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Representational image for the lockdown in national capital Delhi | Photo: Bloomberg

Living in a city with high air pollution increases chances of being infected by Covid

Researchers have found that a large number of Covid-19 cases that result in death are found in areas with high levels of air pollution.
Toxi smog engulfed Delhi Thursday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Three ways by which Delhi’s Kejriwal govt can fulfil its promise to curb air pollution

On Delhi air pollution, the AAP government shouldn't throw its hands up but formulate a concrete plan.
Representational image of construction work | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Supreme Court lifts ban on overnight construction in Delhi-NRC as pollution level drops

Due to the bad air quality in November, the court had banned construction works in Delhi-NCR due to which the workers were the most affected.
Delhi AQI

Delhi chokes again as air quality hits ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ marks

The AQI was in the 'severe' category at 416 at Chandani Chowk, while at Mathura Road it was at 412, according to monitoring agency SAFAR.
Delhi metro running amid dense haze and low visibility, in New Delhi.

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.
Delhi metro running amid dense haze and low visibility, in New Delhi.

Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘moderate’ Thursday

Even at major traffic junctions of the city such as ITO, Mandir Marg Ashok Vihar, and RK Puram, the AQI was 141, 131, 157 and 106 respectively.
Toxi smog engulfed Delhi Thursday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

To fight India’s airpocalypse, Modi govt must first centralise air pollution policy

There is very little Delhi, Haryana or Punjab can do on their own to clean the air. Local air pollution control mechanisms are bound to be ineffective.
Traffic in Delhi as a thick smog envelopes the city | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Anti-smog towers, the SC solution to Delhi air pollution, not ready for immediate use

Supreme Court has asked Delhi and central govts to install anti-smog towers across Delhi and submit a plan regarding this within 10 days.
Air pollution in Delhi, India | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
Representational image | Picpedia

Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.