• India
  • Omair Ahmed rightly points to Delhi air quality crisis as symptomatic of the key environmental challenge facing India and the developing world ( Delhi Smog Reveals Global Failures to Deal With Climate Change , November 13, 2017). (business-standard.com)
  • Ajay Kumar, 46, a fruit vendor sells apples outside a railway station in New Delhi, India. (mail.com)
  • Sarwan Singh, an auto-rickshaw driver waits for passengers near the India Gate monument, in New Delhi, India. (mail.com)
  • Ratan, who has been selling traditional Indian clothes at a sidewalk stall for more than 25 years, adjusts her saree while she waits for customers in New Delhi, India. (mail.com)
  • Mohammed Anwar, 60, a cycle rickshaw puller waits for passengers outside a railway station in New Delhi, India. (mail.com)
  • Dinesh, 55, who has been working for the last 20 years as a roadside barber attends to a customer in New Delhi, India. (mail.com)
  • Jamila Begum, 35, who works with Delhi municipality on contractual basis, cleans the railing of a subway escalator in New Delhi, India. (mail.com)
  • Various areas, including Dwarka, India Gate, Dhaula Kuan and R.K. Puram are covered with thick smog. (filmymonkey.com)
  • Smog in Delhi is an ongoing severe air-pollution event in New Delhi and adjoining areas in the National Capital Territory of India. (wikipedia.org)
  • The temperature in New Delhi during this period was from 15 to 29 degrees C (~66 degrees F). During the second day of third test of Sri Lankan cricket team in India in 2017-18 at Delhi, smog forced Sri Lanka cricketers to stop play and wear anti-pollution masks. (wikipedia.org)
  • On November 25, 2017, the Supreme Court of India banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi to alleviate pollution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Air pollution in India Great Smog Sweta Goswami (7 November 2017). (wikipedia.org)
  • Pollution levels generally rise during the winter in Delhi and across northern India and neighbouring Pakistan, fuelled by crop burning in the region and the fact that cooler air traps particulates close to the ground. (geo.tv)
  • The Test debacle in Delhi is not the first time cricketers have complained of air pollution in the capital, with Australia citing smoggy air following their loss to India in 1996. (geo.tv)
  • An image of Sri Lankan cricket players wearing masks in an attempt to protect themselves from air pollution during the second day of the third Test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi December 3, 2017. (thepeninsulaqatar.com)
  • In August 2017, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary mentioned that the Tests would be played in Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • The air quality in Delhi, the capital of India, according to a WHO survey of 1600 world cities, is the worst of any major city in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two other cities in India have worse air quality than Delhi: Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, and Raipur in Chhattisgarh. (wikipedia.org)
  • Census-India, 2012) Fire in Bhalswa landfill is a major reason for airborne particles in Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana in northwest India has been cited as a major cause of pollution in Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Joydeep Thakur, Brace for air pollution in Delhi as crop burning starts in neighbouring states: Agricultural stubble running into millions of tonnes is burnt by farmers in northern India every October. (wikipedia.org)
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP) serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of Delhi, India. (wikipedia.org)
  • Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is a consortium of the GMR Group (54%), Fraport (10%) and Malaysia Airports (10%), and the Airports Authority of India retains a 26% stake. (wikipedia.org)
  • Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, Hindustani pronunciation: [d̪ɪlliː] Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the 2011 census, Delhi city's proper population was over 11 million, the second highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2016[update] recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the top or second most productive metro area of India. (wikipedia.org)
  • Delhi is the second wealthiest city after Mumbai in India, with a total wealth of $450 billion and home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires. (wikipedia.org)
  • A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. (wikipedia.org)
  • New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi, and is the capital of the NCT of Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • The name is usually attributed locally to a postmaster honouring a major city of the British Empire, Delhi, India. (wikipedia.org)
  • Delhi's
  • While some experts wonder if Delhi is also waiting for a disaster like The Big Smoke to take stringent measures to improve the city's air quality, others feel the disaster is already upon us and would have long-term health impacts on Delhi's residents. (sify.com)
  • One of the main issues that have emerged as the chief reason behind the sudden smoke situation in New Delhi ( and historically too ) is that bulk of New Delhi's pollution emerges outside the capital. (firstpost.com)
  • 2016
  • The reply revealed that only Rs 65 lakh were spent in 2016, even though the Delhi government had earned Rs 787 crore through environment cess in 2015-16. (financialexpress.com)
  • In Delhi, during the ministry of Arvind Kejriwal, private vehicles could only be on the road on certain days depending on their license plate number, beginning on January 1, 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • One of the Communities in Norfolk County, Ontario, Delhi had a population of 4,240 at the time of the 2016 Census. (wikipedia.org)
  • thick
  • Cases of asthma and allergy have also doubled at Apollo Hospital in south Delhi, with doctors saying cases of coughing, sneezing, and eye and skin allergy on the rise in the wake of thick smog that has engulfed the city for past few days. (india.com)
  • NEW DELHI (AP) - India's capital has been choking under a thick layer of smog this month, the worst the air quality has been all year in a city that's among the most polluted in the world. (mail.com)
  • Diwali
  • New Delhi: The smog that has set in post Diwali in the national capital Delhi, has begun to show its dark side, with more cases of people complaining of asthma, allergies, severe breathlessness and other respiratory problems. (india.com)
  • But even then the crop burning in states surrounding New Delhi was responsible only for the one-quarter of the pollution, a majority of it is likely to have emerged from inside New Delhi including festivals like Diwali and Dussehra, which also contributed to the recent smog situation in New Delhi. (firstpost.com)
  • Reuters
  • At the moment, Delhi is the most polluted city in the world in terms of air quality," Sarah Colenbrander, a researcher at the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. (reuters.com)
  • Sanjeev Miglani and Aditya Kalra, "New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour", Reuters, Nov. 9, 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • cricketers
  • Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi. (geo.tv)
  • NEW DELHI: Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog. (geo.tv)
  • India's
  • India's powerful cricket board accused Sri Lanka of making a "big fuss", pointing to Indian skipper Virat Kohli who hit a record sixth Test double century despite the smog. (geo.tv)
  • A toxic cloud covered India's capital, New Delhi, and surrounding areas this month, causing respiratory problems among residents and leading to school closures, flight cancellations and the declaration of a public health emergency. (reuters.com)
  • Lanka
  • In December 2017 during a test match between Sri Lankan and Indian cricket teams in New Delhi, Sri Lanka players began to feel breathing problems and several players vomited both in the rest rooms and in the field and had to use face masks untill the match was stopped. (wikipedia.org)
  • particles
  • Photochemical smog is the chemical reaction of sunlight, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere, which leaves airborne particles and ground-level ozone. (wikipedia.org)
  • shut
  • All Delhi schools will remain shut for the next three days. (wikipedia.org)
  • Initially the Delhi government had asked primary schools to remain shut for today but after noticing that the situation in Delhi was not improving, all Delhi schools have been asked to remain close till Sunday. (newsx.com)
  • Last month more than 30,000 runners competed in the Delhi half-marathon -- just days after smog shut schools amid a public health emergency in the capital. (geo.tv)
  • Gwalior
  • According to a recent WHO report, a few Indian cities, including Delhi, Patna and Gwalior were identified as among the severely polluted cities in the world. (india.com)
  • toxic cloud
  • Smoke from this burning produces a cloud of particulates visible in images from space, and has produced a "toxic cloud" in New Delhi, resulting in declarations of an air-pollution emergency. (wikipedia.org)
  • city
  • As the city grapples with the worst smog to hit Delhi in 17 years, doctors and experts say that besides spike in fresh cases, health complications have aggravated in people having a history of asthma, allergy or other related ailments. (india.com)
  • The structure of Beijing city, though much larger than Delhi, is similar," said Khare, an expert in urban air pollution. (reuters.com)
  • The Smog City, as the National Capital is now jokingly referred to by Delhiites has much in common with May's London. (firstpost.com)
  • It supplies power to Delhi city. (wikipedia.org)
  • The airport, spread over an area of 5,106 acres (2,066 ha), is situated in Palam, 15 km (9.3 mi) south-west of the New Delhi railway station and 16 km (9.9 mi) from New Delhi city centre. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another legend holds that the name of the city is based on the Hindi/Prakrit word dhili (loose) and that it was used by the Tomaras to refer to the city because the Iron Pillar of Delhi had a weak foundation and had to be moved. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2001
  • One of the world's most successful efforts to phase out diesel took place in 2001, when public transport in Delhi (led by the DTC buses but including private buses as well as taxis and autorickshaws) switched to natural gas at the direction of the Supreme Court. (business-standard.com)
  • severe
  • But this time we are seeing a rather large number of cases of severe breathlessness, coughing and sneezing and bronchiolitis due to the smog," says Dr SP Byotra, senior consultant and chairman of the department of medicine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH). (india.com)
  • Nic Pothas, coach of Sri Lankan cricket team, reported that cricketer Suranga Lakmal had vomited regularly due to severe pollution effect on the Delhi ground. (wikipedia.org)
  • stubble
  • The high court has compared Delhi to a gas chamber, while the Centre has termed it an 'emergency situation', calling a meeting of environment ministers of all neighbouring states tomorrow to curb stubble burning by farmers. (india.com)
  • In certain other cities, such as Delhi, smog severity is often aggravated by stubble burning in neighboring agricultural areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • blanket
  • Raising concern over the toxic blanket that covers Delhi and the surrounding areas over the last two days, actress Parineeti Chopra said that the smog in Delhi has led to pain in her chest and throat. (filmymonkey.com)
  • embassy
  • But the US embassy website on Monday urged Delhi residents to "avoid all outdoor exertion" as concentrations of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants known as PM2.5 soared to hazardous levels. (geo.tv)
  • In December-January 2015, in Delhi, an average PM2.5 level of 226 μg/m3 was noted by US embassy monitors in Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • The air pollution monitor of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi covers the area of Chanakyapuri. (wikipedia.org)
  • respiratory
  • Apart from respiratory issues, residents of Delhi/NCR have also been complaining about burning eyes the moment one steps out of the house. (india.com)
  • Just as in Delhi today, the smog engulfed London, reducing visibility and causing discomfort to children and the elderly and to those suffering from respiratory diseases. (sify.com)
  • times
  • At its worst this month, the smog spiked to 75 times the level recommended safe by the World Health Organization. (mail.com)
  • It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. (wikipedia.org)
  • chest
  • 2 days of shooting in Delhi - and my chest is hurting, head is hurting, throat is paining! (filmymonkey.com)
  • Ideally, sporting events should not be scheduled in the winter months in Delhi," chest and lung cancer specialist Doctor Arvind Kumar told AFP. (geo.tv)
  • emit
  • Coal fires, used to heat individual buildings or in a power-producing plant, can emit significant clouds of smoke that contributes to smog. (wikipedia.org)
  • Smoke
  • It didn't take long, however, for Londoners to realise that this was no regular fog but a toxic combination of smoke and fog -- smog. (sify.com)
  • Taking this as an example, perhaps the state government could come up with rules that while limiting the amount of smoke created both inside New Delhi and in the surrounding areas, it also offers adequate defences to prevent its misuse. (firstpost.com)
  • The word "smog" was coined in the early 20th century as a portmanteau of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, its opacity, and odour. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coinage of the term "smog" is generally attributed to Dr. Henry Antoine Des Voeux in his 1905 paper, "Fog and Smoke" for a meeting of the Public Health Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • In autumn and winter months, large scale crop residue burning in agriculture fields - a low cost alternative to mechanical tilling - is a major source of smoke, smog and particulate pollution. (wikipedia.org)
  • quality
  • It has been reported as one of the worst levels of air quality in Delhi since 1999. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Delhi, poor quality air damages irreversibly the lungs of 2.2 million or 50 percent of all children. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2.2 million children in Delhi have irreversible lung damage due to the poor quality of the air. (wikipedia.org)
  • To contend with the poor air quality, embassies and international businesses in Delhi are considering reducing staff tenures, advising staff to reconsider bringing their children to Delhi, providing high-end air purifiers, and installing expensive air purifiers in their offices. (wikipedia.org)
  • coal
  • Although Delhi is kerosene free and 90% of the households use LPG for cooking, the remaining 10% uses wood, crop residue, cow dung, and coal for cooking. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human-made smog is derived from coal emissions, vehicular emissions, industrial emissions, forest and agricultural fires and photochemical reactions of these emissions. (wikipedia.org)
  • London, in particular, was notorious up through the mid-20th century for its coal-caused smogs, which were nicknamed 'pea-soupers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mumbai
  • On 31 January 2006, the aviation minister Praful Patel announced that the empowered Group of Ministers have agreed to sell the management-rights of Delhi Airport to the DIAL consortium and the Mumbai airport to the GVK Group. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 2 May 2006, the management of Delhi and Mumbai airports were handed over to the private consortia. (wikipedia.org)
  • national capital
  • At at time when the entire Delhi and National Capital Region continues to face harmful smog in its environment, people have been advised to stay indoor and also not to venture out for their daily morning walks, exercise. (newsx.com)
  • As harmful smog continues to pollute Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) on the second consecutive day, pollution control authorities in the region have advised people not to venture out of their home until necessary and do not do exercise, yoga or morning walks till the situation improves further. (newsx.com)
  • Delhi is also the centre of the National Capital Region (NCR), which is a unique 'interstate regional planning' area created by the National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985. (wikipedia.org)
  • Source
  • Though the same exact rules may not be practical for New Delhi, especially since the cause of the problem is different, an act that aptly identifies the source of pollutants and offers measures to reduce them could be a right place to start with to prevent the situation from arising in the future. (firstpost.com)
  • London
  • Environment experts agree that if serious steps are not taken, Delhi may soon face a similar kind of "air pollution disaster" which London did 65 years ago. (sify.com)
  • Eminent environment expert C.R. Babu said what we face in Delhi today is much more serious than the London smog. (sify.com)
  • In London, smog killed because people faced breathing problems. (sify.com)
  • Just like the London incident was called an 'air pollution disaster', what we have today is a similar disaster in Delhi. (sify.com)
  • Chattopadhyay said that the recurring smog incidents of Delhi are major warning signals and just as was the case of London before the big disaster, the powers that be in Delhi may also be unaware of the magnitude of the problem. (sify.com)
  • Centre
  • Vivek Chattopadhyay, Programme Manager at the Centre for Science and Enviromment, said it could be a watershed moment for Delhi and should not be taken lightly. (sify.com)
  • The Township's administrative centre was located in the community of Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • bodies
  • Various bodies blamed various sources for the smog. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Clean Air Act also sets fines that can be imposed on people who break the rules be it individual offenders or states and their regional bodies surrounding New Delhi. (firstpost.com)
  • days
  • The number of cases have increased due to the smog in the last few days," says Dr V K Paul, pediatrician. (india.com)
  • The 29-year-old, who was in Delhi for two days, took to her Instagram and posted her picture with a doctor's mask on her face. (filmymonkey.com)
  • For the next five days, no construction and demolition work will take place in Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to Indian Medical Association President, Dr KK Agarwal, "The precautions to be taken to save yourself from this harmful Delhi smog have been recommended for 2 more days. (newsx.com)
  • Production work began in Delhi on 15 November 2017, with Dulquer joining the shoot three days later, when an official launch ceremony was held. (wikipedia.org)
  • worst
  • It also proceeded but the schedule was adjusted to avoid Delhi at its worst. (geo.tv)
  • cities
  • Airborne by-products from vehicle exhaust systems cause air pollution and are a major ingredient in the creation of smog in some large cities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Delhi hosted the first and ninth Asian Games in 1951 and 1982 respectively, 1983 NAM Summit, 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2012 BRICS Summit and was one of the major host cities of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. (wikipedia.org)
  • Remains of eight major cities have been discovered in Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first five cities were in the southern part of present-day Delhi. (wikipedia.org)
  • health
  • He said he thinks pollution is a problem for New Delhi but not for him personally because of his health regimen. (mail.com)
  • The government of Delhi has declared a health advisory. (wikipedia.org)
  • Doctors and public health campaigners have escalated their fight against sports events in Delhi in recent years. (geo.tv)
  • refers
  • An allusion to the sometimes semi-arid climate of Delhi, it idiomatically refers to situations of deprivation when one is surrounded by plenty. (wikipedia.org)
  • Government
  • The Delhi government will supply power to unauthorized colonies which use diesel generators. (wikipedia.org)
  • The development took place after RTI activist Sanjeev Jain filed an RTI about Delhi government spending break-up. (financialexpress.com)
  • However, the Delhi government has denied these accusations by saying that it plans to utilise the money for buying 2000 buses, reported CNN-News 18. (financialexpress.com)
  • The New Delhi government could collaborate with environmental and pollution experts to identify measures that can be taken to curb the release of pollutants into the air. (firstpost.com)
  • Perhaps, the New Delhi government could work on an arrangement with the neighbouring states to dispose of the agricultural waste in an eco-friendly way either by helping the surrounding states with technical know-how or funds to promote green methods in waste disposal. (firstpost.com)
  • people
  • The Associated Press spoke to people from across New Delhi who work long hours on the streets about their experiences. (mail.com)
  • Dr Vikas Maurya, Senior Consultant & Head of Department from Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi advised people to avoid going outdoors along with doing physical activities like cycling, jogging. (filmymonkey.com)
  • The people of Delhi are referred to as Delhiites or Dilliwalas. (wikipedia.org)
  • diesel
  • The Delhi government's move in the direction, starting timidly with expensive large-engined diesel cars, has been stymied by the courts. (business-standard.com)
  • years
  • The smog has become especially alarming in the past two years, casting doubt on the future of sports events in the sports-mad swathe of South Asia. (geo.tv)