Air pollution Current Affairs, GK & News

Foul Air Death

The UK has recorded the world’s 1st foul air death or death legally certified to have been caused by air pollution. A 9-year old girl who lived near a busy road in London had passed away due to respiratory complications and an inquest is underway. According to WHO, air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths ..

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National Pollution Control Day: December 2

Every year, India marks the National Pollution Control Day on December 2. The day is observed in the memory of the people who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The national pollution control day is celebrated in India to make the citizens aware of laws that exist in India that help to contain ..

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US Air Quality Index-Highlights

According to the recently released US Air Quality Index, Lahore has once again topped the list of world’s most polluted cities in the world. The report says that the particulate matter rating of Lahore was 423. Lahore was followed by New Delhi with a particulate matter rating of 229. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal ..

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November 18: World COPD Day

Every year, the World COPD Day is celebrated on November 18. COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The disease obstructs the airflow in lungs. Thus it hampers the ability of the infected person to carry out day to day activities. The World COPD day is observed to increase awareness about the chronic inflammatory lung condition. ..

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What are “Tarballs” fastening Himalayan Glacial melting?

The scientists from Zhejiang University have reported in their study that the percentage of tarballs has increased in the Himalayan region and this is increasing the glacial melt in the region. What are Tarballs? Tarballs are carbonaceous particles. They are capable of absorbing even small light. They are formed due to the burning ot fossil ..

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