Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicAir quality

Topic: air quality

Marginal or no improvement in air pollution levels in 132 cities since 2019, says NCAP report

Varanasi achieved largest reduction in pollutant levels, but none of the cities was able to meet the goals fixed in 2019, when National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was set up.

Air quality panel lifts curbs on construction in Delhi-NCR, allows trucks to enter capital

The Commission for Air Quality Management lifted the restrictions with immediate effect after considering the improvement in air quality in the region and meteorological forecast.

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.

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category, predicted to improve tomorrow

To combat pollution, the Delhi govt Wednesday issued 10 directions, including a ban on entry of trucks carrying non-essential items in the city and closure of schools and colleges.

Why November has brought back Delhi pollution with a vengeance after ‘cleaner’ October

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Saw a less polluted and more breathable October than usual? But found the toxic demons of Delhi winter return with a vengeance...

Higher wind speed flushes out pollution in Delhi, air quality improves slightly

Due to bursting of crackers on Diwali, Delhi recorded its poorest air quality in five years. The winds are expected to flush out pollutants further over the next two days, experts said.

Delhi records worst air quality in five years a day after Diwali

Residents flouting firecracker ban & emissions from farm fires peaking at 36% push Delhi's 24-hour average air quality index after Diwali to 462.

‘BJP made people burst crackers on Diwali’, Delhi govt says after air quality turns ‘severe’

Environment Minister Gopal Rai Friday said that Delhi's base pollution has remained the same & two factors — firecrackers and stubble burning — have added to the poor air quality.

Delhi air quality an indictment of authorities’ failure. AAP-BJP politics only makes it tragic

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SC asks Centre to inform court on steps taken by Commission for Air Quality Management

On 6 November, the apex court had asked the Centre to ensure there is no smog in Delhi as the Commission started functioning from that day.

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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says Paris will work with New Delhi to get over some of the strategic “constraints” it is facing today. | Photo: Pooja Kher | ThePrint

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the Scorpene submarines programme have been outstanding achievements in the bilateral ties and Paris wants to work more closely with New Delhi to make India ‘more autonomous’ it producing its military equipment.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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