Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicDelhi smog

Topic: Delhi smog

57% of Delhi-NCR residents don’t support odd-even to tackle pollution, survey finds

According to survey by community social media platform LocalCircles, 59% feel that closing down of schools and colleges is the sole major step taken to curb pollution.

Why November has brought back Delhi pollution with a vengeance after ‘cleaner’ October

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Saw a less polluted and more breathable October than usual? But found the toxic demons of Delhi winter return with a vengeance...

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.

‘Odd-even’ in emergency only, Delhi will try other ways to tackle air pollution: Minister Rai

As winter onset brings peak pollution phase, environment minister Gopal Rai explains government's stress on turning off car engines at traffic signals, bio-decomposers & monitoring smog tower inputs.

No, AAP govt is not the first one to install a smog tower in India

A smog tower installed near the Shivaji Stadium Metro station by the Delhi govt has been touted by it as the first in India. But there are already such towers in India.

Dubai firm to help curb stubble burning in Punjab, produce energy from waste

Dubai-based Averda's CEO says the company will bring in processes for segregating the waste & recycling it to produce energy.

Delhi’s toxic air is also silently hurting India’s slowing economy

Pollution is now being counted among the hidden costs like repelling top corporate talent for India’s economy already hit by a sharp slowdown.

Majority of parents in Delhi-NCR want annual ‘smog break’ in schools: Survey

At least 74 per cent of respondents surveyed by advocacy group wanted scheduled holidays when the capital’s pollution levels are at its worst.

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.

Light showers bring no respite, take Delhi’s toxic smog to season’s worst

While SAFAR recorded an AQI of 650 at 11 am Sunday, CPCB, another govt monitor, estimated it at 428 at 10 am.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

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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