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  • Cold wave sweeps through Delhi as mercury dips to 3.8 degrees celsius Dec 31, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Cold wave sweeps through Delhi as mercury dips to 3.8 degrees celsius

    The city was swept by a cold wave on Thursday as well as the temperature dropped sharply to 3.4 degrees Celsius from 8.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Night patrols set up to monitor compliance to pollution control norms in Delhi Dec 18, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Night patrols set up to monitor compliance to pollution control norms in Delhi

    The CAQM had on Friday said the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi-NCR will continue, with some exceptions, till further orders.

  • All schools in Delhi to resume offline classes for Class 6 onwards from December 18 Dec 17, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    All schools in Delhi to resume offline classes for Class 6 onwards from December 18

    However, the air quality in Delhi still remains in the "very poor" category. According to the Ministry of Earth Science's SAFAR system, Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 339 at 9 am on December 17.

  • SC directs Air Quality Commission to work on permanent solution for pollution in Delhi-NCR Dec 16, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    SC directs Air Quality Commission to work on permanent solution for pollution in Delhi-NCR

    A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of a report filed by the commission which informed it that a decision to lift the ban on certain industries has been taken.

  • E-rickshaws Permits: SC junks Bajaj Auto plea, says Delhi residents badly affected by air pollution Dec 15, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    E-rickshaws Permits: SC junks Bajaj Auto plea, says Delhi residents badly affected by air pollution

    E-rickshaws Permits: SC junks Bajaj Auto plea, says Delhi residents badly affected by air pollution.

  • Delhi's air quality dips to 'very poor', likely to deteriorate further Dec 13, 2021 09:22 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality dips to 'very poor', likely to deteriorate further

    The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality forecast agency SAFAR said moderate wind speed and partly cloudy conditions are likely to keep air quality within the "lower" end of the "very poor" for the next two days.

  • Delhi air quality in 'poor' category, minimum temperature 9 degrees Celsius Dec 10, 2021 11:42 AM IST

    Delhi air quality in 'poor' category, minimum temperature 9 degrees Celsius

    The city’s 24-hour air quality index (AQI) stood at 361 on Thursday.

  • Delhi's indoor pollution levels worse than outside, says study Dec 09, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    Delhi's indoor pollution levels worse than outside, says study

    The study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), conducted between 2018 and 2020 revealed that rich and poor households were equally affected.

  • DPCC spent over Rs 478 crore since 2015 to tackle air pollution: RTI reply Dec 08, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    DPCC spent over Rs 478 crore since 2015 to tackle air pollution: RTI reply

    The reply to the RTI application filed by social activist Amit Gupta revealed that the pollution control body has so far spent Rs 467.97 crore from a green fund set up in 2008 on several projects to reduce air pollution levels.

  • Delhi's air quality improves with increased wind speed Dec 07, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality improves with increased wind speed

    Delhi's 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) read 255, an improvement from 322 on December 6.

  • Air Pollution | Delhi govt to issue notice to CPWD over construction work at Central Vista Project site despite ban Dec 01, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Air Pollution | Delhi govt to issue notice to CPWD over construction work at Central Vista Project site despite ban

    After carrying out a surprise inspection of Central Vista, Gopal Rai has ordered DPCC to issue two separate notices to the concerned agency CPWD – one, for ignoring the ban which was imposed to reduce pollution in the city and two, for violating anti-dust guidelines while construction is in full swing.

  • Delhi's air quality this November worst for the month in seven years Nov 30, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality this November worst for the month in seven years

    The 30-day average of the National Capital's air quality index (AQI) stood at 376. It was 328 in 2020, 312 in 2019, 335 in 2018, 361 in 2017, 374 in 2016, and 358 in 2015, according to the CPCB.

  • Delhi air pollution | Entry of private vehicles not banned, clarifies Transport Minister Nov 25, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Delhi air pollution | Entry of private vehicles not banned, clarifies Transport Minister

    The Delhi government has, however, reportedly banned the entry of petrol and diesel trucks till December 3, although, CNG and electric trucks carrying non-essential items from other states can enter the national capital from November 26.

  • A major improvement in air quality is unlikely to happen: Sunita Narain Nov 22, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    A major improvement in air quality is unlikely to happen: Sunita Narain

    During winter, excessive emitters from all sectors must be checked, but air pollution action must continue throughout the year for sound results, she says; GRAP without long term action cannot be fully implemented.

  • Delhi govt allows electric light commercial vehicles on 250 roads during no-entry hours Nov 18, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Delhi govt allows electric light commercial vehicles on 250 roads during no-entry hours

    Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot also said that the transport department will empanel manufacturers of electric kits for retrofitting of conventional internal combustion engines to electric ones.

  • New Delhi's air in 'very poor' category despite emergency measures Nov 18, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    New Delhi's air in 'very poor' category despite emergency measures

    New Delhi, a city of 20 million, is one of the world’s most polluted cities. Air quality often hits hazardous levels during the winter, when the burning of crop residue in neighboring states coincides with lower temperatures that trap smoke. The smoke travels to New Delhi, obscuring the sky.

  • Delhi air pollution: Schools, colleges to remain shut till further orders, says Gopal Rai Nov 17, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Delhi air pollution: Schools, colleges to remain shut till further orders, says Gopal Rai

    The Delhi government has also decided to extend work-from-home for its employees till Sunday.

  • Air pollution: Construction workers move SC seeking ex-gratia for daily wagers Nov 17, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Air pollution: Construction workers move SC seeking ex-gratia for daily wagers

    Blanket ban on construction activities, without identifying and excluding the ones which do not contribute towards air pollution is "irrational, arbitrary and whimsical”, said the petition filed by National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour.

  • Air pollution in Delhi-NCR: No relief likely till Sunday Nov 17, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    Air pollution in Delhi-NCR: No relief likely till Sunday

    The minimum temperature in the capital dropped to 9.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal and the lowest this season so far.

  • Smog chokes Delhi as air pollution levels soar Nov 16, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Smog chokes Delhi as air pollution levels soar

    Among the many Indian cities gasping for breath, New Delhi tops the list every year. The crisis deepens particularly in the winter when the burning of crop residues in neighboring states coincides with cooler temperatures that trap deadly smoke. That smoke travels to New Delhi, leading to a surge in pollution in the city of more than 20 million people and exacerbating what is already a public health crisis.

  • Clamping lockdown in Delhi to curb air pollution will trouble lakhs of people: Traders' body Nov 16, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Clamping lockdown in Delhi to curb air pollution will trouble lakhs of people: Traders' body

    The Delhi government has informed the Supreme Court that it is ready to take steps like complete lockdown to control air pollution but such a step would be meaningful if it is implemented across the NCR areas in neighbouring states.

  • Delhi calls for WFH implementation, industries shutdown, construction ban in NCR to curb pollution Nov 16, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Delhi calls for WFH implementation, industries shutdown, construction ban in NCR to curb pollution

    The minister also said that the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign (to curb vehicle pollution) which ends on November 18 will be extended by 15 days - Second phase from November 19 to December 3 .

  • Congress demands 'white paper' from BJP, AAP on steps taken to tackle pollution in Delhi Nov 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Congress demands 'white paper' from BJP, AAP on steps taken to tackle pollution in Delhi

    Talking to reporters, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill accused both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of indulging in a blame game and wasting the taxpayers’ money on "hollow" advertisements.

  • Air purifier makers see a surge in sales as pollution level worsens Nov 14, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Air purifier makers see a surge in sales as pollution level worsens

    Like previous years, makers are looking for a silver lining as sales numbers of this seasonal product spikes after Diwali and has now touched almost Rs 500 crore market size, in which the Delhi NCR and the Northern region contributes around three-fourths of the sales.

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