User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
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Kovind markets Indian opportunities to Australian investors, companies 22.11.2018 Sify Finance
President Ram Nath Kovind, while stressing the need for strengthening the economic ties between India and Australia, on Thursday said that Indian market offered the
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Australian Financial Review India Business Summit 22.11.2018 Govt of india: PIB
I am happy to be here to speak at the Australian Financial Review India Business Summit. I thank the organisers for the invitation to address Australia’s leading businesspersons and thought leaders.
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EPCA extends ban on construction activities, industries and entry of heavy vehicles till Nov 12 10.11.2018 Zee News : India National
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Saturday wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary urging to extend the ban on industries using coal and biomass in the national capital due to high pollution levels.
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No time to breathe clean? Environment ministers of 4 states skip key meeting 2.11.2018 Zee News : India National
Steps taken by states to control stubble burning "are far from satisfactory", Union minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday as environment ministers of four states around Delhi, including Haryana and Punjab, where the practice is rampant, skipped a crucial meet to discuss measures to stop air pollution levels from deteriorating further.
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The food on your plate: Is it safe? Is it organic? 11.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
While organic fruits, vegetables and staples are much sought-after especially in metro cities like Bengaluru, consumers are often not able to verify the quality of the produce. What makes it ‘organic’ and how can we check?
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Cabinet approves Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation 10.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation. The Memorandum of Cooperation will enable establishment and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between the two countries in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources on the basis of equity, reciprocity and mutual benefits, taking into account the applicable laws and legal provisions in each country.
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Abundant Opportunities for Australian Superfunds to Invest In India : Suresh Prabhu 18.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A five member delegation of Australian Superfunds called on Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu here today. During the meeting, the Minister   highlighted  the potential of Indian growth story and  assured them of stability and certainty of business in long term.
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How an artist in Pune is trying to save the city’s dying ‘Muthai’ 6.9.2018 Citizen Matters
Pune-based artist Madhavi Kolte has always used her art for the cause of the environment and to raise people's awareness about it. Her recent association with citizens' collective Jeevitnadi has now made her stand up for the highly polluted Mutha river in the city.
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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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