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Anti-pollution mask market in India to reach $16.86 mn by 2023: Assocham
Wed, May 01, 2019
Assocham The market for anti-pollution masks in India is likely to increase to USD 16.86 million (about Rs 118 crore) by 2023 due to deteriorating air quality and rapid urbanisation.
India dominates list of world's most polluted cities
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
India dominated a list of the world's most polluted cities in 2018, according to a Greenpeace report.
Crop residue burning gobbles up $30 bn annually: Study
Mon, Mar 04, 2019
In five years, the economic loss due to burning of crop residue and firecrackers is estimated to be $190 billion, or nearly 1.7 per cent of India`s gross domestic product.
India projected to be on track to achieve its Paris climate change agreement target: US expert
Sat, Mar 02, 2019
India, which is successfully pushing its aggressive policy of adding renewable energy to its energy profile, is projected to be on track to achieve its target set under the historic Paris climate change agreement, a top US energy expert has said.
Scientists develop smart windows to clean air pollution
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
It remains stable after undergoing a bending test with 10,000 bending cycles with a minimum bending radius of 2.0 mm.
Gurugram builder installs anti-smog guns to tackle air pollution
Sat, Feb 09, 2019
A Gurugram builder has installed anti-smog guns in his projects to tackle air pollution. Watch the video to know more.
IKEA finds solution to stubble burning in Delhi NCR?
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
The project, part of the company`s `Better Air Now` initiative, will begin from India and is focussed on New Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad which are among the world`s most air polluted cities.
Severe pollution on foggy Saturday
Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Visibility dropped to 700 metres on Saturday morning as pollution levels remained severe at many places in the city besides a fog envelope, the Met said.
Turn into a pollution killer in Delhi, just clamber aboard this bus
Sat, Nov 03, 2018
Around Diwali Delhi and nearby areas become a pollution gas chamber, in which it is very difficult to breathe and heavy traffic in the city is a big reason for the high rate of pollution.
You won't believe what govt has rolled out to clean polluted air
Fri, Nov 02, 2018
The buses clean atmospheric air through filters --Pariyayantra -- fitted on their roof. The filters don`t require any power to operate and are equivalent to filtration provided by six room air-filters, said the developers from MRIIC.
Forget outdoor pollution, check the shockingly toxic air you breathe here
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Under the new certification done by Indian Green Council, only two buildings have qualified for it in the National capital. One in Nehru place and another in Noida. No buildings in Mumbai has so far qualified and for that matter in any other cities in India. Most of the top ten polluted cities in the world are in India.
Alert! Supreme Court bans these petrol and diesel vehicles on Delhi-NCR roads; here's why
Mon, Oct 29, 2018
Petrol, Diesel Vehicle Ban: The Supreme Court on Monday prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-yr-old diesel vehicles in the national capital region and directed the transport department to announce that such vehicles will be impounded if found plying.
Profiting from pollution: Beauty brands making moolah as air quality worsens
Wed, Oct 03, 2018
Research in various fields has shown that pollution can cause age spots or hyperpigmentation of the skin. Thus, these days, the anti-pollution wave is driving the skincare market and brands are launching products because there is a demand for it,” says Doyoul Lee, country head, Innisfree India.
Air pollution: Cloud of dust hangs over north Indian plains, construction activities suspended
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
The authorities have warned dusty conditions are likely to prevail for another 3-4 days and advised people to avoid staying outdoors for long hours. Low visibility due to dusty weather conditions led to cancellations of all flights to and from Chandigarh International Airport. "No flight landed or took off from Chandigarh (airport) until today afternoon due to bad weather," a Chandigarh International Airport Limited official said.
You just won't believe how this man fights diesel exhaust
Thu, Jun 07, 2018
They say they have created the first-ever device to capture emissions specifically from diesel generators - a welcome invention for a country that has 14 of the world`s 15 most polluted cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
This technology can mop up pollution, helps filtering air to remove pollutants or viruses
Sun, May 13, 2018
Scientists have developed a flexible, 3D porous material that mimics the shape of a honeycomb and could help filtering air to remove pollutants or viruses. Both the lattice of a honeycomb and the symmetry of a diatom are complex living structures comprising patterns and shapes that have long provided inspiration for scientists
This is what govt is now doing to ensure Delhiites breathe clean air
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Now, NPL will use its system to study the range of pollutant and provide accurate data on the level of the content of pollutants in the air. Ironically, there is no proof that certifies the data on pollution that was being provided by the existing systems so far, which was being used by CPCB. The systems being used in India to monitor the scale of pollution is not calibrated in accordance with Indian environment that is humid.
Asia shares reach decade top on China data, dollar in doldrums
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
Asian shares scaled a decade peak on Tuesday after a survey of Chinese manufacturing proved surprisingly upbeat, while the euro lurked within striking distance of its 2017 top against an ailing U.S. dollar.
Delhi Smog tug-of-war: BS VI norms in 2018 may put Maruti in a tough spot, Indian Oil says is ready
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
In a bid to curb pollution in Delhi, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has said that it will implement the Bharat Stage-VI grade auto fuel norms by April next year instead of April 2020.
United Airlines halts Newark-Delhi flights on poor air quality
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
United Airlines has temporary suspended flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, on poor air quality concerns in the Indian capital, according to a company spokesman on Sunday.