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  • The Cabinet Secretary will monitor the situation with these States on a daily basis and Chief Secretaries of these States have been asked to monitor the situation in various districts of their respective States, on a 24x7 basis.

    Observing that "agriculture is the backbone of the country's economy and it's bounden duty of the state to look after the interest of farmers", a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it is absolutely necessary that the farmers are provided necessary machines to prevent stubble burning.

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    The cloudy sky and haze prevented the Chhath devotees from getting a glimpse of the rising sun on the final day of the 4-day festival, the mild spell also failed to provide any respite from the 'severe' level of pollution in parts of Delhi.

    MSI made most of the festive season and posted a growth of 4.5% in its domestic wholesales at 1,44,277 units in October as against 1,38,100 units in the same period last year. Tata Motors and Honda also improved sales in October from preceding months. Passenger vehicle wholesales in India declined for the eleventh consecutive month in September

    Flights to Delhi were diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar between 9Am and 1 PM due to low visibility at Delhi airport. The visibility at Delhi airport fell to below the minimum visibility required due to smog, primarily created by crop burning in Punjab and Haryana, and has engulfed the city for the past one week.

    Govt has shown willingness to exit Air India, as opposed to its earlier plan of retaining a minority 24%.

    ICAO had recently asked India to make DGCA licensing authority for ATC officers. Earlier, Airports Authority of India (AAI), which is also ATC service provider, had been licensing ATCOs. DGCA will license all 2500 current ATCOs by December, according to a senior DGCA official.

    The rain can further improve Delhi’s air quality, which was already better than Sunday, when the city’s pollution had risen to a record with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at more than 1,000. On Monday, it fell below 200 and Beijing displaced Delhi to become the world’s most polluted city, according to Airvisual data.

    Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala while interacting with the media said that the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has sent a letter to the Union Environment Minister, Mr. Prakash Javadekar to call an emergency meeting so that extensive steps can be taken to control the ongoing public health issues in the NCR.

    Admitting that stubble fires, supported by the winds blowing in the wrong direction, were contributing to the toxic levels of air pollution, the Chief Minister, noted that data had pointed out that large-scale industrial pollution, the traffic overload, the excessive construction activity taking place in Delhi were equally, if not more, to blame.

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