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Post-Diwali, air pollution levels drop across metros; cracker ban, awareness, favourable weather conditions likely causes
India

Post-Diwali, air pollution levels drop across metros; cracker ban, awareness, favourable weather conditions likely causes

The effects of a much talked-about Supreme Court judgment last year, arguably made a tangible effect this time, as all major metro cities reported much lower pollution levels post Diwali, as compared to the toxins found in the atmosphere in past years

Day after Diwali, air quality in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur dips to 'severe' category; 'very poor' in Moradabad, 'severe' in Lucknow's Lalbagh
India

Day after Diwali, air quality in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur dips to 'severe' category; 'very poor' in Moradabad, 'severe' in Lucknow's Lalbagh

According to Air Quality Index, Primary Pollutant PM10 was recorded at a 'severe' level of 694 in Hapur at around 8 am in the morning while the same was at a 'very poor' 352 in Moradabad

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’ with increased stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana; SAFAR predicts overall AQI to touch 273 by tomorrow
India

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’ with increased stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana; SAFAR predicts overall AQI to touch 273 by tomorrow

SAFAR has predicted that the air quality will remain in the poor category tomorrow as well with the overall AQI touching 273

17 terrible ways air pollution can affect your health
Health

17 terrible ways air pollution can affect your health

Pollutants like nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter (PM) can have at least 17 adverse effects on human health.

Delhi air quality enters ‘very poor’ category for first time this season, Delhi govt blames rampant stubble burning in neighbouring states
India

Delhi air quality enters ‘very poor’ category for first time this season, Delhi govt blames rampant stubble burning in neighbouring states

A blanket of toxic haze shrouded the national capital region on Wednesday, as air quality in Delhi and the adjoining areas plunged to "very poor" levels, affecting visibility and causing inconvenience to residents

NGT seeks reports from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab governments by 15 November on steps taken to curb stubble burning
India

NGT seeks reports from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab governments by 15 November on steps taken to curb stubble burning

The National Green Tribunal sought a report from the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab over the action taken to stop stubble burning in their respective states

Delhi Air Quality Index hits the 'poor' mark; Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata see relatively better air
India

Delhi Air Quality Index hits the 'poor' mark; Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata see relatively better air

Haryana reported a slight decrease in number of stubble burning incidents but Punjab had a massive increase of 45 percent.

Stubble-burning continues in Amritsar despite ban; farmers claim lack of alternatives forcing them to set fire to crop residue
India

Stubble-burning continues in Amritsar despite ban; farmers claim lack of alternatives forcing them to set fire to crop residue

The farmers also said that they are ready to follow the government's instructions, but they should be practical and economically viable, meanwhile, air quality in Delhi remained poor for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday with overall Air Quality Index docking at 266

It's time to strike balance between development, air pollution to minimise economic losses, health risks
Business

It's time to strike balance between development, air pollution to minimise economic losses, health risks

Air pollution is a major health risk in India as it is home to 15 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world. This imposes significant economic costs on its citizens.

India weather updates: Vidarbha, Marathwada sweat as mercury crosses 45°C; heatwave to persist over the week
India

India weather updates: Vidarbha, Marathwada sweat as mercury crosses 45°C; heatwave to persist over the week

A delayed monsoon has left most parts of India sizzling, with temperatures soaring above 40°C across several cities in central and northern India, crossing 45°C at several places.

Only solution to China's plastic pollution is making less of it: Greenpeace report
science

Only solution to China's plastic pollution is making less of it: Greenpeace report

China's ban on plastic import has disrupted a chain & forced importing countries to look elsewhere.

Reduce GST rate on LPG conversion kits to 5% from 28%, urges auto LPG industry
Business

Reduce GST rate on LPG conversion kits to 5% from 28%, urges auto LPG industry

Auto LPG industry in the country has sought a reduction in GST rates on LPG conversion kits for automobiles from current 28 percent to 5 percent to boost vehicle conversions to the environment-friendly fuel

Delhi air quality plummets to 'very poor': SAFAR advises minimal physical exertion; heavy fog delays 11 trains
India

Delhi air quality plummets to 'very poor': SAFAR advises minimal physical exertion; heavy fog delays 11 trains

People residing in Delhi woke up to another cold and gloomy morning as the temperature remained below normal level and a thick blanket of fog engulfed the region on Thursday. The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 21 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius respectively.

Severe pollution in Delhi forces residents to celebrate Christmas indoors; air quality remains at 'severe to emergency' levels
India

Severe pollution in Delhi forces residents to celebrate Christmas indoors; air quality remains at 'severe to emergency' levels

On Christmas Day, the air quality index of Delhi averaged 420, slightly better than 449-450 the previous two days, which was the worst this year.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Assam before Bogibeel Bridge, KCR's third front dreams, Delhi pollution levels; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Assam before Bogibeel Bridge, KCR's third front dreams, Delhi pollution levels; today's must-read stories

While many parties have accused KCR of working in tacit understanding with the BJP to defeat Congress, it will be impossible for Stalin or Mamata to be associated with a grouping that has BJP in it.

As Delhi pollution levels hit 'severe' on Christmas eve, green activists argue for decentralised governance
India

As Delhi pollution levels hit 'severe' on Christmas eve, green activists argue for decentralised governance

While the central and Delhi governments continue to fail to come together to resolve the air pollution problem, they slay Delhi's spirits one festival at a time.

Delhi air quality slips to 'very poor' day after recording 'unusual improvement'; agencies attribute it to decline in wind speed
India

Delhi air quality slips to 'very poor' day after recording 'unusual improvement'; agencies attribute it to decline in wind speed

The overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 320 — in the "very poor" category, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Anand Vihar recorded "severe" air quality. The AQI in 23 areas was registered in the "very poor" category, while the situation was "poor" in 12 areas. The level of PM2.5 was recorded at 179, and the PM10 level was recorded at 338.

Air pollution shaves 4 years from the average Indian's life expectancy: Study
science

Air pollution shaves 4 years from the average Indian's life expectancy: Study

The average Delhi resident could gain 10 years in life expectancy if WHO guidelines are met: Report.

Delhi continues to choke on ‘very poor’ air as AQI soars to 387; 13 areas of National Capital record ‘severe’ pollution
India

Delhi continues to choke on ‘very poor’ air as AQI soars to 387; 13 areas of National Capital record ‘severe’ pollution

Delhi’s overall air quality remained in the 'very poor' category on Wednesday, while pollution levels in some areas touched 'severe' levels due to low wind speed.

Pollution in Kolkata worse than Delhi in past 72 hours; experts pin blame on complacency, large number of diesel vehicles
India

Pollution in Kolkata worse than Delhi in past 72 hours; experts pin blame on complacency, large number of diesel vehicles

The overall PM 2.5 count at Kolkata's Rabindra Bharti University (RBU) on Thursday was 381, compared to 292.25 in Delhi's Ashok Vihar.