Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicDelhi smog

Topic: Delhi smog

Delhi govt enforces 15-step action plan to tackle air pollution ahead of winter

High pollution is an annual sore point for Delhi, when several people are put to risk due to a high concentration of tiny airborne particles, especially in October and November.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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