Monday, 20 March, 2023
TopicAir pollution

Topic: air pollution

SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking to curb air pollution

The apex court questioned the petitioner whether banning stubble burning alone would help in curbing air pollution in national capital.

Designer stubble: A Haryana entrepreneur is creating home décor from much-maligned crop residue

Panipat's Aarushi Mittal began ‘Parali by Aarushi’ this year with the aim to make people see stubble as a resource, not waste. She turns stubble into earrings, coasters, even rugs.

Penalties of over Rs 9 lakh slapped on polluters in UP’s Noida, Greater Noida for violating guidelines

The penalties were issued to offenders, including 2 real estate developers, for violating guidelines of the Grade Response Action Plan (GRAP) on Wednesday, officials said.

Gave Punjab all help to cut stubble burning, AAP didn’t act, says Union minister Bhupender Yadav

Yadav said farm fires dipped by 30% in Haryana compared to last year, adding AAP govts in Delhi & Punjab didn't attend meets called by central govt to discuss air pollution levels.

Cough twice for Delhi & what’s making Arif Mohammed Khan see ‘Red’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Centre’s panel lifts curbs on plying of diesel vehicles imposed in Delhi-NCR

The ban on diesel-run light motor vehicles in Delhi-NCR and entry of trucks into the capital was imposed three days ago under the final stage of the Graded Response Action Plan.

Four in five families in Delhi-NCR facing pollution-related health issues, finds survey

Eighteen per cent of respondents have already visited doctors in last few weeks, LocalCircles report adds, warns situation is likely to get worse over coming week.

After spike in pollution, panel orders stronger curbs in Delhi as AAP, BJP engage in blame game

CAQM summoned Punjab officials Friday to 'remind them' of commitment to curb farm fires. The panel noted that slower wind speed also contributes to rising air pollution levels.

Armed with science & tech solutions, govt & IIT-Delhi come together to fight air pollution

Office of Principal Scientific Advisor and IIT are working with tech & industry partners to monitor the city's AQI. Their pilot project will run in Delhi NCR from Nov '22 to Feb '23.

‘A crime against humanity,’ Delhi’s residents were effectively breathing in smoke on Thursday

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's 20 million residents were effectively breathing smoke on Thursday as the air quality index (AQI) breached the "severe" and "hazardous" categories in nearly all monitoring

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.