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Delhi ministers meet experts over pollution issue, bans entry of app-based cab from other states

New Delhi/IBNS: As the Air Quality deteriorates in the national capital, Delhi ministers-- Gopal Rai and Atishi-Wednesday held a meeting with experts from IIT Kanpur and CII regarding "artificial rain" to reduce pollution here.

Delhi pollution hits severe mark, schools shut for 2 days

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday announced to shut all primary schools in the national capital for two days owing to a sudden dip in Delhi's air quality.

'My daughter warned by teacher today....': US envoy Eric Garcetti on Delhi pollution

New Delhi: United States Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti has said that the pollution levels in Delhi reminded him of his upbringing in Los Angeles, “where the air was the most polluted air anywhere in America,” news agency ANI reported.

Traffic-related air pollution in Irvine weakens brain function: Study

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have found that exposure to traffic-related air pollution in Irvine led to memory loss and cognitive decline and triggered neurological pathways associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Stubble burning: IIM-Rohtak to assess paddy residue management initiatives in Punjab, Haryana, and UP

New Delhi/IBNS: The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has engaged the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak as a consultant to assess the impact of various initiatives undertaken by the states for paddy residue management in the last five years.

Delhi’s overall AQI notes a sudden dip

New Delhi: Delhi’s overall air quality suddenly, rapidly and unanticipatedly deteriorated since late last night with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) clocking 407 on Sunday as per the 4PM AQI Bulletin provided by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which is an increase of 113 points from the AQI recorded yesterday (294).

Air pollution in Delhi at its highest since January: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Air pollution in Delhi is at its highest since January with some areas in the National Capital Region reporting "severe" category air quality, according to the latest forecast.

Pollution and climate change upsurge the risk of ‘climate penalty’

New York: A rise in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves will not only increase wildfires this century but also worsen air quality – harming human health and ecosystems, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched on Wednesday, the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.

World Environment Day: Excess vehicles on Bengal roads major cause of pollution; activists bat for cycle, tram for clean air

Kolkata:  The majority of the respondents of a perception study, conducted by an NGO working for environment conservation, feel that excess motor vehicles on West Bengal roads are the most important contributor to air pollution in the state.

Almost everyone now breathing polluted air, warns WHO

New York: An astonishing 99 per cent of the world’s population breathes polluted air that exceeds internationally approved limits, with negative health impacts kicking in at much lower levels than previously thought, UN medical scientists said on Monday.

U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, KIIT TBI host 48-hour non-stop Air Quality Hackathon

Kolkata: The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, in partnership with KIIT TBI, hosted a 48-hour non-stop Air Quality Hackathon (March 30-31, 2022) at the iLead College in Kolkata.

63 Indian cities dominate list of 100 most polluted places globally: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: India's air pollution worsened in 2021, the World Air Quality Report released by Swiss firm IQAir, has stated.

Delhi's Air Quality Index further slips into 'very poor' category today

New Delhi/IBNS: The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi slipped to 386 in the 'very poor' category on Saturday morning, stated the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Air quality marginally improves in Delhi, remains in "very poor" category

New Delhi/UNI: The air quality in Delhi improved marginally but remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday morning, with the city’s overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 318 against the figure of 386 the Sunday morning.

Delhi, nearby cities blanketed with toxic air for straight third day after Diwali

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi and neighbouring areas were blanketed by toxic air for the third straight day after the ban on crackers was widely violated on the occasion of Diwali.