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Representational photo of smog in Delhi| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Govt hasn’t done enough on road dust, landfill fires to cut NCR air pollution: Parliament panel

Standing Committee says environment ministry has not acted on the recommendations it had formulated and submitted to Parliament in August 2018.
Dense smog envelops Delhi as its air quality deteriorates to 'severe' category due to rising air pollution, November 2021 | ANI photo

Bad air crisis: SC asks 5 states to file reports on what they’ve done to curb pollution

Centre told the SC Monday that certain shortcomings were found in the implementation of directives issued by a commission set up to control rising air pollution levels in Delhi.
Vehicles ply on Rajpath shrouded in smog, in New Delhi

Closure of schools, ban on truck entry to continue in Delhi: Modi govt to SC on pollution

The top court also asked the Centre and the NCR states to continue with their measures to curb air pollution and called for advance preventive steps with the help of IMD.

Physical classes in Delhi’s schools and colleges to resume from 29 November

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said only CNG and electric vehicles, barring those engaged in essential services, will be allowed to enter Delhi from 27 November.
Dense smog envelops Delhi as its air quality deteriorates to 'severe' category due to rising air pollution, November 2021 | ANI photo

57% of Delhi-NCR residents don’t support odd-even to tackle pollution, survey finds

According to survey by community social media platform LocalCircles, 59% feel that closing down of schools and colleges is the sole major step taken to curb pollution.
The air quality in parts of Delhi fell in the 'poor' and 'severe' categories |Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi’s air quality improves as winds sweep city

The AQI in the national capital stood at 307, which falls in the 'very poor' category. However, it was down from 349 the previous day.
Dense smog envelops Delhi as its air quality deteriorates to 'severe' category due to rising air pollution, November 2021 | ANI photo

Delhi extends ban on entry of trucks, WFH for govt staff till 26 Nov to curb toxic air pollution

According to the directions of the Commission for Air Quality Management, schools and colleges will remain closed till further orders and a review meeting will be held on 23 November.
Thick smog in Delhi the day after Diwali 2021 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

SC to smog tower to AAP-Centre data slugfest – Delhi’s air pollution is a no-brainer

Govt proposals to reduce air pollution, such as Graded Action Plan or lockdown, come either just before the smog season or when cities are already choking.
The air quality in several parts of Delhi fell in the 'poor' and 'severe' categories. Seen here is a cyclist near Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Ban trucks entry, 50% attendance in govt offices: Centre’s measures to curb Delhi’s toxic air

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a Supreme Court bench that rather than implementing work from home, the central government has advised pooling and sharing of vehicles.
An aerial view of Delhi covered in thick layer of smog on 5 November 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Smog of democracy — Why air pollution is not a political issue

Air pollution or climate change will not become a political issue by itself, no matter how acute the problem. It has to be made into an issue.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.