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Air pollution triggered serious problems, says health expert

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As the level of air quality in Delhi degraded post-Diwali, Dr Arunesh Kumar, the Head of Department (HOD) of Pulmonology at Paras Hospital, Gurugram on Saturday said that air pollution has triggered serious health problems. He also warned against the risk of inclination in the COVID-19 cases due to pollution, combined with winter air. “(We) shouldn’t be comparing, but both (COVID and pollution) are equally dangerous. In a way, pollution is a perennial phenomenon. It’s nothing new for us.

Delhi‘s average Air Quality Index (AQI), barring a few months of total lockdown, is never normal,” he told ANI.

“It’s important to recognise that in that context our environment is never healthy.
We always breathe polluted air. COVID doesn’t help as, with winter and fog, infections might increase as there’s a risk of the virus being entrapped in
droplets in the environment with cold air above us,” he added.
“Most of the time it’s about the duration of pollution which matters rather than an acute surge. In Delhi-NCR, we are more prone to be awake when there is a trigger as people feel that suddenly their breathing problems get worse. But the fact is our AQI is never normal,” he further added.
Notably, despite the Delhi government’s total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers on Diwali, several people in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) were seen bursting crackers.
This exaggerated the already alarming air quality of the national capital.
According to SAFAR, the AQI of Delhi (overall) stood at 437, wherein the concentration of PM 2.5 was 318, while that of PM 10 was
reported to be 448.
Meanwhile, the pollution levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) were also worrisome. Noida reported AQI in the ‘hazardous’ category at 523,
while the air quality in Gurugram was at the upper end of the ‘severe’ category at 469. (ANI)

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Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest

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The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.

Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.

Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.

After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!

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After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.

Delhi’s temperature condition

According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.

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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy

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After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.

In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.

“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.

He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.

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