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Tackling the menace of e-waste in the current Socio-Environmental Scenario 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
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What has Jayanagar MLA been up to in the last five years? 3.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
He credits Ananthkumar with bargaining with central government for the multi-crore elevated corridor project. What else did he do? »
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Tracking Sarvajnanagar MLA K J George, who was also a minister 3.5.2018 Citizen Matters
He has been the most controversial person in the Siddaramaiah government, who was the target of the public. »
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Waste, emissions, dust cause air pollution in Indian cities: Experts 2.5.2018 General News
A cocktail of toxic factors -- ranging from industrial waste to vehicular emissions and road dust -- has put 14 Indian cities on the dubious map of the most polluted places in the world, experts said. A new WHO report said today that 14 Indian cities were on its 2016 list of 15 with the highest levels of PM2.5 or particulate matter (PM) with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres. Fine particles stay longer in the air than heavier ones, leading to greater chances of toxic matters being inhaled by human beings and animals. Here are some possible reasons cited by the experts on what makes the air so dangerous in four hotbeds of pollution. KANPUR: The World Health Organization report states that the Uttar Pradesh city is the most polluted in the world with an annual PM2.5 average of 173 micrograms per cubic metre (g/m3) and an annual PM10 (particulate matter of 10 micrometres or less in diametre) average of 319 (g/m3). Among the sources of pollution are industrial point sources, defined
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E-waste industry comes together to streamline recycling process 30.3.2018 Hindu: Home
Very little of the estimated 18 lakh metric tonnes of e-waste that India generates per annum is recycled
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Env Min amends e-waste rules 23.3.2018 General News
The Environment Ministry has amended its e-waste management rules to facilitate and effectively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in the country. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the amendment to the E-waste (Management) Rules has been done with an objective of channelising the e-waste generated towards authorised dismantlers and recyclers, in order to formalise the e-waste recycling sector. "The government has amended the e-waste (Management) Rules in a move to facilitate and effectively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in India," he said. He said the collection targets under the provision of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the rules have been revised and targets introduced for new producers who have started their sales operations recently. Under the new rules, Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) will apply to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for registration to undertake activities prescribed in the
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E-waste drive in Tiruppur 23.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
If you have bags of old, defunct electronic appliances and computer accessories, head to Tiruppur
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E-waste drive in Tiruppur 23.3.2018 Hindu: Home
If you have bags of old, defunct electronic appliances and computer accessories, head to Tiruppur
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Waste warriors at Chennai’s Kuppai Thiruvizha 22.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
The latest edition of Kuppai Thiruvizha showcased ways to live the zero-waste life
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Taiwan firm CDC to develop industrial park in Devanahalli 17.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Taiwan-based Century Development Corporation (CDC), which develops industrial parks, has finalised plans to develop industrial park in Bengaluru. The company has acquired 70 acres land from Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) near Aerospace park at Devanahalli, where it will be accommodating 100 companies from Taiwan. The CDC will be investing around Rs 740 crore to develop infrastructure, including electronic waste processing centre and common amenities, sources said. A team of CDC officials, including President Jack Hu, Vice President Patrick Wu and two other directors held a series of meetings with higher officials of Karnataka government during their five-day visit to the state. "CDC is set to start the work in October this year. A Taiwan government-led delegation with the representation of couple of ministers and industry veterans will visit Bengaluru in July," the sources said. 100 companies to enter The Taiwanese infrastructure company will bring around 100 companies as part of ...
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BBMP launches Clean Bengaluru campaign 24.2.2018 Hindu: Cities

A day after the Karnataka High Court took the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to task over cleanliness, the civic body started a ‘Clean Bengaluru’ campaign.

Nearly 1,000 km of roa

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IoT will exponentially increase use of devices, but what about e-waste? (Comment: Special to IANS) 21.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Srinivasan leaves his office in Bengaluru where the lights and air-conditioners are switched off when sensors planted inside notice that he is leaving. He is prompted on his e-watch as to how much time it would take for the elevator to arrive on his floor, based on movement-recognition by sensors at the entry of the corridor.
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4 fetuses found in trash at Thai resort town 14.2.2018 General News
Police in Thailand say garbage collectors have found four fetuses in the trash at a popular resort town. Police Lt. Sommit Petchpradab said the fetuses were discovered Tuesday by garbage collectors in Hua Hin, 145 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. He said they were found together in a large black plastic bag. Sommit said Wednesday that police are still investigating the case. Legal access to abortions is limited in Thailand, so many patronize underground abortion clinics. In 2010, police discovered over 2,000 fetuses hidden at a Buddhist temple which appeared to have come from illegal abortion clinics.
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We are not garbage collectors, SC tells Centre 6.2.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre for filing an 845-page affidavit containing incomplete information about solid waste management across the country and said the apex court is not a "garbage collector". The top court declined to take the affidavit on record and said the government cannot dump "junk" before it. "What are you trying to do? Are you trying to impress us? We are not impressed. You are trying to dump everything on us. We are not going to accept it," a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said. "Don't do this. Whatever junk you have, you dump it before us. We are not garbage collectors. Be absolutely clear about this," the bench said. The bench directed the Centre to file a chart within three weeks indicating whether the states and union territories have constituted state-level advisory boards in accordance with the provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. It also directed the government to state in its chart ...
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Celebs face up to 3-yr ban for misleading ads in new bill 5.1.2018 General News
Instead of jail term, celebrities endorsing misleading ads will have to pay penalty of up to Rs 50 lakh and serve a ban of up to three years once the new Consumer Protection Bill is cleared by Parliament. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced by Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan in the Lok Sabha and it seeks to replace the 31-year-old law. One of the major objective of the bill is to crack down on misleading advertisements. If the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA), proposed to be set up under the bill, is satisfied that an advertisement is false or misleading, it may issue directions to endorsers, advertiser, publisher as well traders and manufacturers to discontinue or modify such an ad. The CCPA will have the powers to impose penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on endorsers and manufacturers. For subsequent violation, the penalty will be of up to Rs 50 lakh. The authority will also have the power ban endorser of false or misleading ads from ...
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Transsion Holdings launches smart accessories brand in India 22.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In an attempt to take the experience of its consumers to another level, China-based Transsion Holdings on Friday launched its smart accessories brand Oraimo in India.
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UN warns India of severe health, environmental risks from electronic waste 14.12.2017 Latest News
The dangers come from improper and unsafe treatment and disposal through open burning or in dumpsites, UN said
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Bin here, dump that! 26.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Waste segregation has always been a concern in the city. In the past, the focus was more on solid and wet waste and not much on e-waste. In a move to collect e-waste effectively, a bin was installed on CMH Road, near MK Retail, recently. Bengalureans have welcomed this move and suggest that more such measures should be taken. The bin is jointly set up by Saahas and Environmental Synergies in Development (Ensyde) and is supported by VMWare. Manvel Alur, CEO and founder of Ensyde, says that this move was done as part of the programme called bE-Responsible. "Weve been trying to experiment with different drop locations that will make it convenient for residents to drop off e-waste. We already have 10 BangaloreOne centres and two post boxes to collect e-waste but we wanted to experiment in a public space and what is better than a grocery store for this?" she says. While many dont understand that e-waste is a big problem, she says that "e-waste is the new plastic". "Gadgets have a short ...
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Waste management best practices: Apartment residents set example 16.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Opted for sustainable practices in waste management way back in 2011, today this community sends negligible amount of waste to landfill, processing or recycling every bit of waste produced. ...
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Blaze a trail, renew my ‘Garden City’ 8.11.2017 Citizen Matters
if I were the Mayor, I assure, I would not be a “Little more than a figurehead”, but strive hard for the betterment of my place and people. »
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