SAFAR 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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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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Peak Hour Pollution flattened due to COVID-19

In Indian big cities, the peak hour pollution in the morning and evening flattened due to the lock down. The lock down imposed in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19 has brought down particulate matter of sizes less than 2.5 microns greatly. Highlights The big metropolitans like Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad ..

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SAFAR: Most advanced System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting inuagrated in Delhi

Ministry of Earth Sciences has unveiled state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting) at Chandni Chowk in Delhi. It is first of its kind and most advanced system in India. Such advanced are also proposed to be implemented in other three cities of India- Pune, Mumbai and ..

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Government to tie up with US and Finland to jointly develop new pollution-forecast system

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is tying up with US and Finland to develop new pollution-forecast system that will help anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at greater resolution. The new system will jointly developed with expertise from Finnish Meteorological Institute and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ..

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