User: aseem Topic: Water
Category: Water_Contamination
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 08:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru | 5,000 army jawans douse Bellandur lake fire 20.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
On Friday, a huge fire was reported from Bengaluru’s highly-polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strong contingent of 5,000 army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its various ...
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Bengaluru's polluted Bellandur lake catches fire 20.1.2018 Rediff: News
The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said.
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Low-cost mechanism invented to determine water contamination 18.1.2018 DNA: Evolutions
The mechanism is paper-based
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Is your booze fake? New device can now identify fake liquor! 15.1.2018 DNA: Top News
Scientists have developed a portable device with advanced sensors that can accurately identify fake or watered-down alcohol, offering a strategy for liquor quality assurance. Watered-down or fake liquors can reap financial rewards for nefarious individuals, but the adulteration of liquor cheats consumers and can even lead to health hazards from added contaminants. In the past few years, deaths from contaminated alcohol have been reported in Indonesia, Mexico, China, Poland and Russia, among other places. Unscrupulous individuals hoping to make a profit may homebrew liquor and bottle it in official-looking packaging or dilute liquor with anything from water to antifreeze. Kenneth S Suslick and Zheng Li from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US wanted to address this growing health concern by engineering a device that can easily identify tainted products. The researchers developed a disposable sensor with 36 dyes that change colour upon exposure to particular components in ...
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What is the biggest threat to India's e-vehicle dream 10.1.2018 Rediff: Business
E-vehicles may face pollution hurdle with hazardous batteries. One lithium-ion battery has a potential to poison the whole water aquifer of Delhi.
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US' Environment Protection Agency to replace Barack Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations 10.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water. The agenda, laid out by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in an exclusive interview with Reuters on Tuesday, marks an extension of the agency’s efforts under President Donald Trump to weaken or kill regulations the administration believes are too broad and harm economic growth, but which environmentalists say are critical to human health. "The climate is changing. That's not the debate. The debate is how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100?... I think the American people deserve an open honest transparent discussion about those things,” said Pruitt, who has frequently cast doubt on the causes and implications of global warming. Pruitt reaffirmed plans for the EPA to host a public debate on climate science sometime this ...
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NY resolution: Is health your top priority? 3.1.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Work will never end, but one day our life will.
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Quake caused turbidity in Brahmaputra: China 28.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Quake caused turbidity in Brahmaputra: China
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From Assam to UK: Meet the adventurer who cycled 241 km to clear litter 22.12.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
His magic wand is his floating bicycle made of bamboo!
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Iron levels still high in Brahmaputra 22.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Iron levels still high in Brahmaputra
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Make public discussion with China, demand MPs 20.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Make public discussion with China, demand MPs
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Bharat Jal launches its Maiden Water ATM's - India's gateway to clean drinking water 19.12.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): 'Clean Drinking Water' was declared as a Human Right by the UNO in the year 2010 and yet, the WHO lists it as one of the Top 10 Global Needs. Ironic as it may sound,
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MLAs to recommend closure of polluting industry 19.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
MLAs to recommend closure of polluting industry
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Won’t allow encroachment in disputed areas: Centre 19.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Won’t allow encroachment in disputed areas: Centre
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Cong seeks all-party team to Delhi 16.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Cong seeks all-party team to Delhi
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NGT bans sale of plastic items along Ganga belt from Haridwar up to Rishikesh 15.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday announced that it would be imposing a ban on the sale, purchase and storage of plastic items such as bags, plates, spoons, etc along river Ganga in Haridwar’s Hari Ki Puri Rishikesh up to areas in Uttarkashi. As per an ANI report, a Rs 5,000 fine will be imposed on violators. On March 30, the chairperson had directed that a meeting be held after the UP government informed the Tribunal about its willingness to discuss the scenario of shifting tanneries outside Kanpur. This is contrary to the stand of the previous government, under Samajwadi Party, which had submitted through former advocate general Vijay Bahadur Singh that paucity of land and dependence of lakhs on the tannery cluster made shifting difficult. A year after assuming office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged his ministerial colleagues and  three chief ministers to adopt an "uncompromising mission-mode approach" to halt pollution of River Ganga. Already in January this year, the PM had directed the ...
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Gas Cracker pollution under NGT scanner 15.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Gas Cracker pollution under NGT scanner
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Mahanta urged to take up remedial measures 15.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mahanta urged to take up remedial measures
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Sushma takes up issue with Chinese counterpart 15.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Sushma takes up issue with Chinese counterpart
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India raises pollution issue with China 14.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
India raises pollution issue with China
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