Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicDelhi air quality

Topic: Delhi air quality

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.

Steps by Centre, Delhi govt not enough to curb pollution in capital, Parliamentary panel says

Parliamentary panel on urban development called for economic aid to farmers to help them buy machines that can help curb pollution because of stubble burning & hefty fines on polluters.

Air pollution could be linked to 15% of Covid deaths globally, new study says

The study estimates that air pollution contributed to 27 per cent Covid deaths in East Asia, 19 per cent in Europe and 17 per cent in North America.

SC puts order appointing Justice Lokur to monitor states on stubble burning in abeyance

Supreme Court put its own order in abeyance after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the Centre is planning to create a permanent body to tackle the issue of stubble burning.

Delhi’s air quality continues to remain ‘poor’, likely to worsen due to spike in farm fires

There has been a spike in farm fires around Punjab, Haryana and UP, and this could send the air quality in Delhi-NCR spiralling into the hazardous category.

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.

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’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.

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.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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