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Delhi-NCR air quality improves from very poor to poor, but may worsen again
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The air quality of Delhi-NCR improved from "very poor" to "poor" on Tuesday even after 7.8 mm rainfall over past 24 hours, but is likely to worsen again, said officials. According to the officials, t ...More


Action plan to deal with the issue of stubble burning to be in place in next one month, says Centre
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Wednesday, December 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Centre said it would be ready with an action plan to deal with the issue of stubble burning in next one month on Tuesday - a move which may provide farmers in the National Capital Regio ...More


Harsh Vardhan meets Kejriwal to discuss Delhi pollution, announces measures
Malavika Vyawahare
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday convened a high-level meeting with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and top officials from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh t ...More


193 nations pledge to move ahead for pollution-free planet
Vishal Gulati
SME Times , Friday, December 08, 2017

Moving towards a pollution-free planet, 193 nations on Wednesday unanimously asked the United Nations Environment to submit a plan linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for execution by i ...More


Air quality improves, but Gurgaon still more polluted than Delhi, Noida
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Friday, December 08, 2017

GURUGRAM: The level of PM2.5 in the city dropped by nearly 36% on Thursday as compared to Wednesday but despite the fall in the pollution level, Gurgaon continued to be more polluted than Delhi and No ...More


NGT slams Punjab, Haryana over their action plan to combat pollution
Press Trust of India
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 08, 2017

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday slammed Punjab and Haryana governments for filing generalised action plans to combat air pollution and directed them to refer to its previous judgements on th ...More


Delhi-centric approach to fight air pollution inadequate:
Outlook , Friday, December 08, 2017

New Delhi, Dec 7 A Delhi-centric approach is inadequate to rid the city of air pollution, a group of activists today said and called for collective action for strict implementation of emission norms. ...More


London air pollution cancels positive health effects of exercise in over 60's
Domain – B , Friday, December 08, 2017

Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in older adults, according to new research. The findings, published on Tuesday in The Lancet, ...More


Exposure to air pollution counters exercise benefits: Study
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Exposure to air pollution may counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in older adults, according to a study published in The Lancet journal. The findings show that short-term exposure to tr ...More


Air pollution action plan: Redo and resubmit Thursday, NGT tells Delhi government
India Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government and neighbouring states Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan over their action plan on the ways to deal with severe air polluti ...More


India's battle with air pollution: UNICEF report says Indian babies face high risk of brain damage
First Post , Thursday, December 07, 2017

A UNICEF report has once again set alarm bells ringing about high levels of air pollution and its likely impact on brain development among infants. The report, 'Danger in the air: How air pollution c ...More


Ghaziabad admin to monitor pollution at 6 more points, IIT to come up with plan to tackle issue Peeyush Khandelwal
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Ghaziabad district administration has planned to install meters to track air pollution in six different parts of the city. Residents have, for long, been demanding air pollution monitoring centre ...More


Air pollution can affect brain development of over 12 mln
Outlook , Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Delhi, Dec 6 Air pollution can affect brain development of more than 12 million infants in South Asia, including India, a UNICEF report said today. The report comes at a time when Delhi and north ...More


Air pollution can also impact a child's brain development, says UNICEF
Kumar Kunal
India Today , Thursday, December 07, 2017

India, especially the national capital region, has been grappling with high levels of air pollution for a while now. The air is only deteriorating by the day and is affecting our health adversely. H ...More


Air pollution can damage a child’s brain forever, says Unicef
Durgesh Nandan Jha
The Times of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

The link between air pollution and respiratory diseases is well-established, but the United Nations Children's Fund, in a report on Tuesday, said there is a growing body of scientific research which s ...More


RANCHI RACES WITH DELHI ON AIR POLLUTION INDEX
The Pioneer , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Ignorance might be bliss in many other cases as it is famously said on various occasions. But this ignorance of the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) that the air quality of capital city ...More


Visual pollution is an ugly blind spot in Pune’s Smart City plans
Mangesh Kashyap
The Times of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Recently, Delhi and the NCR region have been in the news for extraordinarily high readings of air pollution. But what are we doing to avoid a similar situation in Pune? It is being developed as a S ...More


Delhi govt issues SOP to combat air pollution
PTI
Press Trust of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) The Delhi government has issued the standard operating procedure (SOP) to all the authorities concerned, including the DDA, PWD and civic bodies, for taking immediate measures t ...More


Toxic air may impact 8 million Indian kids: Unicef official
IANS
The Economic Times , Thursday, December 07, 2017

NEW DELHI: As many as 10 Indian cities have figured in the 20 most polluted cities across the world leaving over eight million children in the country exposed to toxic air and potentially putting thei ...More


Environment Secretary to sound Whatsapp alarm for severe pollution
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, December 07, 2017

Delhi Environment Department Secretary will sound an alarm on Whatsapp if Air Quality Index (AQI) crosses a particular mark, asking authorities to carry out pollution control measures, official source ...More


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