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Saturday, Jan 18, 2020


Jan 03, 2020 00:05
After a record 18-day-long cold spell in December, the city also saw a relatively warm day on Thursday with the maximum temperature settling at 23 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. read more
Jan 02, 2020 13:06
An analysis of AQI data for November 2018 shows that the city recorded an average 30-day AQI reading of 283, which is just marginally more than what it recorded this year, i.e. 278. read more
Dec 14, 2019 22:52
According to CPCB forecast, air quality in Gurugram will remain ‘moderate’ till Sunday, after which it is expected to be in the ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ categories again. read more
Nov 29, 2019 23:18
Notably, residents of villages in the vicinity of the refinery, led by Singhpura Sithna village sarpanch Satpal Singh, had taken up the issue with the NGT last year, alleging that the refinery is polluting the air and water in the area read more
Nov 27, 2019 22:49
After images of devotees offering prayers in waist-deep froth in the river at Kalindi Kunj were carried by media outlets, the NGT-appointed committee had asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee as well as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)... read more
Nov 27, 2019 21:59
The overall average air quality index (AQI), as calculated by the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) 4 pm bulletin, was 134, as against 270 on Tuesday. read more
Nov 26, 2019 19:45
The first stretch was initially scheduled to be completed by October 31 but was delayed by a month because of the ban. A new deadline for the stretch will be decided once the court lifts the construction ban. read more
Nov 25, 2019 00:34
The overall average air quality index (AQI) in the national capital was at 234 on Sunday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) 4pm bulletin. On Saturday, the AQI in Delhi was 312, considered in the ‘very poor’ zone. read more
Nov 24, 2019 00:20
What makes the upcoming plan unique is that this will be the first national environmental plan with a bottom-up approach, with inputs coming from the districts. Experts have welcomed this approach. read more
Nov 22, 2019 00:49
The Najafgarh drain basin in Delhi, is the second most polluted cluster in India, with air and water in the “critical” category and soil in “severe” category when it comes to toxic content, according to unpublished CPCB data accessed by Hindustan Ti... read more
Nov 21, 2019 21:06
The dip in the air quality was attributed to meteorological factors, such as low wind speed, which was recorded at six kilometres per hour (kmph), as per the CPCB, which is insufficient to disperse pollutants. read more
Nov 17, 2019 09:11
Scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that wind speed is expected to go up to nearly 30kmph on Sunday, which will help in fast dispersal of pollutants. read more
Nov 15, 2019 08:05
The government’s pollution monitoring agencies had forecast that the air quality will improve on Friday with wind speed picking up pace. However, they had also said that significant improvement in the air quality is expected only on November 16. read more
Nov 15, 2019 01:00
According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, Delhi’s annual average PM 2.5 (particulate matter of 2.5 micron size) last year was 115 microgram per cubic metre while the WHO recommends this be kept under 10 micrograms per cubic metre. read more
Nov 13, 2019 07:50
Scientists and weather experts said that low wind speed will continue to impact the national capital’s air quality till Thursday, with a possibility of the levels dipping further to reach ‘severe+’ category. read more