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Delhi air quality


Delhi pollution: AQI borders 'severe category' in many parts of city

December 11, 2019 10:31 am

As the cold weather and calm winds allowed accumulation of pollutants, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city was recorded at 341 around India Gate 10 am.  Meanwhile, in Dwarka, the PM 2.5 was recorded at 415 in 'severe' category.  

Cars powered by hydrogen cells: Japanese research is key input in Govt’s SC reply

December 03, 2019 6:59 am

Research on hydrogen-based vehicle technology, or fuel cells, done at the International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy at Kyushu University is learnt to be a crucial input in the submissions set to be presented by the Centre in the Supreme Court on December 3.

From shrubs to darts, HC asks about pollution measures

December 03, 2019 3:07 am

A bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice A J Bhambhani asked the authorities whether “planting of seeds could be done by throwing dart shots containing them from helicopters into forest areas”.

Delhi: Least polluted November since 2015, but average air quality still ‘very poor’

December 02, 2019 2:46 pm

This November had the highest average minimum temperature, 15 degrees Celsius, in the last nine years, as per data from the IMD. The normal value is 12.9 degrees Celsius. The city, however, received lower than normal rainfall this time — 1.1 mm, as opposed to a normal of 5.6 mm.

Delhi: Rain, strong winds push pollutants away, air now in ‘satisfactory’ range

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).

Strong winds, rain give Delhi best air day in two months

November 29, 2019 7:10 am

The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 106, putting air in the ‘moderate’ category Thursday. AQI was at 134 on Wednesday.

Delhi's air quality improved in last three years: Javadekar informs Rajya Sabha

November 21, 2019 9:55 pm

The minister also informed that a high-level task force was set up in November 2017 with the principal secretary to the Prime Minister at the helm. The task-force, he said, is closely monitoring the implementation of measures related to management of air pollution in Delhi and NCR.

Gautam Gambhir cites 'contractual obligation' after skipping parliamentary meeting on Delhi pollution

November 18, 2019 7:51 pm

"I had signed the contract in January and I joined politics in April. Due to contractual obligation, I had to go for the commentary. On 11th November I received the mail and on the same day, I had informed them the reason for not attending the meeting, Gautam Gambhir said.

Delhi air pollution: With schools shut on Children's Day, students write letters to PM Modi

November 14, 2019 6:54 pm

A student was quoted as saying in the letter, "At this point we need a strong directive from the government of India and the governments of the states affected to control this serious condition. We do have belief in our beloved Prime Minister who will surely take strong decision on this."

Weather forecast today: Air quality continues to remain severe in Delhi-NCR

November 15, 2019 8:37 am

Weather forecast Today: The air quality in the national capital stood at 470 at 9 am, as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research.


Delhi pollution: AQI remains in 'severe' category

November 03, 2019 9:25 am

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category Saturday and stood at 480 at 8 am, according to data by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).