Air pollution

Delhi’s air quality improves on the back of winds

The city government had on Sunday night extended work-from-home for its employees and the ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items till November 26 to combat air pollution and minimise its health effects.

Delhi Air Emergency: वायु प्रदूषण के चलते स्कूलों को किया गया बंद, घर से काम करेंगे सरकारी कर्मचारी, 10 प्वाइंट्स में जानें काम की बात

दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने प्रदूषण संकट से निपटने के लिए शनिवार को एक स

Delhi Air Emergency: Post SC’s ‘lockdown’ observation, schools shut, WFH to return for govt staff

‘Two-day lockdown?’: SC asks Centre to take ’emergency measures’ on Delhi air pollution, next hearing on Nov 15

The CJI-led top court bench was hearing a petition filed by 17-year-old Delhi student Aditya Dubey concerning rising levels of air pollution in Delhi. 

The Smog Returns: How Delhi turned into a ‘gas chamber’ again in last 72 hours – 10 points

Here’s everything that has happened so far in the past few days in Delhi that led to a choking Delhi

Air pollution: Delhi to get ‘green’ funds under NCAP, 1st time since it began

The city government has already imposed a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers till January 1, 2022, and has issued detailed guidelines to control dust pollution.

Delhi pollution: 10-unit rise in PM2.5 causes 7 hospital admissions with respiratory disease a week, says study

Sixty-five per cent of the respondents attributed poor air quality to the burning of waste, while 46 per cent said it was due to construction activities.

The Delhi government had experimented with the solution, prepared by IARI scientists, last year and had also got a survey done by the Development Department to ascertain its effectiveness.

Kolkata air quality improves with the dip in number of vehicles

Ghosh said in the past two days only 30 micrograms per cubic meter was recorded (pm 2.5 or 2,5 micron size) in the open, while the level of respirable particulate matter in a room on the side of a main road is only 8 mg/cubic

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Only tackling vehicles wouldn’t solve air pollution problem in India: Alastair Lewis, professor, University of York

Professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of York and a director of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in the UK, Alastair Lewis is a leading international figure in fighting air pollution across the world

According to the estimates of WHO, nearly 70 lakh people succumb every year to the problem of air pollution.

Deaths, morbidity from air pollution led to loss of 1.4% of GDP in 2019: Lancet Planetary Health

The scientific paper also said that 1.7 million deaths (18 per cent of the total deaths) in the country were attributable to air pollution last year.

Deaths, morbidity from air pollution led to loss of 1.4% of GDP in 2019, says scientific paper

वायु प्रदूषण: एयर प्यूरीफायर की बिक्री 60% तक बढ़ी, दिल्ली-एनसीआर टॉप पर

हवा में प्रदूषण बढ़ने से देश की प्रमुख एयर फ्यूरीफायर बनाने वाली कंपनियों की बिक्री 60 फ

Air Pollution, Air Purifier, Air Purifier sales up to 60 per cent, Delhi-NCR, tier 2 cities, हवा में प्रदूषण, एयर फ्यूरीफायर, एयर फ्यूरीफायर की बिक्री 60 फीसदी तक बढ़ गई

Delhiites Beware! Formation of ground-level Ozone in city threat to our respiratory health

Scientists have warned that there might be an increase in the level of Ozone (O3) during the weekend due to the heatwave and might trouble people with respiratory illness.

Toxic fumes from industries react under sunlight to form Ozone

Air quality alert issued in Canada

Canadian Government Officials said individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.

Air pollution may cause more premature deaths in India,China

'The Economic Consequences of Air Pollution' report said the outdoor air pollution caused more than 3 million premature deaths in 2010.

Air pollution exposure may worsen lupus in kids: Study

Exposure to air pollution may trigger disease activity as well as airway inflammation in children and adolescents with lupus, a new study has warned.

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‘Air pollution may cause more premature deaths in India, China’

The menace is also likely to cost 1 per cent of the global GDP, around USD 2.6 trillion annually, in terms of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output, says the report by the Organisation for Economic Co-opera

Air pollution cuts life of Indians by average 3.4 years: Study

Air pollution has reduced the life expectancy of Indians by an average of 3.4 years with Delhi topping the list at 6.3 years, according to a study.

Petrol cars in top-gear as diesel faces pollution crackdown

Car buyers seem to have begun lapping up petrol variants in a big way with the diesel vehicles facing wrath of the courts on pollution concerns, prompting automakers to recalibrate their production strategy.

Petrol cars, diesel cras, air pollution, car pollution, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, Honda

Vehicle policy to generate steel scrap worth Rs 11,000 crore per annum

Government's proposed policy to push 28 million decade-old polluting vehicles off the road would generate steel scrap worth Rs 11,500 crore annually, reducing import burden.

Vehicle policy, Delhi pollution, air pollution, Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme (V-VMP), Medium and Heavy commercial vehicles

Air pollution may up heart disease risk: study

Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing heart disease, a new study in the US has warned.

Dumping old cars will help lower pollution, says Renault India

Lauding the government's proposed policy on scrapping of old vehicles, auto maker Renault today said phasing out old polluting cars would declog roads and reduce the pollution level in the country.

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NGT notice to Centre on plea seeking ban on petroleum coke

The National Green Tribunal today sought response from the Centre on the plea of an environment activist who has sought ban on use of all forms of petroleum coke...

Air pollution may pose threat to your heart

A new study has found that air pollution can worsen the blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease.

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