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Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali
India

Toxic smog blankets Delhi after revellers ignore ban on bursting firecrackers for Diwali

India's environmental court had imposed a ban stressing that residents were already reeling from the impact of COVID and the pollution crisis that arises every winter.

Delhi's air quality remains 'severe' for fifth day; no relief from smog for few days, warns IMD
India

Delhi's air quality remains 'severe' for fifth day; no relief from smog for few days, warns IMD

Government and experts said calm wind was exacerbating the effect of stubble burning and a "quick recovery" is not possible unless the number of farm fires reduces drastically

Double whammy: With winter approaching deadly smog and new COVID-19 cases worry doctors, residents in Delhi
India

Double whammy: With winter approaching deadly smog and new COVID-19 cases worry doctors, residents in Delhi

CM Arvind Kejriwal banned firecrackers and launched legal action to get private hospitals to set aside more beds for Covid-19 patients.

Panasonic Open Golf Championship shortened to 54 holes due to severe smog in Gurugram
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Panasonic Open Golf Championship shortened to 54 holes due to severe smog in Gurugram

Panasonic Open Golf Championship shortened to 54 holes due to severe smog in Gurugram

Delhi's smog causes authorities to declare emergency, but city residents go about their day — unguarded
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Delhi's smog causes authorities to declare emergency, but city residents go about their day — unguarded

In Delhi, there seems to be a lack of awareness about the air pollution and ways to protect oneself against it. The worst affected are migrants and daily wage labourers, who are exposed to the pollution because of the nature of their jobs

Delhi Air Quality Index hits the 'poor' mark; Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata see relatively better air
India

Delhi Air Quality Index hits the 'poor' mark; Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata see relatively better air

Haryana reported a slight decrease in number of stubble burning incidents but Punjab had a massive increase of 45 percent.

Odd-even scheme back in Delhi from 4 to 15 November: Arvind Kejriwal launches seven-point plan to combat pollution in winters
India

Odd-even scheme back in Delhi from 4 to 15 November: Arvind Kejriwal launches seven-point plan to combat pollution in winters

The odd-even vehicle rationing scheme will be enforced in the capital from 4 November to 15 November, post-Diwali, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday

Air pollution kills one lakh Indian children aged under five every year, accounts for 12.5% of total deaths in country, finds CSE study
India

Air pollution kills one lakh Indian children aged under five every year, accounts for 12.5% of total deaths in country, finds CSE study

Air pollution has become a national emergency as it is killing one lakh children under the age of five in India every year and is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in the country, according to a study

World Environment Day 2019: Air pollution can have a clear bearing on how happy you are
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World Environment Day 2019: Air pollution can have a clear bearing on how happy you are

The WHO estimates that around 7 million deaths are attributable to air pollution each year.

Delhi pollution level soars beyond hazardous level: RTI reveals inadequacy of govt bodies led to failure of emergency plan this winter
India

Delhi pollution level soars beyond hazardous level: RTI reveals inadequacy of govt bodies led to failure of emergency plan this winter

Over the last two years, Delhi’s pollution levels were high enough to affect the respiratory and cardiac systems of even healthy people

Delhi air quality plummets to 'very poor': SAFAR advises minimal physical exertion; heavy fog delays 11 trains
India

Delhi air quality plummets to 'very poor': SAFAR advises minimal physical exertion; heavy fog delays 11 trains

People residing in Delhi woke up to another cold and gloomy morning as the temperature remained below normal level and a thick blanket of fog engulfed the region on Thursday. The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 21 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius respectively.

Severe pollution in Delhi forces residents to celebrate Christmas indoors; air quality remains at 'severe to emergency' levels
India

Severe pollution in Delhi forces residents to celebrate Christmas indoors; air quality remains at 'severe to emergency' levels

On Christmas Day, the air quality index of Delhi averaged 420, slightly better than 449-450 the previous two days, which was the worst this year.

Air pollution killed 12.4 lakh in India in 2017; exposure to PM 2.5 pollutant highest in Delhi, says report
India

Air pollution killed 12.4 lakh in India in 2017; exposure to PM 2.5 pollutant highest in Delhi, says report

Around 12.4 lakh deaths in India in 2017 is attributable to air pollution, it said and termed air pollution a leading risk factor for deaths in the country where the average life expectancy would have been 1.7 years higher if the pollution levels were less than the minimal level causing health loss.

Pollution crackdown in China's coal city Jincheng forces factories to shut down, causes shockwaves through local economy
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Pollution crackdown in China's coal city Jincheng forces factories to shut down, causes shockwaves through local economy

Jincheng was the worst performer among 28 northern cities forced to impose special pollution measures last year, according to data from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

Delhi air quality slips to 'very poor' day after recording 'unusual improvement'; agencies attribute it to decline in wind speed
India

Delhi air quality slips to 'very poor' day after recording 'unusual improvement'; agencies attribute it to decline in wind speed

The overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 320 — in the "very poor" category, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Anand Vihar recorded "severe" air quality. The AQI in 23 areas was registered in the "very poor" category, while the situation was "poor" in 12 areas. The level of PM2.5 was recorded at 179, and the PM10 level was recorded at 338.

How To Grow Fresh Air: Two experts weigh in on how Indians can look within their homes to fight pollution
India

How To Grow Fresh Air: Two experts weigh in on how Indians can look within their homes to fight pollution

At a time when everyone is focusing on outdoor pollution, How To Grow Fresh Air seeks to look inward, to ensure that our homes are healthier spaces

Delhi air quality remains in 'hazardous' category; doctors advise people to avoid outdoor activity, use masks
India

Delhi air quality remains in 'hazardous' category; doctors advise people to avoid outdoor activity, use masks

With seasonal crop residue burning, industrial and vehicle emissions and calm winds persisting, a thick layer of toxic smog settled over Delhi on Saturday.

Morning after Diwali, air quality plummets across India: AQI 'very poor' in Delhi, Mumbai 'moderate' as most ignore SC firecracker guidelines
India

Morning after Diwali, air quality plummets across India: AQI 'very poor' in Delhi, Mumbai 'moderate' as most ignore SC firecracker guidelines

Air pollution levels across the country took a hit following Diwali celebrations, after many defied the Supreme Court's restrictions on the timeframe within which firecrackers can be burst.

Gazing at Reality: Contemplating Basist Kumar’s landscapes in the time of Delhi’s smog
India

Gazing at Reality: Contemplating Basist Kumar’s landscapes in the time of Delhi’s smog

Basist Kumar’s love for nature, rather than landscape in general, he says is born out of a need to create experiences and not things that represent them.