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#AirMergency: Exclusive Air Quality Forecast ft Jai Dhar Gupta

Air quality in Delhi NCR has turned severe again as winters approach, after a few months of clean and blue skies due to the coronavirus lockdown. With economic and industrial activities picking up and vehicles back on the road in full swing, air quality could get even worse. Tracking Air Quality Index (AQI) everyday becomes […]

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All you need to know about the ‘Green Delhi’ App

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Green Delhi’ mobile application using which citizens can bring pollution causing activities to the Government’s notice. The Chief Minister said the Government wants to involve everyone in the fight against pollution as no big change can take place without the support of people . Here’s how the ‘Green Delhi’ […]

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Air pollution linked with 15% COVID-19 deaths worldwide: Study

About 15% of deaths worldwide from COVID-19 may be linked to long-term exposure to air pollution, according to a latest study. Researchers, including those from Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany, found that in Europe the proportion of COVID-19 deaths linked to air pollution was about 19 per cent, in North America it was 17 per cent, […]

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Centre promises to create a comprehensive law to tackle air pollution and stubble burning

The Supreme Court has suspended the appointment of former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur to a one-man committee to monitor stubble burning after the Centre gave an assurance that it will create a permanent body through legislation to battle air pollution and stubble burning in Delhi and its neighboring states. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Court […]

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Delhi Pollution: Air quality worsens after Dussehra

Air pollution in the national capital which is already high, worsened after Dusshera due to the burning of fire crackers and burning of effigies of the mythological demon king Ravana. On Monday morning i.e the next day after Dusshera, the air quality index in Anand Vihar area was 399, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). […]

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Why Saving the Thano Forest Matters

Does development come at the cost of the environment? The age-old debate has spared in Uttarakhand’s capital with the proposed expansion of Dehradun’s Jollygrant Airport. Protests erupted outside the Dehradun Airport to demonstrate against the proposed felling of more than 10,000 trees.  According to reports, up to 10,000 trees could be chopped down for the […]

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Air pollution contributed to 6.67 million deaths worldwide in 2019: Report

A comprehensive analysis of air pollution’s global impact on newborns finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 116,000 Indian infants in their first month of life in 2019,  according to a  new global study, State of Global Air 2020 (SoGA).   The State of Global Air presents a […]

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Directed DPCC to impose fine of Rs 1 crore on North MCD for burning garbage: Gopal Rai

Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai on Friday (16th October) found negligence of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation on the main road of Baba Vidya Pati Marg in Kirari area in the North West Part of Delhi during a surprise inspection. Garbage burning was taking place beside the main road since morning. Shri Gopal Rai said […]

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Breakthrough in Stubble burning: SC appoints one man committee to monitor it

The Supreme Court has appointed a One Man Committee of Justice (Retd.) Madan B. Lokur to monitor and take steps to prevent stubble burning in the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. This was in response to a petition filed by a 3rd-year law student, Aman Banka, and a Class XII student, Aditya Dubey […]

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Air pollution 2020 updates: Several Areas Enter 'Severe' Zone in Delhi

As winters are almost here, air pollution in Delhi and NCR is back owing to various factors including calm winds and low temperature that allows accumulation of pollutants, stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, vehicular emissions and other local sources of pollution. Starting October 15, some stricter measures to fight air […]

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