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  • Experts welcome air quality panel's plan to fight pollution in Delhi-NCR Jul 14, 2022 01:59 PM IST

    Experts welcome air quality panel's plan to fight pollution in Delhi-NCR

    The measure suggested by the Commission for Air Quality Management are a step in the right direction but greater participation by citizens and strict enforcement are the key to its success, they have said

  • Air Pollution | Key pollutant levels in air breach safe limits this summer: Report Jul 07, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Air Pollution | Key pollutant levels in air breach safe limits this summer: Report

    The analysis of the CPCB data for March-June period found that in Delhi, the key pollution ingredients, PM2.5 and PM 10, were higher this summer compared to 2021

  • Mismanagement led to DDA liabilities exceeding Rs 10,000 crore: Delhi Lt Governor Jul 07, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    Mismanagement led to DDA liabilities exceeding Rs 10,000 crore: Delhi Lt Governor

    The Lt Governor, who is also the chairperson of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), flagged this in a post on his official Twitter handle.

  • Delhi bans entry of medium, heavy goods vehicles from Nov to Feb to curb pollution Jun 23, 2022 08:54 PM IST

    Delhi bans entry of medium, heavy goods vehicles from Nov to Feb to curb pollution

    In an effort to reduce traffic pollution, the Delhi government has issued an order prohibiting the entry of medium and heavy cargo vehicles in the national capital from November to February, authorities said on Thursday.

  • Air Pollution | Piecemeal interventions will not clear Delhi’s upcoming smog Jun 22, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Air Pollution | Piecemeal interventions will not clear Delhi’s upcoming smog

    If the Delhi government is serious about phasing out diesel-based vehicles, and the proposed four-month ban is the beginning of such a move, it must look at the Shanghai model to quell the unrest first by ensuring just transition 

  • Air pollution to cut 5 years from Indians' life: A look at years of life lost to particulate air pollution Jun 17, 2022 02:20 PM IST

    Air pollution to cut 5 years from Indians' life: A look at years of life lost to particulate air pollution

    Particulate pollution has a more devastating impact on life expectancy than communicable diseases. According to the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago's (EPIC) Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) report, Indians, on an average, are losing five years of life expectancy due to air pollution.

  • Air pollution cuts life expectancy by more than two years - Study Jun 14, 2022 04:39 PM IST

    Air pollution cuts life expectancy by more than two years - Study

    Chronic air pollution cuts average global life expectancy by more than two years per person, a study published on Tuesday showed, an impact comparable to that of smoking and far worse than HIV/AIDS or terrorism.

  • Is Delhi’s coal ban more hot air? Jun 10, 2022 05:16 PM IST

    Is Delhi’s coal ban more hot air?

    The latest directive from the Commission for Air Quality Management is a step in the right direction, but for it to be effective it cannot have double standards and give a free pass to thermal power plants

  • Air quality commission bans use of coal in Delhi-NCR from January 1, 2023 Jun 08, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    Air quality commission bans use of coal in Delhi-NCR from January 1, 2023

    The ban will come into effect from October 1, 2022 for regions where PNG infrastructure and supply is already available and from January 1, 2023 for regions where the PNG supply is still not available

  • Air quality panel invites proposals for tech interventions to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR Jun 07, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    Air quality panel invites proposals for tech interventions to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR

    The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has issued an invitation for research and project proposals to develop technology interventions to improve air quality in Delhi-NCR.

  • One lakh excess premature deaths linked to air pollution in 8 Indian cities: Study Apr 11, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    One lakh excess premature deaths linked to air pollution in 8 Indian cities: Study

    The study, published last week in the journal Science Advances, shows rapid degradation in air quality and increases in urban exposure to air pollutants which are hazardous to health.

  • Air pollution 2nd biggest health risk in India, annual economic cost over $150 billion: Report Mar 23, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Air pollution 2nd biggest health risk in India, annual economic cost over $150 billion: Report

    The major sources of air pollution in India include vehicular emissions, power generation, industrial waste, biomass combustion for cooking, the construction sector, and episodic events like crop burning.

  • In 2021, Delhi most polluted capital in world, no Indian city met WHO air quality standard: Report Mar 22, 2022 03:02 PM IST

    In 2021, Delhi most polluted capital in world, no Indian city met WHO air quality standard: Report

    In 2021, none of the cities in India met the prescribed World Health Organization air quality standards of 5 micrograms per cubic meter, stated the World Air Quality Report 2021, prepared by Swiss organization IQAir and released globally on Tuesday.

  • Deaths linked to PM2.5 pollution in India increased by 2.5 times in 2 decades: Report Mar 01, 2022 05:39 PM IST

    Deaths linked to PM2.5 pollution in India increased by 2.5 times in 2 decades: Report

    Data collated by green think-tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), and represented in its "State of India’s Environment Report", showed that 6.67 million people died due to air pollution in the world.

  • IIT-Delhi startup launches 'world's smallest' wearable air purifier Feb 25, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    IIT-Delhi startup launches 'world's smallest' wearable air purifier

    According to the start-up, Nanoclean Global, Naso95 is an N95-grade nasal filter. It sticks to the user's nasal orifice and prevents bacteria, viral infectio.

  • Delhi replaces old diesel and petrol vehicles with electric versions Feb 19, 2022 09:45 PM IST

    Delhi replaces old diesel and petrol vehicles with electric versions

    The General Administration Department (GAD) has recently procured 12 electric vehicles to be used by ministers and top officials of the Delhi government.

  • The skies are blue again but the toxic haze is never too far Feb 19, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    The skies are blue again but the toxic haze is never too far

    Environment experts list some must-dos for the government to be prepared better when air pollution spikes to dangerous levels later this year

  • Delhi govt to soon make PUC certificate mandatory for filling fuel at pumps Jan 28, 2022 07:32 PM IST

    Delhi govt to soon make PUC certificate mandatory for filling fuel at pumps

    "The policy will effectively help us ensure that polluting vehicles do not ply in Delhi and residents can enjoy cleaner air," Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.

  • Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam most polluted cities in South India, says report Jan 28, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam most polluted cities in South India, says report

    Both in terms of PM2.5 and PM10 pollution levels, Visakhapatnam stands first while Hyderabad at second, making them the major polluted city in South India.

  • Mumbai records AQI 271; air quality severe in parts of city Jan 25, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    Mumbai records AQI 271; air quality severe in parts of city

    According to the SAMEER, the CPCB’s air quality monitoring application, Mumbai’s AQI was 271 in the afternoon, while Delhi recorded AQI 235.

  • Philips 3-in-1 air purifier review: An all-weather, compact machine to fight air pollution Jan 24, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    Philips 3-in-1 air purifier review: An all-weather, compact machine to fight air pollution

    After over two weeks of use, here is our Philips 3-in-1 air purifier review

  • Delhi makes EVs must for ride aggregators, delivery services in new fleets Jan 15, 2022 08:13 PM IST

    Delhi makes EVs must for ride aggregators, delivery services in new fleets

    As per the Delhi government mandate, aggregators and delivery services would have to ensure that 10 percent of all new two-wheelers and five percent of all new four-wheelers are electric vehicles in the next three months.

  • Three years on, shoddy implementation of NCAP by states likely to derail 2024 clean air goals Jan 10, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    Three years on, shoddy implementation of NCAP by states likely to derail 2024 clean air goals

    Three years have passed since the National Clean Air Programme was launched by the Centre, yet none of the 132 non-attainment cities have completed their carrying capacity studies – an assessment of the region’s ability to accumulate and disperse emissions while maintaining breathable air quality, a CREA study has found.

  • Air pollution increased in some parts of India during lockdown Dec 29, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    Air pollution increased in some parts of India during lockdown

    Scientists at Nainital’s ARIES found that western-central region, some parts of northern India and remote Himalaya saw an increase of ozone and other toxic gases

  • Delhi govt to ask Zomato, Swiggy, Ola, Uber to completely switch to electric vehicles Dec 27, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Delhi govt to ask Zomato, Swiggy, Ola, Uber to completely switch to electric vehicles

    Vehicle emissions account for around 40 percent of the city’s air pollution.

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