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  • Air quality turns 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, stays 'poor' in Gurgaon, Faridabad Nov 30, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    Air quality turns 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, stays 'poor' in Gurgaon, Faridabad

    The presence of pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 also remained high in the five neighbouring cities of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

  • Lahore again tops list of world's most polluted cities Nov 30, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    Lahore again tops list of world's most polluted cities

    According to the index, Lahore reported a particulate matter (PM) rating of 423. Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi ranked at 7 on the AQI. New Delhi came in second with a PM of 229, while Nepal’s capital Kathmandu ranked the third-worst city with a PM of 178.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 30, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi continues to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • Strong winds give Delhi cleaner air to breathe Nov 27, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Strong winds give Delhi cleaner air to breathe

    The city’s air quality index (AQI), which was 302 at 4 pm on Thursday, improved to 131 by 9 am on Friday.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 27, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi continues to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • Delhi's air quality 'very poor', improvement predicted Nov 26, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality 'very poor', improvement predicted

    An AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good”, 51 and 100 "satisfactory”, 101 and 200 "moderate”, 201 and 300 "poor”, 301 and 400 "very poor”, and 401 and 500 "severe”.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 26, 2020 08:34 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi continues to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 25, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi continues to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 24, 2020 07:43 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi continues to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 23, 2020 07:43 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi and Mumbai continue to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 21, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi and Mumbai continue to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • Does Ujjwala 2.0 hold the answers to India’s air pollution problem? Nov 21, 2020 08:27 AM IST

    Does Ujjwala 2.0 hold the answers to India’s air pollution problem?

    The government's decision to recognise clean cooking as a public health necessity was a welcome first step. The results of Ujjwala’s first avatar were exemplary. Its second version could address severe health and gender challenges

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 20, 2020 07:26 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi and Mumbai continue to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA Nov 19, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA

    NASA researchers have found that nitrogen dioxide, or NO2, (produced by combustion of fossil fuels) levels in the air have gone down by nearly 20 percent since February 2020 due to imposition of lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 19, 2020 07:29 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi and Mumbai continue to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 18, 2020 07:29 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi and Mumbai continue to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

  • Air Pollution | A game of smoke and mirrors Nov 17, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    Air Pollution | A game of smoke and mirrors

    India’s commitment to environmental protection is mostly lip service. It’s time our politicians were called out for their duplicity

  • Diwali effect | Air quality worsens in Delhi, Haryana, West Bengal as more people flout firecracker ban Nov 16, 2020 11:22 AM IST

    Diwali effect | Air quality worsens in Delhi, Haryana, West Bengal as more people flout firecracker ban

    Mumbai recorded the lowest level of noise pollution in the last 15 years on the first day of Diwali festival on November 14.

  • Air quality "severe" in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon Nov 15, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    Air quality "severe" in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon

    According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".

  • A day after Diwali celebrations, Delhi's air quality becomes 'severe' Nov 15, 2020 08:51 AM IST

    A day after Diwali celebrations, Delhi's air quality becomes 'severe'

    A thick blanket of smog was seen at several places in the early morning after the Diwali celebration came to an end on November 14.

  • Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali Nov 14, 2020 05:44 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali

    The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said, "Even a small increase in local additional emissions is likely to have significant deterioration impact on Sunday and Monday."

  • Delhi can't breathe! Why air in India's capital worsens during winters Nov 14, 2020 09:22 AM IST

    Delhi can't breathe! Why air in India's capital worsens during winters

    Over the last month, the Air Quality Index (AQI) has climbed dangerously high in the northern regions of the country, especially in New Delhi, where it is on the brink of 'emergency' level.

  • Toxic foam covers Yamuna river again -- take a look Nov 13, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Toxic foam covers Yamuna river again -- take a look

    Thick layer of toxic froth again covered the surface of Yamuna River in New Delhi due to the excessive release of pollutants in the water body.

  • Delhi's air quality 'very poor', likely to enter 'severe' category on Diwali Nov 12, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality 'very poor', likely to enter 'severe' category on Diwali

    The city recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 314. It was 344 on Wednesday and 476 on Tuesday. Delhi witnessed six "severe" air days on the trot from November 4 to November 9, according to Central Pollution Control Board data.

  • India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities Nov 12, 2020 07:31 AM IST

    India Pollution Tracker: Check AQI today in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities

    AQI Tracker: Delhi and Mumbai continue to record the highest air pollution levels among all major Indian cities.

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