Articles about Air Quality Index

Delhi, 62 other Indian cities among 100 most polluted places

23 Mar 2022

India
Delhi, 62 other Indian cities among 100 most polluted places

Delhi is the most polluted of the world's 107 capital cities in terms of yearly average PM2.5 values in 2021, said the latest World Air Quality Report.

Delhi, Haryana weather update: IMD predicts light rains tomorrow

21 Feb 2022

India
Delhi, Haryana weather update: IMD predicts light rains tomorrow

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted fresh rainfall in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, and North Rajasthan over the next two days.

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.

Delhi's air quality improves to 'satisfactory' as rain lashes capital

09 Jan 2022

Delhi
Delhi's air quality improves to 'satisfactory' as rain lashes capital

The air quality index of Delhi on Sunday improved to "satisfactory" from "moderate" due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the national capital region and adjoining areas for the last two days.

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.

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.

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.

Very dense fog lowers visibility to zero meters in Delhi

16 Jan 2021

Delhi
Very dense fog lowers visibility to zero meters in Delhi

A thick blanket of fog reduced visibility to zero meters in the national capital on Saturday, affecting traffic movement, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

03 Jan 2021

India
Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

Several parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers early on Sunday morning for the second consecutive day.

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.

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.

Delhi: Worst air quality of season recorded today, citizens suffer

09 Nov 2020

India
Delhi: Worst air quality of season recorded today, citizens suffer

The residents of the Delhi/NCR woke up to a thick smog on Monday as air quality dipped drastically and remained severe.

Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers

06 Nov 2020

India
Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers

Bursting or selling firecrackers in the national capital this season could invite a fine of up to Rs. 1 lakh, Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

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.

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.

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' for first time this season

13 Oct 2020

India
Delhi's air quality 'very poor' for first time this season

The air quality in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) dipped to "very poor" on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March.

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

01 Sep 2020

India
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

India
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.

Players forced to halt Australian Open practice session: Here's why

14 Jan 2020

Sports
Players forced to halt Australian Open practice session: Here's why

The opening Grand Slam of the decade, the Australian Open, is set to start with the nation reeling from massive bushfires.

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

18 Nov 2019

Delhi
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.

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

15 Nov 2019

Politics
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.

Six cities with the cleanest air around the world

14 Nov 2019

Lifestyle
Six cities with the cleanest air around the world

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

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

06 Nov 2019

Politics
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.

Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

05 Nov 2019

India
Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

While a severe pollution grips northern India, an air purifier van has been deployed at the gates of the Taj Mahal in Agra, in a bid to provide relief to tourists visiting the Mughal-era monument.

After Delhi smog problem, cyclonic storm Maha clouds Rajkot T20I

05 Nov 2019

Sports
After Delhi smog problem, cyclonic storm Maha clouds Rajkot T20I

The T20I series between India and Bangladesh seems to be bothered by environmental issues.

Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures

05 Nov 2019

India
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.

Farmers can't kill others for livelihood: SC on Delhi's air-pollution

04 Nov 2019

India
Farmers can't kill others for livelihood: SC on Delhi's air-pollution

Delhi's air pollution has made it uninhabitable, sickened even the healthy ones, and spelled doom for children.

Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

03 Nov 2019

Sports
Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

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

Rohit Sharma suffers injury ahead of first T20I: Details here

01 Nov 2019

Sports
Rohit Sharma suffers injury ahead of first T20I: Details here

India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma was hit on his left thigh while taking throwdowns during a training session in Delhi on Friday.

Bangladesh cricketers wear masks to battle Delhi smog: Details here

01 Nov 2019

Sports
Bangladesh cricketers wear masks to battle Delhi smog: Details here

The Bangladesh cricket team was spotted wearing masks during an outdoor training session at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

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

31 Oct 2019

Sports
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.

Team India to train indoors ahead of Delhi T20I: Report

30 Oct 2019

Sports
Team India to train indoors ahead of Delhi T20I: Report

The Indian cricket team could train indoors in order to avoid the pollution in Delhi that has reached an extreme level post Diwali.

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

28 Oct 2019

India
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 post-Diwali air pollution an issue ahead of first T20I

27 Oct 2019

Sports
Delhi's post-Diwali air pollution an issue ahead of first T20I

The air pollution in the national capital region is a cause of concern for years.

Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

17 Oct 2019

India
Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

A committee of Delhi government and civic officials has formulated a new plan, under which parking a private car in popular areas of the capital such as Connaught Place (CP) could cost you Rs. 1,000 for a 10-hour workday.

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

13 Oct 2019

India
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.

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