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NGT orders 'intensive survey' of rivers in western UP 21.1.2018 General News
The NGT has ordered "intensive survey" of the Kali, Krishna and the Hindon rivers in western Uttar Pradesh and directed the inspection of 316 industries which are allegedly polluting the water bodies. The order comes after a plea filed by an NGO alleged that 50 villagers have died of cancer in western UP. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi constituted a committee comprising officials from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), state pollution control board, UP Jal Nigam to jointly inspect and carry out survey of the rivers and groundwater in six districts in the western part of the state. "They shall collect samples, cause analysis to be made of such samples at the Central Pollution Control Board Laboratory," the bench said in its order. "They shall carry out joint inspections of 316 industries...as well to give answers to the queries already made and ascertain contribution of each of the industries in terms of the contaminants generated by ...
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Saudi to build 9 desalination plants on Red Sea 21.1.2018 General News
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to build nine desalination plants for more than 2 billion riyals ($530 million) on the Red Sea coast, its environment minister said on Sunday.
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VP Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt 21.1.2018 General News
Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the US ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region amid a government shutdown in Washington. Pence told reporters that he raised the issue of two Americans who have been imprisoned for several years in Egypt and that el-Sissi said "he would give personal attention" to their cases. "We'd like to see our people come home. I made that clear to him," Pence said before flying to Jordan. Pence and el-Sissi held two and half hours of talks at the presidential palace in Cairo, with acknowledgements of friendship and partnership between the two countries. Through a translator, Pence listened as el-Sissi cited the need to address "urgent issues," including "ways to eliminate this disease and cancer that has terrified the whole world." Pence pointed to President Donald Trump's efforts to forge ...
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Everyone has a role in preserving Constitution: Justice Chelameswar 20.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The ultimate public policy relevant for those who live under the Indian Constitution is the Constitution itself and everyone has a role in preserving it, Justice Jasti Chelameswar said on Saturday. The second-most senior judge of the Supreme Court was speaking after the inauguration of Ramaiah Public Policy Center. "The Constitution is amenable to amendments from time to time. I am not talking about the extreme situations. But as long as we are governed by the Constitution, all our policies should be subject to broader principles laid down by it," he said. Describing the Constituent Assembly "the greatest public policy centre relevant for us," he noted that members of that assembly had made great sacrifices in securing the freedom of the country. Hence, he said, any research into policy making must necessarily ensure the implementation of the goals enshrined in the Constitution. Nuclear scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Anil Kakodkar, who heads the advisory board of the policy ...
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Chinese city to test air pollution tower to counter smog 20.1.2018 General News
A 60-meter-tall air purification tower has been built in the heavily polluted Chinese city of Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, to find solutions for the city's chronic smog problem, a media report said today. The purification capability of the tower, with a diameter of 10 meters, is being tested by researchers from Institute of Earth Environment at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. A glasshouse measuring 60 meters long and 43 meters wide sits around the base of the tower. The polluted air in the glasshouse is heated by solar energy. The hot air rises inside the tower and passing through layers of cleaning filters, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Xi'an has long been troubled by heavy air pollution in winter. The purification tower project aims to artificially remove pollutants such as PM 2.5 from the atmosphere. Cao Junji, a researcher with the institute, said the research team planned to release detailed data in March to assess the facility's overall performance .
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Rockets recovered from open well are from Tipu era: Experts 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
They were found on a farm in a village of Shivamogga district last year
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Kaspersky deploys industrial cyber security solutions 19.1.2018 General News
Kaspersky Lab on Friday announced the deployment of Kaspersky's Industrial CyberSecurity (KICS) solutions at the Singapore University of Technology and Design's (SUTD) Centre for Research in Cyber Security, iTrust's Secure Water Treatment (SWaT) test bed.The solutions deployed aim to support Kaspersky engineers to detect and deter cyber attacks in real world and real time environments.SWaT, Singapore's first water treatment test bed for cyber security research is a collaborative project headed by researchers from SUTD, international consultants, and stakeholders.It is managed by iTrust, and aims to provide a real world environment for developing advanced tools and methodologies to ensure the security and safety of current and future large scale infrastructure against cyber attacks in Singapore.The test bed is a unique and sophisticated facility that mimics the functions of a water treatment system in a live setting. The test bed allows multi-disciplinary researchers to conductlive ...
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NGT directs IBHAS to commission microwave waste treatment unit 19.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the premier Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) here to install and commission microwave waste treatment unit in its premises within a month. A bench headed by acting Chairperson U D Salvi asked the institute to communicate to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in this regard and seek its advice within a week. "Central Pollution Control Board is directed to consider the particulars of the microwave based treatment unit to be installed and advice the institute regarding the proposed installation of the said unit. "Institute is further directed to take decision in the matter of seeking approval to the room identified for storage of general solid waste within a week and start operating the said separate room as per the recommendations within a fortnight of this order," the bench said. The tribunal also directed the Central Ground Water Authority to consider the application of the institute moved for ...
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Hon`ble Minister of State for Coal and Mines inaugurates Bottling Plant 19.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Madhya Pradesh
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Hon`ble Minister of State for Coal and Mines, Govt. of India, during... more »
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What are Aamir, Katrina, Malaika up to? 19.1.2018 Rediff: Movies
Just what do actors *do* the whole day?
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Here’s what’s wrong with “crush-and-flush” approach to waste 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for pulverisers that further increase the load on sewage treatment of the city may not be a solution for this city. ...
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Ultrafiltration plant in Srikakulam 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
IICT to provide free drinking water
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Revenue Department welcomes government move to simplify land laws 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
‘There will be more transparency in land transactions now’
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NGT orders inspection of areas around Nainital paper mill 18.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste into the reserve forest near it. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi ordered central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect and collect soil and water samples from the areas around the Century Pulp and Paper mill and the adjacent Gaula river within a month. The green panel also directed the paper unit to install Mark II hand pumps at the villages of Bindukhatta and Shantipuri along the Paha drain in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand within two months. Mark II is a human-powered pump designed to lift water from a depth of fifty metres or less. "We direct Kamlesh Singh, scientist D from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), who has been the part of the joint inspection team to point out the locations for installation of hand pumps to the Century Pulp and Paper Mill
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In Gujarat, Narendra Modi vies to double farmer income by 2022; Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will help India achieve its vision 18.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured his home state Gujarat with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, as he sought to further develop India-Israel relations in fields of innovation and agriculture.
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From kite flying to pushing innovation: Modi, Netanyahu cement ties in Guj 18.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Netanyahu said his country seeks to cooperate with India 'in every field' and praised Modi for 'revolutionising' his country
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'Two-state solution only way to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict' 18.1.2018 General News
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said establishing a Palestinian state through the two-state solution is the only way to achieve stability, peace, prosperity and development in the region.
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PM Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu talk trade, ties 18.1.2018 DNA: India
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was accorded a traditional Gujarati welcome and greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he alighted at Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday morning. The visit focused purely on sharing technology and innovation and the Prime Minister's home state played a catalytic role. From the airport, the two premiers, and Israel's First Lady Sara, set off on an 8 km-long route to Sabarmati Ashram which was punctuated by dance and musical performances depicting the identity of each Indian state. At Sabarmati Ashram, Prime Minister Modi took on the role of a guide and explained the importance of the place in India's struggle for freedom from British rule. Though they just missed Uttarayana, the Netanyahus still got a taste of kite-flying on the Sabarmati Riverfront — a symbol of the city's development. In the afternoon, the two leaders addressed young entrepreneurs at Deo Dholera after dedicating International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate), a ...
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A tribute to Bahubali at Lalbagh flower show 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Glass House to be transformed into a mini Shravanabelagola
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In Pics: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu`s Gujarat visit 18.1.2018 Zee News : India National
Benjamin Netanyahu in on a six-day visit to India.
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