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Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Training in winters

The pros and cons of work out in cold weather
Low temperature makes it easy to pick up the pace – whether you run/cycle or lift weights(Shutterstock)
Low temperature makes it easy to pick up the pace – whether you run/cycle or lift weights(Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 27, 2020 06:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKamal Singh CSCS

Pollution: Why every one per cent counts, writes Sunita Narain

The source of pollution here is local. Action has to be taken through local agencies. And it has to be systemic
The sources of pollution here include construction and road dust, garbage-burning in vacant areas, and industries that spew pollutants from their stacks or congestion points for traffic.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The sources of pollution here include construction and road dust, garbage-burning in vacant areas, and industries that spew pollutants from their stacks or congestion points for traffic.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 08:29 PM IST
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BySunita Narain

Garbage burning resumes near Blue Ridge in Pune’s Hinjewadi

On Tuesday, residents witnessed black clouds spiralling out from an open plot, wherein garbage was set on fire, adjacent to the Blue Ridge Public School where children were engaged in their physical education class.
Illegal dumping and burning of garbage have been a constant reminder to the residents of Hinjewadi of the inept handling of solid waste management in the area.(HT PHOTO)
Illegal dumping and burning of garbage have been a constant reminder to the residents of Hinjewadi of the inept handling of solid waste management in the area.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 04:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari, Pune

Gurugram may witness light rain with thunder and lightning today

The maximum temperature on Friday decreased minimally and was recorded at 38.5 degrees Celsius.
On Friday, the air quality index (AQI) reading of the city was recorded at 175 (moderate) by the CPCB’s AQI monitor at Vikas Sadan in Sector 11.(HT Photo)
On Friday, the air quality index (AQI) reading of the city was recorded at 175 (moderate) by the CPCB’s AQI monitor at Vikas Sadan in Sector 11.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 03:34 AM IST
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Air quality picks up after a month

Air quality of the city over the last week was the best in at least a month, as per data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Following a spate of ‘very poor’ quality of air between May 10 and 13, the air quality improved to ‘moderate’ for four days, to ‘satisfactory’ for one day and again, ‘very poor’ for one day between May 14 and 19.
A view of Gurugram city, in India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. After entering the ‘very poor’ quality on May 13, rains and high velocity winds have brought city’s air into its most favorable spate in at least two months with moderate and good air quality days, and just one ‘poor’ day, since then(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A view of Gurugram city, in India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. After entering the ‘very poor’ quality on May 13, rains and high velocity winds have brought city’s air into its most favorable spate in at least two months with moderate and good air quality days, and just one ‘poor’ day, since then(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 20, 2019 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Allergy season worsens with changing climate

If the temperature continues to increase at its current stride, it is expected that by the end of the century, the growing season will be longer by about a month in most part of the world.
It’s not just the warmer temperatures adding to our misery.(Shutterstock)
It’s not just the warmer temperatures adding to our misery.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 01:47 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

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.
A cyclist rides through heavy haze, in New Delhi on Monday. According to the officials, pollution levels have sharply spiked today as a thick haze engulfed the national capital, ahead of Diwali, due to high impact of stubble burning that has pushed the air quality to the 'very poor' category.(PTI)
A cyclist rides through heavy haze, in New Delhi on Monday. According to the officials, pollution levels have sharply spiked today as a thick haze engulfed the national capital, ahead of Diwali, due to high impact of stubble burning that has pushed the air quality to the 'very poor' category.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 11:27 AM IST
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Air pollution could increase chances of stroke among youngsters

According to the experts, quality of air in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) is already very toxic and such a high level of pollution increases the rate of strokes.
A view of heavy smog at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi, on Monday, October 29, 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A view of heavy smog at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi, on Monday, October 29, 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 12:39 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New Delhi

Mumbai’s air quality falls as rains recede; temperatures go up

Large parts of Mumbai woke up to hazy skies and poor quality of air on Saturday, with the monsoon season coming to an end.
The IMD attributed the haze to monsoon’s withdrawal, and dry air from the north mixing with moisture from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The IMD attributed the haze to monsoon’s withdrawal, and dry air from the north mixing with moisture from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2018 01:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Pune’s falling air quality index cause for alarm

On Tuesday, system of air quality and weather forecasting and research (SAFAR) showed that most areas in the city had ‘satisfactory’ air quality but the air quality at Lohegaon was moderate with high presence of nitrogen dioxide.
The quality of air in the city has slipped from the ‘good’ benchmark to ‘satisfactory’ benchmark within a short period of one year.(HT PHOTO)
The quality of air in the city has slipped from the ‘good’ benchmark to ‘satisfactory’ benchmark within a short period of one year.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar

Planning to take a smoke break? Just breathe in Pune’s air which equals 9.1 cigarettes a day

A new smart phone application, ‘Shoot! I Smoke’, launched in Paris last month, attempts to put in perspective just how dangerous the levels of air pollution across the world is. On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the reading on the app for Pune had the air quality on Bund Garden road as being as polluted as smoking 9.1 cigarettes.
The app uses location-specific data for the PM2.5 pollutant to calculate the quality of air in relation to cigarette smoke. PM2.5 is floating particulate matter that include both organic and inorganic pollutants.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The app uses location-specific data for the PM2.5 pollutant to calculate the quality of air in relation to cigarette smoke. PM2.5 is floating particulate matter that include both organic and inorganic pollutants.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2018 04:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By, Pune/mumbai

Pune’s Mayfair Housing Society residents’ health in jeopardy as dust invades their life

A spot visit by Hindustan Times revealed that dry sand was being dumped into the large open plot during night time to raise the ground level. However, persistent dumping has brought the sand level up to the second floor of the housing society, seriously affecting the health of the B-building residents and also affecting their daily life. 
Residents of Mayfair Housing Society on NIBM road say that their health is being significantly affected by the massive sand dumping on an open private plot near their society.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
Residents of Mayfair Housing Society on NIBM road say that their health is being significantly affected by the massive sand dumping on an open private plot near their society.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar, Pune
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