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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.
Cars plying through smog in Delhi

What is hydrogen fuel? Supreme Court’s solution to Delhi’s air pollution crisis

SC has asked govt to explore hydrogen fuel tech to find solution to Delhi's air crisis. Hydrogen is zero-emission fuel, but manufacturing the gas is quite polluting.

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File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput

Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
Workers at a metro construction site in Mumbai (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.

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State Councillor and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the 22nd meeting of Special Representatives (SR) for India-China Boundary Question, in New Delhi last December | ANI file

Ajit Doval talks to Chinese foreign minister, both agree on ‘earliest complete disengagement’

MEA statement says both sides have re-affirmed they should strictly respect & observe the LAC, and not take any unilateral action to alter the status quo.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.