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NEET 2018: How to attempt exam? Follow these tips and tricks 26.4.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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Innovative technologies to help fulfil New India vision, says Gadkari 26.4.2018 Business | The Asian Age
Under the challenge, grants of up to Rs 1 crore and mentorship will be given to the winning ideas.
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Madurai hoteliers crackdown on food waste 26.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
A group of city hoteliers is brilliantly minimising the food wastes that otherwise rot in the landfill. They are composting the organic and agro waste of their kitchens and using the rich manure to grow their own crops
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UK supermarkets launch voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging 26.4.2018 The Shillong Times
London, April 26 (IANS) UK supermarkets and food companies launched a new voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging on Thursday as ministers were considering to force them into paying more towards collecting and recycling the waste they produce. In a first response to a growing public backlash against the huge volumes of plastic rubbish, most […]
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HRD ministry launches second edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 26.4.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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Waste of a Nation – Garbage and Growth in India 26.4.2018 Downtoearth
Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey argue that in India the removal and reuse of waste lays waste to human lives.
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How GREEN was my valley 26.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Come winter and the endangered black-necked cranes find their way to the Sangti Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. However, they are finding their habitats disappearing...
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Hurdles In Making Panaji A Truly Smart City 26.4.2018 The Navhind Times
Taking cognizance of the growing number of illegal handcarts (gaddas) selling eatables in the city, Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza has directed the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) authorities to clamp down on them. The CCP, the lone city corporation in the state, should have led other civic bodies by example, but it ...
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Thirumalai Nayak Palace spruced up 26.4.2018 Hindu: Health
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Municipality launches solid waste processing project 26.4.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Organic manure to be produced
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PAC concludes its visit 26.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It reviews performance of departments in Ramanathapuram
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DoE’s green advice to Delhi schools: Don’t cover books in plastic or film 26.4.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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MCB to hire vehicles from JITF for garbage collection 26.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 25 The Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has planned to hire vehicles (compactor) from JITF company for the door-to-door garbage collection work in the city. The MCB will take over the work from the company from May 1. Surprisingly, barely a week has left for the MCB to take over this work, but they have not yet signed an agreement with the company as to what rent the MCB would pay to the company. It is learnt that an agreement has been made and would be signed in a few days. It is learnt that Municipal Corporation Bathinda officials will assign the garbage collection work to around 250 workers of JITF company, who are at present doing this job in the city. As per the MCB plan, these workers will do only this work and they will collect money from residents and would manage their salaries from this on their own. The decision of door-to-door collection garbage work has taken many by surprise as a few MCB officials are questioning how the Municipal Corporation can ...
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30 ‘swachh’ towns make it to top 100 26.4.2018 The Tribune
30 ‘swachh’ towns make it to top 100 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 25 More than 30 towns and cities in Punjab have made it to the top 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the country in the latest ranking of the ‘Swachh Sarvekshan’, said Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. He was addressing a regional workshop here on ‘Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities’ in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Wednesday. Sidhu said, “During the Swachh Sarvekshan in 2017, as many as 438 cities were examined on various parameters, including cleanliness. Punjab was among the lowest ranked. No city or town was within the first 100. A very big number was placed between 400 and 438.” The minister said the Department of Local Government had taken a path-breaking initiative of de-centralising solid waste management systems. It was found to be the best way out of the current status of stuck-up projects in Amritsar, Pathankot, Patiala, Bathinda and other places. Ajoy Sharma, CEO, Punjab Municipal ...
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PPCB orders cleaning of ponds 26.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 25 Following The Tribune report “Stinking reality of villages’ open sewers” published on April 16 on pitiable condition of village ponds in the state, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has directed the Department of Panchayat and Rural Development to ensure the cleaning of village ponds by June. The directorate has been asked to personally supervise the cleaning work in approximately 20,000 ponds located in 12,000 villages all over the state. The official communication from PPCB Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu asked the Director (Rural Development and Panchayat) to ensure that “all ponds are cleaned in two months and the water and siltation be scattered in the open fields”. At the same time, village panchayats contacted for a feedback said the government move was impractical because a majority of villagers would not allow untreated pond water to flow into their fields. Sarpanch Nazar Singh from Sooch village in Bathinda said, “Our village population has been ...
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MR drive to kick-start from May 1 26.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 25 Keeping in view the summer vacations in schools, the Health Department is all set to start the measles-rubella campaign from May 1 to eliminate measles and control of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in the country. Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Dr Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu said already three phases of MR vaccination campaign have been completed in 13 states covering around seven to eight crore children with this vaccine safely while Punjab is being covered in Phase 4. He further said auto-disable syringes are used for vaccination of each child. “These syringes are rendered non-usable after single use. All vaccinators are highly skilled health workers who administer vaccinations to the children in routine immunisation in large numbers regularly following the best injection and waste disposal practices,” said Dr Sidhu. The campaign will be carried out in the educational institutes and kids falling in the age group of nine months to 15 years will be vaccinated during the ...
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BBMP looking for private agency to maintain Church Street 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
After spending crores of rupees over a year revamping Church Street, the civic body is now looking for a private agency to maintain it.The Bruhat Ben
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DCMP first in NFLAT 26.4.2018 The Tribune
Ludhiana: DCM Presidency School bagged first position in the National Financial Literacy Awareness Test  (NFLAT) in north zone. Ishant Gaba and Kovind Jain of class XII FMM got second position. “It is a moment of great joy for me to achieve this position and I am thankful to all my teachers especially Richa Batra, head FMM, for her constant support and guidance,” said Gaba.  Principal Rajni Kalra congratulated the students and teachers. World Earth Day celebrated Earth Day was celebrated at The Lakewood School, Ludhiana. The students were told about the importance of planting trees and recycling the waste. A slogan writing competition was held wherein students presented their ideas to conserve nature.  Green Land Convent School A plethora of activities were organised to mark World Earth Day at Green Land Convent School, Dugri. Students were told about saving the planet earth. A colouring competition held in which students from class I to class III participated in the event. Students also voiced their ...
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Wayside trees in city to be pruned 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
Move part of pre-monsoon drive by corpn; furore over pact to transport refuse
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Meet the women entrepreneurs making money from cow dung 26.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 25 The sun is at its peak. The temperature is rising with each passing day and will reach around 48 degree very shortly, but few women are toiling hard for the betterment of their families in a very different way. A group consisting of 10 women from Bulandpur village in Jalandhar district is an example in itself as instead of depending on the male members of their family, they have devised new means of becoming self dependent. They are entrepreneurs in their own way. They have the acumen of converting the waste into money. Through their traditional wisdom, they are earning out of nothing and generating sufficient income even from waste which is an unmanageable problem for many people and even for the administration. The cost of production is zero. They are making cakes out of cow dung. Their skilled hands are capable of transforming heaps of cow dung into thousands of cakes of equal size and shape. After that, these are left in open sun to be dried and are stored for ...
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