EPCA expresses concern over traffic congestion, garbage burning worsening air quality

The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Friday came down heavily on authorities over continuing traffic congestion and garbage burning activities that are worsening air quality in the national capital. EPCA chairperson Bhure Lal, in a meeting with representatives of Delhi Pollution Control Committee, DSIDC, civic bodies, police and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, asked police […]


Delhiites wake up to misty Monday morning, air remains ‘poor’

The national capital on Monday witnessed a misty morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average as the air quality remained ‘poor’. “The sky will remain mainly clear becoming partly cloudy during the day with shallow fog and mist in the morning,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) […]


Air quality falls as winter settles in Pune

The city on Wednesday morning recorded 13.7 degree Celsius and air quality fell from satisfactory to moderate level with PM 2.5 and PM 10 particle levels crossing the tolerable limit at recorded 161 ugm3 and 107 ugm3 at Shivajinagar respectively. The air quality index (AQI) categories are 0-50 (good), 51-100 (satisfactory), 101-200 (moderate), 201-300 (poor), […]


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 […]