Weather 

Delhi-NCR likely to see light rain with thunderstorm today

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands People in Delhi-NCR may get respite from high humidity today, as the weather department said the conditions are favorable for the advance of the monsoon over the national capital. In another statement, IMD said, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds with speed of 20-40 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, North-East Delhi, East Delhi, NCR (Noida, Ghaziabad), Sonipat, Aurangabad, Palwal (Haryana). The National Capital woke up to a humid morning with the minimum temperature settling at 27 degrees Celsius, while the…

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Petrol price crosses Rs 100/litre mark in Delhi Oil 

Petrol price crosses Rs 100/liter mark in Delhi

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Petrol price on Wednesday crossed the Rs 100-a-litre mark after fuel prices were increased in line with firming international oil trends. Petrol price was increased by 35 paise per litre and diesel by 23 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers. In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs 100.21 a litre and diesel is priced at Rs 89.53 per litre. Delhi is the last of the metro cities to see petrol rising above the Rs 100-a-litre mark. Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune already have…

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Economic News 

Petrol inches closer to Rs 100 in Delhi, Kolkata, check rates in your city

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Petrol prices saw a rise in prices again by 31 to 39 paise again on July 5, taking it to a historic high. However, the diesel rates remain unchanged. In the last two months, petrol prices increased by 34 times and diesel prices saw a surge in prices 33 times. Delhi and Kolkata were the only cities where petrol and diesel prices remained below Rs 100. In the national capital, petrol price stands at Rs 99.90 a litre and diesel is priced at Rs 89.40…

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Delhi's COVID surge continues as over 4000 cases reported 1st time this year; positivity rate 4.64% Coronavirus News 

Delhi’s COVID surge continues as over 4000 cases reported 1st time this year; positivity rate 4.64%

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Delhi recorded 4,033 coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest daily count this year, as the positivity rate rose to 4.64 percent from 4.48 percent the previous day, according to the health department. Twenty-one more people died due to the disease, the highest since January 1, when an equal number of fatalities were reported. The number of cumulative cases stands at 6,76,414 and the death toll is 11,081. The city had reported 3,567 cases on Saturday and 3,594 cases on Friday. The last time the city…

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LS passes Bill that seeks to clarify that 'govt' in Delhi means 'L-G' Political News 

LS passes Bill that seeks to clarify that ‘govt’ in Delhi means ‘L-G’

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands A bill that seeks to make it clear that the “government” in Delhi means the “Lieutenant Governor” was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday amidst strong opposition from the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party which said that the legislation is “unconstitutional”. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, has become necessary as there has been ambiguity in certain issues related to the functioning of the Delhi government, and several cases were also filed in courts.…

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Petrol, Diesel prices remain steady, govt tax collection on fuel swells by 459% in 7 years Economic News 

Petrol nears Rs 85-mark in Delhi, diesel closer to Rs 82 in Mumbai

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Petrol price in the national capital neared the Rs 85 a litre mark while diesel rates in Mumbai were close to Rs 82 as fuel prices were raised by 25 paise per litre each on Monday. Petrol now costs a lifetime high of Rs 84.95 per litre in Delhi while diesel comes for Rs 75.13, according to a price notification from oil marketing companies. The price hike on Monday came after three days of uncha­nged rates. Prices were last hiked by 50 paise a litre in two instal­ments on…

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India 

Condition of air pollution in Delhi very bad, dense smog shadow in many areas of the capital

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands With a rise in the number of pollutants in Delhi, its air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category as Air Quality Index levels were at 333 as recorded by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) on Thursday morning. As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) data, PM10 pollutants in Delhi were recorded at 319 on Thursday morning, which comes under ‘poor’ category and PM2.5 pollutants were recorded at 163 which is under ‘very poor’ category.…

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Monsoon season likely to be 'normal' this year, says Skymet report Health 

Delhi’s air quality ‘poor’; likely to worsen by Wednesday

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Pollution levels in Delhi dipped slightly on Monday but the air quality stayed in the ‘poor’ category, with government agencies saying the AQI was likely to slip to ‘very poor’ in the next few days due to a change in wind direction and a reduction in speed. The city recorded a 24-hour average air quality index of 244. It was 254 on Sunday, 287 on Saturday, 239 on Friday and 315 on Thursday, the worst since February 12 (AQI 320). An AQI between zero and…

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