Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicDelhi air quality

Topic: Delhi air quality

Farmers cite lack of options as stubble burning turns air toxic in northern India

By Sunil Kataria and Tanvi Mehta KHAMANON, India (Reuters) - Smoke billows out of the fields in India's Punjab state as several thousand acres of crop stubble are set on fire, wrapping surrounding

Cough twice for Delhi & what’s making Arif Mohammed Khan see ‘Red’

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

Centre’s panel lifts curbs on plying of diesel vehicles imposed in Delhi-NCR

The ban on diesel-run light motor vehicles in Delhi-NCR and entry of trucks into the capital was imposed three days ago under the final stage of the Graded Response Action Plan.

SC to hear plea seeking measures to curb Delhi’s worsening air quality amid stubble burning

A bench of CJI Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi posted the case for hearing on 10 November after an advocate mentioned the matter for urgent hearing.

‘A crime against humanity,’ Delhi’s residents were effectively breathing in smoke on Thursday

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's 20 million residents were effectively breathing smoke on Thursday as the air quality index (AQI) breached the "severe" and "hazardous" categories in nearly all monitoring

Delhi’s air quality nears ‘severe’ zone amid adverse meteorological conditions

If AQI turns 'severe', authorities will enforce a ban on construction and demolition activities in NCR, except on essential projects (such as railways, metros, airports, etc.)

Will an ‘early’ October Diwali ensure less air pollution? Data from past 5 years says no

Air quality in Delhi-NCR always ranges from 'very poor' to 'severe' post Diwali. Experts say how bad it gets will depend on firecracker/vehicle emissions and weather conditions.

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.

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.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.