Air Quality Index
16 Jan 2021
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).
03 Jan 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
09 Nov 2020
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.
06 Nov 2020
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.
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.
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.
13 Oct 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 Nov 2019
Six cities with the cleanest air around the world
In the subcontinent, air pollution has affected us rather adversely.
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.
05 Nov 2019
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.
05 Nov 2019
After Delhi smog problem, cyclonic storm Maha clouds Rajkot T20I
The T20I series between India and Bangladesh seems to be bothered by environmental issues.
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.
04 Nov 2019
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.
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.
01 Nov 2019
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.
01 Nov 2019
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.
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.
30 Oct 2019
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.
27 Oct 2019
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.
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.
12 Oct 2019
Women exempted from odd-even, not private CNG vehicles, says Kejriwal
As Delhi gears up for the odd-even scheme a third time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that privately-owned CNG vehicles will not be exempted from the rule unlike previous editions of the scheme.
09 Mar 2019
Delhi government launches 'one stop app' for daily commuters
Just recently, the Delhi government launched a common mobility app, One Delhi, to ease the daily travel of local commuters.
03 Feb 2019
Bangkok residents coughing blood due to smog. Is Delhi next?
In what will come as a warning to Delhiites, air pollution in Thailand is reportedly in its worst state as it is causing people to cough up blood.
23 Jan 2019
After a day of relief, Delhi air quality deteriorating again
A day after heavy rains and hailstorms lashed Delhi and washed away some of the air pollution, air quality in the national capital has started deteriorating yet again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.