Monday, January 17, 2022

Air pollution

Delhi engulfed in smog, air quality enters ‘very poor category’

The visibility in the national capital has reduced due to the presence of a high level of smog in the air.

Delhi-NCR’s air quality on brink of ’emergency’

The smog reduced the visibility to merely 300 meters in the morning affecting traffic, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

NGT imposes ban on sale, use of firecrackers in NCR from Nov 9 to Nov 30

The cities/towns where air quality is 'moderate' or below, only green crackers be sold, and the timings for use and bursting of crackers be restricted to two hours during festivals.

How to protect oneself from air pollution

The risks of air pollution can range from higher diseases to rise in temperatures.

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘severe’ category

With Diwali around the corner, the Delhi Government had already banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the city to prevent further deterioration of air quality.

AirTamer A310: Your wearable air purifier 24/7

The pandemic has led to an accelerated adoption of countless gadgets and tech-enabled services in India and here comes a wearable air purifier called AirTamer that is finding good traction among

2,000 farmers booked for stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has demanded withdrawal of cases against the farmers and has threatened agitation if 'victimisation' of farmers was not stopped.

Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase COVID-19 death risk, say scientists

They believe the prolonged exposure to air pollution may also impair people's immune system.

Stubble burning share in Delhi’s pollution soars to 42 pc, season’s highest

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the farm fire count in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and neighbouring areas increased significantly.

COVID-19 situation is deteriorating in Delhi due to rising air pollution: Kejriwal

The chief minister said that at present, Delhi has been facing two issues - the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising air pollution - adding that the AAP government is making all efforts to deal with the situation.

Odisha bans sale, use of firecrackers amid COVID pandemic

The period of the ban is from November 10 to 30, according to a government order

Delhi’s air quality improves due to high wind speed, but still ‘poor’  

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, the share of stubble burning in Delhi's pollution rose to 40 percent on Sunday, the maximum so far this season.

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘very poor’ due to ‘unusually high’ farm fires

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'.

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, likely to improve by Saturday 

Delhi recorded an AQI of 380 at 9:30 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 395 on Thursday. It was 297 on Wednesday, 312 on Tuesday, 353 on Monday, and 349 on Sunday.

Delhi’s air quality borders ‘severe’ category

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'.

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