Air Pollution

India’s pollution levels beat China’s: study

  1. Context: Rising air pollution in India and China
  2. News: Greenpeace analysed NASA’s satellite data of particulate matter from 2003 to 2015 in India and China
  3. Basis: The study looked at the aerosol optical depth, which is the amount of fine solid particles and liquid droplets in air
  4. Report: The average Indian was exposed to more particulate matter than the average Chinese citizen in 2015
  5. The levels in India have increased over the years, North India being the most polluted
  6. Model: China implemented a national air pollution action plan in 2013 that included stricter emission norms for coal-based power plants and industries and greater enforcement of standards

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