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'Mercury' review: Silence is the most powerful scream of this film 13.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Though the film has a social message, the plot, treated like a horror film is one dimensional and weak
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'Mercury': One-dimensional and forced (IANS Review, Rating: **) 13.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Film: "Mercury"; Director: Karthik Subbaraj; Cast: Prabhu Deva, Sananth, Deepak Paramesh, Shashank Purushotham, Anish Padmanabhan, Indhuja, Gajaraj, Remya Nambeesan; Rating: **
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'Mercury' first silent film in three decades 12.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Mercury features dancing sensation Prabhu Deva with a host of younger actors. It is the first silent film in India after 30 years. The last silent film was the Kamal Haasan starrer Pushpaka Vimana, shot in Bengaluru. It remains etched in memory for many. Karthik Subbaraj, the director of Mercury, says, "I was waiting for the right script to come along and after I wrote Mercury, I couldnt wait to turn it into a silent film. Everything you know about making a film changes when you deal with a silent film." The film deals with how industrial waste is dumped on the outskirts of any city. "It talks about how corporates exploit villages in the name of development and progress. The ill-effects of toxic waste are visible in several parts of the country and many people are affected by this sort of mindless development," he adds. Karthik has very carefully chosen his actors. Prabhu Deva, Shashank Purushotham, and Remya Nambeesan, are playing pivotal roles. He feels there is something unique about Prabhu Devas body ...
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India's solid waste disposal capacity to increase: Minister 10.4.2018 General News
India's capacity to dispose solid waste in a scientific manner will be increased in the near future, a Union minister said here today. "Currently, 25 per cent of the solid waste is disposed in a scientific manner, while the rest 75 per cent is disposed in a traditional way," Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said. "According to an estimate, Indian cities generate 1.7 lakh tonnes of solid waste on a daily basis," he added. Puri was speaking at the inaugural session of 8th Regional 3 R (reduce, recycle and reuse) Forum meet in Asia and the Pacific. He said the possibility of taking Japan's assistance for the scientific disposal of solid waste will be considered. "I know that in Tokyo, solid waste is disposed in a very systematic manner. I will encourage my ministry officials to explore the possibilities of taking the help of Japanese government or private companies there for the disposal of solid waste," Puri said. He expressed confidence that .
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CSMCRI uses seaweed to remove lead, chromium and dyes from wastewater 6.4.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
Removing toxic metals such as lead and chromium and certain dyes from industrial wastewater much more effectively has become possible thanks to the
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A conscious touch 2.4.2018 Hindu: College & University
Designers as creators are responsible to conceive sustainable and eco-friendly structures
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Don't allow Union Carbide escape court action, groups urge PM 31.3.2018 General News
Organisations representing the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy said today "inaction" on part of the government may lead to Union Carbide escaping criminal liability for the 1984 industrial disaster forever. Madhya Pradesh and Union governments are showing "apathy" on the issue and this has raised the possibility of the American corporation, whose plant in Bhopal was the site of the disaster, escaping criminal liability, they alleged. Addressing a press conference here, leaders of the organisations said Dow Chemical, the owner of Union Carbide, after merging with another American MNC DuPont, has announced plans to split into three entities by June 2019. According to the leaders, Union Carbide is running away from facing the criminal charges, including culpable homicide, for more than 30 years. The US company, as per criminal laws, will cease to be criminally liable for the tragedy, in which thousands of people lost their lives, after the three-way split, they said. "More than a ...
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Private players resorting to unsafe practices 24.3.2018 Hindu: National
Death of 7 workers served as an eye-opener, but no visible action either on hatcheries management or in improving safety measures
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More microplastics on Maha, K'taka beaches than Goa: study 22.3.2018 General News
Microplastics, one of the carriers of pollution to the marine environment, have been found moreon the beaches of Karnataka and Maharashtra as compared to Goa, according to a scientific study. The microplastics are extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment, resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste. During a study conducted on different beaches along the coast of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa, the researchers found significant variations in the distribution pattern of plastic contaminants on various locations in the three states. They claimed to have found a high abundance of microplastics - like films, fibres, fragments and pellets - on the beaches of Maharashtra and Karanataka. "However, comparatively fewer microplastic pellets were found along the coast of Goa," says the research paper of scientists of the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of
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More microplastics on Maharashtra, Karnataka beaches than Goa: study 22.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Microplastics, one of the carriers of pollution to the marine environment, have been found more on the beaches of Karnataka and Maharashtra as compared to Goa, according to a scientific study. The microplastics are extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment, resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste. During a study conducted on different beaches along the coast of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa, the researchers found significant variations in the distribution pattern of plastic contaminants on various locations in the three states. They claimed to have found a high abundance of microplastics - like films, fibres, fragments and pellets - on the beaches of Maharashtra and Karnataka. "However, comparatively fewer microplastic pellets were found along the coast of Goa," says the research paper of scientists of the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial ...
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Bhopal gas tragedy victims to get aid for kidney and liver 21.3.2018 General News
The Madhya Pradesh government today announced that it would provide financial assistance to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy and their children who are adviced to undergo liver and kidney transplant in hospitals. "The Cabinet has decided that the government would provide financial assistance to the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy as well as their children for the transplant of liver and kidney in any hospital within or outside the state. "This assistance would be provided on the basis of an estimate that would be prepared by any hospital run by the state or the Union government," Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters. While thousands of people died after inhaling the toxic gas leaked from the pesticide plant of the Union Carbide India Limited in the state capital on the intervening night of December 2 and December 3, 1984, more than five lakh people were affected in the world's biggest industrial disaster. Activists claim that many of the ...
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Toxic waste, callous treatment 10.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Deadly, hazardous and toxic, untreated bio-medical waste could trap us in all in a twister of nightmarish infections. Isnt this reason enough to bring every healthcare setup in the city under a stringent regulatory system with the utmost urgency? Not so, if a damning report based by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is any indication. First, what do the rules say: The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 (BMW Rules) mandate every Health Care Establishment (HCE) generating BMW to take all steps to ensure that such waste is handled without any adverse effect on the human health and environment. Glaring lacuna The infectious wastes are required to be collected, transported, treated and disposed of strictly in accordance with the BMW rules. The CAG report found a glaring lacuna in the enforcement of this rule by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB): "KSPCB does not have details of the mode of treatment and disposal of BMW of 3,473 HCEs in the state. Disposal of a significant ...
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OMCs mull used-lube oil collection centres 10.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Part of eco-system proposed to use 25% re-refined base oil by 2023
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Environmental compensation imposed on Delhi, Uttarakhand 6.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
For failure to reply to notices on plea on biomedical waste
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Biomedical waste: NGT slaps fine of Rs 50k each on Delhi, Uttarakhand 5.3.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal today slapped a cost of Rs 50,000 each on the Delhi and the Uttarakhand governments for not filing a reply to the show cause notice issued regarding the management of biomedical hazardous wastes. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim took strong exception after it was informed that despite its August 29, 2017 direction, the states had not filed their replies. The matter would now be heard on March 19. The tribunal had asked them to file a detailed reply about which agencies were authorised in terms of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules to collect, transport, dispose of the hazardous wastes. "What is the capacity of the plants which have been given due authorisation for that purpose. What happens and how the remnant hazardous waste is being dealt with. "The members who have been allotted any of the authorised plants and are not sending hazardous waste to those plants. What action the authorities concerned i.e. the state government and
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Union Carbide tragedy: Centre to take measures for safe disposal of hazardous waste 5.3.2018 General News
The Centre has decided to take various measures for remediation of areas affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, including safe disposal of identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide factory, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said this in written reply to a question on the cleaning up of toxic areas in and around the former pesticide factory of the Union Carbide India Ltd. He also said the "government of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a proposal for remediation of contaminated sites in and around the UCIL premises, and the construction of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Memorial". "The government has decided to take remediation measures, including safe disposal of identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL), Bhopal," Vardhan said. Trial incineration of 10 tonnes of actual UCIL waste was carried out at common hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF), Pithampur ...
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What will happen to this beautiful blue planet? 5.3.2018 General News
Is this beautiful world fighting for its very existence? Will the coming generations be in a position to enjoy every element of nature? Are we constrained to live in a highly polluted environment? Have the sources of our water run dry and have the sources that are still running become contaminated?The simple question that arises from this is that if everything goes on at this pace and the pollution level continues to rise and the speed of implementing improvement measures remains mediocre then what will happen to this world? What are those people, who are using more resources than they actually need, doing for the environment?Together with the United Nations, India had compromised on the Green Rating in 1997. That is, in the case of the greenhouse effect due to industrialisation, intensive forests will be developed and a large part of the land would be converted by planting trees.By doing so, the compensation for the environment would be very minimal, but the forests would still be ...
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CWRDM to investigate colour change in Chaliyar 4.3.2018 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Presence of green algae-like substance in the waters at Areekode
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Union Carbide tragedy: Centre to take measures for safe disposal of hazardous waste 3.3.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Centre has decided to take various measures for remediation of areas affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, including safe disposal of the identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide factory, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said this in a written reply to a question on the cleaning up of toxic areas in and around the former pesticide factory of the Union Carbide India Ltd. He also said the "government of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a proposal for remediation of contaminated sites in and around the UCIL premises, and the
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Indonesia Scrubbing The 'World's Dirtiest River' 2.3.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The scabies on Indonesian rice farmer Yusuf Supriyadi's limbs are a daily reminder of the costs of living next to the "world's dirtiest river".
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