Officials confirm two incidents of firing at south bank of Pangong Tso

  • The south bank of the Pangong Tso (lake) where Indian and Chinese troops are currently engaged in a face-­off, witnessed firing in the air not only on September 7 but also a week earlier,
  • This is the first time since 1975 that shots were fired along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC).


Frame rules for disposal of cigarette butts: NGT

  • Following a report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the board to lay down guidelines pertaining to disposal of cigarette and beedi butts within three months.
  • “The analysis reflects that concentrations detected will not be toxic to human and environment. Cellulose acetate is a major component (95%) of the cigarette butts along with the wrapping paper and rayon. In general, the toxicity date are not available for cellulose acetate.”