10 February, 2020
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Prelims and Mains focus: about the new device and its significance in forecasting air quality
News: A team of researchers, with funding from the Earth Sciences Ministry (MoES), has devised a system capable of almost accurately tracking variations in air quality in Delhi during events of biomass burning and correspondingly issuing timely forecasts up to 72 hours in advance.
Every year between October and December, the air quality over Delhi drops to dangerous levels, triggering respiratory-related illnesses and hitting visibility.
About the new device
Why is predicting air quality in advance difficult?
Source: Indian Express
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