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Delhi’s air quality in ‘severe’ category

The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 426 which falls in the ‘severe’ category, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the city’s air quality has “improved significantly” since Thursday, but the ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality on brink of turning severe

The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded at 392, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category and is just eight points from turning severe. On Tuesday, Delhi’s air quality slipped to severe category, prompting authorities to issue a slew of directions including ban on construction activities along with ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, slides towards ‘severe’

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 358 Friday morning, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very ... Read More »

100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: Relief Agency

Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes. Sani Datti, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said, “We have declared a national disaster in four states — Kogi, Delta, Anambra ... Read More »

Delhi-NCR struggles through severe heat wave

While the maximum temperature shot up to 44 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, which was four degrees above the normal, the mercury touched 46 degrees Celsius at Palam, which was six degrees above the normal.  The met department has warned the day maximum temperatures are “very likely” to remain in the ... Read More »

IMD warns of severe dust storm in next few days across northern India

The government has asked the officials for taking precautions as per alert issued by the MeT department to save people. In Uttarakhand, disaster management department is maintaining vigil due to inclement weather and asked all district officers to be cautious.  In Uttar Pradesh,  death toll in dust wind, thunder and heavy ... Read More »