Delhi Police has arrested six Rohingyas from Anand Vihar Railway Station after receiving inputs about their arrival in the national capital from Tripura by a special train on January 06. DCP (East) Deepak Kumar said, "On January 6, we received information that some suspected Rohingyas were coming to Delhi from Tripura by a special train. The train was to reach Anand Vihar Railway Station. A team was deployed there and 6 Myanmar nationals were detained based on suspicion. They were interrogated and sent to the detention centre as or the order of FRRO. An FIR has been registered in this case and investigation is underway."
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the 'Burn and Plastic Surgery' block at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on January 18. “It is a matter of joy for AIIMS family as a golden chapter has been added to its development. An exclusive state of the art department for burns and plastic surgery has been added. All facilities related to burns and plastic surgery will be available here,” said Dr Harsh Vardhan. He added, “Nearly 70 lakh people across the country are victim of burns per year. Out of these, nearly 1.4 lakh people succumb to death. Roughly, every four minutes, one person dies due to burns.” Dr Harsh Vardhan also congratulated AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria and Burn and Plastic Surgery Block Head, Maneesh Singhal for their efforts. Watch the full video for more.
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As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi's air quality turned 'very poor' with overall air quality index (AQI) standing at 301. The temperature has dipped further in Delhi-NCR. A low level visibility was witnessed in several parts of the national capital on January 13. A thick layer of fog blankets the city today. Cold waves have tightened its grip in Delhi and adjoining cities. Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 4.8 degree Celsius today.
Dense fog enveloped Aligarh city of Uttar Pradesh on January 18. It led to low visibility at various locations. Similar situation of fog was observed in Bihar's Muzaffarpur today. A thick blanket of dense fog also engulfed Punjab's Ludhiana. Locals were seen keeping themselves warm near the bonfire amid chilly winter season. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 8 degrees celsius, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Dense fog shrouded the national capital reducing the visibility in the morning of January 18. Cold waves blowing across city left Delhiites shivering. Severe winters continued to tighten its grip over northern India. One of the cyclists said, "We are wearing three layers and gloves because of severe cold and fog in the morning." They also complained that some days where fog increases, it becomes difficult to ride bicycles. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the national capital recorded temperature of 11.2 degree Celsius in the morning.
Cold weather continued to tighten its grip over North India. Dense fog shrouded the national capital reducing the visibility in the morning of January 17. Delhi shivered due to the severe cold waves blowing over the city. City recorded temperature of 8 degrees Celsius today. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research informed that Delhi's air quality remained in 'severe' category, with overall AQI standing at 428. Indian Meteorological Department had predicted 'dense to very dense fog' in the national capital.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar questioned Delhi govt over the rising air pollution level. Javadekar said that stubble burning has stopped yet Delhi's pollution situation remains serious. He urged Delhi govt to take swift action on the complaints forwarded to it by CPCB. "The situation of air pollution in Delhi is still serious. Stubble burning has stopped but Delhi's air quality is in 'very poor' category. CPCB's 50 teams inspect Delhi and NCR every day. They submit complaints, observations from those visits to agencies concerned. Yet, some work is done while some work is left undone. Hence, CPCB has issued a notice to the Delhi govt. CPCB has asked Delhi govt to take necessary, swift action on the complaints. Delhi govt and all agencies concerned should swing into action," Javadekar said. In its notice, CPCB asked Delhi govt to take strict action against industrial activities.
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Speaking to media in the national capital on December 04, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar spoke on Delhi's air quality. Javadekar said, "Air quality in Delhi is still in the very poor category, even though stubble burning has stopped. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notice to Delhi government, asking to take action on causes behind pollution like biomass burning and dust."
Delhi’s air quality continued to remain in the very poor category on December 4. At 7am, AQI was 335, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The national capital’s average Air Quality Index on Thursday was 341. On a scale of 0 to 500, an AQI value between 300 and 400 is considered very poor, and that above 400 is considered severe. Government agencies have forecast deterioration in air quality from December 4. Also, shallow fog in the morning is expected on December 4-5. India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientists warned that on December 6 - 7, the AQI might slip to the severe zone. Watch the full video for more details.
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