Air Quality Current Affairs, GK & News

IQAir: 94 of 100 most polluted cities in India, China, Pakistan

According to air quality tracker “IQAir”, air pollution continues to present one of the biggest health hazards to people across the world. Key Points Air Pollution contributes to around 7 million premature deaths per annum. Out of these deaths, 600000 are children. Air pollution is also estimated to cost global economy upwards of $2.9 trillion each year ..

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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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GoI releases first instalment of Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality measures

On November 2, 2020, the Government of India released Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality Measures. The air quality improvement measures are to be executed in more than million plus cities. Highlights The amount was released based on the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission. The fund will help states undertake ..

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President promulgates Ordinance to constitute Air Quality Management Commission in NCR

The President of India has promulgated an ordinance to constitute an air quality commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and the areas adjoining it. Highlights The commission will work on research, better coordination, identification and resolution of problems in Air Quality Index in the National Capital Region. The commission will consist ..

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IMD launches improved SILAM and ENFUSER models to monitor Air Quality in the country

On October 14, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department operationalised improved air quality forecast models. They were SILAM and ENFUSER. There are more than 40 air quality monitoring systems in Delhi. SILAM SILAM is System for Integrated Modelling of Atmospheric Composition. The model has been improved by implementing Global emission inventories such as CAMS-GLOB and EDGAR ..

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