Wednesday, 5 October, 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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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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