May 02, 2020 10:07 am
The study has compared hourly pollutant concentration in pre-lockdown period with during the lockdown. The peak hourly value of NO2 during the pre-lockdown period was almost five times the peak value observed during the lockdown period
November 30, 2019 10:41 am
The city’s average air quality index (AQI) was 84 Friday. The AQI last reached ‘satisfactory’ levels on October 5, when it was 98, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
November 05, 2019 10:09 am
According to the World Health Organization, air pollution has 'a vast and terrible impact on child health and survival'.
November 02, 2019 8:49 am
Farmers in the two agrarian states continue to set paddy residue afire despite a ban on this practice. An Indian Express team witnessed a number of farm fires in Fatehabad, Tohana and Jakhal of Haryana and Sangrur of Punjab.
September 05, 2019 7:43 pm
"My colleagues may not disagree with me when I say that none of us has actually experienced an issue where voters are going to vote or not vote for us because of our stand on air quality," the Congress leader said.
July 31, 2019 8:33 pm
The two-year UK-India joint initiative is expected to provide Indian and UK stakeholders opportunities to test interventions related to air quality and Electric Vehicle (EV) integration.
April 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Delhi is ranked sixth on the list and there has been "laziness" on part of its elected caretakers in tackling air pollution in the city, the 'Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019' report, released by Climate Trends, said.
January 14, 2019 10:24 pm
"The wind speed is unusually faster for this time of the year and improving the air quality rapidly. The AQI is predicted to remain in 'poor' category tomorrow and then to start increasing slowly from January 16 for next two days but to remain in the lower range of very poor," the SAFAR said.
October 27, 2018 3:55 pm
The task force said that at the beginning of November the situation may further deteriorate on account of localised emissions during festivals and regional contribution due to stubble burning.
October 25, 2018 3:48 pm
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".