IIT Kanpur professor Mukesh Sharma appointed as advisor to WHO

IIT Kanpur professor Mukesh Sharma appointed as advisor to WHO

Kanpur: Professor Mukesh Sharma, associated with the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, has been appointed as an Honorary Member of the Global Air Pollution and Health Technical Advisory Group by the World Health Organization (WHO), giving a big responsibility. IIT Kanpur gave this information in a statement on Friday.

According to the statement, the members of the Technical Advisory Group are selected from around the world and appointed by the Director-General, WHO. They contribute in achieving the target regarding air pollution and health related matters. According to the release, air quality expert Professor Sharma has conducted extensive research with policy engagement. He has been associated with WHO, Geneva, International Council for Clean Transport, Clean Air Asia United National Environmental Programme, Bangkok and World Bank.

Sharma will be part of the WHO Advisory Group on Interventions/Policies for Air Pollution Control in 194 Member States. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT, Kanpur has congratulated Sharma.


Leaders who got their sons to study abroad, poor children could not study, that's why they used to leave the school in dilapidated condition: CM Yogi

Leaders who got their sons to study abroad, poor children could not study, that's why they used to leave the school in dilapidated condition: CM Yogi

Lucknow : The politics of Uttar Pradesh, which is the country's largest state in terms of population, holds an important place across the country. In such a situation, all the parties are engaged in strengthening their background regarding the upcoming assembly elections 2022. In this sequence, the era of fierce verbal war has also started. State's powerful Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath distributed appointment letters to selected 6,696 assistant teachers of the Basic Education Department at Lok Bhavan. He conveyed his best wishes to all the assistant teachers. Along with this, without naming anyone, the CM took a jibe at such leaders whose sons go to study abroad and did not pay any attention to the dilapidated schools of the state.

CM Yogi said that the poor child could not study, that's why the schools were left in shambles and Australia, England send their children abroad. He said that there were governments even before 2017, what were these people doing? 1 lakh 35 basic education schools in the state were in dilapidated condition. The CM further said that there was also a budget, used to give money for salary, money used to go in the name of the building, but peepal, banyan tree used to grow on dilapidated buildings. CM further said that but in March 2017, we started Operation Kayakalp. There were many criticisms of that too, but by forming the old student council, we students, bureaucrats or public representatives, businessmen, all should contribute to it. Adopt one school at a time and today the condition of schools has changed.