Contribution of stubble-burning to PM2.5 levels in Delhi-NCR went up from 10% in 2019 to 15% this year
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 Average contribution of stubble burning to the concentration of PM2.5 in Delhi-NCR during peak phase has increased from 10% in 2019 to over 15% this year with Punjab reporting an increase of 48% in fire incidents while these declined by 28% in Haryana.
Moderate fog engulfed the national capital on the morning of January 24. Bitter cold conditions prevail in parts of north India. Minimum temperature of 4 degrees Celsius is expected in the upcoming week in Delhi. According to the India Meteorological Department, cold wave to severe cold wave is predicted in isolated pockets of Delhi for next 2-3 days. Northern Indian states including the Himalayas can likely to witness rain, thunderstorm and snow during the next few days. IMD's regional Met centre in New Delhi has issued orange alerts over Uttar Pradesh for Jan 24 and across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi for Jan 24 and 25.
Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to Delhi from Jharkhand's Ranchi. He was brought in the national capital's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 23. Lalu Yadav was referred from Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on the advice of state medical board.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on January 23, leader of Bangladesh Contingent that will take part in Republic Day parade on Delhi's Rajpath, Colonel Mohd Mohtashim Hyder Chowdhury said, "We are following all COVID-19 protocols. Thank you very much for inviting us on this occasion, we are very much delighted." "Total of 113 members will take part who will be led by two Lieutenant Colonels, one of them will lead marching and the other will lead band contingent," he added.
A scuffle broke out between protesting farmers and officials of Uttarakhand Police on Haridwar-Dehradun Road in Lachhiwala on Jan 23 after the latter tried to stop them from marching towards the Raj Bhavan. Farmers in several states, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting against the three agricultural laws for nearly two months.
A layer of smog engulfed parts of Delhi and NCR on Friday morning. Air quality in the national capital plunged to the far end of the 'poor' category. The city-state's air quality index (AQI) reading at..
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