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Delhi under smog blanket as air quality deteriorates to 'Very Poor' category with overall AQI of 315
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Delhi under smog blanket as air quality deteriorates to 'Very Poor' category with overall AQI of 315

As per the dynamic model and weather/ meteorological forecast provided by IMD/ IITM, the overall air quality is likely to fluctuate largely between 'Poor' to the lower end of the 'Very Poor' categories in the next few days

Delhi's air quality still remains in 'very poor' category
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Delhi's air quality still remains in 'very poor' category

The National Capital Region (NCR) also continued to witness bad air as Noida also registered very poor air quality with an AQI of 341 while Gurugram's AQI stood at 324 and continued to remain in the 'very poor' category

In dig at Kejriwal, Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi doesn’t need a ‘part time CM’ busy eyeing other states
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In dig at Kejriwal, Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi doesn’t need a ‘part time CM’ busy eyeing other states

Citing RTI replies, the senior BJP leader said out of over Rs 1,286 crore collected as environment cess in the past seven years, the Kejriwal government had spent only a little more than Rs 272 crore on fighting air pollution

Delhi man mistakes water tank for UFO amid heavy smog blankets, post goes viral
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Delhi man mistakes water tank for UFO amid heavy smog blankets, post goes viral

The air quality in Delhi continues to remain in the very poor category, making people struggle for fresh air

Delhi govt to reopen primary classes from 9 November, revokes work-from-home order
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Delhi govt to reopen primary classes from 9 November, revokes work-from-home order

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said there has been a rapid improvement in the air pollution situation in Delhi and farm fires have also reduced

Delhi pollution: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai to hold meeting over reopening primary schools, revoking work-from
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Delhi pollution: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai to hold meeting over reopening primary schools, revoking work-from

The Centre's air quality panel directed authorities to lift the ban on plying of non-BS VI diesel-run light motor vehicles in Delhi-NCR and entry of trucks into the capital imposed under the final stage of the Graded Response Action Plan

Delhi pollution: Nero is playing flute when Rome is burning
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Delhi pollution: Nero is playing flute when Rome is burning

As per one study, one lakh people die in Delhi due to air pollution which comes to 274 people per day which is one person in each five minutes!  This issue of smog where AQI is above 500 is a very serious health issue

Greywala Shade: Delhi turns into Pollution Capital once again
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Greywala Shade: Delhi turns into Pollution Capital once again

Stepping out to take a ‘breathe of fresh air’ is currently not an option in Delhi. For the past few days, Delhiites have been waking up to thick smog and frightening pollution levels

The Menace of Stubble Burning: Why Punjab is the bigger culprit than Haryana
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The Menace of Stubble Burning: Why Punjab is the bigger culprit than Haryana

Farmers in both Punjab and Haryana resort to stubble burning come October and November. But Haryana has succeeded in putting out farm fires. This year, the state has seen a 30.6 per cent drop in cases; it recorded 2,377 incidents until 3 November lower than 3,438 recorded in 2021

The Big Fight against Pollution: How damaging are diesel vehicles banned in Delhi-NCR?
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The Big Fight against Pollution: How damaging are diesel vehicles banned in Delhi-NCR?

Diesel engines emit higher levels of particulate matter (PM) – tiny bits of soot residue – which can cause cancer and lead to acute respiratory issues

120 transport department teams are on ground to stop truck from entering Delhi
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120 transport department teams are on ground to stop truck from entering Delhi

"The teams will be deployed at the entry points to ensure that only the trucks carrying essential goods enter Delhi while the other trucks are turned back," a senior transport department official said

The Devil’s Advocate | What good are AAP’s new-age schools if the air students breathe inside them is poisonous
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The Devil’s Advocate | What good are AAP’s new-age schools if the air students breathe inside them is poisonous

Smog has descended on the NCR like the re-run of a horrifying apocalyptic nightmare, but the AAP government has refused to learn that good governance is more than just far-sighted visionary ideas. It’s also about handling crises

Airpocalypse Now: What was the Great London Smog of 1952? Can it happen to Delhi?
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Airpocalypse Now: What was the Great London Smog of 1952? Can it happen to Delhi?

While London has a history of smog that goes back to the 13th century, the smog of 1952 was extraordinary which left as many as 4,000 people dead. During the period, 1,000 tonnes of smoke particles, 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 140 tonnes of hydrochloric acid were emitted

Stubble burning share in Delhi’s pollution jumps to 38 per cent , highest this season
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Stubble burning share in Delhi’s pollution jumps to 38 per cent , highest this season

According to an analysis by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, people in the national capital breathe the worst air between 1 November and 15 November — the period when stubble burning peaks

Breathless in Delhi: Why do farmers burn stubble and can it be stopped?
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Breathless in Delhi: Why do farmers burn stubble and can it be stopped?

Rains delayed the harvesting of paddy which led to a rise in farm fires in Punjab between the period of 15 September and 1 November. Alternatives such as cash incentives, subsidised equipment can encourage farmers to stop stubble burning, say experts

Delhi has turned into a gas chamber, says environment minister: Why is the Capital gasping for breath again?
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Delhi has turned into a gas chamber, says environment minister: Why is the Capital gasping for breath again?

Delhi’s Air Quality Index over the past few days has been in the very poor to severe category, with even Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav expressing concern over it. But what has led to a sudden increase in pollution levels? Is stubble burning alone to blame?

19% rise in farm fires in Punjab, AAP turned Delhi into gas chamber: Union environment minister
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19% rise in farm fires in Punjab, AAP turned Delhi into gas chamber: Union environment minister

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann accused the BJP of targeting farmers in Punjab over stubble burning because of their earlier protests against the three contentious farm laws of the Centre, which have since been repealed

Work from home or use shared transport to reduce vehicular emissions: Gopal Rai appeals to Delhiites
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Work from home or use shared transport to reduce vehicular emissions: Gopal Rai appeals to Delhiites

The minister also said that vehicular emissions account for 51 per cent of the air pollution generated locally

Surviving the AQIcalypse: How to breathe better in Delhi’s polluted air
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Surviving the AQIcalypse: How to breathe better in Delhi’s polluted air

The air quality turns worse between 1 November and 15 November in Delhi due to high stubble burning in the neighbouring states. From wearing masks outdoors to eating healthy foods, there are several ways to protect yourself from the polluted air

What is thermal inversion and how does it affect air pollution in Delhi?
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What is thermal inversion and how does it affect air pollution in Delhi?

During thermal or temperature inversion, cool air gets trapped closer to the surface under a layer of warm air. This phenomenon along with reduced wind speeds in winter leads to the concentration of pollutants in the air