Given that most of the polluted cities are located in and around Delhi and along the Indo-Gangetic plain, it is critical that the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal are further sensitised to take up urgent action on cleaning air in cities under their jurisdiction.
It said the improvement in particulate matter concentration in Delhi has happened despite episodic events in two successive years in November 2016 and November 2017. But experts say the data does not show improvements in New Delhi's air quality, but rather that more Indian cities have toxic air.
However, Delhi has improved in terms of pollution with the city's PM 2.5 annual average being 143 micrograms per cubic metre. As a follow-up, 94 non-attainment cities were also asked to prepare detailed action plans for improving upon air quality depending on their local conditions.
A new World Health Organization report said on Wednesday that 14 Indian cities were on its 2016 list of 15 with the highest levels of PM2.5 or particulate matter (PM) with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres.
Other Indian cities that registered very high levels of PM2.5 pollutants were Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur followed by Ali Subah Al-Salem in Kuwait and a few cities in China and Mongolia. Closely followed behind Port Talbot was Scunthorpe, Salford and Sandy all three of which had levels of 15 micrograms per cubic metre.
"Therefore, even PM10 levels have come down in the year 2017 against 2016", it said. In some regions, sand and desert dust, waste burning and deforestation are additional sources of air pollution.
As per the ambient air quality report released by the in 2017, Lucknow had "good quality air" just for 17 days.
It said the World Health Organization recognises air pollution is a critical risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), causing an estimated 24 per cent of all adult deaths from heart disease, 25 per cent from stroke, 43 per cent from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 29 per cent from lung cancer. A non-attainment area is an area considered to have air quality worse than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
It also referred to the launch of a mobile app - SAMEER - for grievance redressal.
Sources told CNBC that they were outfitted with land-based, anti-ship cruise missiles, as well as surface-to-air missiles. With its rich fisheries and oil and gas potential, the South China Sea has been a source of contention for decades.
For Boston , their 3-point shooting exceeded all expectations, as they shot an unbeatable 17-of-35 (48.6%) from beyond. Embiid again wore the mask he has needed since missing 10 straight games - including the first two of the playoffs.
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Apple doesn't break down its Other Products category, so it's hard to know how its new smart speaker is doing. The tax bill makes it cheaper for Apple to bring back the more than $250 billion it holds overseas.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson , meanwhile, called the announcement "great news for our city's booming innovation economy". The announcement details show that Amazon now employs some 1,000 researchers and engineers at its Vancouver facility.
Tiffany Williams, deputy coroner of the Chatham County Coroner's Office, said by telephone that two people were confirmed killed. The tail section was sitting on the highway and the ground in front of it was black and littered with debris, he said.
The statement said that the decision was "deferred" and did not give the next date of the meeting of the collegium. Prasad noted that a Bharatiya Janata Party government was elected with a three-fourths majority previous year .
North Dakota recognizes this week as Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week - a reminder that severe weather is not far away. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of central Kansas, extending into southern Nebraska.
Adidas backs Kanye West after slavery comments
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DeMar DeRozan says Toronto Raptors thrive off adversity
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White House delays tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico
The UK alone exports about £360m of high-value steel products into the USA each year, equalling about 15% of all British exports. Of U.S. allies, then, only the European Union is left without a clear path forward for exemptions as of the latest proclamation.
Theresa May requests 'revised' customs proposals
Asked whether there were other options, her spokesman said: "Work has been ongoing on two options, that work has been proceeding". One European Research Group source told the Telegraph: "We have swallowed everything so far - but this is it".
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The Triple - A report also adds that across the USA , there are numerous states where the price is $3 per gallon or more. High demand, economic growth and expensive oil prices have led to the increase in gas prices, the AP reported .
Tesla says it is on track despite losses
VW has awarded battery-purchasing contracts worth 40 billion euros ($48 billion), double from just a few weeks ago. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website .
China's PMI slightly down in April
On the price front, input price inflation softened in April, while firms raised their selling prices at an accelerated pace. Part of the increase in purchase prices was passed on to clients in the form of higher output charges in April.
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Pashinyan, a member of parliament in a small opposition party, received 45 votes, eight fewer than necessary to win. Mr Sargsyan, who had served 10 years as president, stepped down on 23 April just days after being sworn in as PM.