current Affairs - 2020

NGT bans registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered ban on registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi to curb the growing menace of air pollution in the capital city. This ruling was given by NGT bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar and also questioned Delhi government’s odd-even formula for vehicles to check pollution in the city. Read More…

NGT bans age-old agricultural practice of straw burning in Northern States

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned age-old agricultural practice of straw burning in pollution-ravaged New Delhi and 4 northern western states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Ruling in this regard was given by NGT Bench headed by Chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar by keeping in view the serious issue of burning of agriculture waste Read More…

Government inaugurate Indian Police Foundation and Indian Police Institute in New Delhi

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Police Foundation (IPF) and Indian Police Institute (IPI) in New Delhi. Both agencies aim at embarking a culture of research and evidence-based policing in India. It also seeks to subjectivity avoid personal errors and biases in decision-making. They have been set up and registered under the Societies Read More…

First car-free day observed in Delhi

First Car-Free Day was observed in Delhi on 22 October 2015 to encourage the people to use public transport instead of using their cars. It was observed from 7 AM till 12 noon on the stretch connecting Red Fort to India Gate via Delhi Gate and ITO. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Read More…

SAARC countries’ conference on Disaster Mitigation begins in New Delhi

Disaster Mitigation conference of member counties of South Asian Association on Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has begun in New Delhi on 3 September 2015. The two day conference seeks to chalk out and undertake various joint efforts on various issues related to disaster mapping and mitigation in the member nations. Key facts The conference is being Read More…