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Delhi most polluted capital, Minister cites efforts to clean air

Delhi |Β Delhi’s air quality has improved by nearly 15 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2019, but the city still ranks as the 10th most polluted in the world and the most polluted national capital across the world, as per a report. According to the World Air Quality Report for 2020, released recently, Ghaziabad […]

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Air pollution in India caused over 1.16L infant deaths in 2019: Study

New Delhi:Β The first-ever comprehensive analysis of air pollution’s global impact on newborns finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 1,16,000 Indian infants in their first month of life in 2019, a new global study on Wednesday. However, the study found progress in reducing household air pollution exposures […]

Air pollution linked to higher Covid-19 death rates

New Delhi: Long-term exposure to polluted air could lead to increase in death rate of people infected with deadly coronavirus, concluded a recent study which forms a clear correlation between the two factors. The study, carried out by Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s researchers, concluded that a small increase in long-term exposure […]