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Delhi's air quality could turn 'severe' on Diwali night

14 Nov 2020

Delhi's air quality could turn 'severe' on Diwali night

Delhi's air quality remained 'very poor' on Saturday morning and is likely to turn 'severe' by night due to calm winds and emissions from firecrackers, government agencies reported.

Delhi's air quality worsens to 'severe'; thick smog envelops capital

29 Oct 2020

Delhi's air quality worsens to 'severe'; thick smog envelops capital

The air quality in Delhi fell into the 'severe' category on Thursday as residents awoke to a thick smog blanketing the national capital.

Fighting air pollution amid coronavirus: Kejriwal's government prepares seven-point-plan

05 Oct 2020

Fighting air pollution amid coronavirus: Kejriwal's government prepares seven-point-plan

With the winter months fast approaching, the quality of air in Delhi has started deteriorating forcing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Arvind Kejriwal, to move into action.

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

01 Sep 2020

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

On Tuesday morning, Delhi's air quality improved to the "good" category, following favorable wind speed and good rainfall during the last month.

Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue

23 Aug 2020

Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue

Delhi's air quality may improve to 'good' this week as the national capital has received heavy rainfall this monsoon.

Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?

14 Feb 2020

Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?

Recently, the Mumbai Police introduced a scheme to discipline reckless honkers at traffic signals: 'Honk More, Wait More'.

Delhi air quality 'severe' amid cold wave; flights disrupted

20 Dec 2019

Delhi air quality 'severe' amid cold wave; flights disrupted

Early Friday morning, Delhi's air quality fell to 'severe' as weather conditions made the environment conducive to trapping pollutants.

BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

07 Dec 2019

BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

On Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar delivered an appalling statement, claiming no Indian study has established a direct link between pollution and a reduced lifespan.

Better kill Delhiites with explosives, end suffering: SC on #DelhiPollution

25 Nov 2019

Better kill Delhiites with explosives, end suffering: SC on #DelhiPollution

On Monday, the Supreme Court pulled up the Central and Delhi governments for not taking action against the deteriorating air quality in the national capital.

Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal

18 Nov 2019

Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal

On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there is no need to extend the odd-even road rationing scheme for now as the air in the national capital has started clearing up.

Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures

05 Nov 2019

Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures

The situation in Delhi/NCR has invited criticism for governments, and rightly so. As residents are gasping for fresh air, they want authorities to take swift action.

As pollution breaks records, odd-even scheme starts in Delhi today

04 Nov 2019

As pollution breaks records, odd-even scheme starts in Delhi today

Delhi is dealing with a grave situation with residents looking towards governments, both Centre and State, to give them a reprieve from air pollution.

Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

03 Nov 2019

Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

The first T20I between India and Bangladesh is set to take place Delhi today.

IIT-Delhi working on projects to track, monitor air pollution levels

17 Jul 2019

IIT-Delhi working on projects to track, monitor air pollution levels

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi is developing a slew of solutions at its Center of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) for tracking and reducing the air pollution levels in the city.

NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest

17 Jan 2019

NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest

On Thursday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered German car manufacturer Volkswagen to deposit Rs. 100cr with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) by 5pm tomorrow, as reparations for the 2015 emissions scandal.

Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite

12 Jan 2019

Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite

Delhi's air quality was recorded in the severe category today due to reduced wind speed even as authorities have forecast rainfall in the next couple of days.

Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'

07 Jan 2019

Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution levels this year today after rains washed away the pollutants and cleansed the air, but the air quality still remained in the very poor category, the authorities said.

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

06 Jan 2019

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution level of the year today after a spell of rain but the air quality remained in the very poor category.

Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'

05 Jan 2019

Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'

Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions after showing a slight improvement yesterday.

Conditions unfavorable for pollutant dispersion, Delhi's air turns 'severe' today

02 Jan 2019

Conditions unfavorable for pollutant dispersion, Delhi's air turns 'severe' today

Delhi's air quality turned severe today due to adverse meteorological conditions that remained unfavorable for dispersion of pollutants.

Delhi records 'severe' air quality for the third consecutive day

01 Jan 2019

Delhi records 'severe' air quality for the third consecutive day

For the third consecutive day, the air quality in the national capital was in the severe category today.

#NewYearsEve: Delhiites burst firecrackers throwing SC-order out of the window

01 Jan 2019

#NewYearsEve: Delhiites burst firecrackers throwing SC-order out of the window

Even as the national capital continued its battle with toxic air, several instances of firecracker bursting, before and after the time limit fixed by the apex court, were observed in Delhi-NCR during New Year celebrations.

Attention, Delhiites! City's air quality slips into 'severe' category

30 Dec 2018

Attention, Delhiites! City's air quality slips into 'severe' category

Delhi's air quality slipped into the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions slowing down dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.

'Ensure implementation of SC order on fire crackers on NY'

29 Dec 2018

'Ensure implementation of SC order on fire crackers on NY'

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed the Delhi Police to ensure the apex court order on burning firecrackers is complied with on New Year.

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

24 Dec 2018

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) today imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR in view the national capital's severe air quality.

Delhi's pollution level remains 'severe' for third consecutive day

24 Dec 2018

Delhi's pollution level remains 'severe' for third consecutive day

Pollution in Delhi remained in the severe level for the third consecutive day, as wind speed and other meteorological factors remained "highly unfavorable" for dispersion of pollutants today, according to authorities.

Attention Delhiites! City's AQI worsens, CPCB suggests minimum outdoor exposure

23 Dec 2018

Attention Delhiites! City's AQI worsens, CPCB suggests minimum outdoor exposure

A Central Pollution Control Board-led task force has advised people to minimize outdoor exposure for the next three to five days and avoid using private vehicles, with Delhi's air quality slipping to the severe category.

Ganga clean at just 1 out of 39 locations: CPCB

22 Dec 2018

Ganga clean at just 1 out of 39 locations: CPCB

Only one out of 39 locations through which the Ganga river flows had clean water in the post-monsoon period this year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said in its latest study.

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

22 Dec 2018

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

Delhi's air quality deteriorated to severe category today as a cover of smog surrounded the national capital and prevented dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.

Delhi's air-quality remains 'severe', mild rain adds to pollution woes

12 Dec 2018

Delhi's air-quality remains 'severe', mild rain adds to pollution woes

Thick haze engulfed Delhi today as air quality in the national capital remained severe for the third consecutive day with mild rains further adding to pollution woes, authorities said.

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

03 Dec 2018

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, slips to 'very poor' category

02 Dec 2018

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, slips to 'very poor' category

Delhi's air quality deteriorated again today and slipped into very poor category due to local pollutants as authorities predicted further increase in pollution level.

As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital

27 Nov 2018

As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital

A thick haze engulfed Delhi as the air quality deteriorated, authorities said today, adding eight areas of the national capital recorded severe pollution level.

After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'

22 Nov 2018

After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'

Delhi's air quality showed a slight improvement yesterday due to increased wind speed and settled in the poor category, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology said.

Delhi's overall air-quality 'very poor', some areas record 'severe' pollution

21 Nov 2018

Delhi's overall air-quality 'very poor', some areas record 'severe' pollution

Delhi's overall air quality remained in the 'very poor' category today, while pollution levels in some areas touched 'severe' levels due to low wind speed, authorities said.

Delhi: Artificial-rain likely this week to clear air of pollutants

20 Nov 2018

Delhi: Artificial-rain likely this week to clear air of pollutants

In the wake of rising pollution level in Delhi, authorities might seed clouds to induce artificial rain this week to wash away toxic pollutants in the air.

Delhi continues to choke, air quality remains 'very poor'

19 Nov 2018

Delhi continues to choke, air quality remains 'very poor'

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category due to slow wind speed and high humidity today, authorities said.

After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'

16 Nov 2018

After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'

After a brief respite, Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to 'very poor' category today as the dispersion of pollutants slowed down.

IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance

14 Nov 2018

IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance

In an unprecedented approach to tackling pollution in India, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur, had earlier announced plans to wash away Delhi's toxic air using artificial rains.

Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavourable weather conditions

11 Nov 2018

Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavourable weather conditions

Delhi's air quality remained in the "severe" category today owing to unfavorable weather conditions and a significant increase in contribution from stubble burning, authorities said.