Tuesday, 29 November, 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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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
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.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

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.