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Delhi breathes cleanest air in five months, records sharp drop in pollution
Delhi logged an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 119 (moderate), according to the Central Pollution Control Board’s national bulletin at 4 pm, on Thursday.
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 05:47 AM IST
Delhi has cleanest winter in 5 years, but is most polluted city in NCR: Study
The winter season is the most polluted time of the year, with unfavourable meteorological conditions trapping pollutants close to the surface, including calm winds, low temperature and fog.
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 06:49 AM IST
Mumbai overtakes Delhi as most polluted city in India
On January 29, Mumbai was ranked 10th in the rankings for the poorest position.
Published on Feb 14, 2023 02:09 PM IST
Particles from smoke, garbage burning cause max air pollution in last 3 months
Delhi government data shows secondary inorganic aerosols account for 33% of the particulate matter 2.5 pollution in the Capital, and garbage burning had a share of 24%
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:14 AM IST
Kejriwal unveils study, devices to help combat air pollution in Delhi
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled the source apportionment study, a supersite, a van and a portal to gather, analyse and share air pollution data in the capital
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 02:03 AM IST
Construction ban lifted as winds help clear Delhi’s air
The transport department on Friday lifted the January 9 ban on vehicles with older emission standards. Under stage III, states have the option to ban such vehicles
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 02:26 AM IST
Delhi is India’s most polluted city: Study
On the list of most polluted cities, Faridabad ranks second with an annual PM2.5 concentration of 95.6µg/m3, followed by Ghaziabad (91.25µg/m3), as per the analysis. But while NCR cities rank poorly in the analysis, they have done much better than Delhi to reduce their PM2.5 levels.
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 06:16 AM IST
Toxic air back in Delhi, Anand Vihar's AQI turns 'severe' again
Delhi's overall air quality was recorded in 'very poor' category at an AQI of 374, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Published on Jan 07, 2023 02:16 PM IST
Nisha Anand | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
Non-essential construction & demolition banned in Delhi as air quality worsens
While under Stage III of GRAP, states also have the option to enforce a ban on BS III petrol and BS IV diesel vehicles, which was enforced the last time Delhi’s air went in the ‘severe’ category, Delhi’s transport department officials say a decision on this will be taken soon.
Published on Dec 30, 2022 06:00 PM IST
HT News Desk | Written by Aryan Prakash
Delhi’s pollution level drops to ‘severe’ category; dense fog expected
The air quality in Delhi on Monday was the worst compared to nine other cities monitored on the central pollution control board’s website
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 12:46 AM IST
Experts on can breathing in smog be a reason for cancers or lead to infertility
Doctors reveal whether breathing in toxic air full of pollutants be a reason for cancers or lead to infertility and apart from asthma, what are the other common diseases that can be caused due to smog
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 08:34 PM IST
, DelhiZarafshan Shiraz
BS3 petrol, BS4 diesel vehicles banned in Delhi
Vehicles not conforming to latest emission norms will not be allowed to ply on Delhi’s roads with immediate effect, the transport department announced on Monday, as air quality worsened in the capital.
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 12:23 AM IST
Worst Dec air spell only after mercury dips further: Experts
Experts said that the deterioration in AQI over the past few days shows how fast the air quality can turn if weather conditions are unfavourable.
Published on Dec 05, 2022 03:06 AM IST
Construction work banned in Delhi as air quality worsens | 5 points
Under third stage of the anti-air pollution measure GRAP, state governments also have the authority to ban BS III petrol and BS IV diesel vehicles but Delhi's transport department is yet to decide on it as of now.
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 11:09 PM IST
Nisha Anand | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
Air pollution in the NCR: A prisoner’s dilemma
The article has been authored by Anurag Agrawal, dean, BioSciences and Health Research, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University.
Published on Nov 25, 2022 01:55 PM IST
Aaftab killed Shraddha in heat of moment, but planned disposal in detail: Police
Aaftab Amin Poonawala reportedly told the police that removing Shraddha Walkar’s corpse from the first-floor flat appeared risky, so he decided to cut the body into pieces and dispose the parts across the city.
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 11:15 AM IST
Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
Doctors reveal the impact of air pollution on our mental health
As high pollution levels lead to toxic air quality in several North Indian cities including the national capital Delhi, poor AQI can cause irreversible health damage. Doctors spill the beans on how it impacts our mental health
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 01:09 PM IST
, DelhiZarafshan Shiraz
Tips to prevent severe skin damage amid poor AQI
A disruption in the skin's ability to act as a barrier and the emergence of numerous skin illnesses occur whenever repeated exposure to air pollutants exceeds the skin's normal defensive capacity. Here are tips to prevent severe skin damage amid poor AQI
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 01:52 PM IST
, DelhiZarafshan Shiraz
Delhi's AQI sustains improvement, remains at ‘poor’ category, GRAP curbs lifted
The CAQM review panel said that the improvement in Delhi-NCR's AQI is expected to sustain, and it will monitor the situation again on November 18.
Published on Nov 15, 2022 10:00 AM IST
Sharangee Dutta, New Delhi
Nearly 4,000 people in Delhi fined for flouting car emission rules
From Tuesday afternoon till 6 am on Friday, 3,906 BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel four-wheelers were stopped and fined for plying in Delhi in violation of the rule
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 02:52 AM IST
Farm fires hit 2-week low as winds dissuade farmers
According to officials of the Punjab agricultural department, farmers did not set their crop residue on fire, worrying that the strong winds may cause the blazes to spread to neighbouring fields or accidentally cause freshly sown crops to catch fire.
Published on Nov 07, 2022 07:23 AM IST
HT Correspondents, Bathinda/patiala
Key Delhi govt meet today to decide on reopening primary schools in Capital
The string of curbs, which were imposed on Friday, in a bid to cut — and ease the impact of — toxic pollution levels in Delhi, were lifted on Sunday, as the city’s air quality improved over the weekend.
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 06:51 AM IST
Some curbs go as wind gives breathing space, improves air in Delhi
The Capital clocked an AQI of 339 (very poor) on Sunday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) 4pm bulletin, an improvement from 381 on Saturday and significantly better than 447 (severe) on Friday.
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 06:31 AM IST
With improved air quality in Delhi, panel lifts Stage IV measures under GRAP
The panel cited forecasts that said air quality will remain in the same category for the next few days. All measures until only Stage III will apply across NCR from now.
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 06:53 PM IST
Reported by Jasjeev Gandhiok | Written by Sohini Goswami
Ban on construction activities as air quality turns ‘severe’ in Ghaziabad
The city on Thursday recorded its first “severe” air quality day this year with an air quality index (AQI) reading of 416, as per the data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), with the primary pollutant being particulate matter (PM) 2.5.
Published on Nov 06, 2022 04:04 PM IST
Air pollution: Bronchitis cases on rise; all about the condition, tips to manage
As air pollution continues to wreak havoc on our health, staying indoors, avoiding early morning walks, getting vaccinated for flu and pneumonia, wearing N-95 mask while venturing out could help reduce adverse effects of air pollution.
Published on Nov 06, 2022 12:23 PM IST
Even ‘very poor’ air can leave healthy people with illnesses, say doctors
Dr Sumit Ray, head of the department of critical care at Holy Family Hospital, said coughing, sneezing, irritation of the airways, skin diseases and respiratory distress are some of the immediate impacts of the ongoing spell of pollution over Delhi and the surrounding regions.
Published on Nov 06, 2022 06:47 AM IST
Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
Delhi govt, cops work to keep older vehicles off streets
While no challan data has been provided by the government, officials said meetings have been held on Saturday with traffic police, transport department enforcement teams, district magistrates and officials from Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad to evolve a mechanism to enforce these bans.
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 07:09 AM IST
Rise in pollution is leading to asthma exacerbations. Here's how to manage it
As a result of the increase in poor Air Quality Index, there have been increase in patients with complaints of coughing, nasal congestion and difficulty breathing since Diwali. Here's how to manage the condition
Updated on Nov 05, 2022 08:28 PM IST
, DelhiZarafshan Shiraz
Delhi-NCR air pollution: Expert on how toxic air can impact our mental health
Air pollution can be toxic for human brain and in combination with other factors could cause various mental health disorders. Here's all you want to know.
Published on Nov 05, 2022 06:05 PM IST