Girls cross a smoggy road in a New Delhi area. Reuters
Cooler temperatures and lighter wind trapped heavy smog over the Indian capital on Wednesday, pushing pollution to “severe” levels in many places with no immediate relief in sight, government agencies said.
The air pollution reaches a crescendo in Delhi-NCR every winter, when pollution from stubble burning combines with the suspended water droplets in the lower atmosphere to form a thick blanket of noxious smog, thus creating health hazards for the residents.
India ranks among the five countries most vulnerable to climate change and air pollution, a first-of-its-kind research assessing the combined risks of the two factors said recently. China also makes the list. The world’s two fastest developing
Top six cities of India have absorbed about 10.3 million squares feet of office space in third quarter of 2021, the highest volume recorded since first quarter of 2020.
United States President Joe Biden in a CNN town hall meeting said that the United States would go to war to defend Taiwan if China were to launch an invasion. The president’s statement created a flutter.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to rechristen Facebook Inc., giving the financial powerhouse — and social media hothouse — a fresh identity. While Zuckerberg’s corporate baby has handily weathered prior crises, boasts an enviable global footprint and continues to rake in massive profits, critics have turned it into a pinata for myriad good reasons. Zuckerberg seems to think the best response to all of this is cosmetic.
President Joe Biden and Congress’ top two Democrats strategised on Friday on how to give fresh impetus to their giant domestic legislation as the party continued scaling back the measure in an effort to break the deadlocks that have stalled it for months.