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Unchecked use of antibiotics poses significant threat to freshwater ecosystem 15.11.2019
Washington: Residues from billions of doses of antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants pose a significant risk to freshwater ecosystems and the global food chain, a new analysis said Thursday. There are growing fears that the unchecked use of antibiotics in both medicine and agriculture will have adverse effects on the environment and on human health. When animals and humans ingest medicines, up to 90 per cent of active ingredients are excreted back into the environment. Many medicines are simply discarded -- in the United States alone an estimated one-third of the four billion drugs prescribed each year end up as waste. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) compared data on concentrations of pharmaceutical residue in water samples worldwide as well as prescribing trends and water purification regulations in various countries. One study cited in its report estimates that 10 per cent of all pharmaceuticals are potentially harmful to the environment – including ...
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Tantri plea may prove crucial 14.11.2019
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will on Thursday deliver its judgment on 56 review petitions over  the court order passed last year allowing the entry of women aged between ten and 50 at the Sabarimala temple. The crucial petitions were filed by Sabarimala chief tantri Kantararu Rajeevararu, Committee for the Protection of Rituals and Customs, NSS leadership, All-Kera-la Brahmin"s Associati-on, Travancore Devasw-om Board and the state government against and in favour of the order. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is scheduled to step down in two days, and the other senior judges will decide whether or not the review petitions have to be transferred to a wider bench. Senior lawyer V. Giri will appear for Kantararu Rajeevararu who had shut down the temple for purification after two women activists, Bindu Ammini and Kanakad-urga, entered the sanctum sanctorum on January 2. The court may pass strictures on the tantri over his action. Legal luminary ...
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Havells introduces 'Freshia' range of air-purifiers, with 9-stage filtration process 8.11.2019
Havells India Limited introduced its latest range of air-purifiers, "Freshia", with an innovative 9-stage filtration process that promises to curb and eliminate air-borne pollutants as small as 0.3 micron, capturing pollutants up to 99.99 per cent. With high levels of air-pollution across major cities in the country, there is growing focus to encourage a nourishing, healthy atmosphere of well-being in homes today. While we take necessary precaution to avoid atmospheric toxicity, indoor air can be quite entrenched with severe air-borne pollutants as well. Damp environments are often a breeding ground for bacteria and cause infectious diseases. Allergens can trigger flu, irritation and asthma while volatile organic compounds in paints, solvents and sprays can lead to respiratory problems. With particulate matter invisible to the human eye but equally harmful, it is essential to create an environment that injects purity and freshness in every breath you take. "Freshia" creates a new ...
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M Venkaiah Naidu bats for cost-effective desalination initiatives 4.11.2019
Chennai: Warning that a water war may break out across the globe, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu emphasised the significance of saving water. Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the country's premier National Institute of Ocean Technology in Chennai on Sunday, Mr Naidu said there is a need to give a thrust to research activities and innovation in the areas of ocean energy, marine biology and biotechnology for the nation to become a leader in these sectors and NIOT can be a forerunner for achieving the milestone. He said some people predict there may be water wars across the globe in the future.      "We must try to utilise available sea water and for that you (NIOT) need to do more and more research. You already found some solutions, but it has to be cost-effective because converting saline water to potable water, sweet water is a very good thing that will solve the problem to maximum possible extent but the question is at what cost and that is the issue," he ...
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Vice President bats for cost-effective desalination initiatives 3.11.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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SC notice to Centre, others on plea for ban on dumping of fly ash in water bodies of MP's Singrauli 26.10.2019 PTI: All news
SC notice to Centre, others on plea for ban on dumping of fly ash in water bodies of MP's Singrauli
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Mega exhibition ‘Com.Connect’ was organized at BSSS 24.10.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, A mega exhibition “Com.Connect” was organized by the Commerce Club of department of Commerce, BSSS College. It was inaugurated by Rev Father Principal Dr. John PJ and the Vice Principal Sr. Lissy Jose. Around 200 participants gave their presence with 31 incredible working models on 9 different themes. Fully Detailed working of models had […]
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Here are two great Samsung products to shop this Diwali 22.10.2019
The Frame TV Samsung today announced its new online exclusive range of TVs – The Frame. A revolutionary lifestyle TV – The Frame – offers a perfect balance of technology, functionality and aesthetics. The Frame (55 inch, 138 cm) will be exclusively available on Flipkart and Samsung"s official online store Samsung Shop, at a no cost EMI of RS 4,999, since August 12, 2019. The Frame offers superior picture quality with QLED technology and transforms the TV into a picture frame that can show 1,000+ artworks from around the world. The QLED technology enables beautiful colors, exceptional contrasts and impeccable details with 100% color volume. The Frame also has in-built motion and brightness sensors. When it is not being used as a TV, The Frame moves into Art Mode and displays digital pieces of art to turn an everyday living space into an art gallery. Just like how a framed picture looks different depending on the time of day, The Frame adjusts the screen brightness based on the ...
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Happy Girl! Kim Sharma flaunts her bikini bod in latest photo 21.10.2019 DNA
Kim Sharma took to her Instagram page and shared her latest photo wearing a bikini.
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SIPCOT mulls own water source for its units 17.10.2019
THOOTHUKUDI: The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd., (SIPCOT) has been planning to create its own water source for industrial units within its industrial parks, which is now being supplied by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) board. "Works are on to prepare a water security plan engaging IIT, Chennai," said J Kumaraguruparan, managing director of SIPCOT. The plan is aimed at making all 19 SIPCOT run industrial parks in the state, self-sufficient in water by completely avoiding getting water from TWAD board. This is expected to bring down the pressure on drinking water supply by the TWAD board, said the SIPCOT MD, who also added that around 150 major and minor tanks within SIPCOT land would be renovated to hold rain water. Establishing desalination plants to ensure soft water supply to the industrial parks, SIPCOT has been exploring possibilities of using recycled sewage water for industrial purposes. Responding to the growing public resentment against ...
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Dewatered lakes will cause water shortage 15.10.2019
Hyderabad: The government"s attempt to dewater city lakes could affect replenishment of aquifers and leave the city short of groundwater in the summer. The lakes are being dewatered for Mission Kakatiya. Experts like Dr B.V. Subba Rao said lakes are the best for continuous replenishment of the aquifers. Since water was not allowed into the lakes, the city could face a difficult summer. "The government and its civic bodies have been bleeding the city dry by dewatering the lakes. The city cannot collect more rainwater that has run off from the roads," Dr Rao told Deccan Chronicle. He added that the city was facing a problem of severe inundation problem because the nalas that feed into the lakes have been blocked. The lakes are being starved at a time when a report from the Niti Aayog, a government think tank, has noted that Hyderabad is among the cities that would run out of groundwater by 2020. The current rate of exploitation in the Hyderabad district is over 300 per cent. An official ...
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DRL now helping out civilians for socio-economic development of NE 11.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
DRL now helping out civilians for socio-economic development of NE
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22 cows dead in govt shelter in Badaun, probe ordered 8.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier review: This smart product could change the category 7.10.2019 Technology – The Indian Express
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October 3, 1979, Forty Years Ago: Violence at Rajghat 3.10.2019 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Keep away from Bisleri, says advisory 3.10.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Joint Commissioner of Food Safety, Meghalaya has issued an advisory asking people to desist from consuming the Bisleri brand of packaged drinking water as it was found to contain fluoride in excess of the prescribed limit as per the analysis report of the Food Analyst, Assam government. The brand of packaged water is […]
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War movie review: Hrithik Roshan starrer is flashy but familiar 2.10.2019 Movie Review – The Indian Express
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SC directs CPCB to inform it about status of pollution in Yamuna at Mathura 2.10.2019 PTI: All news
SC directs CPCB to inform it about status of pollution in Yamuna at Mathura
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Haryana to release more water to dilute amonia, DJB to ensure water supply to city: Kejriwal 30.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Haryana government has assured to soon release more water for the National Capital to dilute the presence of ammonia. The CM said he has directed the Delhi Jal Board to ensure that no part of the capital goes dry and if required, divert water […]
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New K'taka bypoll schedule: Venugopal says EC acting like 'yet another govt dept' 28.9.2019
New Delhi: Congress General Secretary K C Venugopal on Friday alleged that the Election Commission was acting like "yet another government department" and said the new schedule for the Karnataka bypolls have been made to "facilitate the purification" of disqualified legislators. According to a notification issued by the Election Commission on Friday, bypolls to 15 Karnataka Assembly seats, which the poll panel had decided to defer, will be held on December 5. Citing proceedings in the Supreme Court on Thursday regarding the pleas filed by 17 disqualified MLAs of the state challenging their disqualification, the EC said that after deliberations, it has decided that the nomination process will restart on November 11 as per the new schedule. Following the EC decision, Venugopal tweeted, "The Election Commission now acts like yet another government department. Postponing elections after starting the proceedings is quite unusual. The new schedule also seems to have been made to ...
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