Delhi pollution Current Affairs - 2020

46th Foundation Day of Central Pollution Control Board

The government organised a webinar to commemorate 46th foundation day of Central Pollution Control Board on September 23, 2020. About Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) It is a statutory organisation under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. It was constituted in September, 1974 It entrusts powers and functions Under the Air (Prevention and Control Read More…

Peak Hour Pollution flattened due to COVID-19

In Indian big cities, the peak hour pollution in the morning and evening flattened due to the lock down. The lock down imposed in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19 has brought down particulate matter of sizes less than 2.5 microns greatly. Highlights The big metropolitans like Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad Read More…

Delhi Government releases Guarantee card on free bus services, water & electricity

On January 19, 2020, the Delhi Government released the guarantee card that consisted of 10 guarantees for the residents of Delhi. It included free bus services, electricity, water supply, pollution, etc. Electricity The card guaranteed uninterrupted power supply throughout the year. It also included free electricity for all the residents up to 200 units of Read More…

Delhi cabinet approves new policy on pollution

On December 24, 2019, CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal introduced a new policy to make Delhi the capital of Electric vehicles. Under the policy, the government has planned to provide subsidies to electric vehicles. Highlights The goal of the policy is to ensure that 25% of new vehicles registered are electric by 2024. Along with Read More…

SC issues order on completion of “Smog Tower Project” within 3 months

On December 16, 2019, the Supreme Court of India ordered the Centre and the Delhi Governments to hasten the pilot project of setting up smog towers at Connaught place. Smog Towers Smog Towers are air purification structures that are designed to work as air purifiers. They are fitted with multiple air purifiers. These purifiers cleanses Read More…