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Delhi reports 9,197 fresh COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths; positivty rate drops to 13.32%
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Delhi reports 9,197 fresh COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths; positivty rate drops to 13.32%

The number of daily cases in Delhi has been declining after touching the record high of 28,867 on 13 January. It has taken just 10 days for cases to drop below the 10,000-mark

Delhi gets own QAT: 50 handpicked CRPF commandos to deal with IEDs, 26/11-style attacks
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Delhi gets own QAT: 50 handpicked CRPF commandos to deal with IEDs, 26/11-style attacks

Sources said the idea to have a QAT in the National Capital was suggested by Zulfiqar Hasan, who is serving as Special D-G in the CRPF

Delhi records 3,194 new COVID cases, highest single-day rise since 20 May; positivity rate jumps to 4.59%
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Delhi records 3,194 new COVID cases, highest single-day rise since 20 May; positivity rate jumps to 4.59%

Delhi had reported 3,231 cases on 20 May last year with a positivity rate of 5.50 percent. As many as 233 deaths were recorded on that day

Delhi govt to reimpose night curfew amid rising COVID-19 cases, say sources
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Delhi govt to reimpose night curfew amid rising COVID-19 cases, say sources

The National Capital reported 290 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest since 10 June, and one fatality, while the positivity rate rose to 0.55 percent

As Omicron numbers at 64 in Delhi: Huge crowds, gatherings impediment in curbing surge
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As Omicron numbers at 64 in Delhi: Huge crowds, gatherings impediment in curbing surge

Maharashtra has recorded the maximum of 65 cases of the Omicron variant followed by Delhi at 64, Telangana 24, Karnataka 19, Rajasthan 21 and Kerala 15.

Delhi's air quality in 'severe' zone day after curbs on construction work lifted
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Delhi's air quality in 'severe' zone day after curbs on construction work lifted

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality forecast agency SAFAR said low wind speed and very low temperature is leading to such conditions

Delhi records 107 new COVID cases, highest daily rise since 27 June
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Delhi records 107 new COVID cases, highest daily rise since 27 June

The rise in daily cases comes amid the Omicron scare in Delhi as the total number of patients infected with the latest variant of the coronavirus jumped by 12 on Friday to reach 22

Gopal Rai to hold high-level meet on 13 December to review air pollution in National Capital
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Gopal Rai to hold high-level meet on 13 December to review air pollution in National Capital

The Delhi government had banned construction and demolition activities in the city till 21 November

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

Marked improvement in Delhi's air quality, city to submit lockdown proposal to SC on Monday
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Marked improvement in Delhi's air quality, city to submit lockdown proposal to SC on Monday

The National Capital recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 330 on Sunday as against 437 the previous day

Delhi's air quality poor for sixth day on trot, predicted to enter red zone on Diwali
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Delhi's air quality poor for sixth day on trot, predicted to enter red zone on Diwali

Air quality forecast agency SAFAR said the air quality is likely to improve marginally over the next two days due to winds coming from west and south-west direction

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

With over 94 mm recorded rainfall, Delhi experiences wettest October since 1960
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With over 94 mm recorded rainfall, Delhi experiences wettest October since 1960

On Sunday, the national capital recorded 87.9 mm of rainfall, the fourth highest in a day, according to IMD

Delhi-NCR expected to witness rains on Tuesday; IMD predicts may break all-time September record of 417.3 mm
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Delhi-NCR expected to witness rains on Tuesday; IMD predicts may break all-time September record of 417.3 mm

With this continuous rainfall in September, Delhi has received 404.7 mm of rain till now.

Severe heatwave sweeps Delhi as temperature rises to 43.5 degrees Celsius; monsoon still a week away
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Severe heatwave sweeps Delhi as temperature rises to 43.5 degrees Celsius; monsoon still a week away

Most of the monitoring stations in the city recorded a severe heatwave with their respective maximum temperatures remaining at least seven notches above the average

Explained: How Delhi Master Plan 2041 aims to transform air, water and land in the National Capital
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Explained: How Delhi Master Plan 2041 aims to transform air, water and land in the National Capital

While the master plan touches upon virtually every aspect of city life, the key takeaways concern the strategies to mitigate air and water pollution and improve housing

Divert surplus oxygen from Delhi's quota to other states, says Manish Sisodia
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Divert surplus oxygen from Delhi's quota to other states, says Manish Sisodia

The Delhi deputy chief minister said the National Capital needed 700 MT of oxygen when COVID-19 cases were rising, but a fall in cases and hospital admissions has brought that number down to 582 MT

Arvind Kejriwal thanks Centre after Delhi receives 730 MT of oxygen, requests hospitals to increase COVID beds
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Arvind Kejriwal thanks Centre after Delhi receives 730 MT of oxygen, requests hospitals to increase COVID beds

The Delhi chief minister said the National Capital will require a daily supply of 700 MT of oxygen until the second wave of coronavirus ends

Formulate national policy on hospital admission in two weeks, no action on social media posts, SC directs Centre
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Formulate national policy on hospital admission in two weeks, no action on social media posts, SC directs Centre

The apex court also directed the Centre to collaborate with the states in preparing a buffer stock of oxygen for emergency purposes and to decentralise the location of the emergency stocks

COVID-19: Delhi, with 5,100 cases, records highest single-day spike; toll at 11,113
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COVID-19: Delhi, with 5,100 cases, records highest single-day spike; toll at 11,113

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the AAP government is alert on the pandemic situation and keeping a "close watch" on it