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News Live: Deadly air pollution in India, ICMR's shocking disclosure on pollution
Wed, Dec 23, 2020
The statistics of deaths due to pollution by the country's largest research institute ICMR is very worrying, according to the report of ICMR, 17 million people died in India in 2019 due to pollution. The report also assesses the economic damage caused to India by pollution.
Why air pollution in India has surged | the reasons behind the choking haze
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
As winter approaches each year, a haze of toxic smog envelopes vast swathes of northern India, including the capital New Delhi, forcing authorities to shut schools and restrict the use of private vehicles.
Delhi air quality in 'very poor' category after six-day 'severe' streak
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
After remaining in the 'severe' zone for six days on the trot, Delhi's air quality improved slightly on Wednesday as a change in the wind direction reduced the contribution of stubble burning to the pollution, though it was still in the 'very poor' category.
Air pollution causes 40% deaths in patients with chronic illnesses: AIIMS Director
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
Noting that air pollution is a silent killer, Randeep Guleria, Director at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said that it contributes to up to 40 per cent deaths in patients with chronic illnesses and neonatal fatalities.
Air pollution in Delhi-NCR: BIG relief! Hot mix plants, stone crushers to be shut till Nov 17
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
Air pollution in Delhi-NCR: With the spike in air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Wednesday ordered closing of hot mix plants and stone crushers till November 17 and also asked Punjab and Haryana to take stringent action to curb stubble burning.
Celebrating a safe Diwali amidst COVID-19 and pollution
Sat, Nov 07, 2020
How does air pollution affect our health? There are many organs and bodily functions that can be harmed, consequences include respiratory disease like COPD, aggravation of bronchial asthma; fatigue, headaches and anxiety; irritation of the eyes, nose and throat; nervous system damage and have effects on the cardiovascular system.
Air pollution: Steps being taken to combat Delhi, north pollution: Javadekar
Fri, Nov 06, 2020
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the Centre was taking all steps to combat air pollution in Delhi and other parts of north India ahead of the winter season
Air pollution in Delhi: Toxic haze suffocates city;
Wed, Nov 04, 2020
Air Pollution in Delhi: A layer of pungent haze shrouded the national capital and smudged landmarks from view on Wednesday, as people complained of itchy throat and watery eyes. Unfavourable meteorological conditions -- calm winds and low temperatures -- caused the air quality to be in the "severe" category.
Modi government releases Rs 2,200 cr to 15 states towards measures for air quality improvement
Tue, Nov 03, 2020
The 15 states include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Pollution in NCR: Air quality 'severe' to 'very poor' in parts of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
Pollution: The air quality largely remained "very poor" in parts of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad while it reached "severe" levels at places in the National Capital Region on Thursday, according to a government agency.
Air pollution: Contractors handling construction waste, public toilets penalised in Noida
Mon, Oct 19, 2020
The Noida Authority said it issued penalties worth Rs 3,37,500 on various private contractors and entities for allegedly violating pollution guidelines and rules here on Sunday.
Air pollution dropped by 88 pct during lockdown, turns severe again
Sat, Jun 06, 2020
Even though the pollution levels in six major cities plummeted during the initial phase of the lockdown, it is on the rise again as the country gradually opens up, a recent study has revealed.
Air pollution linked to increased dementia risk
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Recent studies have linked both cardiovascular disease and air pollution to the development of dementia, but findings on the air pollution-link have been scarce and inconsistent.
India may face kidney diseases due to air pollution
Fri, Feb 28, 2020
Researchers have found that people living in countries with higher levels of air pollution such as India and China may face higher risks of developing kidney diseases.
Skin allergy patients multiply in Kanpur due to pollution
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
Skin specialist in the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College (G.S.V.M Medical College) D. P. Shivhare said that the number of urticaria patients reporting in the out patients department had gone up to 30 to 35 per day.
No relief to Delhiites from air pollution
Sat, Nov 16, 2019
The Air Quality Index (AQI) at certain places in Delhi continues to remain in the 'severe' category as a thick blanket of smog covers the national capital on Saturday.
Air pollution update: Punjab to give Rs 2,500 relief for not burning paddy straw
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to pay Rs 2,500 per acre as compensation to those small and marginal farmers, who have not burnt paddy straw.
Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayda: How to get rid of air pollution in Delhi?
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
In this segment of Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayda, know how to get rid of air pollution in Delhi and how to tackle the pollution.
Money Guru: Know about the Insurance plan to protect you from Air Pollution
Fri, Nov 08, 2019
Know about the Insurance plan to protect you from Air Pollution.
Delhi pollution: QI improves, down to 'very poor' after a week
Tue, Nov 05, 2019
The toxic smog hovering over Delhi lifted on Tuesday morning with bright sunshine and wind speeds aiding dispersion of pollutants, and pollution levels coming down considerably from "severe" to "very poor" category after almost a week.