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Vehicles ply on Rajpath shrouded in smog, in New Delhi

Finish installing smog towers in Delhi in 10 months or face contempt, SC tells Centre

Tata Consultancy will be responsible for installing smog towers, which are air purifiers, while National Buildings Construction Corporation will construct them.
A view of Rajpath shrouded in smog in New Delhi | PTI

Pollution is attacking human capital and affecting GDP: Economist Alex Tabarrok

At a seminar in Delhi, economist Alex Tabarrok said studies show how severe pollution has immediate effects on productivity and performance of the workforce.
Delhi suffers from dangerous levels of pollution yet again this November

Air quality in Delhi dips to ‘severe’ category, AQI crosses 400 mark

Greater Noida is the most polluted with an air quality index of 441, followed by Ghaziabad at 436 and Noida at 425.
Delhi smog

Smog towers for Delhi pollution are like paracetamol for dengue — won’t cure real disease

Supreme Court order to install smog towers in Delhi can be an experiment, but engineering solutions are just band-aid. The real problem is state capacity.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo : Manish Mondal | ThePrint

SC slams Punjab & Haryana — ‘People are in a gas chamber, finish them with explosives’

Supreme Court also hit out at the central and state governments for their ‘blame game’ on the issue of air and water pollution in Delhi.
'Missing' posters featuring Gautam Gambhir seen in New Delhi

Gautam Gambhir ‘missing’ posters surface after he skips MPs’ meeting on Delhi pollution

The cricketer-turned- politician had earned the ire of social media after it emerged he was in Indore for the first India-Bangladesh test, around that time.
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SC right to slam Delhi’s odd-even plan. Arvind Kejriwal need not continue the charade

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Volunteers hold placards reminding drivers to follow the odd-even rule in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

SC says odd-even scheme half-baked, not a long-term solution to Delhi-NCR’s air crisis

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta said only the middle and lower classes are affected by odd-even scheme as affluent people have a lot of cars.
Cars plying through smog in Delhi

In 2016, IIT-K studied what causes Delhi’s air pollution & how we can deal with it

The IIT-Kanpur study focused on five major components — air quality measurements, emission inventory, air quality modeling, control options and action plan.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.


Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?