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IIT Madras Carbon Zero Challenge Attracts Participants From Students, Startups 11.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
More than 850 registrations from students, start-ups and entrepreneurs besides educational institutions have been received so far for CZeroC 2019, a Green Business Idea Contest.
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Prabhu invites Australian Superfunds to invest in India 27.6.2018 Sify Finance
Addressing representatives of about 25 Australian Superfunds, who have huge investible assets, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday invited them to invest in India.
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15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission held in Australia  26.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Commerce Minister delivers the Leaders on Asia address on “India’s Growth Story: Opportunities for Australia” in Sydney today   The 15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held on 25thJune 2018, in Canberra, Australia.
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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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Low-cost membrane can help clean up oil spills 27.5.2018 General News
Researchers have developed a low-cost membrane that effectively separates oil and water, paving the way for effectively cleaning up oil spills and treating industrial wastewater in the future. The membrane consists of a treated copper mesh that can be switched from oil-removal to water-removal mode simply by applying a few seconds' worth of voltage from a regular alkaline battery. In the oil-removal mode, heavy oil passes through the mesh while water is retained; in water-removal mode, the mesh allows water to pass through while retaining light oil. This enables users to achieve almost complete separation of both light and heavy oils from water using a single membrane. "This technology offers an effective and eco-friendly way to reduce the negative impacts of oily water and wastewater, which are being produced by domestic, municipal and industrial processes every day," said Chun Haow Kung, a master's student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. "Other oil-water ...
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14 Indian cities most polluted in the world; experts call for more action to tackle air pollution 2.5.2018 General News
Delhi, Kanpur and Varanasi are among the 14 most-polluted cities in the world, a new WHO report released today said even as environment and health experts sounded an alarm about the severity of the problem, saying it is a grim reminder that air pollution is a national health crisis and India needs to do more to tackle it. However, reacting to the World Health Organization report, the environment ministry said that the government has made "serious" efforts to deal with air pollution and the 2017 air quality data for fine particulate matter particulate matter (PM) 2.5 has shown improvement over the previous year. A cocktail of toxic factors, ranging from industrial waste to vehicular emissions and road dust, has put Delhi, Kanpur, Varanasi and Patna among others as the most-polluted spaces in the world. In terms of PM10 levels, eight cities in India also figure among the 20 most-polluted cities of the world in 2016. Other Indian cities that registered very high levels of PM2.5 ...
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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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'Mercury' first silent film in three decades 12.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Mercury features dancing sensation Prabhu Deva with a host of younger actors. It is the first silent film in India after 30 years. The last silent film was the Kamal Haasan starrer Pushpaka Vimana, shot in Bengaluru. It remains etched in memory for many. Karthik Subbaraj, the director of Mercury, says, "I was waiting for the right script to come along and after I wrote Mercury, I couldnt wait to turn it into a silent film. Everything you know about making a film changes when you deal with a silent film." The film deals with how industrial waste is dumped on the outskirts of any city. "It talks about how corporates exploit villages in the name of development and progress. The ill-effects of toxic waste are visible in several parts of the country and many people are affected by this sort of mindless development," he adds. Karthik has very carefully chosen his actors. Prabhu Deva, Shashank Purushotham, and Remya Nambeesan, are playing pivotal roles. He feels there is something unique about Prabhu Devas body ...
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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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More microplastics on Maha, K'taka beaches than Goa: study 22.3.2018 General News
Microplastics, one of the carriers of pollution to the marine environment, have been found moreon the beaches of Karnataka and Maharashtra as compared to Goa, according to a scientific study. The microplastics are extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment, resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste. During a study conducted on different beaches along the coast of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa, the researchers found significant variations in the distribution pattern of plastic contaminants on various locations in the three states. They claimed to have found a high abundance of microplastics - like films, fibres, fragments and pellets - on the beaches of Maharashtra and Karanataka. "However, comparatively fewer microplastic pellets were found along the coast of Goa," says the research paper of scientists of the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of
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More microplastics on Maharashtra, Karnataka beaches than Goa: study 22.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Microplastics, one of the carriers of pollution to the marine environment, have been found more on the beaches of Karnataka and Maharashtra as compared to Goa, according to a scientific study. The microplastics are extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment, resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste. During a study conducted on different beaches along the coast of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa, the researchers found significant variations in the distribution pattern of plastic contaminants on various locations in the three states. They claimed to have found a high abundance of microplastics - like films, fibres, fragments and pellets - on the beaches of Maharashtra and Karnataka. "However, comparatively fewer microplastic pellets were found along the coast of Goa," says the research paper of scientists of the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial ...
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OMCs mull used-lube oil collection centres 10.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Part of eco-system proposed to use 25% re-refined base oil by 2023
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Union Carbide tragedy: Centre to take measures for safe disposal of hazardous waste 5.3.2018 General News
The Centre has decided to take various measures for remediation of areas affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, including safe disposal of identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide factory, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said this in written reply to a question on the cleaning up of toxic areas in and around the former pesticide factory of the Union Carbide India Ltd. He also said the "government of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a proposal for remediation of contaminated sites in and around the UCIL premises, and the construction of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Memorial". "The government has decided to take remediation measures, including safe disposal of identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL), Bhopal," Vardhan said. Trial incineration of 10 tonnes of actual UCIL waste was carried out at common hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF), Pithampur ...
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What will happen to this beautiful blue planet? 5.3.2018 General News
Is this beautiful world fighting for its very existence? Will the coming generations be in a position to enjoy every element of nature? Are we constrained to live in a highly polluted environment? Have the sources of our water run dry and have the sources that are still running become contaminated?The simple question that arises from this is that if everything goes on at this pace and the pollution level continues to rise and the speed of implementing improvement measures remains mediocre then what will happen to this world? What are those people, who are using more resources than they actually need, doing for the environment?Together with the United Nations, India had compromised on the Green Rating in 1997. That is, in the case of the greenhouse effect due to industrialisation, intensive forests will be developed and a large part of the land would be converted by planting trees.By doing so, the compensation for the environment would be very minimal, but the forests would still be ...
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Union Carbide tragedy: Centre to take measures for safe disposal of hazardous waste 3.3.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Centre has decided to take various measures for remediation of areas affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, including safe disposal of the identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide factory, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said this in a written reply to a question on the cleaning up of toxic areas in and around the former pesticide factory of the Union Carbide India Ltd. He also said the "government of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a proposal for remediation of contaminated sites in and around the UCIL premises, and the
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Save the Cauvery: Stop fighting, start cleaning 8.2.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
There’s no point in squabbling over the Cauvery if its waters are too polluted to use
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Pharma industry links to rising antimicrobial resistance levels 7.2.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Feb.7 (ANI): Turns out, India's pharmaceutical industry is contributing to rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) levels due to their polluters - air, soil and water.
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Pharma industry links to rising antimicrobial resistance levels 7.2.2018 General News
Turns out, India's pharmaceutical industry is contributing to rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) levels due to their polluters - air, soil and water.It is found that exposure to these polluters are aiding the development of AMR in population at large.India's pharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the Indian economy. It has played a ground-breaking role in making accessible worldwide, a plethora of affordable medicines.Pharmaceutical manufacturing uses large quantities of highly toxic solvents and heavy metals, with severe long-term environmental and human implications.In fact, India's Environment Ministry classifies pharmaceutical manufacturing as a "red category" activity owing to its hazardous waste production and subsequent environmental damage. One of the dangers of pharmaceutical effluents is the rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance.Multiple studies have explored the impacts of pollution from pharmaceutical production sites and supply chains. ...
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MCC warns against letting out sewage into Phalguni, SWDs 3.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Domestic and industrial sewage flow uninterruptedly into Phalguni and Netravathi
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Save wetlands as they save humanity: Harsh Vardhan 2.2.2018 General News
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today urged people to save wetlands as they save humanity by serving as a source of drinking water and reducing flooding. On the occasion of the World Wetlands Day, the minister appealed to people to put their heart and soul into developing a strong movement for 'Green Good Deeds' in this country. "They (wetlands) serve as a source of drinking water, reduce flooding and the vegetation of wetlands filters domestic and industrial waste and improves water quality. Save them, save humanity," the minister said. "I think this is our Green Social Responsibility towards the society and the nation and of course for this whole planet," he said. The minister also interacted with hundreds of school and college students, who came to observe the World Wetlands Day with him. "It is our solemn duty to protect the rights of the children, who are yet to take birth. It is our duty also to ensure that we give back to our children an environment which is ...
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