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No improvement in Delhi air quality for next two days

The lack of rain was also contributing to the poor air quality. Delhi, where monsoons rains were delayed by a week, has seen only 13.8 mm of rain since June 1, against a normal of 147.2 mm

1,048 violations seen in February: Pollution watchdog

On Thursday, Delhi’s air quality was recorded as poor, with an AQI value of 266. This was a deterioration from the moderate air quality the capital witnessed on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Delhi air pollution today: Despite rain in January, AQI touches 'very poor' range

The air quality in the capital saw little improvement as compared to Friday, which recorded the AQI value as 310, falling under the 'very poor' category.

Air quality oscillates between 'very poor' and 'severe' on New Year's Day

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) in the city on New Year's Day was 393, which falls under 'very poor' category, while the SAFAR recorded an AQI of 402, which falls under the 'severe' category.

Delhi's air quality remains severe on New Year eve

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data on Monday showed that the city recorded an overall AQI of 417, while the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 418, both come under the 'severe' category.

Delhi's air quality was most deadly in 2016 in two decades, reduced life expectancy by 10 years: Study

India is today the world's second most-polluted country, trailing only Nepal, it said and pointed out that loss of life expectancy was the highest in Asia, exceeding six years in many parts of India and China.


Ban fails to halt construction at Ghaziabad projects

When contacted, Nishant Tyagi, head of corporate communications for Prateek Builders, however, said, “We can assure that none of the construction work being undertaken is adding to pollution... rest of our process has been halted.”

Amritsar air quality ‘good’ on Diwali eve

The AQI of all the other major cities of the state including Jalandhar, Bathinda, Patiala, Mandi Gobindgarh, Ludhiana and Khanna fell under moderate category on the eve of Diwali.

Delhi air quality deteriorates, inching towards 'severe'

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 358 this morning.

Dust haze over Tricity worsens, 26 flights cancelled

PM 10 level increases to double that of Thursday; the average Air Quality Index worst at the Kaimbwala monitoring station. Only rain, which is expected on Saturday, can clear the haze, said officials of the Chandigarh Meteorological department

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Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.