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Half of Delhi pollution caused by vehicles! Here are three ways to clean the city’s mobility system
India

Half of Delhi pollution caused by vehicles! Here are three ways to clean the city’s mobility system

As per a 2018 study by ARAI and TERI, motor vehicles are the primary source of pollutants within Delhi and contribute to about 40 percent of PM 2.5 emissions — one of the key reasons for the city’s toxic air

Delhi's air quality improves slightly but remains in 'very poor' category; ban on construction, demolition activities lifted
India

Delhi's air quality improves slightly but remains in 'very poor' category; ban on construction, demolition activities lifted

The Air Quality Index in the national capital is likely to improve to the 'poor' or 'lower end of very poor' category in the next two days

Supreme Court to hear Delhi govt's proposal today on two-day lockdown to curb pollution
India

Supreme Court to hear Delhi govt's proposal today on two-day lockdown to curb pollution

The apex court had on Saturday termed the rise in pollution levels an "emergency situation" and suggested clamping a lockdown in the national capital.

Delhi deploys 114 tankers to sprinkle water to settle dust; higher wind speed flushes out pollution
India

Delhi deploys 114 tankers to sprinkle water to settle dust; higher wind speed flushes out pollution

The weather office has predicted strong surface winds that will help clear out pollutants in the city's air whose AQI stood at 449 in the severe category at 8 am on Saturday

Delhi's all smogged up! Capital turns into gas chamber as pollution levels rise significantly
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Delhi's all smogged up! Capital turns into gas chamber as pollution levels rise significantly

The rampant firecracker bursting on Diwali and stubble burning has led to the air quality being in the 'severe' category with no respite till Sunday evening

North, central India continue to gasp as air quality plummets; Delhi AQI ‘poorest’ in five years post Diwali
India

North, central India continue to gasp as air quality plummets; Delhi AQI ‘poorest’ in five years post Diwali

Delhi's environment minister Gopal Rai has blamed the BJP for the defying of cracker ban by people, alleging that the saffron party made them burst firecrackers on purpose

Delhi residents left with itchy throats, watery eyes on Diwali night as cracker ban goes up in smoke
India

Delhi residents left with itchy throats, watery eyes on Diwali night as cracker ban goes up in smoke

The city’s air quality index had entered the ‘severe’ zone around 8 pm with people bursting crackers in a blatant disregard to the government’s ban on it

At over 1,500 mm Delhi records second-highest rainfall since 1901
India

At over 1,500 mm Delhi records second-highest rainfall since 1901

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi gauged 1,534.3 mm of rainfall in 1933, the highest annual precipitation in the 1901-2021 period

National Pollution Control Day 2020: Studies highlight link between particulate matter, AQI and COVID-19
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National Pollution Control Day 2020: Studies highlight link between particulate matter, AQI and COVID-19

As more and more research is conducted, scientists might discover more about the link between air pollution and COVID-19.

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.

Farm fires, calm winds, low temperatures push Delhi air quality to worst since November 2019
India

Farm fires, calm winds, low temperatures push Delhi air quality to worst since November 2019

People complained of itchy throats and watery eyes while health experts said air pollution has become a serious concern for residents amid the pandemic

Delhi can't live with pollution forever; govt must facilitate carpooling and electric vehicles, strengthen public transport
India

Delhi can't live with pollution forever; govt must facilitate carpooling and electric vehicles, strengthen public transport

With social distancing norms in play, there is an increased incentive to use private ridership over public transport, resulting in increased emissions.

Delhi records 'poor' air quality; condition likely to improve due to depression over Bay of Bengal, says IMD
India

Delhi records 'poor' air quality; condition likely to improve due to depression over Bay of Bengal, says IMD

A SAFAR report said that stubble fire has a marginal impact on Delhi AQI, which is likely to reduce due to change in wind direction

World Environment Day 2020: PM2.5 AQI largely below 100 in Mumbai, 60 in Kolkata during COVID-19 lockdown
India

World Environment Day 2020: PM2.5 AQI largely below 100 in Mumbai, 60 in Kolkata during COVID-19 lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown imposed on India on 25th March had the obvious effect of slowing down construction and industrial work, and taking motor vehicles off the roads

India sees improved air quality during coronavirus lockdown, says CPCB; AQI improves to 'good' in 23 cities, 'satisfactory' in 65
India

India sees improved air quality during coronavirus lockdown, says CPCB; AQI improves to 'good' in 23 cities, 'satisfactory' in 65

There has been an improvement in air quality in 85 cities due to the Janata Curfew and lockdown due to coronavirus since 24 March, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said in a report

Delhi faces traffic jams, waterlogging as Western Disturbance brings rainfall; min temperature drops to 12 degrees Celsius
India

Delhi faces traffic jams, waterlogging as Western Disturbance brings rainfall; min temperature drops to 12 degrees Celsius

Rains lashed the Delhi all through the day on Friday, affecting traffic movement with visibility dropping considerably in the afternoon due to dense clouds. Some parts also witnessed heavy rains along with thunderstorms.

Over 70 percent of air quality monitoring stations are not collecting data: CSE report
India

Over 70 percent of air quality monitoring stations are not collecting data: CSE report

122 non-attainment cities have been asked to reduce particulate pollution by 20-30 percent by 2024 from 2017 levels.

Delhi's air quality plunges to 'very poor' category, AQI docked at 336 as of Monday morning
India

Delhi's air quality plunges to 'very poor' category, AQI docked at 336 as of Monday morning

Chandni Chowk, Pusa Road, and Lodhi Road had an AQI of 336, 304 and 316

One year hence, is India’s national clean air plan on track to tackle air pollution?
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One year hence, is India’s national clean air plan on track to tackle air pollution?

Delhi, famous for resembling a gas chamber during winter, reeled under emergency levels of air quality las year.