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Congress MP from Assam Gaurav Gogoi at the CPR Dialogues 2020 Tuesday

Need to include health impact of air pollution in our policies: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi

Speaking at CPR Dialogues 2020, Gogoi lauded the Modi govt’s National Clean Air Programme, which shows that, at least, it considers air pollution a national problem.
Previous studies have exaggerated the ability of indoor plants in purifying air | Pixabay

Potted plants don’t really improve indoor air quality, finds new study by US university

Researchers from US' Drexel University claim that decades of studies have vastly exaggerated the ability of indoor plants in removing volatile organic compounds.
Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

North India’s air is ‘severe’, avoiding coal is one way to deal with it

In an interview to ThePrint, Professor A.R. Ravishankara highlights major sources of air pollution in north India and the issues with coal industry.
Delhi schools

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.
A pedestrian covers his face with a handkerchief for protection against air pollution in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Delhi’s ‘very poor’ air quality might get worse over the weekend

According to SAFAR, a government-run agency, the air quality of the national capital is expected to "significantly deteriorate" Sunday due to a decline in temperature.
People wearing anti-pollution mask, jogs through smog at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi | Kamal Singh/PTI

As India chokes, sales of drugs, masks & air purifiers surge this festive season

The sales of respiratory drugs, air purifiers and masks have seen a drastic surge in the past few months due to the poor ambient air quality amid the festivities.
Participants take part during the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016

Exercise, food & plants: Best ways to prepare your body and home to fight India’s toxic air

While they can’t cure the problem of particulate matter or pollution, these three things can help strengthen the body and fortify the home against outside air.
Pollution

NCR districts must suspend construction activities till 10 November to check pollution: UP govt

It has also asked them to ensure strict compliance to other Environment Pollution Control Authority guidelines.
Delhi's air pollution

Delhi’s air quality turns severe for the first time this season, say authorities

Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Noida also recorded severe air pollution, whereas Greater Noida's air is nearly severe, according to the data.
People driving through smog on Delhi roads

Alien paddy is causing stubble burning, but don’t blame Punjab for Delhi smog this time

The paddy being grown in Punjab is alien to conditions in Punjab, and the burning of its stubble has had a big impact on the state’s air quality.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.