User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: E-Waste
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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AC industry sweats on high GST rate 5.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The cooling products (room air-conditioner and refrigerator) market in India witnessed several challenges during fiscal 2018. While implementation of goods and services tax (GST) resulted in a market frenzy to liquidate pre-GST stocks, industry players faced another issue of a change in energy efficiency ratings. The former forced cooling product makers to heavily discount their unsold inventory while the latter resulted in a pricing issue between old and new (energy labelled) stocks in the market. The overall market has gradually stabilised post the two challenges even as cooling products taxed at the highest bracket still lingered in the minds of Indian and multinational companies. While the recent decision by the GST Council to bring refrigerators in the 18% tax slab brought cheers in the market, players in the room air-conditioner (RAC) industry have been left high and dry as they are still taxed in the 28% bracket. Adding to the woes of RAC makers was the uncertain weather conditions that lead to ...
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In 1.5 years, bE-Responsible helps process 15 tonnes of e-waste scientifically 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Keeping e-waste away from landfills and making sure they aren't processed unscientifically is a challenge. This programme has been able to achieve some success in the issue. »
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E-WASTE Generation and Disposal 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“As per the Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 Report of United Nation University the world-wide generation of E-Waste in 2016 was 44.7 million metric tonnes and the annual generation of E-Waste in India was 2 million metric tonnes.
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What about e-waste? 18.6.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
A look at India’s e-waste regulations and what you can do to manage your e-waste
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Indian cities stare at a mountain of e-waste, with little idea of how to manage it 11.6.2018 Citizen Matters
The next time you think of buying a new cell phone or television on a whim, you might want to consider the effect it has on the environment and on human health. A recent study shows how the generation of e-waste, in India, growing at around 25 percent every year, has far reaching effects on the environment and the health of workers who segregate improperly disposed e-waste. »
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E-Waste 7.6.2018 Central Chronicle
The generation of E (Electronic) Waste is the ever and over growing environmental problem of the world. It is not bio degradable and gradually covering the earth face. The world will have to find a solution of disposal or it will destroy the mankind. India is 5th after China, USA, Japan and Germany in generating […]
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The Glaring Need for E-Waste Management in India 5.6.2018 Sify Finance
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“Need to create an Adequate Funding Mechanism to Implement waste Regulations”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the importance of documenting success stories in States that can be disseminated to other States across the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has stressed the need to create an adequate funding mechanism for implementing waste regulations, considering that one of the major issues faced by municipal corporations is the lack of financial resources.
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India among top five countries in e-waste generation: Study 4.6.2018 Sify Finance
Despite the government's emphasis on Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan and Smart Cities project, India continues to be among the top five countries generating e-waste, an ASSOCHAM-NEC recent study said here on Monday.
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Veena Sahajwalla Elected As Fellows Of Australian Academy of Science 28.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Indian-origin innovator Veena Sahajwalla, who has made her mark in revolutionising recycling science, is among the 21 distinguished Australian scientists elected as new fellows of the prestigious...
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Tackling the menace of e-waste in the current Socio-Environmental Scenario 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Need awareness on minimizing waste production: Venkaiah 17.5.2018 General News
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said there was a need to build awareness about the importance of a self-sustaining system of waste disposal and minimizing waste production.
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Waste, emissions, dust cause air pollution in Indian cities: Experts 2.5.2018 General News
A cocktail of toxic factors -- ranging from industrial waste to vehicular emissions and road dust -- has put 14 Indian cities on the dubious map of the most polluted places in the world, experts said. A new WHO report said today that 14 Indian cities were on its 2016 list of 15 with the highest levels of PM2.5 or particulate matter (PM) with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres. Fine particles stay longer in the air than heavier ones, leading to greater chances of toxic matters being inhaled by human beings and animals. Here are some possible reasons cited by the experts on what makes the air so dangerous in four hotbeds of pollution. KANPUR: The World Health Organization report states that the Uttar Pradesh city is the most polluted in the world with an annual PM2.5 average of 173 micrograms per cubic metre (g/m3) and an annual PM10 (particulate matter of 10 micrometres or less in diametre) average of 319 (g/m3). Among the sources of pollution are industrial point sources, defined
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Weaving technology with tradition 24.4.2018 Hindu: Home
France-based scenographer makes carpets made of e-waste and natural materials
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Earth Day: An Indian's leading solution to tackle e-waste 22.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Mumbai-born Veena Sahajwalla has developed a microfactory in Australia to upcycle electronic waste.
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L-G asks civic bodies to make plan for managing fire at all 3 landfill sites 19.4.2018 General News
Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed city's municipal corporations to make plan for management of fire and remediation of sanitary landfill sites in the national capital. Baijal asked Principal Secretary (urban development) Renu Sharma to explore the possibility of issuing order asking authorities concerned to mandatorily use products made out of construction and demolition waste. The Lt Governor also directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to monitor the progress of procurement of mechanical road sweepers, sprinklers by municipal corporations as per their timelines on a weekly basis. The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by Baijal to review the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution in the city. The meeting was attended by Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Prakash and other senior officers. "MCDs, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) presented detailed plan to increase municipal solid waste processing capacity to ensure ...
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Biometrics-based paperless air travel coming soon to India: SITA 12.4.2018 General News
Even as Aadhaar's credibility is being questioned, paperless travel could soon become a reality, according to a top aviation expert.
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India's solid waste disposal capacity to increase: Minister 10.4.2018 General News
India's capacity to dispose solid waste in a scientific manner will be increased in the near future, a Union minister said here today. "Currently, 25 per cent of the solid waste is disposed in a scientific manner, while the rest 75 per cent is disposed in a traditional way," Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said. "According to an estimate, Indian cities generate 1.7 lakh tonnes of solid waste on a daily basis," he added. Puri was speaking at the inaugural session of 8th Regional 3 R (reduce, recycle and reuse) Forum meet in Asia and the Pacific. He said the possibility of taking Japan's assistance for the scientific disposal of solid waste will be considered. "I know that in Tokyo, solid waste is disposed in a very systematic manner. I will encourage my ministry officials to explore the possibilities of taking the help of Japanese government or private companies there for the disposal of solid waste," Puri said. He expressed confidence that .
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