User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
Last updated: Jun 13 2020 19:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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Family Buries Man In His Hut After Death, Cites Poverty; Cops Deny Claim 25.5.2020 NDTV News - India-news
A 30-year-old ragpicker who died n Bihar's Bhagalpur recently was given a quiet burial by his relatives inside the hutment where he lived.
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What the scourge of COVID-19 has exposed... 10.5.2020 Rediff: News
'...are the deep ruts and fissures in the rotting fabric of our cities and the incompetence of elected leaders and administrators,' notes Sunil Sethi.
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It’s time India started a department for the Forgotten Resident Indians who build and run our cities 6.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The country’s shadow citizens – domestic workers, waste pickers, labourers, construction workers, dhobis and many more – must finally be given their due.
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Lockdown walks brightened by key worker scarecrows in English village 27.4.2020 Reuters: Entertainment News
The daily lockdown walk has been brightened by the addition of scarecrows dressed as key workers in a village in southern England, as the community pays tribute to doctors, nurses, shop assistants and waste collectors in its own quirky ...
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Coronavirus: GM Anand, India spinner Chahal raise money for waste pickers through online chess event 26.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
No 2 Vidit Gujrathi, Grandmaster Nihal Sarin, Woman Grandmaster Tania Sachdev and Croatia’s Antonio Radic also took part in the event.
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Online chess event featuring Chahal raises Rs 8.8 lakh 26.4.2020 Rediff: Sports
Former World champion Viswanathan Anand and India cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal among others took part in an online chess charity event, raising Rs 8.8 lakh for the waste pickers' community fighting the coronavirus pandemic. "Chess For Charity", held on Saturday on chess.com, saw India No.1 Anand, No. 2 Vidit Gujrathi, Grandmaster Nihal Sarin, Woman Grandmaster Tania Sachdev and Croatia's Antonio Radic take on a team of comedians comprising Biswa Kalyan Rath, Samay Raina, Abhishek Upamanyu and Aakash Mehta.
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In Western Assam, a single mother struggles to put food on her family’s plates amid lockdown 26.4.2020 Scroll.in
On most days, Marjina and her family eat just boiled rice with salt and water.
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Fridays for Future plan to feed waste collectors 25.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Fridays for Future plan to feed waste collectors
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Coronavirus: Little Mix and Tom Jones in Together At Home concert 19.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Tom Jones and Little Mix take part in a UK version of the Together At Home coronavirus concert.
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In Desperation, Migrants Pick Bananas Trashed Near Delhi Cremation Ground 15.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Discarded bananas rotting in the sun made for an unexpected feast for a group of men on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi on Wednesday afternoon. They picked through the trash for any good ones,...
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Indian households’ ineffective waste management is putting sanitation workers at risk of Covid-19 10.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sanitation workers, like frontline health workers, should be provided with personal protective equipment.
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"Some of us will die": India's homeless stranded by coronavirus lockdown 1.4.2020 Reuters: Top News
In a densely packed neighbourhood of Delhi, hundreds of homeless people queued up this week as volunteers doled out rice and peas from a vat in the back of a van.
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'Modi should send dal-chawal to the poor' 30.3.2020 Rediff: News
Sheela Bhatt visits a large urban basti a mere 20-minute drive from the prime minister's home to discover a story of grim struggle in the time of lockdown.
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‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ is a classic coming-of-age novel of present day India 14.3.2020 Scroll.in
In Deepa Anappara’s wonderfully paced debut novel, a little boy goes ‘detectiving’ when children from his basti mysteriously start to disappear.
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A helping hand for the city’s waste collectors 9.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Not just providing the market avenue for the plastic waste they collect, Plastic For Change India Foundation has come forward to provide support to wa
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Sanitary pad disposal bags mandatory from January 2021: Prakash Javadekar 8.3.2020 Hindu: Fitness
The Centre would make it mandatory for sanitary pad manufacturers to provide bio-degradable bags for the disposal of each pad from January 2021, Union
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Sanitary Pad Disposal Bags Mandatory From January 2021: Prakash Javadekar 8.3.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the Centre would make it mandatory for sanitary napkin companies to provide bio-degradable disposal bags from January next year.
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GHMC’s affidavits vague: HC 8.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
Observing that two consecutive affidavits filed by GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar were vague, Telangana High Court directed him to a file another with
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Sleeping Beauty: How suspect gold reached top brands 6.3.2020 Reuters: Top News
From the Andes mountains, thousands of artisanal gold-diggers for years sent fragments of metal to a Swiss valley. There, a refinery purified the gold to sell to banks, watchmakers, fine jewelers and electronics companies. It circulated as ingots, phones and trinkets - some branded with names including Apple and Tiffany & ...
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