Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Smog

Higher wind speed flushes out pollution in Delhi, air quality improves slightly

Due to bursting of crackers on Diwali, Delhi recorded its poorest air quality in five years. The winds are expected to flush out pollutants further over the next two days, experts said.

Delhi records worst air quality in five years a day after Diwali

Residents flouting firecracker ban & emissions from farm fires peaking at 36% push Delhi's 24-hour average air quality index after Diwali to 462.

Air pollution could reduce life expectancy of 40% Indians by 8.5 years, study says

The Air Quality Life Index prepared by the Energy Policy Institute says India’s average PM concentration in 2019 was the highest in the world and 7 times the WHO’s guideline.

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.

Toxic smog that reduces lifespan to persist in India till March — climate change service

The forecast by the Copernicus Climate Change Service follows a new study by scientists at Harvard University showing that around 2.5 million Indians die annually from air pollution.

Compare lung sizes of Indian and US children, you’ll know who air pollution affects most

In 'Breathing Here Is Injurious To Your Health’, Jyoti Pande writes about why air pollution has become a public health emergency in India.

SC asks Centre to ensure no smog in Delhi-NCR as commission on air quality starts work

The top court was informed that the commission on Air Quality Management will start functioning from Friday as it fixed to hear pleas on pollution after Diwali vacation.

SC puts order appointing Justice Lokur to monitor states on stubble burning in abeyance

Supreme Court put its own order in abeyance after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the Centre is planning to create a permanent body to tackle the issue of stubble burning.

Early spurt in farm fires could give Delhi relief from toxic smog this winter, CPCB says

Peak stubble-burning period in Punjab, Haryana unlikely to coincide with the time when meteorological conditions in Delhi and neighbouring regions create smog.

These six steps are key to Arvind Kejriwal govt’s war against winter smog in Delhi

A war room, an app and an anti-dust drive are three of the measures the Delhi govt has envisaged to tackle Delhi’s notorious winter smog.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.