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Road projects worth Rs. 50,000 crore sanctioned around Delhi: Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari also said controlling air pollution is not a difficult task with all agencies now agreeing to join hands.
Zee News - Published

NGT slams DPCC over report on pollution caused by industry in Malviya Nagar

The National Green Tribunal slammed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Thursday for not submitting a proper report on a plea alleging air pollution due to chemicals released by a dyeing..
IndiaTimes - Published

IIT-Hyderabad researcher leads study on air pollution governance styles in Indian cities

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Hyderabad Tuesday said one of its senior faculty is coordinating research in five cities in India as part of a global study on air pollution.
DNA - Published

Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study

People from the very cleanest and very dirtiest cities were the most severely affected by pollution levels.
Zee News - Published

South Korea's Moon calls for early warning system with China to fight dirty air

South Korea's president said on Tuesday he was "truly ashamed" of his government's inability to clear air pollution that has blanketed Seoul and parts of the country for weeks, and proposed an early..
Reuters India - Published

Better to not live in Delhi, it is like a gas chamber, says Supreme Court; asks govt what needs to be done 'in actuality' to curb pollution

The Supreme Court also expressed its despair over the lack of implementation of measures to curb air pollution and traffic congestion in the capital
Firstpost - Published

Brazil: Environmental – Air Emission: New Phases For Vehicles' Emissions Program - Veirano e Advogados Associados

On December 24, 2018, the Federal Environmental Council published Resolution No. 492 ("Resolution"), regulating two phases of the Air Pollution Control Program for Vehicles ("PROCONVE")
Mondaq - Published

Delhi's air quality worsens, people advised to avoid outdoor physical activity; heavy fog results in trains, flights getting delayed

Delhi, routinely suffering from air pollution accompanied by thick fog caused by vehicular exhaust and coal burning, witnessed yet another bad day on Friday. Flights into and out of Delhi were delayed..
Firstpost - Published

Examine effect of hookah on indoor air pollution in Delhi: NGT to government

A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore said that it lacked jurisdiction to restrain the use of hookah in restaurants and bars in the city. Referring to a Delhi HC order, the tribunal said..
IndiaTimes - Published

NGT directs Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore within 24 hours for causing air pollution in Delhi

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has directed Volkswagen to give an undertaking and deposit money by 5 pm on Friday.
Zee News - Published

Volkswagen fined Rs 171 crore by NGT panel

A four-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday penalised German auto giant Volkswagen Rs 171.34 crore for causing air pollution in Delhi due to excess nitrogen oxide..
Sify - Published

India unveils five-year plan to reduce air pollution

[India], Jan 14 (Xinhua/ANI): The Indian government released a five-year plan to reduce the air pollution in the 102 worst-affected cities in the country by 20-30 percent by 2024.
Sify - Published

Thai capital fires water cannon into the air to fight pollution

The Thai capital fired water cannon into the hot tropical air and hosed down streets on Monday as authorities handed out masks in a bid to combat air pollution in one of the world's most visited cities..
Reuters India - Published

Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

Britain on Monday pledged to fight air pollution and introduce new legislation this year on air quality to save lives and billions of pounds for the economy.
Reuters India - Published

Govt unveils National Clean Air Programme

While the minister maintained that the plan will not be legally binding, he said besides reducing air pollution concentration, pollution monitoring networks will be enhanced and activities will be put..
DNA - Published

China's Henan underperforms on smog after winter surge

The heavy industrial Chinese province of Henan met its target to cut air pollution in 2018 but underperformed the country as a whole after a surge in smog over winter, underscoring the challenges..
Reuters India - Published

Rajasthan: Complete recovery from brain stroke in unique case

Top five risk factors of stroke for patients in India include, high blood pressure, low fruit intake, household air pollution, low vegetable intake, and high sodium intake.
DNA - Published

NGT directs traffic police to regulate Delhi`s traffic through Google maps

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the roads should be made free of congestion to decrease air pollution in the national capital.
Zee News - Published

Air quality worsens in China's Henan province, improves elsewhere

Air pollution in China's heavy-industrial province of Henan worsened in December even as other regions improved, official data showed, with its cities hit by unfavourable weather and a struggle to find..
Reuters India - Published

Light drizzle brings down air pollution in National Capital

Air quality dips to 347 unit from 'severe category' of 400 mark, says CPCB data
DNA - Published

Ways to keep your lungs safe from toxic air pollution

To ensure that you stay safe as the pollution levels take a turn for worse, here are 10 ways to protect yourself against the nasty air pollution:
IndiaTimes - Published

Light rain in parts of Delhi-NCR, but no relief from air pollution

Despite rain, the air quality remained in the 'very poor' category.
Zee News - Published

Xiaomi Mi AirPOP PM2.5 Air Pollution Mask launched in India, first sale at 12PM today

Xiaomi has announced the Mi AirPOP PM2.5 Anti-Pollution Mask in India. The new mask from the Chinese smartphone maker is the newest product in the expanding fitness and wellness space. The company..
BGR India - Published

Xiaomi teases the launch of Mi Purely Air Mask tomorrow

Xiaomi is not a new company when it comes to launching devices that help us tackle air pollution in India. In fact, the company has been looking after the air purification needs with the launch of its..
BGR India - Published

Cold Wednesday morning in Delhi, air quality 'severe'

It was a cold Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, as Delhi continued to remain under 'severe'..
Sify - Published

Will implement odd-even scheme whenever required: Arvind Kejriwal

With the national capital battling 'severe' air pollution, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday the Delhi government will implement odd-even scheme, to regulate plying of private vehicles in..
DNA - Published

As Delhi pollution levels hit 'severe' on Christmas eve, green activists argue for decentralised governance

While the central and Delhi governments continue to fail to come together to resolve the air pollution problem, they slay Delhi's spirits one festival at a time.
Firstpost - Published

Odd-even scheme may be brought back, says CM Arvind Kejriwal as air pollution rises in Delhi

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday.
Zee News - Published

Delhi air pollution: CPCB-led task force recommends closure of industries at hotspots, bar on construction till Wednesday

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'severe' level for the third consecutive day on Monday as wind speed and other meteorological factors remained "highly unfavourable" for dispersion of..
Firstpost - Published

Close industries at hotspots, ban construction till Wednesday: CPCB-led task force

A Central Pollution Control Board-led task force Monday recommended a closure of factories located in hotspot industrial areas and a ban on construction activities till Wednesday in view of the severe..
DNA - Published

Industries, construction activities to be shut till Dec 26 in Delhi & NCR: CPCB-led GRAP task force

Keeping in mind rising pollution levels in the city, the Central Pollution Control Board-led task force against air pollution on Monday recommended shutting down of all construction activities and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Experts stress stricter implementation of laws to combat pollution

Expressing alarm over air pollution in the national capital, experts and stakeholders on Sunday stressed stricter enforcement of environmental laws, stronger legal and institutional frameworks and..
Sify - Published

Niti Aayog sets stiff targets to curb air pollution, pitches for stringent civil penalties


IndiaTimes - Published

Tourist buses block Rome traffic in protest against ban

Hundreds of tourist buses blocked Rome traffic for several hours on Thursday, as drivers protested a plan to ban their vehicles from the centre to reduce air pollution and noise.
Reuters India - Published

Delhi: Drive to curb air pollution by kids gives message on 'no idling'

They formed a human chain and stationed outside the pick-up and drop points of the schools giving out key messages to the parents, drivers, and others to engage in the responsible use of private..
DNA - Published

The poison that's 'KILLING' Delhi's citizens

In terms of disability adjusted life years, an average person in Delhi lost a healthy week of their life in 2017, and almost all of it due to outdoor air pollution.
Rediff.com - Published

80% of Indians polled in 17 cities believe air pollution affects quality of life, but lack of awareness is rampant, finds new study

India is ranked as one of the world's most polluted countries, with 14 cities in the top 20 most polluted cities globally, but the rural population that is affected the most by pollution knows the..
Firstpost - Published

Speak up Delhi: Residential areas pay price for insidious growth of industries

Locals complain that noise and air pollution have impacted lives, say civic bodies turned a blind eye
DNA - Published

Air pollution contributing stubble burning incidents in Punjab, Haryana reduced this year: Mahesh Sharma

Active fire incidents in Punjab and Haryana due to stubble burning, which contributes to air pollution in Delhi, recorded a reduction of 11% and 29% respectively between September 30 and November 30..
DNA - Published

TIER II cities: Accelerated growth but poor quality of life

Tier II cities, such as Surat, Bhopal, Kochi, Lucknow, and Vadodara, continue to have poor public transport facilities and reel under alarming air pollution levels.
DNA - Published

Air pollution: 18 arrested in Greater Noida for flouting NGT orders

Eighteen people were arrested in Gautam Buddh Nagar's Greater Noida Saturday for allegedly violating the National Green Tribunal's orders on checking air pollution, officials said.
Zee News - Published

Modi's LPG scheme reduced household air pollution: Study

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims to provide every household Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) replacing wood or coal fuel, has been found..
Sify - Published

Life expectancy in India would be 1.7 years higher if we have cleaner air to breathe

The study attributed around 12.4 lakh deaths in India in 2017 to air pollution, saying that air pollution was a leading risk factor for deaths in the country.
DNA - Published

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