The air quality in Delhi and NCR region remained in the 'Severe' category on Thursday morning as the private and government-run schools in the national capital remained closed for Thursday and Wednesday
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Here are today's top stories: Sabarimala verdict: Five-judge constitution bench of SC set to pronounce judgment on women's entry today; Delhi air pollution: SC-mandated body orders closure of schools in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, Friday as AQI touches emergency levels; and more
Delhi air pollution: SC-mandated body orders closure of schools in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, Friday as AQI touches emergency levels
The Supreme Court-mandated anti-pollution authority EPCA on Wednesday ordered closure of schools in Delhi-NCR for the next two days as pollution in the region hovered close to emergency levels.
The petition, filed by a Noida-based advocate, has alleged that the Delhi government's 1 November notification on the scheme also violates fundamental rights. It alleged that the odd-even rule violates citizens' rights to practice any profession, carry out any occupation, trade or business and to move freely throughout the country.
Delhi's air pollution has already caused irreversible lung damage in its youngest residents, and it’s only getting worse
Monuments may be yellowing and the weather worsening, but the biggest burden of air pollution is undoubtedly its impact on public health.
Delhi's air quality slips to 'severe' category again; dip in temperature pushes National Capital's AQI to 414
According to the government air quality monitoring service SAFAR, Delhi's air quality was in 'very poor' category on Monday which turned to severe by the evening. The average AQI stood at 360 on Sunday.
Delhi pollution: Air quality index in National Capital remains in 'very poor' category; AQI recorded at 331 on Monday morning
Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category on Monday morning. At 10.37 am, the air quality index (AQI) was 331.
With AQI of 283, air quality in Delhi improves from very poor to poor; share of stubble burning in pollution level drops to 8 percent
The System for Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said the share of stubble burning in Delhi's pollution had been 'very low' over the past couple of days
Delhi air pollution: National Capital witnesses high humidity, rainfall; AQI at 350, falls under 'very poor' category
The air quality in Delhi kept under 'very poor' category on Friday morning because of high humidity, officials said.
Delhi air pollution crisis: Money, political will, clear data or steadfast public attention — what really matters?
India does not have hourly, source-apportioned data across cities and neighbourhoods in an accessible format, which obfuscates public understanding and dilutes political will. The kind of staccato concern we show on air pollution cannot compete with the sustained focus of lobbying efforts
Greenpeace says air pollution in Delhi didn’t drop by 25% as claimed by state govt, AAP dismisses report
The Delhi government's claim of a 25 percent reduction in air pollution levels over the past few years is not true, Greenpeace India said on Thursday, inviting a quick rebuttal from city's ruling party which dismissed the NGO's report.
Delhi air pollution: Residents get respite as quality improves from 'very poor' to 'poor'; AQI stands at 214
Delhi's air quality improved from 'very poor' category to 'poor' category on Thursday morning, giving some respite to people grappling with severe pollution.
'You just want to sit in your ivory towers': SC hauls up Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh chief secretaries over stubble burning
"Can you permit people to die like this and make it fait accompli?", the Supreme Court said Wednesday, while blasting the representatives of governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for failing to prevent severe air pollution in Delhi-NCR on account of stubble burning.
Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday issued a total 406 challans on the third day of Odd-Even vehicle scheme
Delhi air pollution updates: 'Stop stubble burning on priority', SC directs Punjab, Haryana, UP to give incentives, subsidised machinery to farmers
SC on Delhi air pollution LIVE Updates: A Special Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Wednesday directed the Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh governments to provide an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal to the states' farmers in seven days.
Delhi air pollution: SC gives Punjab, Haryana 7 days to implement action plan, says it is question of life or death for crores
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court hearing petitions regarding the rising levels of air pollution in Delhi, on Wednesday gave the authorities seven days to formulate a plan to buy crop from cultivators.
AQI in Delhi and NCR: After breaching 'severe' mark, air quality in region improves but remains 'very poor'; IMD predicts light shower on Thursday
Considering the alarming levels of pollution, Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) re implemented the Odd-Even scheme in Delhi from 4 November. On the third day of the scheme today, the AQI level in the morning was recorded as 276 or 'poor' according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Starting 7 November, the air purifier will also be available on Amazon India and Flipkart.
Pollution levels hit their highest point in years as smoke, from farms combine with other pollutants form a noxious mix.
Delhi air pollution: Environmental crisis must be seen in conjunction with politics for effective solutions
Delhi’s air in 2018 was the worst of any capital city in the world in the density of the harmful fine particulate matter called PM 2.5, according to Swiss monitoring group IQ AirVisual and Greenpeace. India also managed to have seven of the top ten cities in this list of “most polluted in the world”.