Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicDelhi AQI

Topic: Delhi AQI

Delhi AQI post Diwali worst in 5 years, but crackers, stubble burning may not be only problems

Data from 2017 onwards shows the city's air quality starts worsening from the first week of October and turns 'severe' by the first week of November.

Citing Delhi pollution, MLA Atishi seeks action on ‘criminal negligence’ of Punjab, Haryana CMs

In letter to Commission for Air Quality Management, AAP MLA Atishi says Punjab & Haryana CMs are directly responsible for ‘catastrophic failure' of their govts to curb stubble burning.

Delhi’s air quality leans on higher end of ‘moderate’ category

The city's 24-hour average air quality index stood at 197 Saturday, falling in the 'moderate' category. It was in the 'poor' category at 204 Friday.

Delhi air pollution set to spike again as stubble burning begins and economy reopens

Experts say Covid-19 lockdown has reduced pollutants before stubble burning, so AQI is likely to be lower than last year. But a sharp spike is still expected.

Delhi’s air quality improves, AQI in ‘moderate’ category

According to System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR), however, the air pollution levels in the city are likely to deteriorate during this week.

Delhi chokes again as air quality hits ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ marks

The AQI was in the 'severe' category at 416 at Chandani Chowk, while at Mathura Road it was at 412, according to monitoring agency SAFAR.

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.

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.

On Camera

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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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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