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Air Quality

Delhi Air Pollution: AQI Improves From 'Very Poor' To 'Poor' Category

Dec 07, 2021 PTI

Earlier Monday, the air quality of Delhi was in the 'very poor' category. It improved as the day passed and the AQI bettered to the 'poor' category. The Air Quality Index at 9 AM on Tuesday was at 268 in Delhi.

Implement Orders Of Panel On Air Quality Management To Curb Pollution, SC Tells Centre, NCR States

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The apex court, on Thursday, said nothing was happening on ground to control the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR and directed the Centre and Delhi government to come out with suggestions to control the pollution within 24 hours.

Delhi Air Pollution: November Month's AQI Worst In 7 Years, No 'Good' Quality Days

Delhi saw 11 'severe' air quality days in November this year, the highest in the month since 2015, Central Pollution Control Board data stated. Pollution reaches its peak in the winters of Delhi.

Unfavourable Weather Conditions Major Factor For Increase In Air Pollution Levels Again In Delhi

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor SAFAR, no relief is likely till Monday. Local emissions and weather are likely to be the dominant factors controlling air quality, it said.

Gopal Rai To Chair Meeting Of Departments Concerned Over CAQM's Latest Directions

"The minister has called a high-level meeting at 12 noon to discuss the latest CAQM directions with senior officials of the environment department, public works department, municipal corporations, NDMC and education department," an official said.

17 November, 2021

Air Pollution In Delhi-NCR: No Relief Likely Till Sunday

Outlook Web Desk

The city recorded its air quality index at 389 at 9 am. It had slipped into the severe zone on Tuesday and was recorded at 403 at 4 pm.

16 November, 2021

NCR State Officials Meet Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearing About Air Pollution

Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Centre and the states, especially the Delhi government, for their failure to reign in air pollution that had reached hazardous levels last week and is now hovering around under the 'severe' and 'very poor' categories.

08 November, 2021

Kolkata: Air Quality Worsens After Kali Puja, Diwali; Remains In Poor Category

Outlook Web Desk

Three days after the Kali Puja and Diwali festivals when crackers were burnt in different pockets of the Kolkata, the air quality index (AQI) was gauged at poor in the north while moderate elsewhere.

05 November, 2021

Peak Pollution In Delhi: Despite Cracker Ban, AQI Touches Hazardous 999 After Diwali

Outlook Web Desk

Diwali Pollution In Delhi: As the city rested after bursting crackers in Diwali, despite the ban, the particulate matter did too. The Air Quality Index(AQI) in Delhi peaked at hazardous upper limits of 999 at multiple monitoring stations.

04 November, 2021

Delhi: Air Quality On Diwali 'Very Poor', Most Likely Getting Hazardous By End Of Day

Outlook Web Desk

The average Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi stood at 341 at 8 AM. Experts say that this number is likely to go up today, most likely to the 'hazardous' level with the use of Diwali Crackers.

03 November, 2021

Delhi’s Air Quality Continues To Remain ‘Poor’, No Respite On Diwali

Outlook Web Desk

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 314. It was 303 on Tuesday and 281 on Monday.


30 October, 2021

Skymet Launches Mobile App To Check Pollution Real Time In Your Locality

Outlook Web Bureau

Based on the data at a specific location, the Skymet AQI app will also provide advisories, historical (hourly and weekly), and forecast data of the PMs and personalised health recommendations.

12 October, 2021

Turn Off Cars At Red Lights, Avoid Vehicles Once A Week: Kejriwal Urges Delhiites To Reduce 'Local' Pollution

Outlook Web Desk

The Delhi government has come up with several measures including the 'Red Light On Vehicle Off' campaign starting from October 18 to reduce pollution generated locally.

22 September, 2021

Explained: What are the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

Outlook Bureau

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday released its revised Air Quality Guidelines, the first update since 2005.

22 September, 2021

India Ranks Third Among Most Polluted Asian Countries

Outlook Bureau

India last revised its air pollution standards in 2009, which have been more relaxed in comparison to WHO's prescribed guidelines and other Asian countries.

22 September, 2021

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines To Save Millions Of Lives

Outlook Bureau

The revised guidelines recommend new air quality levels to protect the health of populations, by reducing levels of key air pollutants, some of which also contribute to climate change

14 August, 2021

Forest Services Maxed Out As Wildfires Break Across US West

Associated Press (AP)

Roughly 21,000 firefighters have been deployed to contain the fire, however, the forest services face 'critical resource limitations'.


05 August, 2021

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Set Up Air Quality Management Commission In NCR And Adjoining Areas

Outlook Web Desk

Replying on the bill, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said,'We will be accountable to Parliament through this bill (on the issue of air pollution). It is the responsibility of central government to deal with air pollution.'

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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