Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicDelhi pollution

Topic: Delhi pollution

New Delhi remains the world capital in air pollution, Swiss survey finds

The report by IQAir found 35 of the world’s top 50 cities to be Indian; no city here meets WHO guidelines on pollution.

Work on permanent solution for Delhi-NCR pollution: SC directs air quality panel

An apex court bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant directed the commission to invite suggestions from the general public and experts.

Air quality panel for Delhi issues new orders, educational institutions to be shut

In its new directions, the commission has banned the entry of trucks in Delhi, with an exception of electric vehicles, those running on CNG and trucks carrying essential commodities.

Closure of schools, ban on truck entry to continue in Delhi: Modi govt to SC on pollution

The top court also asked the Centre and the NCR states to continue with their measures to curb air pollution and called for advance preventive steps with the help of IMD.

Delhi lifts ban on construction, demolition activities as air quality improves

Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the Delhi govt will take a call on the reopening of schools and work-from-home for govt staff during a review meeting on 24 November.

Hue & cry over stubble burning baseless: SC pulls up Centre, states on Delhi pollution

New Delhi: The central government Monday claimed stubble burning by farmers contributes to just 10 per cent of air pollution in Delhi, prompting the...

Air quality slips into ‘severe’ category in Delhi as season’s first smog episode kicks in

According to the Centre for Science and Environment, the ongoing smog episode is a public health emergency. The 24-hour average AQI was 372 in the national capital Wednesday.

Covid piggybacking on soot? Researchers link stubble burning to Delhi’s 3rd wave in Nov 2020

According to researchers at IITM, Pune, the onset of stubble burning in Punjab & Haryana coincided with a 10-fold increase in daily Covid cases in Delhi. 

22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities in India, Delhi tops capitals list, says report

Prepared by Swiss organisation IQAir, the report shows that Delhi's air quality improved by approximately 15% from 2019 to 2020, but is the world's 10th most polluted city.

Pollution an important reason behind severity of third Covid wave in Delhi, says Kejriwal

In a meeting with PM Modi, Kejriwal also sought the reservation of the additional 1,000 ICU beds in the govt-run hospitals for patients till the third wave lasts, source said.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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