While the AQI in Delhi crossed well over 300 during Diwali days, the city of Thiruvananthapuram stands at 41.07, placing air quality in the Good category.
Overall, carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels have risen by 2.6 per cent from 2016 to 2018.
The Delhi AQI is almost at Wednesday's level which clocked an overall count of 476 and not much relief is expected for two days.
In south and central Delhi, five areas checked randomly by The Morning Standard showed an AQI above 440.
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators.
As per the data provided by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board, the particulate matter at Vyttila is highest on certain days owing to the ongoing construction activities and high traffic.
In its order, the Environment Pollution Authority ordered industries using coal and other such fuels and hot mix plants to remain shut till Friday, November 15.
Delhi-NCR gasped for breath today as the noxious smog resulting from raging farm fires and unfavourable weather pushed pollution levels in the region towards the 'emergency' zone.
The petition, filed by a Noida-based advocate, has alleged that the Delhi government's November 1 notification on the scheme also violates fundamental rights.
The court directed the Centre to expedite the deliberations on the issue and come before the court with its findings on December 3.
The sudden spike in air pollution is because of the low wind speed and rise in the moisture content in the particle, which is allowing the pollutants to build up fast.
Most days a layer of smog covers Kabul, a city of some 6 million, and it gets worse in the winter, when people burn coal, garbage, plastic and rubber to heat their homes in the bitter cold.
Meteorologists said the national capital recorded on Tuesday morning a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius, the season's lowest so far.
The air quality has deteriorated essentially on the days the ‘Odd-Even’ scheme was suspended by the Delhi government on the occasion of Sikh festival Guru Purab on November 11 and 12.
'See an eye doctor as soon as possible and avoid prolonged exposure of eyes to pollution,' the experts added.