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Air pollution: Delhi-based designer starts awareness campaign about use of air masks

To encourage the denizens of the Capital, particularly children to wear anti-pollution masks, a city-based fashion designer has started an awareness drive about the air pollution...

Feb 21, 2017 15:22 PM

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution: Study

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study.

Feb 19, 2017 12:59 PM

Access to clean water may be associated with higher risk of asthma in children: Study

Not all microbes are bad, yes! A new study suggests that access to clean, drinking water may be associated with a higher risk of asthma in children.

Feb 18, 2017 16:28 PM

National capital Delhi's air quality plunged sharply in 2016: Pollution report

The annual prescribed standards of PM 2.5 and PM 10 are 40 and 60 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) in India. The corresponding 24-hour standards are 60 and 100 respectively.

Feb 08, 2017 19:55 PM

Delhi air pollution kills eight people on average per day: Supreme Court

A bench of Justices M B Lokur and P C Pant quoted a study of a Boston-based institute which said that every year around 3000 people die in Delhi due to air pollution-related...

Feb 07, 2017 00:26 AM

Beijing engulfed by pea-souper smog, authorities issue new rules

Beijing has been engulfed by major pea-souper smog owing to fossil-fuel based industrial economy that keeps the city abreast with the global economy.

Jan 20, 2017 16:43 PM

Novel solar-powered bicycle to combat air pollution may hit the market by next year

Scientists have designed a new solar-assisted bicycle that may prove to be a low-cost, eco-friendly alternative to two wheeler motor vehicles, and may hit the market by next...

Jan 19, 2017 15:06 PM

Pollution levels 'not rising' in Delhi, claims State govt

Transport Minister Satyendar Jain said things would be put in place if Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Traffic Police are "handed over" to him.

Jan 18, 2017 21:24 PM

Air pollution leads to 12 lakh deaths in India, Delhi tops most polluted cities list

Delhi tops the list of 20 most polluted cities in the country where 1.2 million deaths take place every year due to air pollution, according to a Greenpeace India report published...

Jan 11, 2017 20:11 PM

Beijing announces new environmental police to combat pollution

Chinese authorities have announced a new environmental police squad to combat pollution in Beijing to crackdown on activities like open-air barbecues, garbage incineration and...

Jan 08, 2017 18:30 PM

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