User: rose_skyzen Topic: water pollution
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Six cities along Ganga’s banks responsible for half the sewage that empties into river 28.4.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
More than half the total sewage discharged into the Ganga every day comes from six big cities with Kolkata, Kanpur and Varanasi leading the ...
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Cleaning of Rivers 27.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Central Government has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments through Ministry of Water Resources, RD &GR in abatement of pollution in Ganga River and its tributaries under NGRBA (National Ganga River Basin Authority) and Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in identified stretches of various rivers
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Environmental Friendly Production Units of Railways 27.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Environment related parameters in the Railway Production Units are being monitored as indicated by the respective State Pollution Control Boards.
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'It doesn't even smell': a ride on the Bristol bus powered by human poo 27.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Is Bristol’s biomethane-powered city bus a bold new move towards sustainable transport, or just hot air? Ajit Niranjan catches the No 2 (really) to find out

“It’s a fantastic idea, I say – powering a bus with poo, who’d have thought?”

The soft West Country burr belongs to Maisie, a 30-year-old nurse travelling with her toddler, Josh, and three bags of shopping. Squirming out of his mother’s grasp, Josh presses his face to the window as we pass rows of Georgian terraces and graffiti-speckled tower blocks.

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Himachal doesn't know its industrial potential: CAG report 26.4.2015 Sify Finance
Himachal Pradesh, which is extending incentives and concessions in a big way to attract investment, doesn't know its own industrial potential, including availability of human resource, India's official auditor has said.
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Silence! court is in session 26.4.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
At some point while watching Chaitanya Tamhane's film Court, I actually started to laugh silently with joy. This could be seen as somewhat perverse, for the themes and the story of the movie are anything but joyous, and the world it creates, or rather, depicts with precision, is a grim nightmare and one fully deserving of the oft misused label, Kafkaesque. My elation, then, stemmed from the realization that one was watching a truly beautiful work of cinema, unpretentious film-making that was at the same time wrought with supreme artistry, a fiercely minimalistic work that was, nevertheless, fiercely gripping. The joy and disbelief were further amplified by the fact that this incredible richness and quality belonged to a contemporary Indian film - a pleasure too rarely granted to us local cinephiles. To put that differently - and to add to it - this extreme measure of happiness also came about because this felt like a quintessentially Indian film, portraying a typically Indian reality; it's not that some ...
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Subsidy on free water scheme may go soon 25.4.2015 Hindustan Times: India
The Aam Aadmi Party AAP government may remove the subsidy on its free water scheme while asking Delhi Jal Board to up its revenue ensure that targeted consumers continued to get the ...
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Rio 2016 sailing events could be moved from polluted Guanabara Bay 25.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
• World sailing body demands Brazilian politicians take action • Floating debris and sewage have alarmed Olympic sailors • Stench of dead fish won’t spoil 2016 Games, officials hope The world governing body of sailing is threatening to move events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city’s polluted Guanabara Bay unless “a whole lot more is done very quickly” to clear the venue of floating debris and sewage. Alastair Fox, head of competitions for the governing body ISAF, said: “We’ve got quite frustrated with it all,” adding that Brazilian “politicians and the government must get ...
Boost to Production of Bulk Drugs/APIs 24.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Government had constituted a High Level Committee known as the Katoch Committee on 08.10.2013 to study and identify the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) of critical importance and to work out a package of interventions/concessions required to build domestic production capabilities and examine the cost implication.
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Water Pollution 23.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 150 polluted rivers stretches in the year 2008.
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Look back in friendship 23.4.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
Countries unfailingly revel in celebrating anniversaries. India and Malaysia, however, are now doing their best to bury an anniversary that they share.
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A 40-metre fatberg? That’s not even London’s worst … 22.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Huge lumps of congealed fat, waste and wet wipes are blocking sewage systems around the world, from west London to Melbourne You can run but you can’t hide … or flush your toilet. Yep, it’s the return of the fatberg, a monstrous blob of congealed fat, waste, and wet wipes coming soon to asewer near you. Especially if you happen to live in west London. This week’s culprit is a 40-metre bruiser removed from under the leafy streets of Chelsea and weighing as much as five Porsches. The latest fatberg was so big-boned it broke a 70-year-old sewer pipe, leaving Thames Water with a £400,000 repair bill. It wasn’t even the area’s worst. In 2013, “Britain’s biggest berg”, weighing 15 tonnes and as long as a double-decker bus, was found in Kingston upon Thames, and last year a fatberg the size of a Boeing 747 was discovered under the streets of Shepherd’s Bush. It’s only a matter of time before a fatberg as mighty as the Titanic herself bursts out of the manholes on High Street Ken and starts ransacking the place, ...
Would you drink this beer brewed from human waste? 22.4.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
London-based sewage treatment firm Clean Water Services have come up with a plan to treat waste matter before handing it over to microbrewers, who will turn it into beer, the Mirror reported. The regulators have given a green light to the beverage after they were persuaded it wouldn't make people sick, and now up to 10 trial barrels of the frothy brew will be made in Oregon. Robert Baumgartner, an assistant director at Clean Water Services, said that it was designed to "raise awareness of the reusable nature of all water." The report added, "Although this water is typically of lower quality, used water has resource value and can often be safely reused without adverse affects to public health." It also has a history, as Soho doctor John Snow found that beer actually helped brewery workers escape the 1854 outbreak of cholera in central London, as the fermentation process killed the bacteria. However, people have raised questions, calling it a bad idea, saying that fresh water was probably healthier as the ...
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TN scraps land for Coke plant 22.4.2015 Telegraph: Nation
The Tamil Nadu government has cancelled the land allocation for a Rs 500-crore Coca-Cola plant after protests by farmers.
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Kejriwal talks water with Israel envoy 22.4.2015 TOI: India
Ambassador of Israel Daniel Carmon on Tuesday called on chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and discussed a range of issues, including water and waste ...
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DJB engineers arrested for graft 22.4.2015 TOI: Cities
The anti-corruption branch of Delhi government has arrested the chief engineer and executive engineer of Delhi Jal Board, officials said on ...
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Radiation Technology for Cleaner India 21.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Today on 21st April, 2015 India enters into a new era of utilizing advanced technology of Radiation Processing for Hygieniesing Sewage Sludge by signing of MoU between Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Bhabha Atomic
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Promoting ‘Make In India’ Initiative in Pharmaceutical Sector 21.4.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has taken various measures to promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative in pharmaceutical sector. In this direction, the Government had constituted a Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Health Research. The mandate of this Committee was to carefully study the whole issue of APIs of critical importance
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Government to formulate policy to promote bulk drug manufacturing 21.4.2015 ET: Pharma
The recommendations are being examined for formulation of a policy for promotion of manufacturing of bulk drugs.
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Drainage network’s upgrade missing from election talk 21.4.2015 TOI: Cities
The city’s drainage network that runs parallel to the water supply has become the biggest misery for the citizens due frequent leakages and resultant water ...
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