The New York Times reported Thursday that India’s government unveiled a plan—still in its very early stages—to give 500 million of its poorest citizens free access to health care. It would, in part, give 100 million families up to 500,000 rupees (about $8,000) annually, enough to cover five heart surgeries, the Times…
This could be the year more people in India start wearing oxygen cylinders on their backs. Seriously.
A startup spent the last three years developing markers that convert air pollution into marker ink.
Northern India is dealing with some severe air pollution right now, and breathing the toxic air isn’t the only concern. Driving may be equally dangerous, as evidenced by a massive pileup on an expressway on Wednesday.
Imagine looking out your window and seeing nothing but gray—and not a cozy, foggy, rainy day kind of gray, but a thick, dirty, WTF kind of gray. Imagine fog so thick that your usually clear view of the India Gate is blurry, opaque, nonexistent.