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22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India: Report

22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India, with Delhi being ranked as the most polluted capital city globally, according to a new report prepared by Swiss organization, IQAir, in the form of the ‘World Air Quality Report, 2020’. “India continues to feature prominently at the top of the most polluted cities […]

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Winter is at the peak, so is the pollution

Air pollution is a global concern. In recent years, India has been the centre of attention, when it comes to the deteriorating air quality in winter. As winter arrives every year the air quality deteriorates. Not just Delhi, but almost all the cities start choking as a result of smog. Winter in north India is […]

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‘Delhi is choking every year’: What can be done?

Air pollution has always been a big problem for Delhiites. If you closely follow Indian news channels, you might have recently come across Delhi’s rising air pollution. Delhi is one of the most heavily polluted cities in India. In November 2019, the Government of Delhi declared public health emergency as air in the environment was […]

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‘Controlling vehicular emissions can help deal with air pollution’

Air pollution harms the human body. More restrictions and regulations need to be placed to reduce air pollution, we’re still suffering from it. Why the air in the morning is fresh and dust-free than the air that we experience during the afternoon and evening? Obviously due to less human activities during night time than day […]

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Air quality dips in Delhi post Diwali

The air quality in the national capital deteriorated to the “severe” category a day after Diwali after people flouted fire cracker ban. Air Quality Index (AQI) at Punjabi Bagh and Anand Vihar recorded as 464 and 471 respectively, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. The neighbouring cities of Gurugram (407) and Noida […]

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Centre issues ordinance to form new commission to manage air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The union environment ministry has published “The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Area Ordinance” to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR. As per the ‘Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance 2020’, the body will be chaired by a government official of the rank […]

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In New Delhi, winters are here and there’s smog on the horizon

As lockdown measures continue to be eased, air pollution levels in Delhi have risen once again. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has slipped into the ‘very poor’ category in parts of Delhi and the NCR region. During the prolonged lockdown that started on March 25th in wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi witnessed a dramatic […]

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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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Masks over Masks- Deteriorating Air Quality

October is back with cloud of smoke. The repetitive cycle of pollution has began as the air quality continues to decrease. We must as vigilant citizens help to break this visious cycle.

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Post COVID-19: Back to grey skies?

Just last year mid December my friend had just arrived from Switzerland. The first thing she said to me was ” Aanchal you must take a trip there. The sky is soo blue and everything looks bright and colourful. The air is soo clean.” I felt bad that why can’t we have the same here. […]

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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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A portrait on the air India breathes

The severe increase in the cumulative spread of pollutants had a multi-pronged effect; from heart diseases to stunted mental growth

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NGT slams MoEF over National Clean Air Programme

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) over its report on the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) which proposes 20-30% reduction of air pollution by 2024.

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