Following an alarming level of air quality deterioration in the national capital, Indian central government has advanced the date for the roll out of BS-VI fuel standards for Delhi to April 1, 2018 instead of the original deadline of April 1, 2020. A government statement said that the Petroleum ministry...
The air quality at New Delhi has worsened prompting the Indian Medical Association to call Delhi a “public health emergency state” and asking for shutting down schools as a precautionary measure. The Air Quality Index in the Indian capital city was recorded as high as 446 at 9.30am in parts...
The Delhi government has asked for permission of the central government to sprinkle water from helicopters or any other aircrafts to settle dust in the capital region. The government said it could use the money that it has in the air ambience fund. Set up in 2008, the fund is...
Delhi and National Capital region has seen a 40% decline in number of water bodies between 1972 and 2014, while rapid urbanisation was happening with a 17-fold rise in urban built-up areas, according to a new study. The study by the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at IIT Delhi said that...
An initiative by Delhi Police has transformed a garbage dump in a Todpur slum area in the capital into a playground. The police undertook the integrated communal development programme, as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, with twin aims of cleaning up the area, and providing a activity area...
13-year-old Mohammad Hassan who belong to a family of ragpickers in Delhi has built a mini cooler from trash he collected from a landfill, next to his one room house. The boy’s battery-powered, portable, mini cooler is made with a cardboard, the grill from wooden sticks, wings from plastic bottles...
Three daily wages died in Noida on Thursday after they got inside a sewer without safety gears. Police say they were hired by a contractor to “inspect” a sewer blockage. The workers, all aged between 25 and 30, are identified as Rajesh Sahu, Vikas and Ravendra. They hailed from Jharkhand’s...
While Delhi saw the number of dengue cases crossing 2000 this year, an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) study has found that the dominant strain of the outbreak this year is a relatively less virulent DEN 3 (dengue strain — type 3). Delhi has reported 2,215 cases of...
While waste dumping has intensified at a new dump-site in the Aravallis that has filled two acres of seasonal Ghata lake near the Gurgaon-Faridabad border, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon says it can’t, and won’t do much anything about it. The municipal body says a court case against a proposed construction...
While the number of dengue case in Delhi increased by 22% in 2017 compared to last year, Chikungunya cases saw a 85% drop. There have been 1,777 reported cases of dengue this year, compared to 968 last year. The number of chikungunya cases dropped to 283 in 2017, from 1911 in...

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