01 May, 2021
15 Min Read
Air Pollution and AQI
Context: UPSC GS Paper III – Air Pollution (Prelims – Mains – Interview)
What is the National Air Quality Index?
EPCA (Environment Pollution Control Authority)
Delhi’s Air Quality
On 29 April, the estimated fire counts were 1,500, up from 1,300 a day ago.
Satellite images released by the United States National Aeronautical and Space Administration revealed high fire counts on Friday in areas like
Fires were also spotted Lahore, Gujranwala and Hafizabad in Pakistan.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast that the air quality would remain ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ the next few days due to transported dust and biomass-burning aerosol in the National Capital region and surroundings.
Source: Down to Earth
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