Delhi's air quality 'very poor'; firecracker emissions may push pollution to 'severe' level by evening
The PM2.5 concentration in Delhi on Diwali is likely to be the 'lowest' in the last four years if no firecrackers are burnt, SAFAR said
Delhi records 'poor' air quality; condition likely to improve due to depression over Bay of Bengal, says IMD
A SAFAR report said that stubble fire has a marginal impact on Delhi AQI, which is likely to reduce due to change in wind direction
World Environment Day 2020: PM2.5 AQI largely below 100 in Mumbai, 60 in Kolkata during COVID-19 lockdown
The coronavirus lockdown imposed on India on 25th March had the obvious effect of slowing down construction and industrial work, and taking motor vehicles off the roads
From Game of Thrones references to dig at pollution levels in National Capital, funniest posters at the Citizenship Act protests across India
From making pop culture references to invoking characters of Game of Thrones and Harry Potter to rising pollution levels in India, and men dressed in saris and dancing to Bhojpuri numbers, protests are taking to the streets over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 with a dash of humour
Manohar Lal Khattar expresses concern over pollution in Gurugram, says measures will be taken to tackle issue
The development comes after a survey by Swiss company IQAir Visual and Greenpeace's placed Gurugram, as 'the most polluted city in the world' in the year 2018.
Gurugram is world's most polluted city, Delhi tops worst national capitals, finds Greenpeace report on air quality
The world's most polluted ten cities, according to the Greenpeace report, feature as many as seven Indian ones, including Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida, Bhiwadi, Patna and Lucknow.
Delhi AQI hits 'severe' level: Arvind Kejriwal says govt may implement odd-even scheme to curb rising air pollution
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government would reintroduce odd-even scheme in the capital to combat the problem of air pollution, which continues to wreak havoc with the denizens
Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' as smog prevents dispersion of pollutants, SAFAR predicts improvement over next two days
Delhi's air quality deteriorated to "severe" on Saturday as a cover of smog surrounded the national capital and prevented dispersion of pollutants, authorities said. This is the fourth time this season that the air quality here has worsened to severe category.
#DelhiDoesn'tCare: Graphic shows how bursting firecrackers during Diwali worsened national capital's air quality
Air quality in Delhi and adjoining areas reached hazardous levels because of widespread bursting of crackers over the Diwali festival on Wednesday and Thursday, coupled with industrial and vehicular emissions, shows a timelapse graphic which combines hourly images of Delhi's skyline with corresponding PM2.5 levels
Delhi-NCR should crowdsource air quality monitoring like Beijing; weeding out inconsistencies in data crucial to tackle pollution
Experts believe that unless there is a fair and reasonable monitoring of Delhi's air quality, the government won’t be able to tackle air pollution in the national capital
Delhi-NCR air quality improves to 'very poor', but agencies warn it will worsen to 'severe-plus emergency' after Diwali
Even if "partial toxic crackers" are used in Delhi during Diwali, SAFAR said the air quality and pollution levels are likely to deteriorate in the region.
Delhi air quality remains very poor; stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh recorded for first time this season
The overall Air Quality Index of Delhi was recorded at 370, which falls in the "very poor" category, according to data by the CPCB.
SAFAR advises Delhi-NCR residents to wear masks outdoors; reports predict 'very poor' air quality for next two days
Delhi's air quality continues to remain 'very poor' for the fourth consecutive day Saturday, prompting the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research to issue separate advisories for people.
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Indian cities dominate WHO's air pollution list; Delhi, Varanasi among 14 on world's top 20 in terms of PM2.5 levels
Delhi & Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, as per WHO.
'Airpocalypse': Not just Delhi, 8 of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic air; is National Clean Air Programme the answer?
People in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, air (PM10) at levels exceeding national safety limits, according to a recent report.
Beijing, which suffered heavy pollution for years, plans to spend over 19 billion yuan (about USD 3 billion) to reduce air pollution in the Chinese capital this year.
Air pollution: Only one in 1,000 Indians reside in area not exceeding PM2.5 levels, 'safe' by WHO standards
In 2015, only one in 1,000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) safe levels for PM 2.5.
People in Varanasi are breathing air nearly 20 times worse than WHO's 24-hour average safe levels and 8 times worse than national 24-hour average standard.
Delhi pollution: Stop-gap measures, political slugfests choke city further; sustainable, long-term strategy needed
Delhi’s air requires political will, unified planning, scientific thinking, engineering innovation, administrative compliance and cross-national cooperation