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Experts blame perfume, hair gel for fuelling smog in Beijing

The air quality index in Beijing climbed to 213, which is categorised by the World Health Organisation, (WHO) as "very unhealthy".

published on : 15th October 2018

Delhi air pollution: Emergency plan to kick in from Monday

Under the emergency plan called Graded Response Action Plan, stringent actions are implemented based on the air quality of the city.

published on : 14th October 2018

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana defy ban on stubble burning

Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major cause of air pollution not only in the two states but also in the national capital.

published on : 14th October 2018

Stubble burning adversely affects health: IMA president

The air quality in Delhi usually starts plummeting during October-November due to slow winds and dropping temperatures.

published on : 14th October 2018

What kind of pollution control are you doing: Supreme Court to Centre

A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked this to the Centre after perusing a status report filed by the government.

published on : 10th October 2018

Delhi government directs departments to take anti-pollution steps

Delhi Minister for Environment and Forests Imran Hussain directed transport officials and traffic police to deploy more staff to act against overloaded vehicles.

published on : 26th September 2018

Clean air to drive EV market in India

published on : 19th September 2018

Hyderabad has an action plan for pollution control, but no targets to meet

Unlike many other cities in the country where air pollution levels are soaring beyond prescribed standards, Hyderabad has an action plan in place for keeping air pollution levels under control.

published on : 11th September 2018

Vision document on Taj Mahal should take into account pollution in TTZ: Supreme Court

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said authorities should look into the larger perspective while dealing with the issue of protection of Taj Mahal.

published on : 28th August 2018

Air pollution leads to lower verbal, math scores: Study 

The findings, published in the journal PNAS, imply that the indirect effect of pollution on social welfare could be much larger than previously thought, the researchers said.

published on : 28th August 2018

Air pollution reduces lifespan by over one year: Study

PM2.5 pollution comes from power plants, cars and trucks, fires, agriculture and industrial emissions.

published on : 23rd August 2018

Choking hazard: Air pollution hangs over Asian Games

But the index has regularly topped 150 this month, which is considered a health threat to the general population. A reading over 300 is seen as hazardous.

published on : 17th August 2018

Pollution Board to set up three more air quality stations in Vijayawada

A drastic increase in number of people suffering from pulmonological diseases reported.

published on : 16th August 2018

Pollution check: Supreme Court okays colour-coded stickers for vehicles

The Centre told the bench that the diesel vehicles will have orange stickers pasted on their windshield while petrol and CNG vehicles will have blue stickers.

published on : 13th August 2018

'Indians may live 4 years longer if country achieves WHO air quality standards', says report

Noting that ambient air pollution alone may cost India more than USD 0.5 trillion per year, the study said it is causing hundreds of millions of people in the country to lead shorter and sicker lives.

published on : 13th August 2018
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