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CPCB records 'very poor' air quality in Greater Noida, 'poor' in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Gurugram
India

CPCB records 'very poor' air quality in Greater Noida, 'poor' in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Gurugram

The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Friday was 276 in Ghaziabad, 301 in Greater Noida, 250 in Noida, 268 in Faridabad and 273 in Gurgaon, according to the CPCB

Mumbai air polluted largely by coal-powered industry, better tech and infrastructure needed: CSE report
India

Mumbai air polluted largely by coal-powered industry, better tech and infrastructure needed: CSE report

Some 1,400 medium- and small-scale enterprises in four industrial areas alone made up 70 percent of polluting industries in the MMR.

Philips Air Purifier 3000i review: Beginner-friendly and it gets the job done
News & Analysis

Philips Air Purifier 3000i review: Beginner-friendly and it gets the job done

Fine particles, allergens, gases and even food odours - Philips’ Air Purifier 3000i promises to eliminate them all and breathe fresh air into your life.

Cleaner air during COVID-19 pandemic caused brief temperature spike: Study
World

Cleaner air during COVID-19 pandemic caused brief temperature spike: Study

The temporary warming from fewer particles was stronger in 2020 than the impact of heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, experts said.

Air pollution linked to higher chance of irreversible eye loss find a long term study
Sports

Air pollution linked to higher chance of irreversible eye loss find a long term study

Among the 52,602 people whose eyes had been assessed, 75 percent of those with a clinical diagnosis of AMD had signs of AMD on retinal imaging.

Air pollution in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh can lead to more miscarriages, stillborns in pregnant women
India

Air pollution in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh can lead to more miscarriages, stillborns in pregnant women

Tianjia Guan, from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said that losing a pregnancy can have knock-on mental, physical and economic effects on women.

Air pollution related disease, deaths cost India Rs 260,000 crores in economic loss: report
India

Air pollution related disease, deaths cost India Rs 260,000 crores in economic loss: report

Lung diseases made up 40 percent of morbities caused by air pollution while 60 percent of diseases were caused by ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neonatal deaths related to preterm birth.

Varanasi’s toxic air quality is emblematic of wider malaise affecting entire Indo-Gangetic plain
India

Varanasi’s toxic air quality is emblematic of wider malaise affecting entire Indo-Gangetic plain

In 2017, CPCB called Varanasi the most polluted city in the country, while in 2018, WHO listed it as the third most polluted city in the world

Repeating old mistakes: Why the new commission on air quality won't ensure clean air
India

Repeating old mistakes: Why the new commission on air quality won't ensure clean air

The new body is called the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020

India faces two health emergencies simultaneously — COVID-19 pandemic and air pollution
India

India faces two health emergencies simultaneously — COVID-19 pandemic and air pollution

The dual-threat is particularly pronounced in the Indian capital New Delhi, where the annual spike in winter pollution levels has come amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

Delhi in November was more polluted than the past four years in spite of firecracker ban
India

Delhi in November was more polluted than the past four years in spite of firecracker ban

This year farmers also started burning crop residue early due to early harvesting this year and hence the farm fires raged for a longer time.

Stubble burning should be seen through behavioural lens; providing cost, time-effective alternatives key to ending practice
India

Stubble burning should be seen through behavioural lens; providing cost, time-effective alternatives key to ending practice

Studies indicate a lack of awareness among farmers regarding the implications of stubble burning and a lack of information about alternative options to manage crop residue even when they want to stop the practice

NASA study finds that there was nearly 20 percent drop in global nitrogen dioxide levels due to COVID-19 lockdown
science

NASA study finds that there was nearly 20 percent drop in global nitrogen dioxide levels due to COVID-19 lockdown

The data showed significant changes with 50 of the 61 analysed cities showed nitrogen dioxide reductions between 20 to 50 percent.

Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali
India

Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali

India's environmental court had imposed a ban stressing that residents were already reeling from the impact of COVID and the pollution crisis that arises every winter.

Arvind Kejriwal says COVID-19 situation in Delhi likely to be brought under control in 7-10 days
India

Arvind Kejriwal says COVID-19 situation in Delhi likely to be brought under control in 7-10 days

The Delhi chief minister added that air pollution is the "biggest" reason behind the spike in COVID-19 cases in the city and said that the situation had been under control till 20 October

Bhumi Pednekar, Shivangi Joshi, Juhi Parmar advocate Green Diwali, urge fans to go cracker-free
Entertainment

Bhumi Pednekar, Shivangi Joshi, Juhi Parmar advocate Green Diwali, urge fans to go cracker-free

Celebs give a lowdown on how they plan to ring in a green Diwali at home sans firecrackers and urge others to follow suit.

NGT bans firecrackers during Diwali in India due to the health risks with COVID-19 and air pollution
India

NGT bans firecrackers during Diwali in India due to the health risks with COVID-19 and air pollution

The capital New Delhi and the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra and West Bengal have already halted or restricted the sale and use of firecrackers.

Double whammy: With winter approaching deadly smog and new COVID-19 cases worry doctors, residents in Delhi
India

Double whammy: With winter approaching deadly smog and new COVID-19 cases worry doctors, residents in Delhi

CM Arvind Kejriwal banned firecrackers and launched legal action to get private hospitals to set aside more beds for Covid-19 patients.

Air quality remains in 'severe' category in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram
India

Air quality remains in 'severe' category in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram

The Air Quality Index in the four NCR cities was between 401 and 500 on Sunday. The CPCB says AQI in "severe" category seriously impacts those with existing diseases

BS Yediyurappa says Karnataka govt will ban firecrackers during Diwali due to COVID-19
India

BS Yediyurappa says Karnataka govt will ban firecrackers during Diwali due to COVID-19

The govt's decision comes amid research that pollution due to firecrackers can adversely impact patients. Karnataka has reported 8,38,929 COVID-19 cases so far