Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Air Pollution

Explained: What are the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

Sep 22, 2021 Outlook Bureau

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday released its revised Air Quality Guidelines, the first update since 2005.

Will The Smog Tower Help Delhi’s Air Get Cleaner? Here’s What An Engineer Says

Sep 12, 2021 Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

From every known science and engineering angle, the concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution. In the open where every puff of air is replaced with another puff of air in no time, with equal or sometimes more pollution, this effort to clean air is an illogical operation.

Arvind Kejriwal Inaugurates Delhi's First Smog Tower: All You Need To Know

Built at a cost of Rs 22 crore, the smog tower can improve air quality in a radius of around 1 km.

Explosion Reported At German Chemical Plant, Govt Terms Blast As ‘Extreme Threat’

Jul 27, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

An explosion occurred at Germany’s Leverkusen on Tuesday. The cause of the explosion is yet to be determined.

Pollution, Smoking And ‘Long Covid’...A Blow-by-Blow Account Of Drama That Could Play Out Inside Your Body

You know by now that the coronavirus doesn’t merely attack your lungs. But how does the presence of a whole axis of co-morbidities amplify the dangers? Here’s the science.

18 March, 2021

For Third Year In A Row, Delhi Remains The Most Polluted Capital City In The World

Outlook Web Bureau

The report is prepared by the Swiss organisation, IQAir, in the form of the 'World Air Quality Report, 2020', which has released globally.

14 March, 2021

Centre's Panel For Air Quality Management In NCR Collapses After 5 Months Of Formation

Outlook Web Bureau

Centre introduced the ordinance that put in place the commission and provided for up to five years of jail term and Rs one crore fine for violators to curb pollution

26 January, 2021

Government To Soon Impose Green Tax On Old Polluting Vehicles

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, vehicles like strong hybrids, electric vehicles and those running on alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol and LPG will be exempted.

23 December, 2020

World Will Witness 90% Wildlife Loss By 2050 Due To Food Habits

Outlook Web Bureau

The international research team led by the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford revealed that unless the food industry is rapidly transformed, the world faces widespread biodiversity loss in the coming decades

05 December, 2020

Delhi's Air Quality Turns 'Severe', Likely To Improve By Monday: IMD


On Saturday, the national capital’s air quality index was 401

04 December, 2020

Karnataka Likely To Impose Curbs On New Year Celebrations Ahead Of Second Covid-19 Wave


Health Minister K Sudhakar along with officials today held a meeting with TAC members on their advisory/recommendations to control the second wave.

02 December, 2020

Ahead Of New Year Celebrations, NGT Puts A Ban On Sale, Use Of Firecrackers


Green crackers can be used on Christmas and New Year only for 35 minutes at midnight in NCR and neighbouring areas with decent air quality.

02 December, 2020

Delhi's Air Quality Inches Closer To 'Severe' Zone


The city's air quality index (AQI) was 381 at 9 am. The 24-hour average was 367 on Tuesday. It was 318 on Monday and 268 on Sunday.

01 December, 2020

Delhi Breathed More Polluted Air In November This Year Than 2019


The city also recorded nine 'severe' air days this November, the maximum number in the month in four years.

30 November, 2020

Coldest November In Delhi In 71 Years: IMD


Delhi had recorded a mean minimum temperature of 10.2 degrees Celsius in November 1949.

27 November, 2020

Instances Of Stubble Burning Spiked By More Than 20 Percent This Year: Officials


‘This year, 73,000 cases of farm fires were reported until November 17,’ Air Quality Commission officials said.

26 November, 2020

Think Beyond Covid-19 As Pollution Is An Everlasting Pandemic

Dr Kafeel Khan

Falling in love with your surroundings will save you, your family, your future generations.

25 November, 2020

Punjab Sees Steep Rise In Stubble Burning This Year, Downward Trend In Haryana


Annual crop residue burning incidents lead to air pollution, with Punjab and Haryana contributing to Delhi's hazardous AQI.

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Artists welcome tourists as they arrive to board Cordelia cruise ship on their way from Mumbai to Lakshadweep, during a Kerala Tourism event, in Kochi.

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A medic prepares to administer a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hands over a smart health card under the 'Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana' (BSKY) scheme to a beneficiary, in Balangir district.

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Assam Chief Minister and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma during BJP State executive meeting, at Amingaon in Kamrup district.

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Swami Adya Tiwari, prime accused in Mahant Narendra Giri death case, being produced in the District Court, in Prayagraj.

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Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

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Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

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Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

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