#Air pollution

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
World's five most populous cities recorded 160,000 premature deaths due to hazardous level of pollution. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • "When governments choose coal, oil and gas over clean energy, it's our health that pays the price," said a climate campaigner
  • World's 5 most populous cities recorded 160,000 premature deaths due to pollution
  • PM2.5 particles are the most harmful substances for your health

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on hydrogen energy mission, which will focus on generating hydrogen from green power sources.(Photo credit: Twitter/@SwachhBharatGov)

  • Nirmala Sitharaman announced launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, allocating Rs 2.87 lakh crore
  • The Finance Minister announced a voluntary vehicle scrapping policy to phase out old and unfit vehicles
  • Rs 1,000 crore has been allocated to Solar Energy Corporation of India

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a vehicle-scrapping policy in Budget 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • The Finance Minister said that all personal vehicles will undergo a fitness test after 20  years and commercial vehicles after 15 years
  • The announcement of auto-scrapping policy pushed up auto stocks by over one per cent
  • Among the stocks that climbed up were M&M, Tata Motors and Maruti

.London, UK
The WHO evaluated that above seven million people are killed every year by air pollution. (Photo Credit: Representational.unsplash)

  • Cities, with their crowded streets and high energy use, are hotspots for air pollution diseases
  • The researchers also formed a “mortality burden score” that ranked cities from best to worst
  • Madrid recorded NO2 levels which eventually resulted in seven% deaths yearly

.Delhi, India
According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution of particles smaller than 10 microns can lodge in the lungs. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Nearly 1.7 million deaths were reported in India due to air pollution resulting in 2019
  • The highest GDP losers were UP and Bihar with the loss of  2.2 % and 2 %of GDP, respectively
  • The research also noted that India has a good economic and development trajectory