Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, Hindustani pronunciation: [d̪ɪlliː] Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the largest city in India in terms of geographical area - about 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). It has a population of about 16.3 million, making it the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3rd largest urban area in the world. Such is the nature of urban expansion in Delhi that its growth has expanded beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states and at its largest extent can count a population of about 25 million residents as of 2014.

Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.

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Across the aisle by P Chidambaram: There are no poor in India

Financial Express 02 Mar 2024
Children under 5 years who are wasted 9.5% Has the NITI Aayog closed its eyes to the children who beg on the streets of Delhi? Does it not know that there are hundreds of thousands of people who are homeless and sleep on pavements or under bridges? Why are there 15.4 crore active ......

Delhi: Asiad Village Society establishes composting yard to combat leaf waste

TeluguStop 28 Feb 2024
To tackle the perennial issue of leaf waste plaguing the streets and ......

Success Story: Jamia`s PhD Scholar Achieves Remarkable Feat, Cracks Three State PSC Exams in Succession!

Zeenews 28 Feb 2024
Hemant, a PhD scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, is presently writing a thesis in waste management ... ....

CAQM standardises penalties for pollution violations across Delhi-NCR

Hindustan Times 27 Feb 2024
In Delhi, however, a fixed fine of ₹5 lakh is levied for construction sites fo similar area violating dust norms, irrespective of the air quality category, data from the states show ... In Delhi, the fine for the same offence ranges from ₹5,000 to ₹25,000 if waste is dumped on the Yamuna floodplain....

Meet Jamia's PhD scholar who cracked three state PSC exams back to back!

Hindustan Times 27 Feb 2024
One such story is of Hemant, a PhD scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia. While writing his thesis in waste management, the 26-year-old has already cracked the state civil services examinations three times in two years!. Hemant, a PhD scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, is presently writing a thesis in waste management.(Photo. Raajessh Kashyap/HT)....

Deploy dedicated agency to oversee waterlogging issues during monsoon: HC to Chief Secretary

Indian Express 26 Feb 2024
While hearing two petitions related to waterlogging and traffic congestion in the national capital during monsoon, the Delhi High Court on Monday suggested the deployment of a dedicated agency to oversee stormwater drainage and waterlogging, indicating the lack of coordination among multiple agencies....

Road revamp, multi-level parking lots: Gandhi Nagar Market in for sea change

The Times of India 24 Feb 2024
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has started the process of hiring a project consultant for a ......

UPSC Weekly Current Affairs Quiz | February 18 to February 24, 2024

Indian Express 24 Feb 2024
The conference takes place in New Delhi ... \u2014\u00a0These variables are also responsible for carrying pollutants from other places, particularly those produced by agricultural waste burning in Punjab and Haryana, to Delhi and its surrounding areas ... \u2014\u00a0The ninth edition of the Raisina Dialogue was conducted in New Delhi....

Decline in large fires at Delhi’s garbage mountains, shows data

Hindustan Times 23 Feb 2024
The last time a fire broke out at a landfill in Delhi was on June 12 last year, when a blaze ripped through parts of the Ghazipur waste mountain ... and horticulture waste ... ALSO READ- 32% of Delhi’s daily waste at mercy of elements ... ALSO READ- Delhi’s waste needs to be managed better....

Congress govt has no money to pay salaries to employees: Karnataka BJP chief

The Siasat Daily 22 Feb 2024
Mysuru. BJP state President B.Y. Vijayendra on Thursday said there was no money with the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka to disburse salaries to the government employees ... But, development has taken a beating ... Also Read ... They are fearing the Lok Sabha elections and organised ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation against the Centre only to waste time....

Mega infra push! Hardeep Singh Puri asserts India to become developed nation by 2047; will be third-largest construction market globally by next year

Financial Express 20 Feb 2024
Speaking at the National Workshop on ‘Recent Development with recycling and use of construction and demolition waste in the construction sector,’ Puri highlighted the substantial increase in solid waste processing in India from 17% in 2014 to over 77% in 2024.Also Read. Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor ... Delhi Metro Update....