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11 villages identified for Gram Swaraj Abhiyan 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
11 villages identified for Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
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Centre aims to make UP open-defecation free state 19.4.2018 General News
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) along with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have united and taken up the task of making India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh Open Defecation Free (ODF).As a part of the initiative, the ministries organised a training camp for nearly 1000 masons in Jhansi city for the construction of twin pit toilets. Later, the skilling sessions under the guidance of NSDC and others, is expected to reach out to approximately 50,000 masons residing in other nearby areas of the city, leading to more such training sessions in the future.This is the first such training camp to be launched in the province and is expected to be an intense drive towards making India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2019.On the basis of the skill levels of the masons, each candidate will be required to undergo stages of training programmes beginning from, Recognition of Prior ...
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Life on track 17.4.2018 Hindu: Religion
He may not have liked race walking when he began but now Vijay Bibin Raj dreams of an Olympic medal
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Theatre, of the people, for the people 14.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Theatre, of the people, for the people
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Hry's school admission form creates flutters 11.4.2018 General News
Amid controversy over school students in Haryana being asked to fill a lengthy admission form giving details like if their parents are engaged in any "unclean occupation", Department of School Education today clarified that no new term has been introduced in the form by the present state government. The state government's reaction came after the opposition hit out at the Khattar dispensation. "No new term has been coined much less introduced in the form by the present Government of Haryana," an official spokesman of Department of School Education said here in a release. On the use of a particular adjective, "unclean occupation", with the vocation of parents, he said, "the said adjective is and has ever since been a part of a scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, first revised on January 21, 2009 and last on July 1, 2011." In the admission form, students above primary classes have also been asked to mention their and their .
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7 months after 10 deaths in Delhi's sewers, AAP govt's promises remain hollow 9.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The AAP government's promise to put an end to manual scavenging by mechanising the process, after 10 people were killed cleaning sewers and tanks last year in the capital, remains unfulfilled.
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Startup to test sewer-cleaning robots in Kerala, Tamil Nadu 8.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Two months after the Kerala-based startup Genrobotics developed Bandicoot, a robot that cleans sewer holes, the company is set to roll out five more robots, including ones for pilot projects planned in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Founders of the startup, who envisaged Bandicoot as a project that could end the practice of manual scavenging, have been invited to present the robot in the two states. Of the five new robots, one each would be used in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, two would be handed over to the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) and one to the Cochin International Airport Limited. Bandicoot was launched in Thiruvananthapuram, on an experimental basis, in February. Genrobotics, founded in 2015 by engineering graduates Arun George, Vimal Govind, NP Nikhil and Ashiq, specialises in powered exoskeletons and human-controlled robotic systems. The Bandicoot comes with four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web-like extension that goes into the sewer, shovels the waste and collects it in the bucket, ...
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Mission Battees cleans a dirty spot 8.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It was a race to build 32,000 toilets in a remote part of U.P. in five days
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Manual scavenging claims a life in Kundapur 7.4.2018 deccanherald.com
A Dalit civic labourer died after he suffocated while cleaning a manhole at M-Kodi in Kasaba village, Kundapur, on Saturday. Kundapur police told DH that the deceased has been identified as Sandeep (25), hailing from Thekatte. The incident happened when the accused, Abdul Khader Geelani, called the victim and other labourers to clean the manhole as there was a function at his house on Sunday. Sandeep was made to clean the manhole, while the other labourers were outside the manhole working on other cleaning aspects. He suddenly slipped and fell into the pit. After some time, the other labourers, who observed that the victim did not come outside, were worried and immediately pulled him out and took him to the hospital. However, he succumbed to death on the way to the hospital. His mother was a former Thekatte gram panchayat member. The police have charged the accused on the charges under Manual Scavenging Act, SC/ST Atrocity Act and IPC Section 304 (A) for negligence. Dalit leaders in Thekatte have ...
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Kerala startup to unveil more manhole cleaning robots 7.4.2018 General News
Kerala startup Genrobotics will unveil five more 'Bandicoot' robots for cleaning sewer holes, including for pilot projects in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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Genrobotics to roll out 5 more 'Bandicoot' robots 7.4.2018 General News
: Kerala-based startup Genrobotics has plans to unveil five more 'Bandicoot' robots for cleaning sewer holes, including for pilot projects in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The startup had garnered tremendous response to its innovative idea of using robots for the task and potentially eliminating the age-old practice of manual scavenging. Genrobotics was among the participants of the two-day Huddle Kerala conclave, which concluded at nearby Kovlam today. Founded in 2015, GenRobotics specialises in powered exoskeletons and human-controlled robotic systems. Sharjah Digital Transformation Higher Committee Chairman Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi was among the visitors to the Genrobotics stall. The founders, engineering graduates Arun George, Vimal Govind, N P Nikhil and Ashiq, said they had received several enquiries from the UAE, and hoped that their brief meeting with Sheikh Fahim would open the doors to present their product in Sharjah. Genrobotics launched the world's ...
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Expanding the SC/ST Act 5.4.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
The 2015 amendments were highlighted recently in court
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Child deaths from diarrhoea halved in 10 yrs, but 321 died every day in '15 27.3.2018 Top Stories
The proportion of children with diarrhoea who received rehydration therapy from ORS packets increased from 26% in 2005-06 to 51% in 2015-16
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Farmers,public take out march against bypass road construction 25.3.2018 General News
Hundreds of farmers and people from all over Kerala took out a march here today against construction of a bypass road through paddy fields in Keezhattur area in the district, police said. Among those who took part in the agitation were former KPCC president V M Sudheeran, BJP Rajya Sabha MP and actor Suresh Gopi, P C George, MLA, and environmental actvist Hareesh Vasudevan. Police said there was no untoward incident and the march went off peacefully. Later, speaking at a public meeting, Sudheeran flayed the state government for allegedly not considering the views of the people. "I did not expect that CPI(M) will take such a stance. The same tactics and methods adopted by the feudal lords against the communist movement are being adopted by CPI(M) leaders against the agitators," he said. "Now, the people of Kerala have understood the games played by the ruling party," he added. Suresh Gopi said he would take up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested ...
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‘Treat it as a hazardous work’ 24.3.2018 Hindu: National

Clearing of underground drainage network in the city is done using machines.

The last incident of the death of a worker occurred in April 2016 while clearing a manhole at Siripuram. After a s

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‘Treat it as a hazardous work’ 24.3.2018 Hindu: National

Clearing of underground drainage network in the city is done using machines.

The last incident of the death of a worker occurred in April 2016 while clearing a manhole at Siripuram. After a s

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Private players resorting to unsafe practices 24.3.2018 Hindu: National
Death of 7 workers served as an eye-opener, but no visible action either on hatcheries management or in improving safety measures
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7 vultures survive carcass poisoning in Assam, 32 dead 18.3.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
This is the biggest case of poisoning of the scavenging birds
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Startup firm brings medical lab tests to doorstep 15.3.2018 General News
Startup firm pick2heal has come out with a mobile application that makes medical laboratory tests cost-effective and brings a wide range of lab services to the doorsteps of the patients. Through the website/app www.pick2heal.com, patients can select a list of labs that conduct the tests along with prices and an option to book the test at special rates. If one needs the service at their doorstep, it will be provided at a discount price from the best labs nearby. The company, headquartered at Kerala Start up Mission (KSUM) in Technoparkhere, will launch its service in Kochi soon, a press release said. The time-saving facility brings transparency in medical testing and creates a level playing field in laboratory testing. The platform allows the patients to access the test report from anywhere at any time and can be useful as an online repository for the same. Prasanth Peethambaran, who founded the company with the idea of aligning the interests of customers and diagnostic ..
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Shortcomings in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission in some Hry municipalties 14.3.2018 General News
There have been shortcomings in the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission in some municipalities in Haryana as households having insanitary latrines were not targeted to provide toilets, a CAG report said today. There was shortfall in coverage of households for construction of toilets and even the toilets which were constructed were incomplete in a number of cases, it said. As per the CAG report 2016-17 tabled in the Haryana Assembly here today, 12 municipalities including in Panchkula, Hodal, Narnaul and Sampla had identified only those households which did not have toilets, but households having insanitary latrines and single pit latrines were neither identified nor targeted for coverage under the mission. Households having insanitary toilets were not identified in 12 test-checked municipalities and public toilets were not constructed in 23 municipalities, the report said, adding the survey was not conducted as per guidelines and eligible households remained deprived of the ...
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