Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: AQI

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.

Kejriwal credits Delhi govt for best post-Diwali AQI in 7 yrs, but experts cite multiple factors

Delay in peak stubble burning incidents, early Diwali, cracker ban and warmer temperatures all helped, though pattern of air pollution spiking on Diwali night remained the same.

Haryana orders closure of schools in 4 districts adjoining Delhi amid rising pollution level

The schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar will remain shut until further orders following the govt's order on measures to manage air quality in NCR districts of Haryana.

Delhi’s AQI deteriorates to ‘poor’ on Saturday after a day of showing improvement

Delhi's AQI was 209 at 9am Saturday as opposed to 137 Friday, when stronger winds and a drastic reduction in stubble burning contributed to cleaner skies.

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, 19% of city’s pollution attributed to stubble burning

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said wind direction & wind speed is favourable for transport of pollutants from farm fires in Haryana, Punjab.

Delhi air quality gets ‘poor’ for the first time this season, AQI hits 207

Since 21 September, incidents of stubble burning, a major contributor of Delhi pollution in winter months, have been increasing in Punjab and Haryana.

India reduced air pollution by 10.7% in 2018, Lucknow most polluted, finds study

Data by researchers from University of Chicago stated India’s air pollution level reduced to 63.0 micrograms per cubic metre in 2018 from 71.7 micrograms per cubic metre in 2016.

How drop in pollution is giving social media users a clearer India to show off

2019 World Air Quality Report published in February said India was home to 14 of world's 20 most polluted cities. Number down to just two as on 7 April.

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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...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

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.