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Delhi air pollution down before Diwali evening

However, the air quality is forecast to dip on Thursday with emissions from firecrackers As Delhiites celebrated Diwali on Wednesday, air pollution levels during the day were down compared to earlier this week. However, with emissions from firecrackers expected in the evening and overnight, the air quality is forecast to dip on Thursday. As of […]

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Entry of trucks in Delhi banned between Nov 8-10 to curb pollution

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Tuesday issued directions to the Delhi government to ban entry of trucks in the capital post-Diwali between November 8 and 10. It has also asked the government to appeal to commuters to not use diesel-run cars during this period. There will be a complete […]

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Air quality in Delhi plunges again

Hospitals gear up for more patients with pollution set to rise further during Deepavali Residents of Delhi woke up to grey skies on Monday as air pollution readings reached ‘severe’ levels again after a few days of relatively cleaner air last week. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Delhi was recorded 426 at 4 p.m. […]

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Indian students bag US award for developing innovative app to check air quality index levels

A team of Delhi-based engineering college students has won a competition by US’ prestigious Marconi Society for developing an innovative mobile application that estimates the quality of air in one’s neighbourhood by analysing the images taken by a smartphone camera. The application developed by Tanmay Srivastava, Kanishk Jeet and Prerna Khanna of Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College […]

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Delhi’s air quality on brink of turning severe: Authorities

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has urged Delhiites to use public transport for the first 10 days of November to keep a check on pollution. The national capital’s air quality was on the brink of turning severe on Thursday due to stubble burning in the adjoining regions and unfavorable meteorological conditions, authorities […]

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Delhi air quality turns ‘severe’ for first time this season

Meanwhile, the issue of stubble burning and air pollution in Delhi took a political turn on Monday as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP-led central and Haryana government and Congress-led Punjab government for the worsening air quality in Delhi. Delhi recorded its worst day in terms of air quality this season as the Air […]