Air pollution

IIT Kanpur professor appointed honorary member of WHO body

Mukesh Sharma, an air quality expert associated with the civil engineering department at IIT-Kanpur, has melded rigorous research with policy engagement.

published on : 12th June 2021

Delhi government to establish its first smog tower by August 15 near Connaught Place

The height of this tower is around 25 meter, it has a capacity of air purification of 1000 cubic meters per second.

published on : 11th June 2021

Delhi Master Plan 2041: Tackling pollution top priority for Kejriwal government

The MPD talks about government making effort to protect and develop an integrated network of ‘Green and Blue Assets’— natural and planned green infrastructure.

published on : 10th June 2021

Delhi government moves SC seeking closure of 10 polluting power plants near city

Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the Delhi government has been taking several steps to improve the air quality of Delhi.

published on : 4th June 2021

Top European court faults Germany for high air pollution

More recently, many German cities have introduced piecemeal bans on older diesel cars in areas or even individual streets where emissions are particularly high.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Lockdown impact: Telangana sees drop in air pollution levels

Before the second lockdown was imposed in Telangana, most days in May witnessed AQI levels in the 'satisfactory category'.

published on : 18th May 2021

Out of 100 cities facing storm of environmental hazards, four-fifths in India or China

Delhi ranks second on the global index of 576 cities compiled by business risk analysts Verisk Maplecroft, followed within India by Chennai, Agra, Kanpur, Jaipur and Lucknow.

published on : 13th May 2021

Indians take 1.3 billion days off work yearly due to effects of air pollution: Study

The report also states that India had 1.7 million premature deaths from air pollution in 2019 – which is 18 per cent of all deaths in the country.

published on : 21st April 2021

Nepal shuts all schools, colleges for 4 days over pollution

Nepal's Ministry of Health earlier this week had requested people not to get outside with a sudden dip in Air Quality Index.

published on : 29th March 2021

Centre worked to curb air pollution in Delhi, others vying for credit: Javadekar

The central government has taken several steps to address the issue of air pollution in Delhi, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

published on : 20th March 2021

Centre says there's 'no conclusive data to establish direct correlation of death, disease due to air pollution'

In a written reply, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said air pollution is one of the many factors affecting respiratory ailments and associated diseases.

published on : 16th March 2021

Panel for air quality management in NCR dissolved within five months 

Union Environment Secy R P Gupta said the since ordinance was not introduced in Parliament within six weeks of its convention, it has lapsed and consequently, the commission also has been shut down.

published on : 14th March 2021

Smaller cities including Visakhapatnam, Agra and Lucknow saw more pollution this winter: Analysis

The analysis has considered 99 cities where data availability for two consecutive winters meets the minimum criteria of requirement for 75 per cent of data completeness.

published on : 25th February 2021

Air pollution claimed 12,000 lives in Bengaluru

The adverse health effects of rising air pollution may already be known, but the number of deaths caused due to it could come as a shocker.

published on : 19th February 2021

Coal-fired brick kilns cannot be allowed to operate in NCR during severe pollution: NGT

The tribunal had earlier rejected a plea to allow brick kilns running on 'Zig-Zag' technology in NCR saying their operation will have a disastrous effect on the air quality.

published on : 18th February 2021
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