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Delhi Suffers From ‘Severe’ Air Quality And a Cold Wave

Sunday's maximum temperature settled at 22.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above season's average

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A man rides his bicycle in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, Dec. 26, 2018. VOA

The residents of national capital on Monday woke up to a cold morning as the mercury touched 3.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the Met Office said.

“There was shallow to moderate fog in the morning along with dense fog in some parts of Delhi. The sky will remain clear with no chance of rainfall. Later in the evening, there will be haze and mist,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 100 per cent.

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An Indian Air Force soldier drinks tea as he stands guard next to rifles during a break at the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, Dec. 26, 2018. VOA

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, while the day’s minimum will remain around 4 degrees Celsius.

According to IMD, the cold wave condition is likely to continue for the next 2-3 days.

Meanwhile, the pollution level went up to ‘severe’ from ‘very poor’ with the air quality index being at 413, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The major air pollutants were PM 2.5 and PM 10.

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Sunday’s maximum temperature settled at 22.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 3 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average. (IANS)

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Social Video app TikTok Reaches 1.5 Billion Downloads Worldwide

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs.

In 2019, the app accumulated 614 million downloads — six per cent more than it had last year, reported mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

China generated the second largest amount of downloads with 45.5 million, or 7.4 percent, while the US is No 3 with 37.6 million installs, or about 6 per cent, this year.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

The figure does not include installs from third-party Android stores in the country, said Sensor Tower.

TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million.

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Facebook is fourth with 587 million downloads and Instagram at fifth spot with 376.2 million.

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs. (IANS)