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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.

Bangkok residents coughing blood due to smog. Is Delhi next?

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.

After a day of relief, Delhi air quality deteriorating again

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.

Delhi records 'severe' air quality for the third consecutive day

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.

'Ensure implementation of SC order on fire crackers on NY'

29 Dec 2018

'Ensure implementation of SC order on fire crackers on NY'

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed the Delhi Police to ensure the apex court order on burning firecrackers is complied with on New Year.

Odd-even scheme could return as Delhi grapples with pollution crisis

25 Dec 2018

Odd-even scheme could return as Delhi grapples with pollution crisis

Delhi's 'odd-even' vehicle rationing scheme might soon be making a comeback.

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

24 Dec 2018

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) today imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR in view the national capital's severe air quality.

Delhi's air-quality remains 'severe', mild rain adds to pollution woes

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.

Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC

04 Dec 2018

Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has collected Rs. 3.5 lakh as penalties from seven construction companies for violation of air pollution control norms in the first three days of December, the civic body said yesterday.

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

03 Dec 2018

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.

Chhattisgarh: Firecrackers banned till January 31 in 6 cities

02 Dec 2018

Chhattisgarh: Firecrackers banned till January 31 in 6 cities

A firecracker ban has been enforced in six major cities of Chhattisgarh for two months in order to control air pollution, a senior official said today.

Kolkatans, you are breathing poison! November air worse than Delhi's

28 Nov 2018

Kolkatans, you are breathing poison! November air worse than Delhi's

When it comes to air pollution in Indian cities, we tend to associate it with Delhi, most of the times.

As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital

27 Nov 2018

As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital

A thick haze engulfed Delhi as the air quality deteriorated, authorities said today, adding eight areas of the national capital recorded severe pollution level.

#AirPollution: Best apps to check air quality, pollution levels

26 Nov 2018

#AirPollution: Best apps to check air quality, pollution levels

As winter sets in, air pollution continues to be a concern for people in Delhi and other parts of North India.

After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'

22 Nov 2018

After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'

Delhi's air quality showed a slight improvement yesterday due to increased wind speed and settled in the poor category, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology said.

Lessons Delhi should learn from Beijing in tackling air pollution

22 Nov 2018

Lessons Delhi should learn from Beijing in tackling air pollution

Beijing and Delhi were at par in terms of air pollution levels up until 2013.

Delhi: Artificial-rain likely this week to clear air of pollutants

20 Nov 2018

Delhi: Artificial-rain likely this week to clear air of pollutants

In the wake of rising pollution level in Delhi, authorities might seed clouds to induce artificial rain this week to wash away toxic pollutants in the air.

Delhi continues to choke, air quality remains 'very poor'

19 Nov 2018

Delhi continues to choke, air quality remains 'very poor'

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category due to slow wind speed and high humidity today, authorities said.