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NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India's Season 5 agenda for the year is to not only motivate people to keep their ten yards clean but also ask people to lend a hand and help others learn to do so, thereby, creating a ripple effect in the Swachh ecosystem.

On Trending @ 10, we look at a new study with devastating conclusions. It claims non-smokers in Delhi are as much at risk as smokers because of the overwhelming air pollution. Children in our national capital are effectively smoking several cigarettes daily, it says. Just how bad is the situation? We discuss with doctors, environmentalist and a lung cancer survivor.

देश की राजधानी दिल्ली और NCR क्षेत्र में साल 2013 से 2017 के बीच एक्यूट रेस्परेटरी इन्फेकशन ARI के चलते 981 लोगों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी और करीब 17 लाख लोग इस बीमारी के शिकार हुए। विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्यौगिकी और पर्यावरण मंत्रालय से संबद्ध संसदीय समिति की रिपोर्ट में ये बात सामने आई है। इससे पहले 2016 में वर्ल्ड हेल्थ ऑर्गनाइजेशन की एक रिपोर्ट में दुनिया के सबसे प्रदूषित शहरों की 20 शहरों की सूची में शामिल था 2013-17 के दौरान श्वसन संबंधी बीमारियों एवं मौतों का जिक्र किया गया है। इसमें कहा गया है कि हवा में पीएम 2.5 और पीएम 10 की मात्रा मानकों से कई गुना बढ़ गई है। जो स्वास्थ्य के लिये बेहद खत

This week, India made global headlines. We beat all other countries in one sphere. The World Health Organisation, in its latest report, listed the 20 most polluted cities in the world, and the top 14 are in India. Kanpur topped the list with a PM 2.5 level of 173, that is 17 times the safe limit. In close second place was Faridabad, with 172. The 3rd position goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi . The list includes the national capital Delhi, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur coming in 14th place.

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WHO recognises air pollution is a critical risk factor for non-communicable diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) released its list of the 20 most polluted cities in the world on May 2, which features 14 Indian cities.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) global air pollution database released in Geneva, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentrations -- the worst being Kanpur with a PM 2.5 concentration of 173 micrograms per cubic metre, followed by Faridabad, Varanasi and Gaya.

Delhi and Varanasi are among 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, data released by the WHO showed. The WHO data also said that nine out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. On this edition of The Big Picture we discuss how to deal with the pollution problem?

On Trending @ 10, another grim reminder that the air that we are breathing in several of our cities in India is killing us. The World Health Organisation, in its latest report, shows that of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, the top 14 are in India. The rider is that the numbers are from 2016. On the show, we look at the startling findings of the report and ask: are steps taken by the government to combat air pollution enough? How can India's air be cleaned? And what can we learn from the China model?

This is a segment of WION which brings to you latest updates. 100 Indian cities to cut pollution by 50% in 5 years. Watch this video for more information.

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