False fire alarm forces IndiGo pilots to declare emergency mid-air, land back at Chennai airport
Just 15 minutes after the departure, the pilots observed a fire alarm and immediately relayed the emergency code 7700 to all Air Traffic Controls, said a source privy to the development. The fire alarm was later found to be because of faulty smoke detectors in cargo compartment. The plane had more than 160 passengers.
Supreme Court summons Delhi chief secretary, says there can't be 'large scale exodus' due to pollution
The apex court, which also summoned th...
Public health emergency declared in Delhi as air quality worsens, schools closed till November 5
As air pollution reached alarming levels in ...
Air Quality slips into 'severe' category in several parts of Delhi
The overall air quality of Delhi has improved as level of 24 hour averaged value of lead pollutant (PM2.5) recorded below 250 ug/m3 in the wee hours of Wednesday, that is defined as 'very poor', as forecasted by SAFAR.
Delhi's air quality improves from 'severe' to 'very poor'
Presence of clouds and a hazy morning, prompted many in the capital to believe that Delhi was shrouded with smog, but weather scientists said the level of the tiny PM 2.5 particles had actually fallen.
Beat smog the healthy way: Rujuta Diwekar's quick-fix remedies to boost immunity
The nutritionist turns to the kitchen cabinet for some quick fixes.
'Haryana, Punjab govts forcing farmers to burn stubble': Kejriwal as Delhi air continues to be 'severe'
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday blamed the Haryana and Punjab governments for rising pollution levels in Delhi. "The Khattar ...
Delhi's air quality drops to 'emergency' category first time since January; Schools shut till Nov 5
The blanket of haze over Delhi thickened on Friday morning with the national capital's pollution levels increasing overnight by around 50 points, taking the overall air quality index to 459. A Central Pollution Control Board official said the AQI entered the "severe plus" or "emergency" category late Thursday night, the first time since January this year.
Microsoft is teaching drones, robots and drills how to think like humans via software
Microsoft last year acquired a company called Bonsai that makes this kind of software, merged it with some work from its research arm — a group of Microsoft researchers wrote a paper on this idea back in 2017 — and is now expanding a software preview so more potential customers can test it.
IIT Kanpur had warned CPCB about pollution in early Oct
Researchers had suggested prompt corrective action in 75 km radius of Delhi. They had submitted a study, based on modelling of Delhi’s air quality and meteorological data in early October, recommending that a number of measures be taken as soon as Air Quality Index (AI) hits 200.
Secretaries' group to meet on Monday, discuss Air India EoI
Recently, the cabinet approved new process for strategic disinvestment making possible stakeholder consultation before inviting bids. So far, the process didn't allow for stakeholder consultation before the govt issued EOI.
Delhi-NCR air quality drops to season's worst 'very poor' post Diwali
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the city's overall air quality index (AQI) stood at 345, the worst this season, at ...
Air India launches 'Namaskar Sewa' for passengers at Delhi airport
'Namaskar Sewa' is a meet and greets service wherein Air India staff will take care of passengers from the airport entry gate to till being passengers board in the aircraft.
View: How the Modi govt can sell stake in PSUs one step at a time
The intention can be announced today, and a time-bound divestment should be carried out in the open markets.
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