Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicDelhi air quality

Topic: Delhi air quality

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.

57% of Delhi-NCR residents don’t support odd-even to tackle pollution, survey finds

According to survey by community social media platform LocalCircles, 59% feel that closing down of schools and colleges is the sole major step taken to curb pollution.

Delhi’s air quality improves as winds sweep city

The AQI in the national capital stood at 307, which falls in the 'very poor' category. However, it was down from 349 the previous day.

Delhi extends ban on entry of trucks, WFH for govt staff till 26 Nov to curb toxic air pollution

According to the directions of the Commission for Air Quality Management, schools and colleges will remain closed till further orders and a review meeting will be held on 23 November.

Ban trucks entry, 50% attendance in govt offices: Centre’s measures to curb Delhi’s toxic air

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a Supreme Court bench that rather than implementing work from home, the central government has advised pooling and sharing of vehicles.

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Avoid going outdoors as air quality close to emergency, pollution board advises Delhi residents

The Central Pollution Control Board said the 24-hour average concentration of lung-damaging fine particles known as PM2.5 in Delhi-NCR crossed the 300 mark around Thursday midnight.

Air quality slips into ‘severe’ category in Delhi as season’s first smog episode kicks in

According to the Centre for Science and Environment, the ongoing smog episode is a public health emergency. The 24-hour average AQI was 372 in the national capital Wednesday.

Thick smog, ‘severe’ AQI — Sunday snapshots from Delhi the day after Diwali

The air quality in Delhi turned 'severe' in several parts Sunday. But that didn't stop people from coming out of their homes.

Stubble burning could decline this week but Delhi unlikely to get respite from toxic air soon

At 486, Delhi’s AQI in severe category Tuesday, according to CPCB. Pollution monitors hit 500, the maximum reading, in many areas.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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