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Air quality slips to ‘poor’ level again in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon

The air quality remained moderate in Faridabad but slipped to poor level in Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad on Saturday, according to a government agency.

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates to ‘poor’ zone

Delhi's air quality slipped back into the "poor" category on Saturday, a day after it had improved significantly due to favourable wind speed.

Stubble burning rose by more than 20% this year: Air quality commission official

Farm fires or stubble burning post-harvest season during October-November in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan significantly contribute to the pollution levels in Delhi-NCR.

Fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Keylong shivers at minus 9.9 degree Celsius

While Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded 17 cm snowfall, Kufri registered one cm, Shimla Meteorological Centre director Manmohan Singh said.

Lunar eclipse 2020: Check date, time and visibility of this year’s fourth lunar eclipse

With the eclipse lasting for more than four hours, the duration of the eclipse will be substantially longer than the previous eclipses.

Delhi, Punjab and Haryana gearing up for near cold wave conditions again; here’s why

One of the dominant reasons for the dip in the temperature is the occurence of snowfall in the hilly states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttarakhand in the recent days.

Smoked turkey, mashed potatoes! Astronauts celebrate ‘out-of-world’ Thanksgiving on International Space Station

In a video posted by NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, the international crew spoke about what ‘Thanksgiving’ means to them and what they will eat for the festive meal.

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Air pollution: Southern India witnesses higher rise in PM2.5 levels than Gangetic Plain in last decade

The study carried by IIT-Delhi and commissioned by Central Pollution Control Board also found that air pollution in rural India has increased at par with urban India.

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Delhi air quality: Strong winds give national capital cleaner air to breathe

On Wednesday, the 24-hour AQI was 413, which falls in the severe category. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 a

They feel that lungs compromised due to pollution could lead to complications like pneumonia during COVID-19.

Massive shadows from nearby galaxy could be due to black hole dust ring

The researchers have been coming up with several theories as to why the light is being emitted.

More rains predicted for Tamil Nadu: After cyclone Nivar, IMD says heavy downpour again next week

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said the low pressure area likely to form on November 29 may bring very heavy rains over Tamil Nadu.

Gaganyaan: L&T hands over country’s first launch hardware for ISRO’s manned mission

L&T manufactures a number of critical flight hardware, sub-systems and assemblies for GSLV Mk-III at its facilities specifically dedicated for ISRO’s requirements.

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020: A Way Forward

India, which is expecting a second wave of COVID-19 has recently announced many reforms in multiple sectors The government has now decided to formulate a comprehensive Science, Technology, and Innovat

Chandra Grahan 2020: Lunar eclipse to occur on November 30: Timing, where to watch and all you need to know

This year, four lunar eclipses were set to appear, of which three occurred on January 10, June 5 and July 4.

Russia’s Artificial Intelligence Journey 2020: Top Indian IT and Telecom companies are participating

Over 20 per cent of the participants are top-tier world-famous high-tech companies, such as Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Vodafone, HSBC bank, Adani Group, etc

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Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, improvement predicted

The 24-hour average AQI was 413 on Wednesday, 379 on Tuesday and 295 on Monday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board data.

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New Delhi’s poisonous air a perennial crisis of its own making

A ban on garbage burning is routinely flouted in the teeming Jahangirpuri neighbourhood and there are illegal, small paint and dye shops operating from homes in the area polluting the air and water

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Delhi’s air quality slips to ‘severe’ due to slow winds

It was 302 on Monday, 274 on Sunday, 251 on Saturday, 296 on Friday and 283 on Thursday. The capital's AQI was in the "severe" category on November 15, a day after Diwali, but later improved and remai

Cyclone Nivar likely to cross coast tonight, TN CM declares one more day holiday

While Chief Minister K Palaniswami declared Thursday a public holiday for 13 districts, a government order included three more districts considering the safety of people in view of the cyclone.

A senior official said subsequently, the number has increased to 1,21,152.

Cyclone Nivar Highlights: Three killed in Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm crosses coast near Pondy

Cyclone Nivar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Highlights: IMD-Hyderabad in its forecast said that thunderstorms along with lightning will occur at isolated places. Heavy rainfall in 13 districts today. IMD-Ben

Cyclone Nivar likely to intensify into very severe cyclonic storm: IMD DG

Besides strong winds, the cyclone is also expected to bring heavy rains. The IMD has issued red alert for coastal and north interior Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, for November 25, the top meteor

"Our forecast is it will intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm by (Tuesday) tonight (Representative image)

Reasons why you should care about Air Pollution

Remember the last time you saw something strange floating in your glass of water? Just hand it back, and wait till you get home to drink clean, safe water. Unfortunately, there’s no such option for

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category

According to the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) mobile application SAMEER, the city's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 361 in the morning.

Cyclone Alert: Severe cyclonic storm Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu, Puducherry coasts on Wednesday; extremely heavy rainfall in 8 districts

Cyclone Nivar alert: Tamil Nadu government has appointed senior IPS officers in several districts to monitor the rescue and relief-related works ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar

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