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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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Let's stop polluted Uttarakhand from going the Delhi way 13.11.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The rising level of pollution is not limited to Delhi or NCR only, but is also engulfing the hill state of Uttarakhand.
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Bangalore based startup, DrinkPrime is making drinking water accessible for Indians 12.11.2019
Water scarcity in Bangalore has been a rising problem since the past couple of years. Availability of clean drinking water is a hurdle that many residents face today. With the existing suppliers of drinking water not meeting the requirements and needs of the customer, a clear solution to the problem is required. DrinkPrime, an innovative venture in Bangalore, has decided to get to the crux of tackling this issue. The company offers clean drinking water at affordable rates throughout Bangalore. "DrinkPrime is aware of the growing issue of clean water availability in the country and it has always been our aim to solve this problem by offering affordable and accessible clean," shares Manas, co-founder of DrinkPrime. The company achieves affordability by installing water purifiers in the premises of the customer and providing them with drinking water. The water is treated with RO, UV and UF for ensuring the quality of the water. The supply of water is under fixed charges based on the usage of the ...
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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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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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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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KCR's words enable encroachers 15.10.2019
Hyderabad: The government"s proposal to scrap Government Order 111, which creates a 10-km pollution-free zone around the Osmansagar and Himayatsagar, has resulted in rampant encroachment of the channels that bring water to the two reservoirs. Though successive governments have systematically damaged the reservoirs" infrastructure, the present dispensation has decided to bring the axe down on GO 111 claiming it was hindering development in the area. Cutting across party lines, almost every politician, industrialist and businessman owns establishments in violation of GO 111. Due to the damage to the inlet channels caused by the encroachments, the two reservoirs, created a century ago to prevent floods and provide drinking water to the city, did not receive any water though the state received heavy rainfall this season. Officials of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board claimed that they had cleared the feeder channels between March and May. The lakes did not get water as ...
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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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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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Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for ‘unimaginable’ water crisis 28.9.2019 World – The Indian Express
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Delhi Confidential: Delhi Dampener 27.9.2019 Delhi Confidential – The Indian Express
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Human activity in oceans good for jellyfish 24.9.2019
France: Thousands of them plague our beaches to the horror of holidaymakers who dread their sting, but thanks to man's disruption of the oceans, jellyfish are thriving. Jellyfish have been on Earth longer than we have, they are believed to have roamed the oceans for nearly 600 million years. But human activity, from over-fishing to plastic waste and climate change, has created an environment in which they are even more at home. The proliferation of the jellyfish could lead to what some observers are calling the "jellyfication" of the oceans, which are facing profound changes according to a draft UN report due out on Wednesday. Fabien Lombard, a French marine biologist at the Sorbonne University specialising in the ecology of plankton and jellyfish, would not go that far. "There are more jellyfish in certain zones in the world," he told AFP; the Black Sea, off the Namibian coast and the Sea of Japan. It is not clear if their presence has increased in other parts of the world, ...
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Only 450 Group 1, 3 vacancies in Telangana government 24.9.2019
Hyderabad: There are about 450 vacancies in the various departments of the Telangana government in Group 1 and Group 3 services alone, reveals an RTI response. However there is no notification from the Telangana State Public Service Commission as there was no official government order for them. Telangana was formed based on the hopes of employment, but is going back on it, lament students. In the administrative wings in various universities, there are about 137 vacancies of junior assistant cum typist and junior assistant posts and in the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation department there are about 188 posts of the same category vacant in Group III services. When it comes to Group I services, about 142 posts of deputy collector, municipal commissioners, commercial tax officers, district employment officers are lying vacant in various departments in Telangana state.   The RTI applicant said, "Telangana state was formed as youth struggling without employment were frustrated. Even after Telangana ...
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Right to Water 19.9.2019 Central Chronicle
The Chief Minister Mr.Kamal Nath has indicated that his Government would introduce the Right to Water Bill in the coming winter session of the Vidhan Sabha. He has asked the committee of water experts to draft it soon. He has also expressed has firm resolve to remove all encroachments on water bodies the rivers, talab […]
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Ayurvedic dietary and non-dietary tips for breastfeeding mothers 16.9.2019 Health – The Indian Express
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Excess Rains 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
The rains have relented in the country but the Madhya Pradesh is exception. Here the very heavy rains are still battering its western side. All the rivers are in high spate, bridges are submerged. All the dams are overflowing and all the gates opened. That is over flooding the rivers. The north western districts of […]
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RWH: Hulimavu apartment shows way 16.9.2019
Bengaluru: Water crisis may hit Bengaluru in a big way but residents of Sai Sunshine Apartment in Hulimavu have shown the way forward to utilise every drop of water that reaches them. The water requirements of Sai Sunshine Apartment with a terrace area of 45,000 sq.ft and 94 dwellers is self-sufficient. They are no longer dependent on water tankers and are not even waiting for the Cauvery River water to be made available to them either. The entire transformation came about in two years. The residents pooled in Rs 3.50 lakh to implementation a rainwater harvesting system. Shenoy H V, the treasurer of the apartment committee said during last February they used to hire 6 to 7 water tankers a day which continued till July. "We saw that the pipelines linked to RCC were not working as everything was linked to the public gutter, he says. "Initially, we started going about the task by finding out why water was not going into the well. It came to light that there was no pipeline connection. To ...
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AMC still fails to supply purified drinking water 16.9.2019
ANANTAPUR: Anantapur Municipal Corporation authorities have been still unable to supply purified drinking water to people of Anantapur, but are justifying that  the muddy water will not harm the people. Even as Anantapur has adequate drinking water allocation through the Tungabhadra high level main canal and Penna Ahobilum balancing reservoir storage point and separate storage point along with necessary systems to purify water at Muddalapuram in Kudair mandal. The purified drinking water is being supplied through a separate pipeline by filling nearby tanks in various localities. In Rayalaseema, only the AMC has a drinking water facility throughout the year but the situation appears worse this season due to lack of proper measures by the civic authorities. Most of the areas in the corporation including connecting villages receive muddy water and are unable to drink it. "We are afraid of drinking the water and are purchasing from private purified plants for the past 15 days", Krishnamma, a ...
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Chandigarh news: Toddler killed in road accident; Denied new phone, 14-yr-old commits suicide and more 15.9.2019 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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