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Complete ban on crackers from Nov’9 to Nov’30 in Delhi, nearby areas.



  • NGT imposed a complete ban on sale and use of firecrackers.
  • This ban has been imposed in view of rising air air pollution.
  • The order relevant more than 2 dozen districts of 4 states.
  • Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and others be affected by the ban.

NGT (National Green Tribunal) has imposed a complete ban on sale and use of firecrackers in Delhi and adjoining areas beginning midnight of November 9 to November 30. The ban has been imposed forward of Diwali to forestall additional rise in air air pollution – already within the “severe” zone – due to firecrackers.

The order can be relevant to greater than 2 dozen districts throughout 4 states which can be part of the NCR.

Nationwide, the ban on firecrackers can be relevant to all “cities and towns where the average ambient air quality in November last year was “poor” or worse”, the inexperienced tribunal has stated.

Only inexperienced crackers – thought of to be much less polluting – can be bought in cities and cities the place air high quality is “moderate”, the tribunal ordered additionally proscribing the timing of use to 2 hours, as specified by the state, “due to Covid19 ”.

“If nothing is specified, timing will be 8-10 pm on Diwali and Gurupurb, 6am-8 am on Chhath and 11.55pm-12.30am during Christmas and New Year’s eve,” the order learn.

For “other areas” with higher air high quality, NGT has made the cracker ban elective, however directed states to “initiate special drives to contain air pollution from all sources in view of COVID-19”.

It added that if there are “more stringent measures (to check air pollution) under orders of the authorities, the same will prevail”. Even earlier than in the present day’s order, many states, together with Sikkim, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Delhi, had banned sale and use of every kind of firecrackers.

The order additionally directs the central and state air pollution management boards to usually monitor compliance and compile air air pollution information from November 9 to November 30, put it on their web sites and “file a consolidated report”.

The National Green Tribunal’s order got here on a petition in search of motion towards firecracker-caused air air pollution, together with inexperienced crackers, in NCR in the course of the time air high quality is unsatisfactory – the winter months beginning with stubble burning in October – with potential impact on severity of the coronavirus pandemic. It referred to statements by the central and state well being ministers warning of rise in COVID-19 instances – by as much as 15,000 instances a day – as a consequence of air air pollution in the course of the festive season.

Delhi is at the moment in the course of a 3rd wave and recorded greater than 7,000 instances in a day – the second time in three days. Over this era, air high quality within the National Capital Region has remained “severe” –  identified to have an effect on wholesome folks and severely influence these with present ailments.

The Indian Medical Association has linked at the very least 17.5 per cent of Delhi’s Covid19 instances since October-end to air air pollution.

Mumbai’s municipal physique, BMC, has additionally banned sale and use of fireside crackers within the monetary metropolis and surrounding areas, besides on the day of Laxmi Puja on November 14.

The choice comes a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated he wouldn’t ban crackers however sought “people’s cooperation”.

Mumbai, the capital metropolis of nation’s worst hit state of Maharashtra, has already recorded two peaks in July and September, with the latter seeing as much as 20,000 instances a day.


Newly launched Oppo F19 boasts truckload of features: See price and specifications



OPPO has been on an F19 roll of late. A few weeks ago, the F19 Pro and F19 Pro+ totally changed our expectations of what a smartphone priced below Rs 30,000 should be like and its sales numbers were testimony to that. The Pro series registered sales of over 230 crores in the first three days itself. There was over 70% growth in the first-day sale volume when compared to its predecessor, F17 Pro. And now comes the F19, which totally changes our perception of what a phone below Rs 20,000 should deliver.

This F19 brings a truckload of features under the hood. In fact, the moment you see the F19, you will be surprised at how incredibly sleek and lightweight it is. This is not the sort of design you get to see even at higher price points. Right from the beautifully crafted back and slim sides to the beautiful AMOLED display that delivers a 90.8 per cent screen to body ratio, a carefully placed punch hole that is a mere 3.688 mm large to ensure that your viewing experience is not disrupted, the F19 radiates class and attention to detail. It is easy to hold and has a very comfortable in-hand feel.

What’s amazing is that even with this slim and sleek design, OPPO has packed a massive 5000 mAh battery into the F19 and it is no mere run-of-the-mill 5000 mAh battery either. It will not only keep the phone running for more than a day of normal to heavy usage but will also recharge in no time at all thanks to a 33W charger that comes with the support of Flash Charge. In fact, just five minutes of charging will give the OPPO F19 enough to allow you to keep talking for five and a half hours.

Then there is the magnificent 6.43 inch AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution and a staggering 409 ppi pixel density, which makes viewing content a delight, whether you are tuning in to your favourite show on Netflix, browsing the web, or checking your social networks. A powerful multi-core processor combined with an impressive 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage makes multi-tasking and gaming a smooth, lag-free experience. The beautiful display also contains a very swift and secure in-display fingerprint scanner with OPPO’s Fingerprint 3.0 technology, ensuring only you can access your phone and the data on it.

This is an OPPO device. So, you can be assured of some serious photography expertise here. The F19 comes with a triple camera arrangement with a 48-megapixel main sensor, to deliver stunning images and compelling videos. The phone also comes packed with a number of shooting and editing modes to ensure that you can do more with the images and videos that you shoot – and yes, the phone is powerful enough to let you edit video on it. Of course, selfies are exceptional and fun, in best OPPO tradition – this is the brand that made selfies a “thing”, remember? Incidentally, when you start the selfie camera, a ring around the punch hole lights up – now, if that is not cool, we need a new definition of the term.

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