Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicDelhi air pollution

Topic: Delhi air pollution

Delhi govt enforces 15-step action plan to tackle air pollution ahead of winter

High pollution is an annual sore point for Delhi, when several people are put to risk due to a high concentration of tiny airborne particles, especially in October and November.

You thought only winter meant bad air in Delhi? Govt data tells a different, worrying story

Data released by environment ministry shows that National Capital Region maintains poor air quality, with AQI over 200, for at least half the time in a year.

Study finds biomass burning drives poor air quality in Delhi after Diwali, not fireworks

The study led by IIT-Delhi researchers has shed light on the pollution sources impacting the ambient air quality in the capital before, during and after the festival.

Delhi can finally breathe clean air in winter—if Punjab’s new AAP govt can convince farmers

With the new AAP government in Punjab, Delhi can expect greater collaboration to address the air pollution issue. But Kejriwal must meet a few challenges.

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.

School closures because of air pollution ‘misplaced, achieve nothing’: Delhi child rights body

DCPCR chief Anurag Kundu has written to Commission for Air Quality Management, saying the loss of 600 days due to Covid and pollution could have long-term implications.

Who are farmers thanking as they prepare to go home, and a surprise in Justice Gogoi’s book

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

SC directs panel to consider easing curbs after ‘slight’ improvement in Delhi’s air quality

A special bench comprising CJI Ramana said Friday that they'd not hear individual cases & asked the air quality commission to examine various industries' requests in a week's time.

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.

Govt hasn’t done enough on road dust, landfill fires to cut NCR air pollution: Parliament panel

Standing Committee says environment ministry has not acted on the recommendations it had formulated and submitted to Parliament in August 2018.

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Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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.
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