Articles about Air Pollution

India's air pollution reducing 5 years of life expectancy: Study

14 Jun 2022

India
India's air pollution reducing 5 years of life expectancy: Study

Air pollution emerged as the greatest threat to human health in India, decreasing life expectancy by five years, said the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago's Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) released on Tuesday.

Delhi's ban on diesel generator sets lifted as AQI improves

18 Feb 2022

India
Delhi's ban on diesel generator sets lifted as AQI improves

The central government's expert panel on air quality has decided to lift the ban on the use of diesel generator sets in the national capital region (NCR), including Delhi, with immediate effect.

5 ways to purify the air indoors

16 Dec 2021

Lifestyle
5 ways to purify the air indoors

The air quality index (AQI) has become a matter of concern worldwide. Pollution is a leading cause of death in many countries.

Air quality slips to 'very poor' in Delhi and Noida

14 Dec 2021

India
Air quality slips to 'very poor' in Delhi and Noida

The air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) degraded to "very poor" on Tuesday.

Supreme Court gives 24-hour ultimatum over Delhi air pollution

02 Dec 2021

Delhi
Supreme Court gives 24-hour ultimatum over Delhi air pollution

The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on the Centre and the governments of Delhi and neighboring states over air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Delhi: SC pulls up Centre over delay in pollution-control measures

24 Nov 2021

India
Delhi: SC pulls up Centre over delay in pollution-control measures

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticized the Centre for delay in the implementation of pollution-control measures in Delhi.

Delhi schools and colleges to reopen from November 29

24 Nov 2021

India
Delhi schools and colleges to reopen from November 29

Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will reopen in Delhi from Monday, November 29, the city's Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced.

Follow these tips to beat winter smog and air pollution

15 Nov 2021

Lifestyle
Follow these tips to beat winter smog and air pollution

Most of us love the winter season and enjoy wearing long coats, knitted sweaters, and splendid boots.

Delhi pollution: 4 Haryana districts shut schools, impose other curbs

14 Nov 2021

India
Delhi pollution: 4 Haryana districts shut schools, impose other curbs

Four Haryana districts bordering Delhi imposed fresh curbs on Sunday in light of the worsened air quality in the national capital.

PM Modi meets engineer who could make Delhi's air cleaner

07 Nov 2021

Technology
PM Modi meets engineer who could make Delhi's air cleaner

During his two-day trip to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, PM Narendra Modi met Delhi-based mechanical engineer Vidyut Mohan for a brief interaction in Glasgow, Scotland.

Delhi 's AQI remains 'severe' for third straight day

07 Nov 2021

Delhi
Delhi 's AQI remains 'severe' for third straight day

Delhi's air quality remained "severe" for the third consecutive day after Diwali with the Air Quality Index (AQI) measuring at 436 on Sunday morning.

Delhi: Air pollution reaches alarming levels; emergency measures launched

06 Nov 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Air pollution reaches alarming levels; emergency measures launched

The Delhi government has launched some emergency measures to curb air pollution in the national capital, which has risen to alarming levels after Diwali.

Delhi AQI dips to 395; worse air quality predicted tomorrow

04 Nov 2021

India
Delhi AQI dips to 395; worse air quality predicted tomorrow

Delhi's air quality further worsened on the day of Diwali, recording an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 395 ("very poor").

Delhi's air quality becomes 'very poor'; will it get worse?

03 Nov 2021

Delhi
Delhi's air quality becomes 'very poor'; will it get worse?

The air quality in Delhi plunged to the "very poor" category for the first time this season on Tuesday.

Air pollution: Delhi to get Rs. 18cr as 'Green Fund'

03 Oct 2021

Delhi
Air pollution: Delhi to get Rs. 18cr as 'Green Fund'

The Centre has decided to sanction a "Green Fund" worth Rs. 18 crore for Delhi under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to mitigate air pollution.

Air pollution linked to six million preterm births globally: Study

29 Sep 2021

World
Air pollution linked to six million preterm births globally: Study

Air pollution likely contributed to nearly six million premature births and almost three million underweight babies around the world in 2019, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Air pollution results in drastic reduction in life expectancy: Study

01 Sep 2021

India
Air pollution results in drastic reduction in life expectancy: Study

India's air pollution levels have expanded geographically over time and increased so much in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that an average person is now losing an additional 2.5 to 2.9 years of life expectancy, according to a new report.

High time legacy waste sites cleared, garbage disposed scientifically: NGT

19 Aug 2021

India
High time legacy waste sites cleared, garbage disposed scientifically: NGT

Legacy waste continues to be a serious problem and it is high time such sites are cleared and solid waste collected is disposed of scientifically, the National Green Tribunal has said.

Air pollution linked with higher risk of dementia: Study

05 Aug 2021

World
Air pollution linked with higher risk of dementia: Study

Even a small increase in the levels of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is associated with a greater risk of dementia for people living in those areas, shows a study conducted in the US.

Delhi's NO2 pollution increased by 125% in one year: Study

07 Jul 2021

Delhi
Delhi's NO2 pollution increased by 125% in one year: Study

Delhi recorded an increase of 125% in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution between April 2020 and April 2021, according to a Greenpeace India study that analyzed NO2 concentrations in India's eight most populous state capitals.

Effective ways to purify the air we breathe at home

21 Mar 2021

Lifestyle
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

Technology
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

Lifestyle
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

Lifestyle
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Technology
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Inspirational
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

Entertainment
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.

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