Pollution

Air quality plunges to 'severe' zone in Delhi

Delhi saw the longest bad air spell in December with six consecutive ‘severe’ air quality days and a fortnight of ‘very poor’ days.

published on : 3rd January 2022

Delhi: Most polluted December in national capital annals

This December saw the longest spell of bad air since air quality records are being maintained in the national capital.

published on : 1st January 2022

Air pollution, COVID: Delhi continues to fight major health issues with little gains

Stubble burning, rampant firecracker bursting on Diwali and unfavourable meteorological conditions in the early phase of winters turned the city into a gas chamber again.

published on : 31st December 2021

Delhiites brace for chill and fog at year-end

With the year’s last rain over, the mercury is set to drop further, while the city may see moderate to dense fog over the coming week, said weather officials. 

published on : 30th December 2021

Delhi gets rain relief with light showers but air quality index back to 'very poor' zone

Delhi recorded an overall air quality index of 305 in the 'very poor' zone on Tuesday, as against 283 in the 'poor' zone, the previous day.

published on : 29th December 2021

Feeling of Déjà vu as the year nears end

The winter has set in with the chilly winds but one can’t be complaining. Thank the good God for having sent those winds to Delhi to clear it of the poisonous air.

published on : 27th December 2021

Rain likely in Delhi, may end bad air spell 

The city’s air quality stayed in the ‘severe’ range for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday, the longest bad air spell the city has seen in a go this month since 2019.

published on : 26th December 2021

High humidity keeps Delhi's air quality index in 'severe' zone

Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the government will not compromise on pollution and will take necessary action if air quality in the city keeps deteriorating.

published on : 25th December 2021

Cannot compromise on pollution, will take action if AQI deteriorates: Delhi minister Gopal Rai

The authorities withdrew the emergency measures in view of a continuous improvement in the air pollution situation, he said.

published on : 24th December 2021

No respite from toxic air for Delhi residents

Calm winds, emissions from NCR contribute to pollution load; situation likely to remain unchanged on Dec 24.

published on : 24th December 2021

Delhi's AQI remains severe, improvement likely by Dec 27 after rain 

Air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘severe’ zone for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, as winds remained calm, allowing little or no ventilation.

published on : 23rd December 2021

Gaza's old battery pileups pose risk to health, environment

The most pressing threat, he said, is that “the batteries break and ooze liquid that includes sulfuric acid and leaks into the soil and then the water aquifer.”

published on : 22nd December 2021

Delhi's air quality turns severe as winds die down

The AQI over the past 20 days has mostly been in ‘very poor’ zone, only occasionally improving to poor for a brief period.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Several schools reopen in Delhi for classes 6 to 12, some decide to begin from January 3

CAQM allowed the authorities in the Delhi-NCR to resume physical classes for students of class 6 and above, colleges and other educational institutions with immediate effect.

published on : 20th December 2021

Smog hugs Bengaluru, thanks to dust from roads

A senior BBMP official said that since most of the roads are potholed or cut open, mechanical sweepers cannot be used.

published on : 20th December 2021
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