With the aim of creating awareness about rising air pollution levels, technology major Dell organised an experimental event in collaboration with tech start-up Chakr Innovation which converts diesel soot into ink (POINK) through their retro-fit emission control device for diesel generators.
Niti Aayog has proposed 15-point action plan for combating air pollution in ten most polluted cities in the country, including Delhi, Kanpur and Varanasi.
Outdoor air pollution even at levels deemed safe may be associated with an increased risk of diabetes globally, with India being at a greater risk due to lack of air cleaning policies, scientists said in a report in Lancet.
Such large number of deaths took place due to high levels of ambient air pollution globally, the report says
Delhi's air quality remained severe even as authorities expressed hope that the condition would improve with strong winds expected to clear the stagnant air.
The British government announced on Tuesday it was launching a new plan which aims to reduce air pollution and its costs on society by 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) a year by 2020.
In the world’s most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often bedded in the ophthalmology ward.
With the aim to combat indoor air pollution, cinema exhibition company PVR Ltd rolled out its "clean air theatre" concept by launching the "Audit-Air-Ium" theatre.
More than 95 pc of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 pc of global deaths attributed to pollution.
China faces about 1.6 million premature deaths a year as a result of air pollution, the US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) said in a report.