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Making Toast Can Cause Air Pollution

Making a simple breakfast toast could contribute to a high level of indoor air pollution, say researchers.

20 February 2019

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To Deal With Rising Pollution Levels, Delhiites May Soon Need Five Oxygen Cylinders A Day

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 92 percent of the world's population, including in India, lives in areas where air quality is below acceptable standards.


Haze Engulfs Delhi

The air quality in the national capital region continued to remain under ‘very poor’ category as a thick blanket of haze engulfed the city.

05 November 2018

14 Out Of 20 Most Polluted Cities In The World Are In India, Says WHO Report

In terms of PM10 levels, 13 cities in India figured among the 20 most-polluted cities of the world in 2016.


Unfulfilled Poll Promises, Corruption Kept Arvind Kejriwal Govt Busy As Delhi Breathed Uneasy This Year

The year saw less of rabble- rousing between the AAP government and the Lt Governor's office as compared to the past

27 December 2017

Delhi's Directorate Of Education Encourages School Kids To Celebrate Cracker-free Diwali

To encourage pollution free Diwali Delhi's Directorate of Education has asked schools to teach kids on the harmful effects of burning crackers

24 October 2018

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NGT Dismisses AAP Govt's Plea Seeking Exemption For Two-Wheelers In Odd-Even Scheme

"It also cannot be disputed that emissions from two- wheelers are also a major source of pollution. The exemptions sought would defeat the entire purpose of improving the air quality of Delhi,"

15 December 2017

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11 December 2017
Delhi Air Worsens Again, IMD Forecasts Light Rain Today

Delhi Air Worsens Again, IMD Forecasts Light Rain Today

Delhi, however, might get a respite from the bad air as MeT department has predicted light rain on Monday night and Tuesday. "It is likely to rain towards the...


07 December 2017
IMA Asks BCCI To Consider Pollution Levels Before Deciding Match Venue After Sri Lankan Players Wear Masks On Field

IMA Asks BCCI To Consider Pollution Levels Before Deciding Match Venue After Sri Lankan Players Wear Masks On Field

"Rain and poor light are taken into consideration while determining suitable playing conditions, so we suggest that atmospheric pollution should now also be...


06 December 2017
No Exemptions During Odd-Even, Delhi Government Tells NGT

No Exemptions During Odd-Even, Delhi Government Tells NGT

NGT had objected to various provisions in the scheme exempting women, two-wheelers, VVIPs and children carriers


05 December 2017
Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal Vomits At Kotla, Delhi May Lose Rights To Host Tests In Winters

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal Vomits At Kotla, Delhi May Lose Rights To Host Tests In Winters

NGT on Monday had rapped the authorities for holding the match in Delhi, that's battling with smog and choking haze for over a month now.


05 December 2017
Air Quality Worsens Again, Pollution 'Severe' In Many Parts Of Delhi

Air Quality Worsens Again, Pollution 'Severe' In Many Parts Of Delhi

Humidity has risen from 44.3 per cent to 51 per cent while average temperature has dipped by about two degrees since November 27.


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27 November 2017
Pollution On The Rise In Delhi As Wind Speed Falls, Further Spike Expected

Pollution On The Rise In Delhi As Wind Speed Falls, Further Spike Expected

The volume of particulate matter (PM), the dominant pollutants in Delhi's air, rose through the day.



17 November 2017
'Committed To Dealing With The Issue', Govt Assures Dean Of Diplomatic Corps On Deteriorating Delhi Air

'Committed To Dealing With The Issue', Govt Assures Dean Of Diplomatic Corps On Deteriorating Delhi Air

Castellanos met Chief of Protocol in MEA, Sanjay Verma and conveyed the grievances of the envoys, and sought assurance that efforts are being made to bring...


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17 November 2017
On Behalf Of Diplomats, Dean Of Diplomatic Corps To Meet MEA Joint Secretary To Raise Issue Of Delhi Air Pollution

On Behalf Of Diplomats, Dean Of Diplomatic Corps To Meet MEA Joint Secretary To Raise Issue Of Delhi Air Pollution

Castellanos meeting with the MEA will convey the grievances of the envoys and would ask the MEA if any serious efforts are being made to bring down the air...




14 November 2017
As Delhi Continues To Choke, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan Says Situation Not As Bad As Bhopal Gas Tragedy

As Delhi Continues To Choke, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan Says Situation Not As Bad As Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Bhopal Gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial disaster claimed the lives of 25,000 people in 1984.


13 November 2017
Odd-Even: Bikes, Autos Have To Be Included For Impact, Says Expert

Odd-Even: Bikes, Autos Have To Be Included For Impact, Says Expert

"In the long term I don't think that the odd- even scheme is going to be the answer," says Columbia reseracher.


13 November 2017
SC Issues Notice to Centre, UP, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi Government On Plea To Curb Rising Pollution

SC Issues Notice to Centre, UP, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi Government On Plea To Curb Rising Pollution

The plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.


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