6 November 2016 Current Affairs

Delhi sees season’s most polluted day, situation might improve this week

The air quality in Delhi on Sunday was this season’s worst, said an official of a government organization working to quiet 0020 pollution, even as a thick smog cover that has been appear over the Capital for the past six days continued to spark fears of health hazards.Gufran Beig, project director of the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), told HT that foul air and heavy smog made Sunday the most polluted day of the season. He, however, said things might start improving from Wednesday. AFAR data showed that the rolling average of PM 10 was 950µg/m³ and PM 2.5 was 590µg/m³. Particulate matters (PM) are tiny particles in the air that cause visibility problems and health hazards. The authorized level of PM 2.5 is 60µg/m³ and PM10 is 100 µg/m³. Levels beyond that can cause harm to the respiratory system as the fine particulates can fix themselves deep into the lungs and enter the bloodstream. The previous worst was recorded a day ago when the rolling average of PM 2.5 was 485µg/m³ and PM 10 was 790µg/m³.

Ricky Ponting says Glenn McGrath was hardest player to lead in Australian team

Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath. Two names that were synonymous with the supremacy of the Australian cricket team at the start of the 21st century. While Ponting destroy opponents with his attacking stroke play, McGrath plugged with such metronomic accuracy that opponents would struggle to score runs. Ponting became the highest run-getter for Australia in Tests with 13378 runs in 168 matches while McGrath became the highest wicket-taker for Australia in Tests with 563 wickets in 124 games. Ponting also led Australia to two consecutive World Cup triumphs while he led the team to a 5-0 whitewash over England in the 2006/07 Ashes. McGrath was part of three consecutive World Cup victories. During Ponting’s captaincy tenure, he ensured the team’s dominance. However, speaking on BT Sports during the first Test between Australia and South Africa at the WACA in Perth, Ponting revealed that for all of McGrath’s skills and brilliance, he was the most difficult player to lead in the Australian cricket team.

US Presidential Elections 2016: Key issues in the election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

The run up to the US presidential elections has been a war between two conflicting personalities. Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump can’t seem to stand the sight of each other. While Trump has gone to brand Hillary as crooked over a number of controversies, Hillary has attacked Trump for his repeated antics and boisterous attitude with an “Only I can fix it” seemingly written on his forehead. Clinton and Hillary stand poles apart on key election issues. Although, the election campaign has been anything but a discourse on poll issues and issues of individual, national and global importance, we take a look on where the candidates stand on these issues that will directly affect the American citizens.

Updated: November 7, 2016 — 5:46 pm

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