Category Archives: India

Residential biomass burning deadliest source of air pollution, reveals study

Of the total 1.1 million deaths related to air pollution in 2015, the highest number was due to residential biomass fuel burning, study says Residential biomass burning was responsible for at least 267,700 deaths in 2015, or nearly 25% of … Continue reading

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Salt Particles From Afghanistan Are Causing Severe Air Pollution In Delhi, And It’s Gonna Stay

The pollution is Delhi is touching an all-time high because of Afghanistan and there is a scientific research to support this argument. According to a new study, air-borne particles from the salt mines of Afghanistan are pushing up the levels … Continue reading

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After brief respite, Delhi again turns breathless

A thick blanket of haze enveloped the National Capital on Sunday and the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded “very poor” levels. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said pollution levels have spiked due to calm conditions, marked by low wind speed … Continue reading

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Pollution stops play at Delhi Test match as bowlers struggle to breathe

Sri Lanka say conditions in smog-hit Indian capital left players vomiting, and some of them took to field wearing face masks A cricket Test match between India and Sri Lanka was repeatedly interrupted on Sunday with claims players were “continuously vomiting” due … Continue reading

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Delhi Air Pollution: Government Asks Schools To Avoid Outdoor Activities

As part of the health advisory, the government asked the schools to avoid outdoor assemblies, sports and other physical activities in the early morning hours. The Delhi Government today asked the schools to avoid outdoor activities after the Air quality … Continue reading

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air pollution in Delhi: Delhi-NCR air quality still very poor as stubble burning reaches Delhi

The air quality in Delhi and NCR sees no scope of improvement, as despite orders and monitoring, the practice of stubble burning was reported from Delhi itself on Thursday. Track the pollution level in your city As stubble burning increases and spreads across districts … Continue reading

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Delhi Air Pollution: ‘Dust’ Screen Hiding Bigger Killers

Dust may be the most visible marker of Delhi’s air pollution, but its sheer abundance may actually be masking the bigger killers- emissions from vehicles, thermal power plants and industries. Studies and research reports have underlined that it’s the chemical … Continue reading

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Delhi Smog: Gurugram Schools to Remain Closed Till November 11

In view of the unbearable air pollution, all government and private schools in Gurugram will remain closed on November 10 and 11, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. The Gurugram district administration undertook a slew of measures after high levels of PM 2.5 were … Continue reading

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