Thursday, January 27, 2022

Air pollution

Delhi CM to launch ‘Green Delhi’ app to check air pollution

Through this photo-based complaint lodging app, people will be able to inform the government about the burning of waste, and industrial and dust pollution.

Deadly impact of air pollution

Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole.

Fines worth Rs 97 lakh imposed on polluters in Greater Noida

The authority said it has directed officials to identify locations where construction work is undergoing on a large scale and ensure installation of anti-smog guns there.

Marginal improvement in Delhi’s AQI as wind speed picks up

The central government's Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi said Delhi's air quality was likely to remain “very poor” till October 31.

Air pollution linked to 15 percent of coronavirus deaths: Study

Now experts in Germany and Cyprus say they have estimated the proportion of deaths from coronavirus that can be blamed of the exacerbating effects of air pollution.

Delhi’s air quality worsens, 10 monitoring stations enter ‘severe’ zone

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'.

Pollution may increase virus transmissibility making people vulnerable to COVID-19

Doctors warn that even those who have had COVID-19 in the past are not out of the woods.

SC appoints ex-judge M B Lokur as one-man panel to prevent stubble burning

During his tenure as an apex court judge, Justice Lokur had dealt with pollution matter which included the aspect of stubble burning.

Smoky haze shrouds Delhi-NCR; air quality enters ‘very poor’ zone

The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 315 at 11:10 am. The last time the air quality hit such a poor level was in February.

States should stop blaming each other on stubble burning: Kejriwal

Kejriwal said that if the Delhi government can make efforts to prevent stubble burning, so can other state governments.

Delhi’s air quality hits ‘very poor’ level, first time this season 

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'.

Urban air pollution may make COVID-19 more deadly, says study

"Long-term exposure to urban air pollution, especially nitrogen dioxide, might enhance populations' susceptibility to severe COVID-19 death outcomes,"

Why is Hyderabad safer on air pollution front

Government of Telangana's pet initiative of Haritha Haram cannot be ignored for the tremendous results in mitigating air pollution

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