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Drive launched against water mafia in south Delhi 25.5.2018 General News
The south Delhi district administration today launched a drive against water maifia in Devali and Sangam Vihar areas, during which four borewells were sealed while the owner of five underground tanks was directed to demolish those. According to the administration, officials of the revenue department, DDMA, Delhi Police and the BSES visited seven sites in Devali and Sangam Vihar in south Delhi. "At four sites, tankers were found filling water from borewells. Four borewells were sealed and six tankers sent to police station," South District Magistrate Amzad Tak said in a statement. At five sites, underground water tanks were found, he said, adding that pipelines were sealed and the owner was directed to destroy the tankers within seven days. According to the statement, a few Delhi Jal Board (DJB) tankers were also checked and the team found that the drivers were not having proper slips, "They (drivers) could not explain about the destination. Theirs slips are taken into custody. The ...
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CSIR bags the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category 24.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research has been awarded the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category. This award yet again recognizes CSIR as the top innovator.
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Punjab: Work on treating hazardous ravine going on at slow pace 24.5.2018 General News
The water of Buddha Nullah (ravine), a seasonal stream that runs through Ludhiana, has turned black due to industrial and chemical wastes.Several deaths caused by hepatitis and other diseases have been reported in surrounding villages in the past four years, raising widespread fear among the locals living in the region.Though one plant is ready, it is yet to get operational, and the works on the other three have not been completed yet."The Pollution Control Board (PCB) is working on installing four, Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) in the area. But, only one has been made till now and even that has not become operational," said Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Commissioner Jaskiran Singh.Buddha Nullah runs through various districts in Punjab and drains in Sutlej, is one of most polluted water bodies of the state. The highly populated and industrialised Ludhiana city is one of the main sources of the pollution of the stream. The water gets polluted as it enters Ludhiana city. The .
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NGT asks CPCB to inspect polluting industries near U'khand village 24.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inspect and take samples from industries located in the vicinity of an Uttarakhand village so that the polluting units can be shut. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the CPCB to give the list of polluting industries, after conducting the inspection within within three weeks in the village in Udham Singh Nagar district, to the the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Ltd (SIDCUL). "As we have been told that there are certain industries which are polluting, we direct the officers of CPCB to first inspect such industries and take samples(water/air). On confirmation about they being polluting, give a list of such industry to SIDCUL. "Upon receipts of such list SIDCUL and Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board shall immediately stop the functioning of such industries. CPCB shall inspect all the industries expeditiously and in any case within three ..
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Jaipur: A dirty pond feeds this village’s hope 24.5.2018 DNA: Money
People living in the tribal area of Shahabad, Baran are facing severe drinking water crisis. Residents of Kaglavar village of Gadreta Gram Panchayat do not have any other option other than going to a nearby pond, one kilometer away, to get their daily dose of drinking water. But the water in the pond is dirty. Villagers fear it is contaminated and, therefore, not fit for consumption.  A dozen Kaglavar residents including Sanya Saharia, Prithvi Saharia, Madan Saharia, Sundar Lal, Santosh Saharia informed that the people of Kaglavar village have to go to Khatka village for drinking water as there is no water resource present in their village. They added that they have no other option than drinking contaminated water from the pond at Khatka village. There is a tube-well in their village, but it is not functional since last two months The water scarcity and consumption of contaminated water is resulting in spreading of diseases among the village population.  However, to some respite, a water tanker came to ...
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Gurugram water supply to be hit on Thursday 23.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Amid day temperatures touching 45 degrees in Gurugram, the water supply in parts of the city will remain disrupted on Thursday following shutdown of master water supply from main water treatment plant, an official said on Wednesday.
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HC seeks report on quarrying in Thanjavur 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
MADURAIThe Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday called for a report on measures taken to regulate sand quarrying while hearing a plea
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12 die of cholera in NE Nigeria: official 23.5.2018 General News
Twelve people have died of cholera in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, the health commissioner said today, in the latest outbreak of the disease in the region. The outbreak has infected 142 people in Mubi district since Sunday, Ahmad Sajo told AFP. "We have recorded 12 deaths from (a) cholera outbreak in Mubi north and Mubi south local government areas in the past four days," he said. "A total of 142 people were infected and medical teams have been dispatched to the affected communities to contain the rapid spread of the disease," Sajo said. He said the medical teams were yet to find out the cause of the outbreak. Cholera is caused by a bacterium transmitted through contaminated food or drinking water. It causes acute diarrhoea, with children particularly at risk. Water-borne diseases are a constant threat because of a lack of adequate sanitation as well as stagnant groundwater during the rainy season in Nigeria. Last month 13 people were killed in a similar outbreak in nearby ...
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KENT RO announces 4-years free service 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 23 (NewsVoir): India's most trusted water purifier brand, "KENT RO," takes a step forward to enhance KENT RO water purifier's customer service and ownership experience. KENT RO is now
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KENT RO announces 4-years free service 23.5.2018 General News
India's most trusted water purifier brand, "KENT RO," takes a step forward to enhance KENT RO water purifier's customer service and ownership experience. KENT RO is now available with extended four years free service (1 year warranty+ 3 years of free service). So, time to enjoy extended happiness and complete peace of mind.This move by KENT RO is to ensure that consumers do not fall prey to the substandard services and spare parts offered and recommended by local service providers existing in the market."Often consumers do not understand the rationale behind the regular and quality service and maintenance, that it is for ensuring your filters run properly, you get pure water and the life of the RO water purifier is preserved. In Ignorance, consumers switch to cheaper and local filters which do not yield the desired results. Also, there are fake and cheap alternatives available with local service providers which although cuts down the cost in the short term but proves to be more ...
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In Rockfort City, civic water managers are a relieved lot 23.5.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Summer showers and release of water from Mettur dam have eased pressure
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Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit 22.5.2018 General News
The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, Maksim Jidkov.
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Villagers compelled to drink drain water in Dantewada 22.5.2018 General News
Deprived of drinking water facility, villagers in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district are forced to consume contaminated water every day.As the villagers have no proper water facility, they are compelled to dig out water from a drain for drinking purpose."The water is visibly murky; we cannot consume the water nor use it for cleaning, cooking and other basic needs," a local told ANI.Taking note of the issue, District Collector Saurabh Kumar assured help and told ANI, "We will look into the matter, if there is a shortage of hand pumps then we will install them soon".
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Ten new jaundice cases detected in Cuttack 22.5.2018 General News
Ten new cases of jaundice have been detected in Ramgada area of Cuttack taking the total number of jaundice affected patients here to 60, officials said. Nearly 50 cases of jaundice have already been reported in the Siddheswar Sahi and Mansingpatna areas of the city over the past one week, they said yesterday. Supply of contaminated drinking water through broken pipelines is said to be the main reason behind spread of the disease, they said. "We are going to replace the broken pipelines on war footing and determined to arrest the spread of the disease to fresh areas," said district collector Sushant Mohapatra, who visited the affected areas along with officers and doctors of the city civic.
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14 ‘very large’ water projects planned under Vision 2023 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
₹21,050 crore will be spent for the purpose, says Minister
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Japanese encephalitis: Survey to be undertaken in 5 districts 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
2% of hand pumps to be checked for contamination
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Water scheme: report soon on alternative route 21.5.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
Following opposition from the traders, commercial establishments and residents in Bhavani Town for laying pipelines for the Dedicated Water Supply Sch
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140 cases of diarrhoea recorded in Hyderabad 21.5.2018 General News
With temperatures rising in the city, Hyderabad has witnessed a surge in diarrhoea cases and hospitals in the city are chock-a-block due to the same.As summer is also a season of vacation, people tend to go out with their family and have junk food more. As street foods are mostly unhygienic, this leads to people suffering from a variety of symptoms under diarrhoea .Dr. Shankar, the superintendent of Government Fever Hospital, explained the rise of diarrhoea cases in this summer." Diarrhoea cases are becoming more common in this summer as people are taking unfiltered water. For example, people are even fond of taking ice which is mixed in sugarcane juices and this ice is not be prepared with purified water. When they drink this, it leads to vomiting, abdomen pain and loose motions which is known as called as gastroenteritis. This month, we have witnessed 140 diarrhea cases so far. A large number of cases have been registered here (in Government Fever Hospital)," he said."Another ...
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Odisha rail station gets water from air to tackle drinking water woes 21.5.2018 General News
A railway station in a hilly, tribal-dominated area of Odisha is plucking water from the air to tackle its drinking water woes, an official of the East Coast Railway said today, stressing that it was the first such experiment in the rail network. Because of the uneven terrain in Rauli, 460 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, the station authorities had found it difficult to ensure a regular supply of drinking water. Attempts to drill a tubewell at the station had not yielded any results, the official said. During an inspection in March this year, East Coast Railways General Manager Umesh Singh suggested the station try out a machine called the atmospheric moisture extractor to harvest water. "An atmospheric moisture extractor draws air from the atmosphere and the air is passed over a condenser so that vapour is transformed into water due to heat exchange," East Coast Railways (ECoR) Chief Public Relations Officer J P Mishra told PTI. The machine was installed on April 25 at the station
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Novel bacteria can turn plants into valuable chemicals 20.5.2018 General News
Scientists - including one of Indian origin - have created bioengineered bacteria that can break down plant components into valuable chemicals required to manufacture products like nylon, plastics and pharmaceuticals, which are currently derived from petroleum. Economically and efficiently converting tough plant matter, called lignin, has long been a stumbling block for wider use of the energy source and making it cost competitive. Piecing together mechanisms from other known lignin degraders, Seema Singh and colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories in the US, have engineered E coli into an efficient and productive bioconversion cell factory. Lignin is the component of plant cell walls that gives them their incredible strength. It is brimming with energy, but getting to that energy is so costly and complex that the resulting biofuel can not compete economically with other forms of transportation energy. Once broken down, lignin has other gifts to give in the form of valuable ...
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