Air quality ‘improved’ a bit in Delhi
The air quality of the national capital improved a bit on Jan 07. According to Air Quality Index (AQI),...
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Long-term exposure to tiny air pollutants can increase risk of stroke
Tiny particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter can enter dee...
'Delhi CycleWalk' project to reduce air pollution in Delhi at least by 20%: Amit Shah
"It will reduce air pollution of Delhi by at least 20 per cent and green commuting will now be possible in the city," Amit Shah said, addressing the gathering. Around 11 lakh people in the city commute on bicycles at present, and efforts should be made to increase this number to 50 lakh, which would make a major difference in Delhi's pollution levels, he added.
Delhi pollution: Air Quality dips to ‘very poor’ amid dense fog
The National Capital Region (NCR) on Friday witnessed fog with visibility at 200 metres in the early morning hours, and the air quality reco...
Delhi air quality turns 'severe', people advised to avoid outdoor activities
The air quality declined further and plunged to the "severe" category with the air quality index (AQI) crossing 450-mark on Monday, prompting the government to advise people to avoid outdoor activities.
'Airpocalypse' on the rise: 10 ways India tried to beat its air pollution problem in 2019
Large swathes of north India are covered under a thick blanket of toxic air at the onset of winter.
Several power plants miss deadline for emission norms compliance
A total of 47.95 gigawatts thermal power capacity missed the Dec 31, deadline to install Flue Gas Desulphurization (FDG) units to minimise SO2 emissions, the estimates prepared by private power producers showed. These include coal-fired units in the national capital region. Power plants were asked to install FGD units, which cut emissions of sulfur.
Air purifier sales see up to 60% spike on rising air pollution
Air purifier makers like Philips, Blueair, Panasonic, Eureka, Forbes, Sharp, Xiomi and Blue Star reported high double-digit jump in sales. Besides Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), the companies also saw higher demand from tier-II cities like Lucknow and Kanpur.
India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO
Several studies conducted by the WHO, Centre for Science and Environment and others published in journals such as The Lancet have linked pollution with premature deaths in India. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar recently told the Parliament that there was no Indian study to show any correlation between pollution and shortening of lifespan.
Local pollutants major contributor to Delhi's foul air: Study
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is estimated to cause nearly 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2016, the researchers said.
Air pollution: Environmental organisations urge PM to declare national health emergency
As pollution levels in the entire north India rose alarmingly over the last two days, environmental organisations on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all state governments to declare a national health emergency.
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