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Large beverage firms like Parle Agro and Amul, writing to the Centre to exempt straws from the single-use plastic ban, have said that replacing them with paper ones or simply importing paper straws isn’t feasible
Over 4,000 farm fires, accounting for 35 percent of Delhi's pollution on Friday, played a major role in pushing the 24-hour average AQI to 471 by 4 pm, the worst this season so far
Under the zero firecracker emission scenario, Delhi's PM2.5 concentration is predicted to be in the upper end of the 'very poor' category from November 4 to November 6.
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
Day after Diwali, Delhi records worst air quality in four years as pollution crosses emergency threshold
The levels of PM2.5, which can lead to premature deaths from heart and lung diseases, were 329 microgram per cubic meter in Delhi-NCR at 7 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 g/m3
A fresh western disturbance is likely to increase the wind speed and improve the air quality in Delhi-NCR post Diwali, according to IMD
Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won
Though the Suvidha Initiative, which Narendra Modi championed in his Independence Day Speech, helped improve access to affordable sanitary pads, the oxo-degradable pads do not meet environmental quality standards
The apex court called on general insurance companies to ensure that the rule is followed scrupulously, with special focus on compliance in Delhi–NCR.
The NGT passed the order after it was informed that 37 containers with 697 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, an explosive substance, were sent to a detonator manufacturing unit having a license for ammonium nitrate in Telangana
The top court had directed IIT-Bombay to take responsibility for the project — a large air purifier in Delhi's Connaught Place to tackle air pollution
NGT slaps Rs 25 lakh fine on two Noida units for unauthorised extraction of water, says depleting groundwater may cause irreversible damage
Noida Golf Course and Advant Navis Business Park have been directed by the NGT to pay an interim compensation of Rs 25 lakh.
CPCB Recruitment 2020: Pollution control board notifies opening for 48 posts for scientists, technicians; online application to start from 5 May
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has notified for direct recruitment to 48 vacancies in various posts. The CPCB recruitment 2020 online application will commence from 5 May
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
More than half of the country's coal-fired power plants and 94 percent of the coal-fired units ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution would likely miss the phased deadlines
Delhi chokes again as air quality deteriorates with AQI in several major junctions of National Capital oscillating between 'poor', 'very poor' categories
At several major junctions of the national capital Delhi, the Air Quality Index oscillated between 'poor' and 'very poor' category
Delhi's air quality improves to 'moderate' category; AQI logged at 158 two days after dropping into 'poor' zone
The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain or drizzle on Wednesday in Delhi with the maximum temperature likely to settle around 27 degrees Celsius.
Dip in wind speed to once again affect Delhi-NCR's air quality; pollution levels likely to enter 'severe' zone by Thursday
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court-mandated anti-pollution authority, EPCA, on Monday asked Delhi and NCR states to step up surveillance and enforcement to check local sources of pollution and crop burning in view of the predicted dip in air quality.
Delhi pollution: After five days of breathing toxic air, respite for National Capital, NCR as over all air quality index improves to 'poor' category
After almost five consecutive days of choking on toxic air, Delhi and neighbouring NCR on Sunday woke up to some respite with the Air Quality Index (AQI) improving to 'poor' category from 'severe' category on Saturday
Schools in Delhi and neighbouring Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida also reopened on Saturday after remaining shut for two days in view of a harmful spike in air pollution.
Delhi records AQI of 458 as air quality remains 'severe'; Gautam Gambhir and 24 MPs skip crucial parliamentary meet on pollution
Delhi remained blanketed by a thick smog for the fourth consecutive day on Friday as unfavourable weather hampered the dispersion of pollutants, with improvement in air quality expected only by Sunday.