Air Pollution

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Effective ways to purify the air we breathe at home

21 Mar 2021

Effective ways to purify the air we breathe at home

With the majority of us spending most of our time indoors now, ensuring the quality of the air we breathe in is healthy has become important.

Air pollution linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss

26 Jan 2021

Air pollution linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss

Air pollution is associated with an increased risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to a long-term study published in the British Journal of Opthalmology.

Low maintenance indoor plants to amp up your home

10 Jan 2021

Low maintenance indoor plants to amp up your home

Indoor plants are a great way to add color and vibrance to your living space.

How to protect yourself from air pollution during winters

13 Dec 2020

How to protect yourself from air pollution during winters

Winter is the time for warm blankets and fuzzy sweaters. However, one more thing that is attached to this season is the bad air pollution levels.

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' as people defy firecracker ban

15 Nov 2020

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' as people defy firecracker ban

Pollution levels in Delhi and its neighboring areas spiked as several celebrated the festival of Diwali on Saturday night.

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.

CM Kejriwal blames air pollution for coronavirus spike in Delhi

13 Nov 2020

CM Kejriwal blames air pollution for coronavirus spike in Delhi

Delhi is in midst of a third coronavirus wave after being battered by the first and second waves in June and September respectively. As the situation raised questions on the administration of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he blamed air pollution.

With COVID-19 and pollution, which masks should you be wearing?

11 Nov 2020

With COVID-19 and pollution, which masks should you be wearing?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have stressed the importance of wearing face masks to shield people from the viral disease.

NCR: Total ban on firecrackers from midnight till November 30

09 Nov 2020

NCR: Total ban on firecrackers from midnight till November 30

Considering the rising air pollution levels, the National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a total ban on the sale or usage of all kinds of firecrackers in NCR, which engulfs entire Delhi, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana, till November 30.

In a first, Delhi logs over 7,000 new coronavirus cases

07 Nov 2020

In a first, Delhi logs over 7,000 new coronavirus cases

Delhi is buried under a heavy coronavirus caseload and on Friday made a new record by crossing the 7,000-mark for the first time since the outbreak.

Delhi bans firecrackers before Diwali to control pollution, COVID-19 spread

05 Nov 2020

Delhi bans firecrackers before Diwali to control pollution, COVID-19 spread

Delhi has banned firecrackers in a bid to control the spread of air pollution in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday.

Delhi's pollution worsens, PM2.5 ten times the safe level

05 Nov 2020

Delhi's pollution worsens, PM2.5 ten times the safe level

With the onset of winters, Delhi's battle with poisonous air has also started and Wednesday's hazardous condition proves the same.

Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution

29 Oct 2020

Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution

Days after it apprised the Supreme Court that it would bring a law to deal with the annual menace of air pollution, the Centre on Wednesday got President Ram Nath Kovind to sign an ordinance, that allows the setting up of a commission to look into the air quality in NCR.

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.

Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

26 Oct 2020

Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it would bring a legislation on stubble burning, one of the main drivers of the hazardous air pollution in North India.

Cured from coronavirus and living amid pollution? Get flu shot

26 Oct 2020

Cured from coronavirus and living amid pollution? Get flu shot

The winter months and the blanket of air pollution are likely to worsen the coronavirus situation, even for those who have defeated the contagious disease. Hence, the recovered patients, staying in highly-polluted areas, must get a flu shot, said experts.

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.

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.

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

22 Nov 2019

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here

19 Nov 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised serious concern over the tormenting air pollution levels in Delhi.

Air pollution: Five houseplants that can help purify indoor air

15 Nov 2019

Air pollution: Five houseplants that can help purify indoor air

At a time when air quality in our cities have hit such low levels that 'severe' is the new normal, schools have been ordered to remain shut, and government's apathy is incredulous, taking small steps for combating/dealing with pollution is the need of the hour.

BJP's Gautam Gambhir skips meeting on pollution, enjoys in Indore

15 Nov 2019

BJP's Gautam Gambhir skips meeting on pollution, enjoys in Indore

Such is the apathy of our elected leaders, that they are busy enjoying their lives while residents of Delhi are choking due to air pollution.

Five diet and lifestyle habits for your good health

15 Nov 2019

Five diet and lifestyle habits for your good health

With our increasingly packed working schedules, junk diet routines, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and perpetually falling air quality levels, maintaining good mental and physical health can be challenging.

With smokeless chulhas, this woman's start-up tackles pollution

15 Nov 2019

With smokeless chulhas, this woman's start-up tackles pollution

Traditional mud chulhas are a common sight in a rural Indian household, often accompanied by black shadows tracing the kitchen walls from soot collected over time.

Six cities with the cleanest air around the world

14 Nov 2019

Six cities with the cleanest air around the world

In the subcontinent, air pollution has affected us rather adversely.

In Delhi, air-quality might slip from 'severe' to 'emergency' today

13 Nov 2019

In Delhi, air-quality might slip from 'severe' to 'emergency' today

After a slight relief last week, air pollution returned to Delhi to choke residents. Courtesy stubble burning, which hasn't stopped despite Supreme Court's orders, the air quality slipped to severe on Wednesday, and could further deteriorate to "emergency".

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3 launched: Should you buy it?

07 Nov 2019

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3 launched: Should you buy it?

As an addition to its portfolio of home appliances, Xiaomi has launched the Mi Air Purifier 3 in India.

Ignoring SC's warning, stubble burning continues in Punjab, Haryana

06 Nov 2019

Ignoring SC's warning, stubble burning continues in Punjab, Haryana

This week, the Supreme Court finally noticed Delhi's sickening situation and slammed farmers for only thinking about themselves.

Pakistan may have released poisonous gas to pollute air: BJP-leader

06 Nov 2019

Pakistan may have released poisonous gas to pollute air: BJP-leader

Delhi/NCR and adjoining areas are choking, and governments should, of course, take immediate steps to provide relief to residents.

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.

India-Bangladesh T20I in Delhi to go as planned, says Ganguly

31 Oct 2019

India-Bangladesh T20I in Delhi to go as planned, says Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said the first T20I between India and Bangladesh in Delhi will go ahead as planned.

Day after Diwali, air-quality in Delhi slips to "very poor"

28 Oct 2019

Day after Diwali, air-quality in Delhi slips to "very poor"

On the morning after Delhi residents celebrated Diwali with much pomp and show, the air quality in the national capital deteriorated and was recorded at "very poor".

Delhi's air quality remains 'poor' on Sunday as stubble-burning continues

13 Oct 2019

Delhi's air quality remains 'poor' on Sunday as stubble-burning continues

Residents of Delhi woke up to hazy skies on Sunday morning as the national capital's air quality took a hit.

Odd-even scheme returns to Delhi, will be implemented in November

13 Sep 2019

Odd-even scheme returns to Delhi, will be implemented in November

The odd-even scheme, launched in Delhi for the first time in 2016, is returning from November 4 to 15, the state's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced at a press conference on Friday.

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

03 Aug 2019

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

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.

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

16 Jun 2019

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

With 22 of the world's 30 most polluted cities in India, it is one of the most polluted countries. The national capital itself is so polluted, that breathing in Delhi is just the same as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day.

Mother-daughter sue France government over air pollution, seek €160k damages

30 May 2019

Mother-daughter sue France government over air pollution, seek €160k damages

People may not debate environmental issues as much as they should, but it is a pressing concern that is leading to health crises, species extinction, climate change, on a massive, global scale.

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

05 Mar 2019

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.

Bengaluru gets pilot air purifier at Hudson Circle by BBMP

02 Mar 2019

Bengaluru gets pilot air purifier at Hudson Circle by BBMP

In its recent budget, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), had announced that it will be spending Rs. 2.5 lakh/purifier on installing air purifiers across various junctions in the city.