Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: AQI

Haryana orders closure of schools in 4 districts adjoining Delhi amid rising pollution level

The schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar will remain shut until further orders following the govt's order on measures to manage air quality in NCR districts of Haryana.

Delhi’s AQI deteriorates to ‘poor’ on Saturday after a day of showing improvement

Delhi's AQI was 209 at 9am Saturday as opposed to 137 Friday, when stronger winds and a drastic reduction in stubble burning contributed to cleaner skies.

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, 19% of city’s pollution attributed to stubble burning

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said wind direction & wind speed is favourable for transport of pollutants from farm fires in Haryana, Punjab.

Delhi air quality gets ‘poor’ for the first time this season, AQI hits 207

Since 21 September, incidents of stubble burning, a major contributor of Delhi pollution in winter months, have been increasing in Punjab and Haryana.

India reduced air pollution by 10.7% in 2018, Lucknow most polluted, finds study

Data by researchers from University of Chicago stated India’s air pollution level reduced to 63.0 micrograms per cubic metre in 2018 from 71.7 micrograms per cubic metre in 2016.

How drop in pollution is giving social media users a clearer India to show off

2019 World Air Quality Report published in February said India was home to 14 of world's 20 most polluted cities. Number down to just two as on 7 April.

Severe pollution is back in Delhi, experts call for action plan that responds to forecasts

With a reliable pollution prediction system already in place, experts suggest a dynamic response system to fight the toxic winter smog.

Air pollution is actually making our children dumber

This toxic air may be damaging the brains of an entire generation of Chinese and Indian children. A report by the World Bank found that test scores were lower in these countries than in the developed world.

Delhi schools reopen though air quality still in ‘very poor’ category

The air quality index (AQI) in the national capital improved since Tuesday morning, when it recorded pollution levels at 324. An AQI between 0 - 50 is considered good.

Haryana CM Khattar seeks a meeting of Delhi and neighbouring CMs to address pollution

"The ongoing public health emergency in NCR is a matter of serious concern for all of us," Khattar said.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.