22 October 2018 Current Affairs:
As the air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjoining areas are likely to deteriorate further in the coming weeks, the Air purifier makers are looking at a big spike in their sales. There is a rise in demand for air purifiers from smaller and tier-II cities, other than metros.
Although the air purifier industry is small in size and limited to metro cities, makers are witnessing a high double-digit growth in the segment due to increased awareness among the people who are willing to spend money to improve the quality of air around them.
The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 337 last week, which falls in the very poor category and is the highest for this season, creating hazy conditions, said data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Below given is the Air Quality Index (AQI) range: