Friday, 7 October, 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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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.