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Pollution killed 2.5mn in India: Lancet study 20.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India has had most number of pollution-related deaths in the world in 2015, even more than the sub-Saharan countries, reveals the latest report published in the medical journal The Lancet. According to the report, 2.51 million premature deaths were reported in the country due to diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution. India accounted for about 28 per cent of an estimated 9 million pollution-linked deaths worldwide in 2015, the study found. It also topped the list of deaths linked to polluted air (1.81 million) and water (0.64 million). China, with 1.8 million pollution-linked deaths in 2015, followed India on The Lancet list. Most of these deaths were due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution, such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health's study. The pollution risk factors examined by the Commission were air pollution: household air pollution, and ambient fine particulate ...
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France’s Bollore can buy majority stake in logistics firm India Ports only in 2021 19.10.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
Bollore Africa Logistics SAS, a unit of Paris Stock Exchange-listed Bollore Group, will have to wait at least till 2021 to raise its stake in an Indian logistics company to comply with the terms of t...
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Knowledge check: No easy answers to this sweeping test 18.10.2017
Chennai: Which process during wastewater treatment helps in killing germs? - a) Aeration (b) Chlorination (c) Sedimentation (d) Flocculation. That was one of the questions asked by the Madras high court to workers who had recently applied for the post of sweeper and sanitary workers at the high court. The other one-word questions asked during the test were "Which is the ancient Tamil book"; "Which is the national tree";  "Why do objects fall to the ground" and "When did the Constitution of India come into existence". While a section of learned advocates who were interacting with DC said they were irrelevant questions, another section said that things had changed. Sweeping and sanitation is now part of upgraded housekeeping, which needs basic knowledge among those who work on it. Some of the questions did leave the sanitary workers baffled. Others were floored because they were illiterate. The test, conducted on October 8, lasted for an hour and was ...
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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria 17.10.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Human intervention reverses fluorosis 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
A village slowly recovers from the ill-effects of high fluoride content in water
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Water supply set to be normal from today: Delhi Jal Board 17.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Issue passbooks to farmers: Congress MLC to govt 16.10.2017 thehansindia3900
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Rajasthan gets first heavy metal testing lab 16.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
From now onwards, the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, cereals and other food items can be detected in government testing lab in the city. For this purpose, central public health laboratory at mini health directorate has been upgraded. Medical and health minister Kalicharan Saraf inaugurated the state-of-the-art testing equipment at the central public health laboratory on Sunday. According to officials, this is the first such public lab in northern India. The lab has been upgraded with the establishment of advanced testing equipment at a cost of around Rs 7 crore. “ With this Rajasthan has joined the selected state like Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra where the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, and other food items can be tested at government testing lab,” Kalicharan Saraf said. To operate these machines staff is being provided training and process have been initiated to fill vacant posts of technicians in the central testing lab,” he ...
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Water supply likely to be disrupted: Delhi Jal Board 16.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Water supply to remain hit for 2 days in parts of city 16.10.2017 dailypioneer
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Government mulls creation of 10 revenue ranges 16.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The measure is aimed at better administration at grass-roots level
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CPM slams KCR over remarks on Left parties 15.10.2017 thehansindia3900
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Kerala Water Authority supplies turbid water 15.10.2017
KOCHI: The turbidity level in the drinking water supplied to the city and outskirts from the Kerala Water Authority"s Aluva pump house is higher than permissible norms. As the stock of lime at the pump house has depleted, water is being treated only with alum (Aluminium sulfate). Though the permissible level of turbidity in  treated water is 5 NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Units), the water now being supplied to the city contains 7 to 8 NTU, admit employees of the KWA. KWA also had to cut the quantity of water being supplied to west Kochi areas. Only 120 MLD water is being pumped from  the plant as against the normal 130 MLD. According to sources at the KWA pump house, it is the unholy nexus between the top officials and contractors supplying lime which has led to the crisis situation. "For several years, sub-standard quality lime has been used for water treatment at the pump houses which come under the Aluva division. Though the sample is sent for testing  to the ...
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City’s water supply set to be hit 14.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Large parts of the city would be facing water shortage on Sunday and Monday as two treatment plants were shut down due to a high level of ammonia in the raw water, the Delhi Jal Board said on Saturda...
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BJP holds purification ritual at Kodikunnil’s fast venue 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Police register case, Congress flays BJP
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The Capital is Choking 13.10.2017 DNA: Money
For Rajesh Awasthi, Delhi's winter always meant crisp, sunny weekends that his family would often spend picnicking in parks, or near India Gate. Then the pleasant season gradually became a health hazard. "This air was our lifeline. We have made it so toxic that it now takes lives. It's heartbreaking to see my five-year-old son wake up in the middle of the night, coughing and choking," said the 35-year-old MNC executive at his South Delhi apartment. The air in Delhi, one of the world's most polluted cities, has already reached alarming levels, according to the government's real-time air quality index. Thousands are scrambling to hospitals, complaining of breathlessness, watering of eyes, cough, and wheezing. With Diwali, when the quantum of toxic pollutants spikes fourfold, only days away, the Supreme Court (SC) has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1, almost two weeks after the festival of lights (October 19) will be over. Residents in this region will not be able to purchase ...
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PCB orders 18 industries to pay ₹1 crore for pollution 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Large-scale fish kill was witnessed on Oct.4 and 5 in Ameenpur
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Purification ritual: caseagainst BJP activists 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Congress says BJP following a feudal code of conduct
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43 kg gold and 3 tonnes of silver found from sewage in Switzerland 13.10.2017 thehansindia3902
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The Sabarimala question before SC constitution bench: Gender equality or faith? 13.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
The Supreme Court's constitution bench has to examine if the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa constitutes a separate religious denomination and enjoys protection under Article 26 of the Constitution.
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