While Delhi remains the most polluted capital city of in the world, with the air quality staying often at hazardous levels, a new survey of its residents found that most of them did not understand the Air Quality Index. The survey of 509 residents, conducted by the United Residents Joint Action...
The Delhi government has opened 101 pre-school hub-centres, each which would combine resources, workers and helpers from three-four Anganwadi centres, to address space constraints of anganwadis. The bigger ‘mohalla playschools' will prepare economically disadvantaged children between ages three and six for schools. The new hubs have larger, more colourful, attractive spaces. “Poor...
The air quality of Delhi deteriorated to its worst in the year, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) averaging 449  -- an “emergency” level rating --on Monday. An unusually cold air, including fog, and a lack of wind are the main reasons adding on to the pollution in the Indian capital,...
As India meets with a variety of natural and man-made disasters round-the-year, with the media's reporting having a vital role in addressing them at every stage, newsrooms are yet to be fully sensitive to it, a conference in New Delhi has heard. Speakers, from the media, government, disaster response forces,...
As the winter has started in the Indian capital, Delhi administration has announced that it will provide around 60 “fireproof tents” to the homeless here. The tents will be in addition to the 198-night shelters that exist in the city, which include concrete structures, porta cabins, and tents. These are...
In first of such initiative in Indian national capital, a group of 50 manual scavengers were trained under a Skill Development Programme, aimed at rehabilitating them from the hazardous and demeaning profession to pursue other means of livelihood. Under the programme, the batch was a given a three-month training in housekeeping...
While the rest of the country celebrated the festival of light Deepavali by lighting lamps and burning crackers, youth from 110 colleges of Delhi NCR held a campaign to feed tens of thousands of people in 80 cities across the country. Under the Serving Happiness Campaign, organised by youth leadership...
The central government has launched a campaign in the first ten days of November to bring down the pollution levels in New Delhi. It has deployed 52 teams of officials to visit different parts of Delhi, monitor and report polluting activities and take quick actions if violations of anti-pollution measures are...
Delhi has witnessed a sharp drop in the number of dengue cases to 1,020 so far this year from 2,884 last year, shows official data. According to officials, this is the result of type III of the virus being the dominant strain as it has been present in the capital...
A plea seeking the intervention of the court to act against starvation deaths, especially of children, in various parts of the country, including the national capital has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The petitioner, a lawyer named Maneesh Pathak, said that such cases are more prevalent in families...

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