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Mission Bhagiratha trial run at Imampeta by May 5 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Water supply to every household by year end, says Minister
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11-year-old girl raped, killed in Chhattisgarh 20.4.2018 General News
An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by a guest at a wedding in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, police said. Uttam Sahu, the 25-year-old accused, has been arrested, Lal Umed Singh, Superintendent of Police, told PTI by phone. The incident happened on Wednesday night in the district, about 120km from state capital Raipur. Sahu lured the girl away from the village and then raped and killed her by smashing her head with a stone, Singh said. The victim was related to the bridegroom, he said. After committing the crime, Sahu, a resident of nearby Rehauta village, returned and joined the wedding, he said. When the girl did not return home, a search was launched for her and it came to light that she was last seen with Sahu, the police official said. The body was found near a canal yesterday after which police questioned Sahu, who admitted to the crime, Singh said. He has been arrested on charges of murder and rape, he added.
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Focus: Exxon faces setback in Iraq as oil and water mix 19.4.2018 General News
LONDON/BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the country.
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India stares at water crisis, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 General News
As the proverbial Indian summer sets in and taps dry up across large swathes of the country, India faces an acute shortage of safe and sustainable water, specifically groundwater, a crisis that will exacerbate with factors like indiscriminate use and climate change, warn experts. The issue of water sustainability for the years to come centres around critical water sources such as reservoirs and groundwater. Last week, the World Resources Institute (WRI), basing its findings on a new early warning satellite system, warned that shrinking reservoirs in India could result in water taps going completely dry in the country. Experts also point to research establishing the criticality of groundwater for India's agriculture dependent people. "Almost 70-80 per cent of the population of South Asia (including India) is dependent on groundwater for drinking and agricultural irrigation," said leading IIT Kharagpur hydrogeologist Abhijit Mukherjee. The northern and eastern parts lose groundwater at
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Parched A.P. village saved by 300-year-old stepwell 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Women of fluoride-hit area trek a long distance for a single pot of drinking water
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Telangana to implement 'transparent' land registration policy from June 19.4.2018 General News
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) has declared that a transparent land registration policy will be implemented from June in the state.He announced this while chairing a review meeting at Pragati Bhavan on the reforms in new registration policy on Wednesday."From June, a new registration policy, which would be corruption-free, transparent and will be implemented through online registration portal, Dharani, will come into force," KCR said.Giving the details of the policy, the Chief Minister said the new registration policy is designed in such a way that both the seller and buyer will be required to come to the registration office only once and their passbooks and registration papers would be dispatched to them through the courier service."Both the seller and buyer should intimate the sub registrar's office in advance and get an appointed date and time. The concerned sub-registrar will give them a time slot. Both of them should reach the sub registrar's office on the ..
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Tell us of the steps taken on depletion of groundwater, asks SC 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Central government about the steps taken on the issue of depletion of groundwater in Delhi, and sought the presence of the Central Ground Water Board's Member Secretary before it for assistance on the issue.
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Photos! Josephine Skriver's Insta-worthy beach vacation 18.4.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
The Danish model brought in her 25th birthday in Dominican Republic.
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The Major Ports at Paradip, Ennore and Tuticorinto Pioneer recycling & Desalination of sea water 18.4.2018 General News
During the meeting the idea was mooted for use of new technology based containerized RO (Reverse Osmosis) based plants which can reduce the cost of producing desalinated water and would be cheaper than current water procurement cost at certain ports. Shri Gadkari directed all ports to install desalination plants immediately.
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Jaipur Municipal Corporation all set to restart Piyaus for parched city 18.4.2018 DNA: India
Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC)is all set to restart the age-old tradition of setting up Piyau (Water Hut) in Pink City, however in a different manner. The municipal corporation will be introducing the concept of modern Piyau. Under this plan, drinking water kiosks will be installed at 200 locations across the city by JMC. People will get RO water on these kiosks, without paying for it. The municipal corporation has issued orders for kiosks. Installation of these kiosks will begin next week. For these water kiosks, the municipal corporation has signed a contract with an NGO Ekajal Sanstha. JMC will set up these water kiosks on public-private partnership (PPP)basis. The Ekajal Sanstha will not take any amount from the municipal corporation for the installation of kiosks and water.Instead, the Municipal Corporation will provide space to the organisation for kiosks by marking the location. Additionally, the institution will be able to advertise on 50 square feet area around the kiosks. Company can cover ...
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Maoist’s mother urges her to surrender 18.4.2018 Hindu: News
Adilabad Superintendent of Police promises all help to Sumanbai’s family
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₹ 762-cr. project to supply treated water from STP 18.4.2018 Hindu: News
It gets approval of the State Cabinet
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India, Sweden to cooperate in Smart Cities, energy 17.4.2018 General News
India and Sweden on Tuesday agreed to further deepen their cooperation in the Smart Cities initiative, transport and energy sectors.The two countries will exchange knowledge and explore cooperation on smart cities, including transit-oriented urban development, air pollution control, waste management, waste-to-energy, waste-water treatment, district cooling and circular economy, including through dialogue and capacity building.Both sides will exchange know-how and explore cooperation in the areas of electro-mobility as well as renewable fuels and exchange know-how and explore cooperation in the area of railways, such as railway policy development, safety, training and operation and maintenance of railways.In energy, India and Sweden will engage and seek mutual collaboration on the demonstration and development of smart grid technologies such as smart metering, demand response, power quality management, distribution automation, electric vehicle/charging infrastructure as well as ...
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Major ports to desalinate sea water: Gadkari 17.4.2018 General News
To meet potable water demand, three major ports - Paradip, Ennore and Chidambarnar - will install plants to recycle and desalinate sea water, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting with chairpersons of major ports. "Paradip Port, Kamarajar Port & VO Chidambarnar Port under the Ministry of Shipping are all set to pioneer water recycling and desalination of sea water in the port premises," the Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Minister said. The minister has convened a meeting of port chairmen to discuss desalination technologies and their application at major ports, and directed that desalination plants should be installed with immediate effect, Ministry of Shipping said in a statement. While addressing the meeting, Gadkari said the desalination plant should be used for meeting the potable water needs of ports as well as the neighbouring community. He also said that efforts should be made to extract methane, carbon dioxide .
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The Major Ports at Paradip, Ennore and Tuticorinto Pioneer recycling & Desalination of sea water  17.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Paradip Port, Kamarajar Port & VO Chidambarnar Portunder the Ministry of Shipping are all set to pioneer water recycling and desalination of sea water in the port premises. The Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari, chaired a meeting of port chairmen recently to discuss desalination technologies and their application at major ports, and directed that desalination plants should be installed with immediate effect.
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Discharge of waste into Shillong’s rivers has to stop: Pyngrope 16.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 16: Expressing grave concern over the amount of pollution that is being discharged into the two main rivers in and around Shillong, namely the Umkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers, the Congress MLA representing Nongthymmai, Charles Pyngrope has asked the state government to ensure that the direct discharge of waste water into these two rivers is stopped.
Pointing out that a large volume of this waste discharge emanates from households, Pyngrope called upon the state government to put an end to this practice. He also told the Assembly that this is an issue that can be dealt with effectively.

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CM announces ₹1,000-cr package for Old City 16.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Mohalla clinics to be opened at 200 places
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Electricity can remove drug residues from wastewater: Study 16.4.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, can be efficiently removed from wastewater using only electricity, say scientists who tested a process called pulsed corona discharge (PCD).
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Spark it up: Municipal water can be rid of harmful substances using only electricity 16.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, can be efficiently removed from wastewater using only electricity, say scientists who tested a process called pulsed corona discharge (PCD). Pilot tests by researchers from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland showed that pharmaceutical residues, their variants and other similar compounds degrade easily from wastewater because the process is non-selective. "It does not require the vast settling tanks needed by the traditional approach to water purification so a membrane bioreactor plant can be built cost effectively in a smaller area", explains Kimmo Arola, a researcher at LUT's department of Chemical Engineering. PCD is based on the instantaneous contact produced by an electric discharge between a plasma zone and water. In this phenomenon, water molecules and oxygen in the atmosphere create strong oxidants which degrade organic compounds into water and carbon dioxide. The study examined the formation of oxidants on the ...
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Fishbone model helps restore mangrove cover in KWS 16.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
River water reduces salinity to support plant species
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