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Air pollution is a public health problem also related to racial injustice

In sum, African-Americans are hit especially hard by air pollution, even though they cause relatively little of it.

7 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

Reducing particulate matter in the air could add 1.3 years to the lifespan of the average Indian, and nearly three years to residents of Delhi.
A cyclist protects himself with a handkerchief against air-pollution as he rides through smog, at ITO Bridge in New Delhi

The world’s most polluted air is in India and it’s killing people

India's healthcare costs & productivity losses from pollution are as much as 8.5% of GDP, according to the World Bank.
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Delhi’s air pollution is probably making you sad

There is now good evidence of a direct link between air quality and overall mental health and happiness.
Red tape and lethargy ensure Delhi remains a gas chamber

Modi govt’s 50% cut to pollution control budget invites criticism from environment experts 

The interim budget presented by Piyush Goyal reduced the budget for pollution control to Rs 10 crore for 2019-20 from Rs 20 crore in the last fiscal.
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Use Google maps to solve road jams & help improve air quality: NGT tells traffic police

The National Green Tribunal's (NGT) directive is aimed at cutting down traffic jams to decrease Delhi's severe air pollution.
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Slipped up on pollution in Delhi and other cities, admits government

Environment ministry official says the government couldn’t properly implement its plans on stubble burning and the SC ban on firecrackers.
People wearing anti-pollution mask, jogs through smog at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi | Kamal Singh/PTI

No study has yet proven health benefits of pollution masks, air purifiers

Experts say that masks and purifiers do reduce effect of particulate matter but their health benefits are still under a cloud.
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1 out of 8 deaths in India linked to air pollution, says study in Lancet

Study says UP, Maharashtra, Delhi and Bihar are the worst affected, adds that air pollution has reduced life expectancy in the country by 1.7 years. 
People ride a scooter along a road shrouded in smog in New Delhi

India’s battle with the world’s worst smog is caught in a bureaucratic haze

The sheer scale of India’s toxic skies is making progress in the fight to reduce pollution difficult.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.