The national capital’s air quality has been deteriorating with increased stubble burning in Punjab and nearby regions. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), air quality index (AQI) on Monday was recorded at 484 in Anand Vihar which falls in the ‘severe’ category. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said the situation was unlikely to improve unless a drastic reduction takes place in stubble fire counts.
The vice presidential debate featured plexiglass barriers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They were no match for the nights most talkedabout intruder a fly that briefly buzzed around the stage before landing and staying on Mike Pences head.
He announced that the UK is boosting its funding for the World Health Organization by 30%, to 340 million pounds ($432 million) over the next four years, and urged world leaders to acknowledge ‘that alarm bells were ringing before this calamity struck’ and to learn from the experience.
Haryana Assembly on Thursday passed the Bill providing 75 per cent reservation in private jobs to people from the State. The move has come after the Haryana government in August this year had planned to introduce a Bill to give 75 per cent reservation in private sector jobs to the state’s youth, days after a proposed ordinance on it failed to get the governor’s assent.