Air Quality Index Current Affairs, GK & News

Increase in pollution levels in Mumbai

Since February 6, 2022, Mumbai has witness high levels of pollution, with its air quality index (AQI) reading reached above 300 frequently. Highlights On February 6, AQI in Mumbai reached to 316, followed by 318 on February 7 and 320 on February 320. AQI ranging between 301 and 400 is categorised as ‘red’ or ‘very ..

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Centre proposes measures to reduce Delhi air pollution

The Central government has proposed several measures in an affidavit before supreme court, to reduce Delhi air pollution. Key Points Central government expressed its unwillingness to ask its employees to work from home. It has advised its employees in Delhi-NCR region to go for carpooling in order to reduce the number of vehicles used by ..

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Delhi to launch ‘Anti-open burning campaign’

The Delhi government had announced on November 9, 2021 to launch “Anti-Open Burning Campaign”. The campaign will run from November 11 to December 11, 2021 in Delhi. Highlights This campaign was launched to curb instances of open burning and air pollution in Delhi. It was launched as the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi turned ‘hazardous’ ..

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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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Air Quality Commission’s Directions on Piped Natural Gas (PNG)

The Air Quality commission recently directed all the industries in the National Capital Region to switch over to Piped Natural Gas. Also, the commission provided a set of other directions. The twenty-member Commission was formed by Ministry of Environment. Air Quality Commission Directions The commission directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to inspect and identify ..

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