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Last updated: Apr 19 2018 17:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Scientists develop low cost, more effective oil sorbents to solve spilling problems 19.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Scientists have developed a polymer sponge, using waste products from the petroleum and refining industries, that can quickly soak up crude oil from marine spills. The polymer made from waste cooking oil and sulphur (a by-product of the petroleum industry) could make polluted beaches, oily water, dead birds and marine life destruction a thing of the past. "This is an entirely new and environmentally beneficial application for polymers made from sulphur," said Justin Chalker, from Flinders University in the US. "This application can consume excess waste sulphur that is stockpiled around the globe and may help mitigate the perennial problem of oil spills in aquatic environments," said Chalker. Oil spills are a major global issue, with the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation reporting about 7000 tonnes of crude oil spilling from tankers into oceans in 2017 alone. Hundreds of smaller spills of diesel fuel and other petroleum products affect developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America, ...
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Science and technology interventions should improve the nutritional status of women & children in underserved areas: Vice President 17.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that science and technology interventions should improve the nutritional status of women and children in underserved areas. He was addressing the scientists and other staff of the CSIR – North East Institute of Science And Technology, in Jorhat, Assam today.
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Shri Nitin Gadkari announces a new highway alignment between Delhi and Mumbai 16.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari has announced development of a new highway alignment between Delhi and Mumbai.
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500 hospitals may shut down in Pune as civic body introduces stringent guidelines to renew medical licence 15.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has tightened its noose around small and medium-sized hospital and nursing homes, it has been reported. If the PMC gets its way, at least 500 such establishments in the city could close down. According to the Pune Mirror report, the municipal corporation’s health department has this year started demanding additional documentation and details to renew medical licences. Such detailed documentation is not even demanded by the Bombay Nursing Home Act. “The health department’s demands include a proprietorship deed of the hospital, details of whether the nursing staff is registered with the Maharashtra Nursing Council and a no objection certificate (NOC) from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), which recently asked hospitals with 50 to 100 beds to have mandatory sewage and effluent treatment plants,” the report says, adding that the department has also demanded affidavits if the hospital is run by a couple and the land owned by only one of them. Along with this, ...
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BBCI, Patna hospital sign MoU 12.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
BBCI, Patna hospital sign MoU
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Advisory to Bihu committees 12.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Advisory to Bihu committees
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Don Bosco University provides water purifiers to 12 villages 11.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Don Bosco University provides water purifiers to 12 villages
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Face music if wrong info: Rajasthan High Court to officials 11.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Rajasthan high court has sought affidavit regarding compliance of its order for removal of encroachments from Ramgarh dam and other water resources in the state. The court warned officials that if wrong information was provided, then action will be taken against them under Section 340 of CrPC. The high court has asked chief secretary and pollution control board to monitor this. The court has asked Dausa collector to appear on May 3. The division bench of Justice Manish Bhandari and Justice DC Somani gave these orders on a suo motu cognizance petition. During the hearing, JDA secretary, commissioner JMC, ACS of forest, mines, revenue, industry and other departments were present in the court. Replying to the query by the court, JMC commissioner said that from Jaisinghpura Khor STP plant 15 MLD untreated water is being discharged into Kanota dam. He said that because of Supreme Court’s stay in Jal Mahal case, the nullah could not be repaired. To this the court said that why he should not be sent to jail ...
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PM Modi congratulates Bihar government for leading Swachh Bharat mission 10.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Nitish Kumar government of Bihar for leading the Swachh Bharat mission in India. "I am proud of the fact that Bihar has shown its leadership abilities in this journey from Satyagraha to Swachhgraha," Modi said while addressing around 20,000 'swachhagrahis' (volunteers of cleanliness movement) at the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha centenary celebrations. The Bihar government had in April 2017 launched year-long celebrations to mark the centenary of Champaran Satyagraha movement of Mahatma Gandhi. Eleven projects worth over Rs 3,000 crore have been sanctioned in Bihar to stop the flow of dirty and untreated water from homes and factories to the Ganga, the PMO Twitter handle quoted Modi as saying. "In the past one week, over 8.5 lakh toilets have been constructed in Bihar and that is not an easy task to do. I congratulate Nitish Kumar government and all 'swachhagrahis' for their effort," Modi explained. The development word ...
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Microsoft to invest $5 billion globally in IoT over the next four years 5.4.2018 DNA: Money
Tech giant Microsoft announced that the company will invest USD 5 billion in the Internet of Things (IoT) globally over the next four years to support continued research and innovation in IoT. With Microsoft's IoT platform spanning cloud, operating system and devices, Microsoft is simplifying the IoT journey so any customer-regardless of size, technical expertise, budget, industry or other factors-can create trusted, connected solutions that improve business and customer experiences, as well as the daily lives of people all over the world. This will support Microsoft's technology platform, as well as supporting programs thereby enabling continued research and development in key areas, including securing IoT, creating development tools and intelligent services for IoT and the edge, and investments to grow our partner ecosystem. Customers and partners can expect new products and services, offerings, resources and programs. For the Indian market, the investment will ensure that Microsoft continues to meet ...
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Microsoft to invest $5bn globally in IoT over 4 years 5.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr. 4 (ANI): Tech giant Microsoft announced that the company will invest USD 5 billion in the Internet of Things (IoT) globally over the next four years to support continued research and
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Anti-Sterlite protests gain momentum: After Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth comes in support of Thoothukudi 31.3.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Local protests against the expansion of a copper smelter plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district have gained momentum with support extended by the actor-turned-politicians Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.  A day before Haasan’s visit to the area, superstar Rajinikanth took to Twitter to extend his support for the protest which entered 47th day on Saturday. Residents of A Kumarareddiyapuram, a village adjacent to the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant, have been protesting seeking an immediate shutdown of the plant and also to scrap the expansion plan citing severe pollution of air, water and soil. The protest got much need attention when the Thoothukudi town remained shut for a day on March 24 and ended with a public rally which attracted thousands of people. In a tweet, the superstar said that people had been protesting against the Sterlite Copper smelter plant for the past 47 days citing health concerns. “One can’t understand why the government, which gave the nod for the plant, is not taking any action ...
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Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to watch sewage plants in big societies 31.3.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Large housing societies will soon have big brother watching their waste. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) will launch real-time monitoring of sewage treatment plants through its Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) and use the data to set benchmarks. Officials said this will lead to compliances by housing societies that do not have operational common Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), and also ensure transparency and accountability. Projects of an over 20,000 sqmt are given environment clearances on the condition that solid waste is processed at premises. MPCB member secretary Dr P Anbalagan said the system would apply to societies with over 2 lakh sqft built-up area. Premises which default or fail to meet standards will be served notices, have their water supply reduced and prosecution will be initiated against their office-bearers. "We are developing an interface software," said Anbalagan. "The STPs test water and generate one result every 15 minutes, which translates into four ...
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LIVE! Cambridge Analytica dismisses whistleblower's claims, calls it speculation 28.3.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Water samples from 21 of 24 wards fit for drinking: Ashok Tawadia 26.3.2018 DNA: Top News
Infrastructural development like the replacement of water mains and bunch lines by the hydraulic engineering department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has resulted in better quality of drinking water supply to Mumbaikars. If the last four months are considered, excluding areas like Dahisar, Borivali and other chronic areas like Malwani and Mankhurd, households in the city have received better quality of water. In January and February, it was only water samples collected from Borivali and Dahisar that were detected unfit for drinking. The E coli bacteria detected in February in Borivali and Dahisar were 1.82 per cent and 2.33 per cent respectively of the water samples collected. While in January, in addition to Borivali with 1.67 percent, water samples from Dadar, Shivaji Park were detected with E coli at 1.47 per cent. In the last two months, other areas where some samples of drinking water were detected unfit were Masjid, Dongri, Mankhurd, Govandi, Kurla, Sakinaka, Grant Road, Malabar Hill, ...
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East Asia can conquer agricultural pollution: World Bank 24.3.2018 Sify Finance
Technical solutions mean that East Asian countries were likely to win their battle against agriculture pollution, according to a World Bank report.
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VIBGYOR Group of Schools Embark on a journey to create water for the future 24.3.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Mar 24 (Businesswire-India): On the occasion of the 25th International World Water Day, VIBGYOR Group of Schools announced 'Go Blue', an annual campaign that will focus and advocate the
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Call for conservation, judicious use of water 23.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
Call for conservation, judicious use of water
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From 7th Pay pension for DTC to incentives, and expenses from Sisodia's Rs 53000 crore Aam Aadmi Budget 22.3.2018 Sify Finance
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Environment Ministry Reviews Mitigation Measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR 22.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A meeting held in the Environment Ministry reviewed the mitigation measures to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR.  The meeting decided that all agencies will be held accountable for implementation of the decisions taken.
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