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New Delhi ranks world’s most polluted city

03:24 PM | 3 Nov, 2023
New Delhi ranks world’s most polluted city
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NEW DELHI – Indian capital city of New Delhi on Friday topped a real-time list of the world's most polluted cities as a thick layer of toxic haze has blanketed it, shows IQAir data.

IQAir is a Swiss group that measures air quality levels based on the concentration of lung-damaging airborne particles known as PM2.5 which may also result in cancer.

The Swiss group has recorded Delhi's AQI at 611 putting it in the 'hazardous' category, followed by 277 in Pakistan's Lahore city.

A combination of lower temperatures, and massive crop stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and other neighbouring states are being labeled as major factors for the worsening air pollution in the city.

Officials said residents of Delhi have complaint of irritation in the eyes and itchy throats due to dense smog in the city.

Meanwhile, junior schools in the capital city have been shut for Friday and Saturday to save students from health complications. Authorities have also asked the students to use face masks while coming to schools.

"This pollution level is here to stay for the next two to three weeks, aggravated by incidents of stubble burning, slow wind speed and cooling temperatures," Ashwani Kumar, chairman of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, told international media.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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