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A view of the Dhauldhar mountains | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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.
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.
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.

MPs ride bicycles, wear masks, drive e-cars as winter session kicks off

Delhi, which has been dealing with severe air pollution since Diwali, recorded 'poor' air quality Monday.
Delhi smog

How air pollution has become a big factor in Indians’ decision to work in Delhi

Hiring agencies say over the last couple of years, there has been a rise in the number of people looking to shift out of Delhi when the smog sets in.
Delhi smog

Light showers bring no respite, take Delhi’s toxic smog to season’s worst

While SAFAR recorded an AQI of 650 at 11 am Sunday, CPCB, another govt monitor, estimated it at 428 at 10 am.
Pedestrians walk past the India Gate monument shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

At 35%, share of stubble burning in Delhi’s air pollution season’s highest, finds SAFAR

Delhi has been engulfed in a hazardous haze since Monday primarily due to Diwali celebrations, stubble burning and unfavourable weather.
Tourists in Delhi

Govt agencies can’t agree if Delhi’s air quality after Diwali was ‘severe’ or ‘very poor’

CPCB said Delhi's Air Quality Index the morning after Diwali was a 'very poor' 368, while SAFAR reported a 'severe' reading of 506.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
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.