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Centre notifies 21 blocks to regulate groundwater 11.3.2017 The Tribune
CHANDIGARH: Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar has said that Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), New Delhi, has notified 21 blocks to regulate groundwater development in the state.
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Dialysis unit has no UPS 11.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Employees say the unit has been functioning without an RO plant
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Water projects: Chief secy summoned over slow work 10.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Power generation hit at fourth unit 10.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Besides obsolete technology, water crisis disrupts power generation at TTPS
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Uttar Pradesh: drought of solutions to a flood of challenges 10.3.2017 Downtoearth
Poor health infrastructure, energy poverty and agrarian crisis are jostling each other to garner attention of new government
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‘Potatoes likely to survive in Mars’ 9.3.2017 BusinessLine - News
Study shows the veggie tolerates soil salinity, drought
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Potatoes can be grown on Mars: study 9.3.2017
Potatoes can be grown even in the extreme environment of Mars, according to a new study that has implications for future manned missions to the red planet as well as helping people survive in harsh climates on Earth. The International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru launched a series of experiments to discover if potatoes can grow under Mars atmospheric conditions and thereby prove they are also able to grow in extreme climates on Earth. The Phase Two effort of CIP's proof of concept experiment to grow potatoes in simulated Martian conditions began in February last year when a tuber was planted in a specially constructed CubeSat by researchers from University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Peru. The Potatoes on Mars project was conceived by CIP to both understand how potatoes might grow in Mars conditions and also see how they survive in the extreme conditions similar to what parts of the world already suffering from climate change and weather shocks are already experiencing. "Growing crops under ...
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84 per cent people lack access to clean drinking water in Pakistan 9.3.2017
Islamabad: About 84 per cent of Pakistanis donot have access to safe drinking water, a minister said in Islamabad. The startling disclosure was made by Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanvir Hussain in the Senate, the upper house of parliament, yesterday, according to the Dawn newspaper. Hussain said according to a study by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), only 72 per cent water supply schemes in the country were functional and 84 per cent of those had supplied water that was not fit for consumption. About 84 per cent of the total 195 million population in Pakistan do not have access to safe drinking water. The water from 14 per cent of supply sources in Sindh and Punjab were found to be heavily contaminated with arsenic, well above the permissible limit of 50 parts per billion, Hussain said. He said Rs 279 million had been spent on the project Provision of Safe Drinking Water over the past four years. As part of the project, six regional water quality laboratories, under ...
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Father-grandma electric shock exorcism kills kids 9.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
A resident of a Bathinda village and his mother administered electric shocks to his two children to exorcise them, leading to their death on Wednesday night.
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Meet the hundreds of officials Trump has placed across the government 9.3.2017 News
These officials will serve as his eyes and ears at major federal agency like the Pentagon
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Will Porur lake water turn out to be potable? 9.3.2017
Chennai: Faced with the Herculean task of providing drinking water to Chennaiites during this summer, water managers associated with the Chennai metro water board are now awaiting results of water samples collected from Porur lake. In the last three weeks, metro water engineers have collected water samples from at least 9 water bodies, including the abandoned quarries near Tirusulam and Mangaadu. On Wednesday the team led by Chennai metro water supply and sewerage board managing director V. Arun Roy visited the Porur lake to check out the feasibility of treating the lake water so that the harvested water can be put to drinking water purpose. According to metro water sources installation of a temporary water treatment plant is underway and the water samples obtained from the plant will soon be sent to the Guindy Kings Institute to ascertain the quality of water. If the results are positive for public consumption the lake has a potential to provide 4 million litres of water per day prolonging up to a ...
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84% Pakistanis lack access to clean drinking water 8.3.2017 Hindu: News
About 84% Pakistanis do not have access to safe drinking water, a Minister said in Islamabad. The startling disclosure was made by Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanvir Hussain in the Senat...
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About 84 per cent people lack access to clean drinking water in Pakistan 8.3.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Pak Senate told 84 pct population lacks access to safe drinking water 8.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Pakistan?s Senate has been told that 84 percent of the country?s population does not have access to safe drinking water.
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Karnataka may build new city to decongest Bengaluru 8.3.2017 ET: Infrastructure
Over the last 15 years, the Centre has been planning to revive a cluster of colonial-era gold mines as there were reports that deposits worth Rs 14,000 crore are left.
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How Krishnaveni has defined an era of women panchayat presidents 8.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The trauma of the tragedy lives with Krishnaveni, but it made her more determined than ever
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Karnataka may build new city to decongest B'luru 8.3.2017 TOI: Home
Speculations were rife earlier that there's a possibility of KGF turning into Bengaluru's next landfill. On January 31 last year, a daylong bandh was observed in KGF to protest any such possible moves. The Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) had reportedly put forward the option of dumping Bengaluru's trash near Marikuppam in Bangarpet taluk of Kolar district.
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Syrian army captures water station supplying Aleppo from Islamic State 8.3.2017
Beirut: The Syrian army and its allies have captured the main water pumping station that supplies Aleppo in a sweeping advance against Islamic State that has brought them to the bank of the Euphrates, a group that monitors the conflict said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army and allied forces made rapid gains east of Aleppo city, as Syrian and Russian planes pounded the rural areas. They recaptured the al-Khafsa area on the western bank of the Euphrates River, where the water treatment and pumping plants are located, after the jihadist group withdrew the Observatory said. A Syrian military source had said earlier on Tuesday that the army had advanced to areas “very close” to both. Aleppo’s main water supply has been cut off for nearly two months, and the city’s residents now rely mainly on ground wells or water purchased from private vendors. A military media unit run by Hezbollah, a Lebanese ally which is fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces, ...
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For Osmania University, centenary fete is a time to rejuvenate 8.3.2017
Hyderabad: The centenary celebrations are proving to be a blessing in disguise for the Osmania University. Age-old infrastructure and the dilapidated buildings will be revamped and reconstructed with the support of state and Central governments. “You will hear good news soon,” OU Vice-Chancellor S. Ramachandram told DC. Asked about the poor infrastructure, Prof. Ramachandram said the varsity has decided to strengthen infrastructure. Proposals in this regard have been sent to the state government and Central governments for aid, he said. “We proposed to develop infrastructure for boys and girls hostels, administrative building and other buildings that are in a dilapidated condition, lay roads, and revamp the centenary convention building, Tarnaka gate, Vidyanagar gate, automate the library, digitalise classrooms, provide laptops to research scholars among others,” he said. The university has also sought financial support from alumni, industry and other sectors and has opened a bank account for the ...
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Centre to fight arsenic in groundwater in states 8.3.2017 TOI: India
Arsenic in groundwater is caused by natural geological processes.Long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water can cause skin cancer and other diseases.
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