Air Quality Index: News

Delhi's minimum temperature expected to drop again: Here's why

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Delhi would receive light rainfall on January 29, which is also set to bring cloudy skies for the next four to five days.

22 Jan 2023


Smog blankets Delhi amid 'poor' air quality; AQI at 245

Residents of Delhi woke up to a misty morning on Sunday, with the national capital reporting a minimum temperature of eight degrees Celsius.

10 Jan 2023

Delhi Government

Delhi bans BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars: Here's why

The Delhi government has banned BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars from plying in the national capital due to worsening air pollution.

10 Jan 2023


Delhi: Cold wave, dense fog disrupt flight, train movement

Reeling under a persisting cold wave and engulfed by dense fog, Delhi saw scores of flights get delayed owing to poor visibility on Tuesday morning.

09 Jan 2023


Cold wave: Dense fog engulfs North India, rail movement disrupted

There seems to be no respite from the biting cold for North Indian plains as "very dense fog" covered the region, while the air quality in Delhi worsened on Monday.

07 Jan 2023


Pollution spikes to emergency levels in Delhi-NCR

Delhiites are once again breathing toxic air, with the national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) dropping into the severe category.

06 Jan 2023


Cold wave grips Delhi, temperature dips to 1.8 degrees Celsius

Delhiites woke up to a foggy and chilly morning on Friday as the cold wave in North India tightened its grip further.

05 Jan 2023

Cold Wave

Delhi witnesses coldest night of season at 3 degrees Celsius

While cold wave conditions continue to prevail over northwest India, Delhi on Thursday recorded the season's coldest morning.

Cold wave to grip northwest India for next 4-5 days

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday, cold wave and dense foggy conditions are back in Delhi again after a short respite during New Year as chilly winds from the Himalayas blow over the plains.

03 Jan 2023

Cold Wave

Northwest India in cold wave's clutches, meteorological department issues alert

Cold wave and dense fog conditions are likely to prevail over the plains of north India, especially the northwestern region, for the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said while issuing an alert on Monday.

30 Dec 2022


Delhi: Construction, industrial operations banned as AQI likely to worsen

Forecasting a spike in air pollution, the Central government's air quality panel invoked Stage 3 of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)—a phased set of emergency anti-pollution measures—in Delhi.

27 Dec 2022


Cold wave: Dense fog across Delhi, North India; temperatures dip

Dense fog prevailed in Delhi, reducing visibility to as low as 50m as a cold wave continued to sweep North India.

12 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous: Unseasonal rains in Maharashtra, Mumbai sees poor AQI

Several areas in Maharashtra experienced unseasonal showers on Monday as the mercury dipped below the normal mark.

08 Dec 2022


Pollution alert! Mumbai's air quality becomes worse than Delhi

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Mumbai dropped to 315 on Thursday morning, which is regarded as "very poor" air quality for breathing.

03 Dec 2022


Delhi wakes up to hazy morning with 'very poor' AQI

Delhiites woke up to a chilly morning as the national capital reported a minimum temperature of 8.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

27 Nov 2022


Smog blanket covers Delhi as air quality remains 'very poor'

Delhi on Sunday witnessed smog as the air quality index (AQI) remained in the "very poor" category for the second consecutive day.

17 Nov 2022


Delhi's air quality improves, Noida reels under 'very poor' AQI

Following weeks of hazardous air quality in Delhi, the capital city recorded a significant improvement on Tuesday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 221 (poor) against 309 (very poor) on Monday.

15 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Delhi air pollution: AQI improves from 'very poor' to 'poor'

In what can be described as a slight relief for Delhiites, the air quality in the national capital has improved to "poor" from the "very poor" category.

09 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Primary schools reopen as Delhi remains under thick smog blanket

Delhi's air quality again deteriorated on Wednesday as Delhiites woke up to a thick smog-covered morning with people gasping for fresh air.

07 Nov 2022


Delhi: Primary schools to reopen on Wednesday as AQI improves

The government of Delhi on Monday decided to reopen primary schools across the national capital from Wednesday (November 9).

07 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Delhi AQI improves slightly, decision on reopening schools, offices today

In a marginal respite from air pollution, Delhiites witnessed slight improvement, with the air quality index (AQI) declining to 326 in the "very poor" category at 7:00 am on Monday.

05 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

At 431, Delhi-NCR's air quality remains 'severe' for third day

Delhi-NCR's air quality dipped to the "severe" category for the third day in a row on Saturday.

03 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Delhi AQI severe at 426, NCPCR suggests closing of schools

Smog shrouded Delhi as the air quality in the national capital region plummeted to 'severe' — the worst bracket on the scale on Thursday.

01 Nov 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: What is AQI? How is it measured?

The smoke of Diwali firecrackers has settled everywhere but in New Delhi. Stubble burning and the after-effects of the "festival of lights" have the national capital reeling under air pollution.

27 Oct 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Delhi's air quality poor post Diwali; respiratory illness, allergies spike

Despite being enveloped in smog, the air quality in Delhi NCR improved to 'poor' on Wednesday after dropping to the 'very poor' category after Diwali.

25 Oct 2022


Diwali: Firecrackers choke Delhi as people flout ban; AQI worsens

Delhiites celebrated a noisy Diwali on Monday with no holds barred despite a ban on firecrackers in place, pushing the air quality from the "poor" to "very poor" category, as recorded by over 40 monitoring stations across the national capital on Tuesday morning.

23 Oct 2022


Smog returns to Delhi as air quality deteriorates before Diwali

The air quality in the national capital Delhi degraded to "poor" on Sunday, a day before Diwali.

20 Oct 2022

Air Pollution

Smog to choke Delhi in 3 days, action plan enforced

The National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to lose its breath under the grip of smog in the next three days.

19 Oct 2022


Delhi: 3-year jail term for dealing firecrackers, 6-month for bursting

With Diwali approaching, Delhi has banned the manufacture, storage, and sale of firecrackers apart from prohibiting bursting, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday.

13 Oct 2022

Google Maps

Avoid pollution with Google Maps' air quality tracker: Here's how

Are you thinking about going out this weekend and are worried about the air quality in your area? Well, Google Maps has a trick up its sleeves that can make your worries disappear.

11 Oct 2022


AQI at 44: Delhi breathes cleanest air in two years

While incessant showers have disrupted daily life in Delhi, they brought some respite as the national capital breathed the cleanest air—in two years—when the average air quality index (AQI) was 44 on Monday.

16 Jul 2022


Monsoon: Delhi witnesses heavy rainfall today, several areas waterlogged

Heavy rain hit Delhi and its suburbs on Saturday, causing flooding and traffic delays.

14 Jun 2022

Google Maps

Google Maps now shows toll prices in India: Details here

Have you ever seen a route with a toll booth on Google Maps and wondered what it'd be like to have the Maps show you the toll prices as well?

New Google Map feature shows air quality index around you

Ever wondered what the quality of the air around you is? Well, Google Maps has come to your rescue with a new air quality layer.

23 Mar 2022


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.

21 Feb 2022


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.

18 Feb 2022


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.

09 Jan 2022


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.

14 Dec 2021


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.

14 Nov 2021


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.

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