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Delhi Pollution: Kids Have Missed School For At Least 26 Days In Last 5 Years

Nov 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In the last 5 years, school shutdowns due to air pollution in Delhi have cost the kids of Delhi and surrounding areas of NCR, at least 26 days of education.

Agra: Air Quality Index Plunges To 'Very Poor', People Report Increased Respiratory Trouble Post Diwali

Nov 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) at Agra was recorded at 380 at 4 pm.

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

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.

Delhiites To Pay Fine Of Rs 10,000-Rs 1 Lakh On Flouting Noise Pollution Norms

Jul 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Permissible noise level in residential areas is 55 decibel during day time and 45 decibel during night. Similarly, in commercial areas, the permissible sound limit is 65 decibel during day time and 55 decibel during night

Note To Companies: Get Eco-Friendly, Or Prepare To Fold

Environmental, social and governance credentials of a company are key factors determining its success and growth.

13 October, 2020

Flipkart, Patanjali Issued Show-Cause Notice For Closure Over PWM Rules


In a report submitted to the National Green Tribunal, the CPCB has said the show cause notice has been issued to these units for non-compliance of provisions of Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018.

13 October, 2020

Delhi's Air Quality Hits 'Very Poor' Level, First Time This Season


A senior scientist at the Delhi Pollution Control Committee said the dip in the air quality in the city can be attributed to low wind speed and temperatures which allowed for the accumulation of pollutants in the city’s atmosphere.

03 November, 2019

IND Vs BAN, 1st T20I: Light Rain Compounds Pollution Woes, Visibility Gets Worse Ahead Of Series Opener In Delhi


Officials and groundsmen are keeping fingers crossed that the smog settles down in time for India vs Bangladesh first T20I in Delhi as air pollution has gone from bad to worse in the national capital

01 November, 2019

Public Health Emergency Declared In Delhi By EPCA, Construction Banned Till Nov 5


The air quality in Delhi-NCR deteriorated further Thursday night and is now at the severe plus level or emergency level.

03 July, 2019

SC Imposes Rs 100 Cr Fine On Meghalaya Govt For Failing To Curb Illegal Coal Mining

Outlook Web Bureau

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to hand over the illegally extracted coal to Coal India Limited (CIL) which will auction it and deposit the funds with the state government.

25 December, 2018

Will Implement Odd-Even Scheme In Delhi Whenever Required: Arvind Kejriwal

Outlook Web Bureau

In view of the city's severe air quality, authorities have advised people to minimise outdoor activities and avoid use of private vehicles.


24 December, 2018

Delhi's Severe Air Pollution Prompts 3-Day Ban On Construction Activities

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee said the ban comes into force from Monday itself and it is sending letters to industries and construction authorities to immediately halt the activities.

22 December, 2018

Ganga Water Pollution Severe, Only One Of 39 Locations Clean: CPCB

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the report, 34 areas showed moderate pollution in the river while three areas recorded severe pollution in the pre-monsoon period in 2017-18.

22 December, 2018

Delhi-NCR Air Quality Turns ‘Severe’, Smog Reappears Again

Outlook Web Bureau

This is a fourth time this season that the air quality in Delhi-NCR has worsened to severe category. The first time it dipped to the severe category this year was just two days before Diwali.

02 December, 2018

Rise In Local Pollutants Level Deteriorates Delhi’s Air Quality Further

Outlook Web Bureau

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 is considered to be "severe".

01 December, 2018

Delhi-NCR Witnesses 'Very Poor' Air Quality For Sixth Consecutive Day

Outlook Web Bureau

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 is considered to be "severe".

30 November, 2018

Delhi-NCR Continues To Witness ‘Very Poor’ Air Quality

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality of the national capital was recorded in the 'very poor' category.


20 November, 2018

Dieselgate: Volkswagen India Asked To Deposit Rs 100 Crore With CPCB

It remains to be seen how the diesel scandal affects VW owners in India

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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