Air Pollution

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Delhi Continues To Breath Toxic Air With Worse AQI, Smog

A thick toxic haze or 'smog' continued to hang heavy over the national capital as the air quality remained in the 'severe' category on November 8. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) shared the data, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Anand Vihar was recorded at 452, while it was at 433, 460, 382, and 413 at RK Puram, Punjabi Bagh, Sri Aurobindo Marg and Shadipur, all in 'severe' category

Wed, 08 Nov 2023 - 12:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Delhi, AQI, Worst Category, Pollution, Central Pollution Board, Air Pollution

Mumbai Pollution

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Bombay HC Cracks Down On Mumbai Air Pollution

Cracking down on the rising air pollution in Mumbai, the Bombay high court has imposed a comprehensive ban on the transportation of construction debris to and from construction sites. In a bid to curtail particulate matter and dust emissions, all construction materials must now be transported in fully covered trucks or mixer plants, ensuring that the transportation process is environmentally responsible. The HC also banned all construction… read-more

Mon, 06 Nov 2023 - 06:07 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bombay HC, Air Pollution, Construction Ban, Indian Court, Diwali


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Global Warming, Climate Change Major Cause Of Preterm Babies Death

The recently released 'Born Too Soon: Decade of Action on Preterm Birth' report by WHO, UNICEF and Partnership for Maternal New Born and Child Health highlights myriad impacts of climate change to be the reason for detahs of preterm babies. As per the report, 90% babies of low income nations died of massive air pollution, as unlike rich countries, they make no contribution towards climate change and global warming.

Mon, 22 May 2023 - 08:38 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Babies, global warming, Climate Change, Preterm Death, Air Pollution


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Air Pollution To Increase Risk Of Developing ADHD In Children By 62%: Study

Children living in areas with air pollution have up to 62% increased risk of developing ADHD, said Barcelona Institute for Global Health researchers. "We observed that children living in greener neighborhoods with low air pollution had a substantially decreased risk of ADHD," said Matilda van den Bosch. The research was published in 'Environment International'. However, 1,217 cases of ADHD were identified, which is equivalent to 4.2% of the… read-more

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 - 07:15 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: children, ADHD, Air Pollution, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Environment International

Air Quality In Delhi

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Delhi's Air Quality Again Drops To 'Poor' Category With AQI Of 215: SAFAR

Delhi's AQI has again dropped to the 'poor' category on January 25, after showing slight improvement on January 24. Currently, Delhi's AQI is at 215 according to SAFAR. Notably, due to light rain, Delhi's AQI had improved. Earlier, the air quality also reached to 'hazardous' level, in the winter. Meanwhile, Noida's air quality remained in the 'moderate' category and Gurugram has improved with an AQI of 161 and 154, respectively. 

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 02:50 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Delhi, Air Pollution, AQI, SAFAR, Poor category

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Delhi AQI in cold morning

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Delhi's Air Quality Slips To 'Severe' Category With 431 AQI: SAFAR

Delhi's air quality has fallen into the "Severe" category, after reporting 430 AQI (Air Quality Index), said SAFAR on December 26. The situation worsened in 24 hours, from December 25's 398 AQI, which was "very poor" category to 430 AQI. In the past, the AQI of Delhi has been fluctuating, with efforts of Delhi Government and the Control Pollution Board to enhance it.

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 02:16 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Delhi AQI, SAFAR, Delhi Government , Central pollution control board, Air Pollution

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Delhi AQI

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Delhi's AQI Remains Under 'Very Poor' Category With 319 AQI: SAFAR

After days of efforts, the Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) is now under 'very Poor' category from the previous 'severe category'. On December 18, the National Capital recorded 319 AQI, reported SAFAR. Meanwhile, to control the AQI further, the Delhi Government extended ban on entry of non-essential trucks in the city, until further orders. Furthermore, the Government also announced to resume schools for classes 6 onwards, from December 18.

Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 04:11 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Delhi AQI, Delhi-NCR, SAFAR, Extended Ban, Air Pollution

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Kolkata Air Quality

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Kolkata's Air Quality Worsens; Falls Under 'Poor' & 'Very Poor' Categories

The air quality of Kolkata has worsened to the "poor" category in environmental terms, on December 15. In some areas of the northern Kolkata, the air quality has worsened to the "very poor" category. On the contrary, Kolkata's air quality remained in the "good" and "satisfactory" categories until last week. Following are the categories of air quality: good (0-50), satisfactory (51-100), moderate (101-200), poor (201-300), very poor (301-400… read-more

Wed, 15 Dec 2021 - 05:52 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Kolkata, West Bengal, air quality, air quality index, Air Pollution

National Green Tribunal

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NGT Issues Notice To TN Govt Over Increasing Air Pollution In Chennai

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on December 10, directed the Tamil Nadu Government to file an action report, over Chennai pollution. The NGT bench, headed by Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered to form an action plan to prevent air pollution and worsening air quality.  The bench also asked to file a detailed report for the same in the next hearing. The NGT decision came on the petition filed by LG Sahadevan.

Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - 08:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: NGT, Air Pollution, Chennai, AQI, Pollution

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Delhi poor air quality

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Delhi's AQI Shows Improvement; Still In 'Poor' Category: SAFAR

Delhi's air quality index (AQI) improved from "very poor category" to "poor category", on December 8. The overall AQI of the national capital was 235, reported System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Reportedly, the measures to combat air pollution in Delhi are in effect, resulting in lower AQI. Furthermore, the AQI of Delhi is likely to improve in a couple of days, predicted IMD. 

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 01:23 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: AQI, Delhi Government , Air Pollution, SAFAR, IMD

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