air pollution

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

Plume of Sahara desert dust caused spike in European air pollution, turned city skies 'orange'

The cloud of fine sand blown northward from Algeria tinted skies red and mixed with fresh snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees, leaving slopes looking orange.

published on : 9th February 2021

Govt aims to reduce air pollution in Kochi by 50% in 2 years: Min

As part of this, KSRTC will acquire more e-vehicles. More CNG/LNG buses will be introduced with the aim to reduce pollution.

published on : 30th January 2021

Burning plastic major cause of haze, fog in Delhi: IIT study

While previous researchers also have observed high chloride in PM2.5, the potential source of such a high chloride and if it played any role in haze and fog formation was a scientific mystery.

published on : 28th January 2021

Air pollution linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss: Study

The researchers drew on data from 115,954 UK Biobank (UKBB) study participants aged 40-69 with no eye problems at the start of this study in 2006.

published on : 26th January 2021

Air pollution linked to irreversible sight loss: Study

Now researchers have drawn a link between AMD and air pollution, which is already known to carry a host of health risks including heart and lung disease.

published on : 26th January 2021

Delhi air quality 'very poor', likely to deteriorate further

The lowest temperature was recorded at the Ayanagar station, which registered a minimum temperature of 5.9 degree Celsius here, the India Meteorological Department said. 

published on : 19th January 2021

Air pollution 2020 report: Big cities fare better, small towns toxic

The analysis on the cities of Indo-Gangetic Plains shows how clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been lost with the reopening of the economy and the hostile winter weather.

published on : 15th January 2021
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