U-17 World Cup: FIFA to consult its medical board amid Delhi pollution concern: The Indian Express

“Delhi’s toxic air continues to be a headache for FIFA, who will rely on the conclusions of its medical department before deciding whether the city is fit to host marquee knockout matches of this year’s under-17 World Cup. FIFA’s head of tournaments Jaime Yarza said they are aware of Delhi’s acute pollution problem, which becomes a ‘bigger concern after Diwali’. He added the decision on the number of matches Delhi gets to host will depend on the findings of their medical board, which is currently studying the pollution patterns with the assistance of Indian doctors. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) has sought data from the Central Pollution Control Board, which is also being analysed by FIFA.” The Indian Express
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Delhi: ‘3-fold rise in number of severely polluted days’: The Indian Express

“Delhi had more than three times as many “severely polluted” days in the eight-month period between May and December in 2016, as compared to the corresponding period the previous year, the government said in Parliament Tuesday. In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said Delhi had experienced 28 severely polluted days during this period in 2016 as compared to only eight in 2015. In addition, the capital had 97 days in 2016 when the air quality was “very poor” as compared to only 54 the previous year. Similarly, on 120 days during this period in 2016, the air was observed to be of “poor” quality as against only 73 days in 2015.”
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LG Anil Baijal reviews Delhi’s air pollution measures: The Times of India

“NEW DELHI: Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal chaired a high-level meeting on Tuesday at Raj Niwas to review the measures taken to tackle air pollution levels in Delhi and passed a number of directions to multiple agencies.”
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