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Category: Waste :: landfills
Last updated: Nov 15 2017 16:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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No pouches to dispose sanitary napkins: NGT serves notice 15.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slapped notice on the Maharashtra government and private companies, saying sanitary napkins and diapers manufacturers are violating laws by not providing pouches or wrappers for disposing them.
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Court sets precedent with local disposal of waste in Bengaluru 13.11.2017 Citizen Matters
As cities get bigger with more population, the volume of municipal waste is only going to increase. In this background, it makes sense to handle waste locally, and this order sets a precedent. ...
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Smog continues to sweep over Delhi 10.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Smog continues to sweep over Delhi
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Senate confirms Juster, architect of closer India-US ties, as ambassador 3.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The United States Senate has unanimously confirmed Kenneth Juster, an architect of closer India-US relations who helped lay the foundations of the India-US nuclear cooperation agreement, as the ambassador to New Delhi.
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Delhi tops all-India list of BIS violations: Study 30.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With almost 73 per cent of LED bulb brands found not conforming to the standards set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Delhi stands as the city with the highest number of BIS norms violations in the country, a study said here on Monday.
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Italian PM arrives in India to boost bilateral ties 29.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrived here on Sunday on a two-day state visit to India, the first such visit in a decade, in a bid to boost ties between New Delhi and Rome after the faceoff over two Italian marines.
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Chennai`s IT hub turns into huge garbage dumpyard 20.10.2017 Zee News : India National
For residents living close to Chennai's Perungudi, a breath of fresh air is a rare privilege. Cocooned in their homes with windows tightly shut, they try to forget about the absolute mess right outside their homes courtesy over 200 acres of land filled with tonnes and tonnes of garbage.
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Tillerson visiting India after outlining new strategic role 19.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has outlined a stronger strategic role for India, is visiting New Delhi, the State Department announced on Thursday.
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Ghaziabad landfill catches fire, toxic fumes leave residents gasping for air 15.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
National capital's biggest garbage dump, releasing toxic fumes causing breathlessness for people living near it.
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Delhi govt to bail out bankrupt east MCD paying Rs 108 crore tax shares in advance 13.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
As 11,000 of its safai karmcharis went to strike days before Diwali, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has decided to bail out the bankrupt east MCD by paying Rs 108 crore tax shares in advance.
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How to turn trash into energy in just 12 hours 13.10.2017 News
The 'Renescience' process starts with a giant claw that crunches into a mountain of trash and it ends with seven different types of material that can be used to create electricity
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Prabhu invites Swedish companies to invest in India 12.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS Indian Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has invited Swedish firms to explore business opportunities in India and assured potential investors all support, an official statement said on Thursday .
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Narrow vision 11.10.2017 FrontLine: Home
The Swachh Bharat Mission, by focussing on cleanliness and toilet use, leaves out a wide spectrum of urgent urban sanitation issues such as solid waste management and clogged sewers. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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India must feel proud despite loss to Colombia: Mexico coach Arteaga 10.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Mexico coach Mario Arteaga on Tuesday hailed India's spirited display against Colombia in a Group A tie in New Delhi, saying the hosts, who are playing their first World Cup at any level, can take pride in their performance.
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Renewable, algae-based footwear developed 9.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Scientists have developed algae-based, renewable flip-flops that could be an environment friendly alternative to petroleum-based slippers - the go-to footwear in countries like India and China. Three billion petroleum-based flip-flops are produced worldwide each year, eventually ending up as non-biodegradable trash in landfills, rivers and oceans around the globe. "Even though a flip-flop seems like a minor product, a throwaway that everyone wears, it turns out that this is the Number one shoe in the world," said Stephen Mayfield, professor at University of California San Diego in the US. "These are the shoes of a fisherman and a farmer. This is the number one footwear in India, China and in Africa. One of the largest pollutants in the ocean is polyurethane from flip- flops and other shoes that have been washed or thrown into rivers and flow into the ocean," Mayfield added. The flip flops consist of a flexible, spongy slipper and a simple strap, researchers said. "Petroleum comes from algae that lived in ...
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India Today Safaigiri Awards 2017: Complete list of winners 7.10.2017 India Today| NATION
The awards were launched in 2015 after PM Narendra Modi nominated the India Today Group and its chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie as ambassadors of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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Major Swachh hiccups: Funds crunch, failure to transport and segregate waste 30.9.2017 TOI: India
About 75% of 1.7 lakh tonnes of municipal waste (garbage) that Indian cities and towns generate daily goes to landfill sites or dumping yards untreated and civic bodies cover only 44,650 out of 81,000 municipal wards through their door-to-door collection scheme. These statistics tell the government where to concentrate funds and policy planning if Swachh Bharat is to deliver the results PM Narendra Modi has sought.
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​The coconut man 28.9.2017 Hindu: News
Manish Advani has found innovative uses for coconut shells, which clog our gutters. He has built a house from these
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Closing the food loop 26.9.2017 Hindu: Arts
Meet Kern Agarwal and Ranjani Prabakaran who are on a mission to encourage organic farming, better waste management and pollution control
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Scheme to promote waste-to-energy projects on the cards 26.9.2017 ET: Power
The power minister also launched the trading of Energy Saving Certificates (ESCerts) under the government's Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme.
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