Delhi’s Air Quality Expected to Worsen, Urgent Precautions Advised

Published on November 4, 2023, 12:40 am

Scientists have warned that Delhi’s air quality is set to worsen over the next two weeks, despite the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) already reaching a severe level of 492. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, V K Saxena, has urged people to stay indoors and protect themselves, particularly children and vulnerable individuals. This comes as the Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha remains suspended following allegations made by some Members of Parliament. The case against Chadha is still at an early stage, with the court finding no grounds for dismissing it.

In other news, students in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are protesting for a wall to separate their campus from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). JD(U) leader Chunna Mukhiya faced controversy after allegedly throwing petrol on a woman constable. Meanwhile, the survivors and victims of a tragedy that occurred 39 years ago continue to struggle for justice.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has accused central agencies of acting at the behest of the BJP-led Union government. Concerns have also been raised about the use of weapons similar to those employed in the Russian-Ukraine war being deployed in the Middle East by an Iran-backed militia group.

A fire in an opium rehabilitation facility in Gilan province, Iran, was traced back to a heater. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Israel and Jordan following President Joe Biden’s call for a humanitarian pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas. Tragically, over 3,700 Palestinian children have lost their lives during this conflict.

In sports news, Afghanistan secured victory against Netherlands in a Cricket World Cup match. Bangladesh canceled their scheduled match due to undisclosed reasons. The India men’s football squad has been named for upcoming matches in FIFA World Cup Qualifying and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027.

On another note, Kerala Blasters will face East Bengal in the Indian Super League 2023-24. There are also plans to hold the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction outside of India for the first time, with an increased purse of Rs 100 crore for each team.

Swimmers Nina Venkatesh and Dhinidhi Desinghu have secured their fifth gold medals at the national Games 2023 in Goa. The Indian women’s hockey team dominated South Korea with a 5-0 victory in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy.

Additionally, there are ongoing projects to improve pathways in urban areas with the help of local urban bodies. The Indian hockey team will play a third-fourth place play-off match against Australia or Pakistan after a loss to Germany.

An upcoming meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is expected to focus on expanding the organization as it approaches its 100th foundation year. In finance news, more Indians are investing in gold through contemporary methods such as jewellery, coins, and bars. A new pension plan may replicate Andhra Pradesh’s model to provide guaranteed income for employees during retirement.

Estate planning remains crucial for fair distribution of assets, while a magazine issue explores the impact of greed on jobs and lives. Outlook Magazine introduces a weekly section exploring creative expressions like literature and arts.

There are also articles discussing various themes related to traditions, culture, mental health, warscapes, film reviews, music genres like hip-hop, and telecom statistics from Kashmir.

Overall, these updates cover a wide range of topics including health issues surrounding air quality in Delhi, political controversies, international conflicts,
sports events,
and cultural happenings.