Air pollution in Delhi Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Stubble burning down in Punjab, Haryana, UP since 2016

Stubble burning is the setting up of fire to the left over straw that remains after harvesting of paddy, wheat etc. The Government restricted and discouraged this practice. However, it generally helps in killing slugs and pests and can reduce the nitrogen tie-up. The harmful effects are loss of nutrients, pollution from smoke and the ..

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