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Delhi Air Quality: CAQM Lifts Curbs On Construction Activities, Truck Entry

Dec 20, 2021 PTI

Delhi air quality improvement has made CAQM (Commission for Air Quality Management) to lift restrictions on the construction and entry of heavy trucks in the national capital.

Experts Welcome Delhi Govt's Move To Deregister 10-Yr-Old Diesel Vehicles, Owners Call It Unfair

Dec 19, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In compliance with the National Green Tribunal's directions, the Delhi government will deregister all diesel vehicles which will complete 10 years on January 1, 2022, and issue no objection certificate (NOC) so that they can be re-registered in other places.


Experts Welcome Delhi Govt's Move To Deregister 10-Yr-Old Diesel Vehicles, Owners Call It Unfair

In compliance with the National Green Tribunal's directions, the Delhi government will deregister all diesel vehicles which will complete 10 years on January 1, 2022, and issue no objection certificate (NOC) so that they can be re-registered in other places.

Delhi Air Pollution: SC Directs Commission To Work On Permanent Solution

Dec 16, 2021 PTI

Delhi Air Pollution: The Supreme Court has directed the Commission for Air Quality Management to find a permanent to the national capital’s pollution issue.


'What Is Pollution?' How Bad Air And Neglect Is Slowly Killing Our Children

High levels of air pollution can trigger asthma attacks in children and adversely affect those already inflicted with it. It can affect lung development.

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08 December, 2021

Delhi Air Pollution: Air Quality Index Improving Within 'Very Poor' Category

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Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) read 236 at 9 am on Wednesday. The 24-hour average AQI stood at 255 at 4 pm on Tuesday. The air quality is likely to improve within the 'very poor' category.


07 December, 2021

Cyclone Jawad Induced Rain Drastically Improves Kolkata's Air Quality

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The AQI at Victoria Memorial monitoring station on December 6 last year was 254, and 175 in 2019 while it dipped down to 185 after rain induced by Cyclone Jawad washed over the city.


05 December, 2021

Air pollution: Builders' body moves SC against construction ban in Delhi-NCR

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A builders' body has moved the Supreme Court seeking to vacate its order by which it had re-imposed the ban on construction activities in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).


03 December, 2021

17 Flying Squads To Check Defaulters Of Air Pollution: Commission For AQM To SC

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The Commission for Air Quality Management (AQM) in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas has told the Supreme Court that the 'Enforcement Task Force' and 17 Flying Squads have been constituted to check defaulters of air pollution.


03 December, 2021

Air Quality Panel For Delhi Issues New Orders; Edu Institutions To Be Shut

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In a new set of directions to prevent further deterioration of air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), the Centre's air quality panel on Friday ordered shutting of educational institutions, allowing only online mode of education.


02 December, 2021

SC asks Centre, Delhi Govt To Come Out With Suggestion To Control Air Pollution Within 24hours

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Nothing is happening on ground to control the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court said on Thursday and directed the Centre and Delhi government to come out with suggestions to control the pollution within 24 hours, observing, "you cannot fire bullets from our shoulders".


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02 December, 2021

Air Pollution: SC Lashes Out At Delhi Govt Over ‘Red light On, Gaadi Off’ Campaign

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Delhi air pollution: The Supreme Court said Delhi government’s ‘Red light on, Gaadi off’ campaign is ‘nothing’, but only a ‘popular slogan’, while saying the later had made various assurances including work from home and lockdown.


02 December, 2021

Pollution Control Day: Why India Has Some Of The Most Polluted Cities In The World

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Commemorating the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984, the National Pollution Control Day is observed every year. Let's have a look at how pollution affects our lives, the reasons behind air pollution and ways to control pollution.


29 November, 2021

Strong Winds Cleans Up Delhi's Polluted Lungs

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Physical classes in schools, colleges and other educational institutions resumed and government offices have reopened in Delhi


29 November, 2021

Centre Re-imposes Ban On Construction Activities In Delhi And NCR Due To Poor Air Quality

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The apex court in its November 24 order had re-imposed the ban on construction activities in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) and directed the states to provide subsistence to workers from the funds collected as labour-cess for the period during which such activities are prohibited.


29 November, 2021

Pollution: SC Seeks Responses From UoI, Delhi, NCR States On Compliance Of AQM Panel Directions

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The Supreme Court Monday directed the Centre to respond to issues related to construction activities including the Central Vista project under its domain besides asking Delhi and NCR states to file their replies to show compliance of directions issued by the commission on air quality management to curb pollution.


29 November, 2021

Air Pollution: Ban On Construction, Demolition Activities To Continue Till Further Orders: Gopal Rai

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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai Monday said the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi will continue till further orders in view of the high air pollution levels.


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27 November, 2021

Kolkata's Air Quality Ambience Ranges From Poor To Very Poor

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The air quality ambience across the city ranged from poor to very poor on Saturday, a pollution control board official said. He attributed it to the smog phenomenon, typical of the wintry conditions at this time of the year.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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