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Elevated Levels of Fine Particulate Matter is Sofia

Elevated levels of fine particulate matter have been registered in Sofia, airsofia.info reported. According to the map, the air is polluted in almost the entire city. 

Most polluted residential areas are Knyazhevo, Gorna Banya, Karpuzitsa, Boyana, Ovcha Kupel, Studentski grad, Krasna Polyana and parts of Mladost 2.

The map is provided by airsofia.info

 

Shipbuilding industry exports reach $1 billion

Turkey exported $1.04 billion worth of yachts and ships last year, marking a 5.2 percent increase from 2018, according to data from the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM).

Norway was the main export market as deliveries to this country amounted to $370 million, nearly doubling from the $185 million in revenues in 2018.

Romania's Tig advances to women's singles final at ITF tournament in Bendigo

Romanian tennis player Patricia Tig qualified on Saturday for the women's singles final of the ITF tournament in Bendigo (Australia), with prizes worth 25,000 US dollars, after defeating Ankita Raina (India), with a score of 6-3, 6-4. Tig (aged 25, WTA's 113th), main seed, managed to win after one hour and 30 minutes.

World Bank: Turkey recovering 'faster than expected'

A World Bank report released late on Jan. 8 projected the Turkish economy would grow 3 percent in 2020 and 4 percent in 2021, rebounding from earlier financial turmoil at a faster pace than expected as domestic demand improves.

The bank revised its previous forecast that Turkey would contract 1 percent in June 2019 to 0 percent in its latest Global Economic Prospects report.

Premature Deaths Attributed to Pollution: Serbia Ranks First in Europe

Serbia ranks first in Europe in terms of the harmful effects of pollution, mainly from polluted air and the ninth worldwide, according to the results of a detailed study by the Global Alliance for Health and Pollution (GAHP).

In Serbia, an average of 175 people die prematurely as a result of the pollution they are exposed to, according to a study published in Blitz.

India: 250 Million Workers Strike against Modi's Economic Policy (VIDEO)

Nearly 250 million workers strike in India in protest of Modi's economic policies, AFP reported.

Banking and other sectors of the economy across India have suffered damage as millions of workers strike in protest against the economic policies of the Hindu nationalist government, especially against the planned sale of several state-owned companies, including Air India.

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