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Systematic vs Lump Sum Investments 20.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Business
Most investment advisors and even Mutual Funds themselves suggest Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) or
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World Toilet Day celebrated 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Periyanaickenpalayam Town Panchayat along with the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) celebrated World Toilet Day on Sunday. A release from the Indian Institute for Human Settleme...
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Pollution hot spot 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Distressing reports of antibiotic pollution call for urgent steps to curb pollution and create awareness about the growing reality of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (‘Ground Zero’ page – “The superbugs...
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More than just a counting game 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Urban India must focus on more than toilets to address sanitation woes
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Not a single lake tested can be used for drinking water or bathing 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the draft report presented by Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI). For the first time ever, almost every water body in the city has been studied rather comprehensively. And the news is not good
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Chennai lags in sanitation as aim to build public toilets fails to take off 19.11.2017
Chennai: Each year, "sanitation" is spoken about on one day. Just as the topic fades away for the rest of the year, so do plans to improve it.  This year"s theme for World Toilet Day observed on November 19 is "Faecal sludge management and wastewater". Coincidentally, this year Chennai was ranked at 235th position among the cleanest cities in India in Swacch Survekshann Survey, with solid waste management and sanitation being its prime problems. Installing bio-toilets for better sanitation in the city have turned futile due to poor maintenance. The number of bio-toilets is not sufficient to provide for the public utility of such large population of the city, residents feel. An allocation of Rs 2,000 crore was made for infrastructure development in the city, out of which, nearly Rs 60 crore was utilised to build bio-toilets at 350 locations across the city. Namma Toilet, Saraplast and Wockhardt undertook the contract for building them. E-toilets, bio-toilets, and mobile ...
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UGD project to be implemented in Kuniamuthur 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
TWAD Board says it will take three years to complete the work
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Effluent treatment plant commissioned at Salem Co-operative Sugar Mills 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A modern two-tier reverse osmosis distillery effluent treatment plant set up at a cost of ₹8.50 crore was commissioned at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills in Mohanur near here on Saturday.This is the...
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Farmers held for raising slogans against government 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A group of cane farmers created a flutter when they raised slogans against the State Government at the function to inaugurate the cane crushing period at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills in Mohanur t...
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Startup has solution for sewer deaths 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The practice of manual scavenging is banned in India since 1993 and yet over 126 people have lost their lives cleaning sewers and septic tanks since January this year alone. Despite the laws and Supreme Court interventions, manual scavenging continues. However, 25 years after the ban came into force, eight young engineers — all founders of a Kerala-based startup Genrobotics — are working with Kerala government to put an end to the practice. They have designed a robot, chritstened Bandicoot, which literally means a rat, that can enter into the sewer holes and clean it, exatly like a human would do. "We were approached by the state IT Secretary M Sivasankar seeking our assistance in combating the problem through technology. The idea is to replace the term manhole with robothole so that no human life is lost doing this undignified task," says Vimal Govind, 23, a founding-member of Genrobotics. The Bandicoot has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension, which can go inside ...
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Bandora-Undir locals to challenge construction licence to sewage plant 19.11.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PONDA Raising the issue of the Undir Bandora sewage treatment plant (STP) yet again, the Undir locals are all set to challenge the construction licence, granted by the new panchayat body, before the panchayat director. Undir Bandora locals, under the banner of Undir Paryawaran Saurakshan Manch (UPRM), briefed media on the issue ...
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Inside the NGT as it turns seven 19.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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BMC to distribute recycled sewage water in Mumbai 18.11.2017 news
Mumbai is likely to get 1,700 MLD of treated water every day for non-potable use in few years time. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is developing a parallel network to distribute recycled sewage water, and has appointed consultants to draw the plan. The other good news for the civic body is that after revised discharged norms were notified by the MoEF for the construction of sewage treatment plants, there will be a dip in the project cost by almost 20%. File picture of a sewage plant in the city, for representational purposes only A sigh of relief Under the Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project (MSDP) – 2, the civic body has plans to construct and upgrade seven waste water treatment facilities or sewerage treatment plants (STP) at Colaba, Worli, Dharavi, Bandra, Bhandup, Ghatkopar and Malad to treat sewage to the level where the water can be reused. While MSDP-2 estimated at Rs12,000 crore was supposed to be completed 10 years back, except for the plant at Colaba, the other treatment plants are ...
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Andhra Pradesh focussing on horticulture: Chandrababu Naidu 18.11.2017
Visakhapatnam: Expressing concern over the farming crisis, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday asked Mr Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), to offer support in agriculture, nutrition and health sectors of Andhra Pradesh, and help the state government develop a model for tech-based agriculture, healthcare and sanitation.   The Chief Minister said that AP was focussing on expanding the horticulture cultivation in the country. "The area under horticulture crops in the state is about 40 lakh acres and we are planning to extend this to one crore acres", the Chief Minister said. Stating that the farming sector was in a crisis, he said deployment of technology and best practices can help revive agriculture.  More than 1,500 global leaders from 61 countries including business heads, start-up founders, leading policymakers, progressive farmers, NGOs, agriculture and technology experts participated in the summit that ...
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Not money, give tech for farming, Chandrababu Naidu tells Bill Gates 18.11.2017
Visakhpatnam: Expressing concern over the farming crisis, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday asked Mr Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), to offer support in agriculture, nutrition and health sectors of Andhra Pradesh, and help the state government develop a model for tech-based agriculture, healthcare and sanitation.   Speaking at the valedictory of the three-day AP Ag Tech Summit-2017 here Mr Naidu said, "I don"t ask money from the American billionaire and philanthropist. I am app-ealing to Bill Gates to help AP government in terms of technology support in agriculture sector, nutrition for everyone and health sector." Recalling his first meeting with Mr Gates in 1995-96 in India, Mr Naidu said that the meeting was fixed for just 10 minutes but it lasted over 40 minutes. "I had given a Powerpoint prevention by using a laptop. I requested Mr Gates to set up the Microsoft office in Hyderabad", he ...
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Andhra Pradesh: Transform farming like business, Bill Gates advises 18.11.2017
Visakhapatnam: Calling Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu his "best friend", Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said that he would like to see a transformation in the field of agriculture so that it was run like a business – to be efficient, profitable, and meet the needs of producers and consumers. While delivering the valedictory speech at the AP AgTech Summit-2017, he stressed on how the productivity of small and marginal farmers could be increased and market linkage could be improved through the use of technology. He appreciated AP"s digital financial inclusion plan and said that it would help ensure that subsidies reached farmers. Mr Gates spoke about a comprehensive approach to helping smallholder farmers prosper, which included the provision of access to heartier seeds, more effective tools and farm management practices, locally relevant knowledge, emerging digital technologies, and reliable ...
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NGT appoints local commissioner to inspect Bhiwadi industries 18.11.2017 PTI: All news
NGT appoints local commissioner to inspect Bhiwadi industries
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Gates to help UP fight infant diseases, improve hygiene 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Lucknow, November 17 The Yogi Adityanath government would soon sign an MoU with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to step up its campaign for vaccination of infants against the dreaded Japanese encephalitis that has been claiming lives on a regular basis in Gorakhpur. At a meeting between the Microsoft founder-philanthropist Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and UP CM Yogi and their officials here today, it was decided that the MoU for a five-year contract would take up general health issues of young mothers and their newborns along with allied issues. CM Yogi admitted that vaccination against Japanese encephalitis and acute encephalitis syndrome could not be effective without a special sanitation drive and safe drinking water and sewage in the villages in the catchment area of 38 districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. The CM said improving the quality of care at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College where 70 infants had died within the first five days of November was the ...
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School qualifies for national contest 18.11.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Karnal, November 17

As many as four students of Dyal Singh Public School, Sector-7, have qualified for the National Level Science Exhibition to be held at Science City, Ahmedabad, from December 27 to 31.

School students — Chirag, Muskan, Komal and Prerna — had prepared a model on ‘e-toilet,’ which works on electricity produced by bio-waste. The model was appreciated at the state level science exhibition held in Jhajjar from November 11 to 12.

As many as 35 schools had participated in the exhibition held in Jhajjar. The objective of the exhibition was to inculcate scientific temperament amongst the youth. A team of four students represented the school in the junior category.

They had prepared a model on waste water treatment plant.

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The superbugs of Hyderabad 18.11.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Effluent from pharmaceutical companies contain high concentrations of antibiotics that are turning the city’s lakes and sewers into breeding grounds of drug-resistant superbugs. Priyanka Pulla reports on a terrifying threat that could hasten the end of the antibiotic era
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