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Experts pin hope on weather for city's air quality
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

NEW DELHI: Air quality in the city continued to remain "very poor" on Tuesday as the western disturbance (WD) intensified. Experts said the meteorological conditions continued to have a strong impact ...More


Vehicle related air pollution down: Delhi govt
Business Line , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

According to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, 80% of PM2.5 air pollution is caused by vehicular traffic, and reduction in its level shows that a lower number of four-wheelers is having a good im ...More


‘5 new species of migratory birds visit city for first time’
ShrutikaSukhi
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

THANE: Notwithstanding the concrete boom and rise in air pollution, Thane city's vast creek and abundant green cover are inviting many new species of migratory birds that are flocking here in hordes. ...More


Odd-even formula alone cannot bring desired results, states IIT Kanpur study
Business Today , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Purifying Delhi air to reach the permissible standards will be an extremely difficult task. The recent IIT (Kanpur) 'Air Pollution Source Apportionment' study done for the Capital categorically states ...More


An app that keeps track of air pollution
IANS
The Hindu , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Helpchat launches a ‘pollution metre’ feature Helpchat, one of India’s biggest personal assistant apps, has launched a new ‘pollution metre’ feature that monitors the air in the surrounding environme ...More


Helpchat launches pollution alert that clears up what’s in the air you breathe
DNA India , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Helpchat has launched a new feature that aims to help Indian citizens in avoiding pollution related diseases by tracking air quality in their locality. This feature monitors the air in the surrounding ...More


Beijing shrouded in smog over half of 2015: Report
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

China's capital was shrouded by air pollution nearly half of 2015 during which Beijing also issued its first-ever red alert against heavy smog that lead to closure of schools and restricted traffic. ...More


‘Odd -even’ scheme: Air quality oscillates between ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’ in Delhi
PTI
Live Mint , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

New Delhi: An interplay of hostile weather conditions made air quality oscillate between ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’ in the city on Tuesday, limiting the gains of the ‘odd -even’ car rationing scheme. M ...More


Helpchat to give you pollution alerts
ANI
The Financial Express , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

As the national capital confronts the rising air pollution with Odd-Even vehicle rationing scheme, the Helpchat mobile application has launched a new feature to track the air quality in the atmosphere ...More


Top carmakers move Supreme Court against ban on new diesel cars
Bhadra Sinha
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Top car manufacturers – Mercedes, Toyota, Mahindra and General Motors – have moved the Supreme Court asking it to modify its last month’s order banning registration of diesel SUVs and luxury cars with ...More


Western disturbances queer odd-even pitch
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

New Delhi: Air quality was extremely poor on Monday despite the odd-even rule. According to scientists, it's too early to establish any link between the numberplate scheme and air pollution. They said ...More


Smooth drive at bottlenecks, 1,800 fined for flouting odd-even plan
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Authorities penalised 1,800 people on Monday for violating the AAP government’s odd-even scheme to combat vehicular pollution as Delhi got back to work after a long weekend. The number of offenders r ...More


Car makers approach SC over Delhi sales ban
Swaraj Baggonkar
Business Standard , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Car makers affected by the ban on sale of diesel vehicles in the national capital region have moved the Supreme Court for a review. Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Mercedes-Benz,General Motors an ...More


Pollution up 12% over January 1
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

GURGAON: Air pollution levels shot up in Gurgaon despite the restrictions on vehicles on Monday, with PM2.5 showing a 12% increase compared to January 1, the first day of the odd-even experiment which ...More


Beijing says pollution lessened in 2015 despite smog alerts
Reuters
The Economic Times , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

BEIJING: Environmental authorities in Beijing say the Chinese capital's air quality in 2015 was better than the year before despite the city's first two red alerts for pollution late in the year. Chin ...More


Pollution soars, odd-even not enough for Delhi
Business Standard , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Delhi had one of its worst air-pollution days of the season on day four of the odd-even programme, indicating that the government will have to do much more to clean up the air of the world’s most poll ...More


Pollution still on the rise
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Even as the Delhi government’s odd-even experiment entered its fourth day, the capital saw a spike in the levels of PM 10 and PM 2.5 Monday, with the overall average air quality being recorded in ‘ver ...More


GB Nagar DM starts marathon meetings on 'pollution check measues'
SharmilaBhowmick
The Times of India , Monday, January 04, 2016

NOIDA: Even as Delhi goes hammer and tongs to control air-pollution, its neighbor Noida too is not far away. The district magistrate of GautamBudh Nagar, NP Singh has engaged all NGOs, environmental a ...More


Stricter norms to contain power plant pollution
Ashish Roy
The Times of India , Monday, January 04, 2016

Nagpur: In order to reduce air pollution by mushrooming coal-fired thermal power generation units, union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has formulated stricter pollution control norms for ...More


Pollution drops this New Year as odd-even implemented
IANS
The Times of India , Monday, January 04, 2016

After the capital city opted for a test run of the odd-even scheme, pollution levels on New Year day showed a "marked" decrease compared with the previous year, the Delhi government said on Saturday. ...More


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