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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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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