Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicDelhi smog

Topic: Delhi smog

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.

Day before Diwali, Delhi’s air quality drops to season’s worst

SAFAR predicts air quality will get worse and the AQI will be around 324 on Diwali.

Privately owned CNG vehicles won’t be exempted from odd-even scheme this time, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says women will be exempted from odd-even scheme, which will be implemented for the third time from 4-15 November.

SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea?

The environment pollution prevention and control authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested a ban on all non-CNG vehicles on Delhi roads...

How the Himalayas make Delhi’s smog worse

The Himalayas surround the Indo-Gangetic plains to form a land-locked Valley that leaves no space for Delhi’s emissions to escape.

Haryana farmers sorry for poor Delhi air, but say stubble burning is a compulsion

Since Haryana farmers know they are being watched by authorities, many have begun to burn paddy straw at night.

Punjab offers million-dollar reward to anyone who can solve stubble-burning problem

Stubble burning is a major cause of air pollution and is blamed for the blanket of smog that covers Delhi in October and early November each year.

On Camera

YourTurn

General Qamar Javed Bajwa | File photo: Flickr

For Gen Bajwa, it was family first, Pakistan later. His rule has lessons for future leaders

From getting his sister-in-law a highly coveted job in Pakistan International Airlines to amassing billions, Bajwa has many answers to give.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters File Photo/Danish Siddiqui

RBI to launch first pilot for retail digital rupee on 1 December

The pilot will be launched in two phases, with State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and IDC First Bank participating in the first phase across four cities in the country.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.