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Air quality of Delhi remained in the “poor” category
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Air quality of Delhi remained in the “poor” category

Delhi woke up to “very poor” air quality.The hourly average air quality index (AQI) at 7am on Tuesday was 249. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show that on Monday the overall AQI of Delhi was 243, also in the “poor” zone. Meanwhile, the IMD also forecasted that the maximum temperature during the day time is expected to be lower, as icy cold winds from the snow clad states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh is expected to blow over Delhi in the coming days. IMD said that on Tuesday, Delhi’s minimum temperature was expected to be around 6 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is likely to be around 18 degrees Celsius.
Delhi-NCR air quality remains in ‘severe’ category after marginal improvement
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Delhi-NCR air quality remains in ‘severe’ category after marginal improvement

Air quality in the national capital remained in the ‘severe’ zone on Saturday morning with the air quality index (AQI) showed a marginal improvement. Government pollution monitoring agencies had forecast that a significant improvement in air quality was expected on Saturday. The air quality remained in the ‘emergency’ zone over the past four days. The air quality index (AQI), as calculated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at 6.30 am was 414. This was against the overall AQI reading of 458 on Friday. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)-led task force will review pollution levels today in order to take a call on extending the curbs. Schools in Delhi-NCR were shut on the past two days for deteriorating air quality. Scientists at the India Meteorological Departm...
Schools shut in Delhi-NCR as air continues to be ‘severe’ for 3rd day, improvement likely from Friday
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Schools shut in Delhi-NCR as air continues to be ‘severe’ for 3rd day, improvement likely from Friday

Delhi’s air quality plunged further in the ‘severe’ zone for the third consecutive day on Thursday. Schools in the national capital are shut in view of the toxic air quality. Pollution levels in the national capital will continue to deteriorate to nearly ‘emergency’ zone on Thursday, government agencies had earlier warned. The air quality index (AQI), as calculated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at 7 am was 463 and the wind speed was zero. This was against the overall AQI reading of 456 on Wednesday. Air pollution is likely to clear up marginally from Thursday night when wind speed picks up, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). A western disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan and neighbouring areas is likely to affect the northern ...
As experts warn of worse air days, Delhi schools suspend classes
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As experts warn of worse air days, Delhi schools suspend classes

As the pollution levels spiralled in Delhi, city schools are suspending classes and outdoor activities for primary students for the next two days, when the air quality is expected to deteriorate further. Sanskriti School in Chanakyapuri on Wednesday issued a notice saying that classes Nursery to 2 will remain closed for the next two days. “Keeping in mind the rising and unsafe air quality levels in Delhi, classes Nursery to 2 will be closed on 14th and 15th November, 2019. Classes will resume on 18th November, 2019,” principal Richa Sharma Agnihotri said in the notice published on the website. The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 454 (severe) at 11:30 am on Wednesday. Scientists and weather experts said that low wind speed will continue to impact the national capital’...
Plans fall flat, no solution visible in Delhi’s deadly haze
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Plans fall flat, no solution visible in Delhi’s deadly haze

Air pollution in the national capital region (NCR) worsened on Wednesday, repeating a trend that exposes how efforts put in place in recent years — Supreme Court orders, new laws, penalties, and even cleaner fuel — have failed to stop the recurrence of an annual crisis that plunges the region into a public health emergency. In conditions similar to last year, Wednesday’s was the second consecutive “severe” air quality day in the three days following Diwali, during which there was rampant use of illegal firecrackers in defiance of Supreme Court orders that only green crackers could be used in the region between 8pm and 10pm. According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) 4pm bulletin, Delhi’s average air quality index for the 24-hour period since Tuesday stood at 419. The d...