• World’s most polluted cities are mostly in India, Delhi tops list

    World’s most polluted cities are mostly in India, Delhi tops list

    India | February 25, 2020 18:15 IST

    India has once again topped the annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world. According to a new report by AirVisual, which monitors international air pollution, 21 of the world's 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India.

  • The minimum temperature in the city settled at 6.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's

    temp in Delhi settles 3 degrees below

    India | February 07, 2020 11:00 IST

    The minimum temperature in the city settled at 6.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's normal.

  • 26 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog in north India; AQI in very poor category

    26 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog in north India; AQI in very poor category

    India | January 11, 2020 10:03 IST

    As the National Capital (NCR) witnessed shallow fog in several parts after the temperature dipped two degrees below, At least 26 Delhi-bound trains were delayed on Saturday by one to five hours due to severe fog in several parts of northern India.

  • Air quality remains severe in Delhi, slight improvement likely

    Air quality remains severe in Delhi, slight improvement likely

    India | December 21, 2019 20:45 IST

    The city recorded a low of 9.5 degrees Celsius and a high of 18 degrees Celsius, which was three notches below the normal. The government's air quality monitoring and forecasting service, SAFAR, said "huge" accumulation of pollutants occurred last night.

  • Delhi's air quality improves to 'moderate' category

    Delhi's air quality improves to 'moderate' category

    India | December 14, 2019 11:48 IST

    The city's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 179 at 9.45 am which falls in the "moderate" category as against 316 on Friday morning. The AQI recorded in Ghaziabad was 264, Greater Noida 241, Noida 254, Gurgaon 165, the Meteorological (MeT) department said.

  • Air quality 'severe' in Delhi-NCR, rains to bring relief

    Air quality 'severe' in Delhi-NCR, rains to bring relief

    India | December 11, 2019 20:14 IST

    Weather department officials said the city recorded a low of 7.9 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, and a high of 23.2 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, the mercury had dipped to the season's lowest at 7.4 degrees Celsius.

  • Twitter users concerned over Sydney air quality

    Twitter users concerned over Sydney air quality

    World | December 11, 2019 18:37 IST

    A concerned city dweller wrote: "We're at the point where smoke in Sydney is so bad, experts are calling for air pollution shelters" One user commented; "This is like Kuala Lumpur in 1993 when rainforests were taken down for agriculture. This smoke is sickening!"

  • 'Very poor' air quality in Delhi for 7th day

    Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' for 7th consecutive day

    India | December 10, 2019 12:05 IST

    An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe". An AQI above 500 falls in the "severe plus" category.

  • Air quality in national capital remains in

    Air quality in national capital remains in "very poor" category

    India | December 09, 2019 11:29 IST

    An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe". An AQI above 500 falls in the "severe plus" category.

  • Punjab shouldn't be blamed for Delhi's pollution: Amarinder

    Punjab shouldn't be blamed for Delhi's pollution: Amarinder Singh

    India | December 08, 2019 6:57 IST

    "You keep blaming Punjab for the pollution. This morning I couldn't come from Chandigarh by chopper because of the pollution in Delhi and Punjab had bright sunshine. So we are not giving any smoke from Punjab," Singh said at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

  • Air quality in Delhi-NCR deteriorates

    Delhi air 'very poor' for 3rd day, AQI crosses 350 mark

    India | December 06, 2019 11:11 IST

    The SAFAR model forecast suggests calm surface winds and a decrease in ventilation coefficient for the coming days and the condition was conducive for the pollutant accumulation.

  • Uttar Pradesh man finds shredding solution to stubble

    Uttar Pradesh man finds shredding solution to stubble burning

    India | December 06, 2019 10:12 IST

    Ganga Ram Chauhan has invented a bicycle-based shredder machine which can crush and grind elements, including wood, leaves and crop remains into particles of less than 80 mm size. These particles can then be easily converted into compost. The machine costs only around Rs 5,000-6000, he says.  

  • Smog returns to choke Delhi-NCR, air quality in 'very poor' category

    Smog returns to choke Delhi-NCR, air quality in 'very poor' category

    India | December 05, 2019 21:56 IST

    With Delhi registering the season's lowest minimum temperature at 7.6 degrees Celsius on Thursday, smog returned to choke Delhi-NCR again, with pollution levels entering the 'severe' zone in many parts of the national capital and its suburbs.

  • Delhi's air 'very poor', AQI crosses 300 mark

    Delhi's air 'very poor', AQI crosses 300 mark

    India | December 05, 2019 13:16 IST

    The air quality of the national capital remained 'very poor' for the second consecutive day on Thursday and is likely to further deteriorate to 'severe' category in some parts of the city on Friday.According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 334 on Thursday morning.

  • Double-digit AQI in Delhi

    Delhi enjoys cleanest air in Nov, AQI in double digits

    India | November 29, 2019 12:16 IST

    The air in the national capital was so toxic after Diwali that the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) had declared a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR and had advised people, especially children and the aged, to limit their exposure to the environment.

  • Delhi's air quality improves to moderate category, AQI

    Delhi's air quality improves to moderate category, AQI drops to 158

    India | November 27, 2019 12:45 IST

    An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category. The city's air quality index was 254 at 9.42 am, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) on Tuesday.

  • Delhi air quality remains 'poor'; light rains,

    Delhi air quality remains 'poor'; light rains, thundershower on forecast

    India | November 26, 2019 11:25 IST

    The city's air quality index was 254 at 9.42 am, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The air quality index was 254 in Faridabad, 266 in Ghaziabad, 243 in Noida, 266 in Greater Noida and 193 in Gurgaon.

  • Scientists make low-calorie sugar using bacteria

    Scientists make low-calorie sugar using bacteria

    November 25, 2019 14:52 IST

    In the study published in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers described a process that may unlock the commercial potential of this low-calorie, low-glycemic sugar.

  • Air quality in poor zone in Delhi

    Air quality in poor zone in Delhi

    India | November 26, 2019 11:24 IST

    Delhiites woke up a to a cold Monday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 13.7 degrees Celsius.

  • With AQI at 811, Varanasi finds it difficult to breathe

    With AQI at 811, Varanasi finds it difficult to breathe

    India | November 25, 2019 10:15 IST

    "The roads are congested at all times of the day but people are used to the conditions now. However, of late, there are more and more people complaining of burning sensation in eyes, short breath and even persistent cough.

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