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Health ministry to name hospitals which do not perform under Kayakalp initiative 19.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Scientists improve plastic eating capacity of bacteria; humans buy 20,000 plastic bottles per second 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
New discoveries and improvements of plastic eating bacteria notwithstanding, humans cannot ignore their consumption choices
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Scientists develop low cost, more effective oil sorbents to solve spilling problems 19.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Scientists have developed a polymer sponge, using waste products from the petroleum and refining industries, that can quickly soak up crude oil from marine spills. The polymer made from waste cooking oil and sulphur (a by-product of the petroleum industry) could make polluted beaches, oily water, dead birds and marine life destruction a thing of the past. "This is an entirely new and environmentally beneficial application for polymers made from sulphur," said Justin Chalker, from Flinders University in the US. "This application can consume excess waste sulphur that is stockpiled around the globe and may help mitigate the perennial problem of oil spills in aquatic environments," said Chalker. Oil spills are a major global issue, with the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation reporting about 7000 tonnes of crude oil spilling from tankers into oceans in 2017 alone. Hundreds of smaller spills of diesel fuel and other petroleum products affect developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America, ...
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This is what blindly aping the West looks like 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
A Western model of solid waste management is turning into a nightmare for citizens of Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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CBSE NEET 2018 exam: Admit cards out, tips and tricks to score maximum 19.4.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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Keep A Visitors Book At Panaji Civic Market 19.4.2018 Editorial – The Navhind Times
DISREGARDING the demand of the shopkeepers at the Panaji municipal market to shift the waste treatment plant located there, the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) has extended the contract of the party maintaining the plant till July. The contract expired on December 31, 2017 and it is mysterious why it was renewed for another ...
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Plogging while travelling 19.4.2018 Hindu: Kids
With Earth Day being observed on April 22, here’s how you can vacation and be part of a cleanliness drive
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UltraTech Cement commissions new plant in Madhya Pradesh; stock up 4% 19.4.2018 Top Stories
The stock has moved higher by 4% to Rs 4,152 on the BSE.
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Merck zooms 19% on open offer by Procter & Gamble Overseas India 19.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
The stock surged 19% to Rs 1,795, also its record high on the BSE after the Procter & Gamble Overseas India makes mandatory open offer at price of Rs 1,500.36 per share
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Study finds healthier food likely to get more wasted 19.4.2018 Life | The Asian Age
As per a research by the University of Vermont, the exact amount of food waste depends on how healthy the diet is.
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Meeting between wr and bmc on pre-monsoon plan 19.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
It has also requested the removal of encroachment at Poisor Nalla to facilitate completion of the FOB work.
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Green protocol for UT released 19.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Initiative aimed at creating a healthy environment for campuses, communities
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A Versova in Vasai: Beach clean-up gathers pace 19.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Smart surveillance system to ensure safe Panaji 19.4.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI Panaji will soon witness the implementation of the Goa Intelligent City Management System (GICMS) under the Smart City Mission, with city surveillance forming the core of this project. The tender for the same has been floated, with March 26, 2018 being the last date for receiving the related bids. The opening ...
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Village sets example by banning stubble burning 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 18 The Khassan village of Kapurthala, falling in the Nadala block, was on Wednesday selected for the Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP) for their outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development for the appraisal year 2016-17. Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India has been incentivising the best performing panchayats recommended by the state governments and UT Administrations since 2011-12. The awards will be given on the National Panchayati Raj Day celebrated on 24th of April every year. The main objective of instituting this award is to strengthen the institution of gram sabha and highlight it as an institution of decision making and auditing. While confirming this, the village Sarpanch Dr Narinder Singh Kang informed that the village receives 24 hours supply of water and electricity. Besides, it is the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) village of district Kapurthala. Approximately, 700 players and 140 officials from ...
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Untreated sewage takes toll on river waters 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, April 18 The state has failed miserably to protect and maintain the quality of its river waters with untreated sewage finding its way into the water bodies. Ludhiana continues to be the major defaulter. The paucity of funds is a major impediment in setting up sewage treatment plants (STPs) and their effective working. As a result, most civic bodies continue to discharge untreated waste directly into the rivers. At present, 87 STPs are operational in 67 cities of the state and only 15 meet the water quality norms after treatment primarily due to limited funds to run these STPs. As per records obtained from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), a majority of the 87 STPs are not functioning due to the shortage of funds with the Local Bodies Department, while many are unable to meet the set norms due to poor upkeep. It is further revealed that 99 cities are yet to set up an STP. The major cities that are polluting water channels include Jalandhar, Amritsar, Zirakpur, Mohali ...
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Corporation inks pact with Brussels 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
To cooperate in urban development, smart city project
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Clean-up operations in full swing 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
300 persons roped in to clean Vellore Fort; initiative to go on till April 30
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Impose fine on those spitting, defecating in public places: Lekhi 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 18 The authorities concerned should impose penalty on people spitting, defecating and littering public places in the city, said BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi while inaugurating a workshop, Capacity Building on Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities. She emphasised on use of traditional utensils than that of plastic. Plastic plates, cups, glasses and other things not only chock the drains, but also cause cancer. The municipal bodies do not work in planned manner. They just collect garbage and dump it to the landfill sites which is a total waste of energy. It can be used for generating bio-gas by setting up bio-methanisation plants nearby eateries, hotels and restaurants. Tree leaves can also be used for generating gas, said Lekhi addressing the participants at workshop organised jointly by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the New Delhi Municipal Council. Construction waste should be scientifically disposed of to prevent air as well as water pollution, she ...
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DC launches cleanliness drive 19.4.2018 The Tribune

Sonepat, April 18

Deputy Commissioner Vinay Singh launched district level cleanliness drive in Kharkhoda on Tuesday. The DC was accompanied by Kharkhoda SDM Kushal Kataria, Member of Haryana Women Commission Sonia Aggarwal and other volunteers.

The participants collected garbage from different various parts of the town.

Earlier, the DC asked the officials of the sub division to consider cleanliness as their social and moral responsibility. He also inspected the cleanliness drive in many villages of the district. — OC

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