Air Pollution in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS) enhanced

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) has developed a new ‘Decision Support System’ (DSS) as well as ‘Air Quality Early Warning System’ (AQEWS). These systems were launched by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh. Key Facts DSS and AQEWS systems were launched for better air-quality management in Delhi-NCR ..

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What are Green Crackers?

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic related situation and concerns regarding increasing pollution due to firecrackers during festive season, many states have imposed certain rules on fireworks in the year 2021. Highlights States have imposed either a complete or partial ban on firecracker sales. In these states, government has permitted the sale of ‘green crackers’ instead. What ..

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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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National Vehicle Scrappage Policy launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy on August 13, 2021. Key Points The National Vehicle Scrappage Policy is also dubbed as “voluntary vehicle-fleet modernisation programme”. This programme aims to modernise India’s “vehicular population”. It also seeks to remove unfit vehicles from roads in an environment-friendly and scientific manner. It is in ..

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Centre’s Panel for Air Quality Management in NCR Dissolved

The Panel for Air Quality Management set by the Central government in around the National Capital Region has now been dissolved after five months of its constitution. Highlights The Panel was set by the Centre government in the month of October 2020. Now the panel stands dissolved because the ordinance which was passed to set ..

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