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SC lifts ban on sale of fire crackers in Delhi NCR, may revise order near Diwali based on air quality

“The suspension of permanent licences as directed by the order dated 11th November, 2016 is lifted for the time being. This might require a review after Diwali depending on the...

Sep 12, 2017 16:00 PM

Vehicles' insurance can't be renewed without PUC certificate, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued directions regarding the insurance policy of vehicles, that owners have to provide, pollution under control (PUC) certificate to insurance...

Aug 11, 2017 01:21 AM

Air pollution may become reason for 60,000 more premature deaths by 2030

The number of air pollution-related deaths globally by 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 by the end of this century, if left unaddressed, due to climate change, a study warns.

Aug 01, 2017 17:04 PM

Air pollution may increase risk of premature birth: Study

According to a latest study, air pollution can lead to premature and underweight birth of the baby. Pregnant women who are exposed to any kind of air pollution have higher chances...

Jul 29, 2017 13:44 PM

Teenagers, children exposed to traffic-related air pollution may suffer DNA damage or telomere shortening

Children and teenagers exposed to high levels of traffic- related air pollution may experience a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, a new study has warned.

May 23, 2017 13:23 PM

Forget stress, air pollution may also be the reason for your poor sleep, says study

Air pollution may be one of reasons for poor sleep, according to some researchers who are studying the effect of toxic air on our sleep. The study analysed the amount of time the...

May 22, 2017 15:40 PM

NGT asks Delhi govt to introduce destination buses to curb pollution

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed Delhi government to introduce destination buses from May 1, in a bid to help improve the air quality in the national capital.

Apr 20, 2017 17:05 PM

Scientists warn air pollution may cause runny noses, chronic sinus problems

Scientists have warned that air pollution in cities like New Delhi or Beijing may cause people to have year-round runny noses and chronic sinus problems.

Apr 19, 2017 16:11 PM

Delhi smog set to return as crop burning resumes in North India

Experts too have decried the practice of burning crop stubble in the states of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh which lead to Delhi-NCR transforming into a gas chamber.

Apr 16, 2017 17:22 PM

NGT notice to Delhi, UP governments on waste burning in NCR region

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from the UP and Delhi governments, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), UP Pollution Control Board...

Mar 30, 2017 22:38 PM

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