Air pollution in Delhi Current Affairs, GK & News

Ban on entry of medium, heavy vehicles into Delhi

On June 23, 2022, Government of Delhi issued an order to ban the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles in Delhi, starting from November to February, in order to curb vehicular pollution. Highlights As per official, entry of vehicles will not be allowed from November 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. This is because, ..

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Delhi: Air quality in severe category

As per Central Pollution Control Board’s data, air quality of Delhi has deteriorated to “severe” category on November 5, after Diwali. Highlights The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded as 444 on November 5 at 6 a.m. By 8 am, it worsened to 451. Air pollution of severe levels affects healthy people. It ..

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WHO revises Air Quality norms

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revised its global air quality guidelines and recommended more stringent standards for key pollutants. Key facts WHO set the new standards in the first update of its air quality guidelines since 2005. PM 2.5 norms for 24 hours average has been changed to 15 micro-g/m3 against 25 micro-g/m3 in ..

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Delhi’s NO2 pollution rose by 125 % in 1 year

According to a study by non-government organisation (NGO), Greenpeace, Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) has been increased by 125 per cent in Delhi during the period of last one year. Key findings of report Study analysed NO2 concentrations in India’s eight most populous cities namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Lucknow. As per report, ..

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Delhi Government launches “Paudhe Lagao Paryavaran Bachao”

On July 2, 2020, the Delhi Government launched “Paudhe Lagao Paryavaran Bachao”. It means “Plant Trees, Save Environment”. Highlights The campaign is to run for 17 days. Around 31 lakh saplings are to be planted during the campaign. These saplings are to be planted in various departments of the state government. The Delhi Development Authority ..

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Electric Vehicle Policy passed by Delhi Government

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, December 23, 2019, announced that the Cabinet of the Delhi Government has approved a policy on electric vehicles (EVs). The aim of the policy will be to tackle the rising air population in India’s capital territory. A board will be constituted by the Delhi government for ..

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