Delhi wakes up to cleanest air in November
A day after breathing its cleanest air since October 2, Delhi saw a drastic improvement in the pollution levels as air quality remained in the ‘satisfactory’ category on Friday. The improvement in the air for the past two days has been a result of the scattered rainfall and gusty winds accompanied by hail in parts of the National Capital Region (NCR).
The AQI recorded on Thursday morning was 77, which is an improvement from Thursday evening when the index dropped to two digits at 90. The AQI on Thursday morning was recorded as 106, as against 134 the previous day.
While the city is expected to breathe relatively clean air for the next few days, there might be a dip in AQI on November 30, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) and the ministry of earth science’s weather and air quality monitoring wing.
While rain and wind washed away the pollutants, it also caused the mercury to drop, with Thursday being recorded as the coldest day of the season so far.
Himachal Pradesh cabinet has given the nod for setting up 76 model health wellness centres. The state cabinet met on Saturday evening wherein it decided to open patwar circle Spilo in Pooh tehsil of Kinnaur district to facilitate the people of the area. It also decided to create patwar circle Shikroha under Sadar Bilaspur tehsil. It gave its approval to create Kanungo circle Kelodhar under Chachiot tehsil of Mandi district.
Sanyukt Kisan Manch, an umbrella organisation of different farmers' unions, have rejected the prices announced by Adani Agri Fresh – a company that imports fruit. Sourced from farmers in Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir. The fruit supply chains in Himachal have announced a marginal increase in the opening price for A-grade premium apples for Rs 76 per kilogram against Rs 72 it offered last year.
A gunfight erupted between militants and security forces in Kandra Hill area of Rajouri, officials said on Sunday. Defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said, “Today, around 7.30pm, an operational contact was established by troops of Indian Army, Rashtriya Rifles and SOG with terrorists at Kandra Hill in Rajouri.” A senior police officer said that a team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Kandra Hill on a specific input.
Come September and film aficionados in Kashmir will be able to watch the latest movies on the big screen as the Valley's first multiplex is set to open in the Sonawar area here. The multiplex, being developed in collaboration with leading theatre chain INOX, will have three movie halls with a total capacity of 520 seats, its owner Vijay Dhar told PTI. It will house several food courts, where Dhar plans to promote local cuisine.
A walkathon was organised on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Sunday in which Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, along with many senior civil, security officials and hundreds of security personnel, besides people marched holding Tricolour in hands. The walkathon, a part of the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, was organised by the Border Security Force from the Lalit Ghat to the Botanical Garden.