PM2.5: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

2019 World Air Quality Report

Published: February 27, 2020

The 2019 report from Greenpeace and pollution tracker IQAir said that two thirds of the most polluted cities in the world are in India. Is PM2.5, covered in the report, the smallest of polluting particulates? PM2.5 are particulates that have a size of 2.5 micrometres or less. These are also known as fine particulate matter. ..

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Kanpur is world’s most polluted city: Guinness World Records 2020

Published: November 2, 2019

The city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh held the title for the world’s most polluted city in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. The book, ‘Guinness World Records 2020’, lists thousands of new record titles and holders that will educate curious readers of all age groups. It is released annually by publisher Penguin Random ..

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Selfie with Sapling Campaign

Published: June 5, 2019

The Union Environment Minister launched the #SelfiewithSapling to urge people to join and plant a sapling and post the selfie with the sapling on social media on the eve of World Environment Day 2019. World Environment Day 2019 5th June will be observed as World Environment Day (WED) with the theme of Air Pollution . ..

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Air Pollution Raises Diabetes Risk

Published: March 14, 2019

A study in China has shown that Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China. The findings of the study were based on the data collected from over 88,000 people across 15 provinces, estimating their exposure to PM2.5 based on satellite data from 2004 to 2015. The study was conducted by researchers from Fuwai Hospital in ..

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14 of Indian cities figure in World’s 20 most polluted cities list: WHO

Published: May 2, 2018

According to Global Urban Air Pollution database released by World Health Organisation (WHO), 14 Indian cities have figured in list of world’s 20 most polluted cities in terms of particulate matter PM2.5 levels in 2016. These 14 cities include Delhi, Varanasi, Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur. They were ..

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