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Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit 22.5.2018 General News
The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, Maksim Jidkov.
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Villagers compelled to drink drain water in Dantewada 22.5.2018 General News
Deprived of drinking water facility, villagers in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district are forced to consume contaminated water every day.As the villagers have no proper water facility, they are compelled to dig out water from a drain for drinking purpose."The water is visibly murky; we cannot consume the water nor use it for cleaning, cooking and other basic needs," a local told ANI.Taking note of the issue, District Collector Saurabh Kumar assured help and told ANI, "We will look into the matter, if there is a shortage of hand pumps then we will install them soon".
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Ten new jaundice cases detected in Cuttack 22.5.2018 General News
Ten new cases of jaundice have been detected in Ramgada area of Cuttack taking the total number of jaundice affected patients here to 60, officials said. Nearly 50 cases of jaundice have already been reported in the Siddheswar Sahi and Mansingpatna areas of the city over the past one week, they said yesterday. Supply of contaminated drinking water through broken pipelines is said to be the main reason behind spread of the disease, they said. "We are going to replace the broken pipelines on war footing and determined to arrest the spread of the disease to fresh areas," said district collector Sushant Mohapatra, who visited the affected areas along with officers and doctors of the city civic.
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14 ‘very large’ water projects planned under Vision 2023 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
₹21,050 crore will be spent for the purpose, says Minister
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Japanese encephalitis: Survey to be undertaken in 5 districts 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
2% of hand pumps to be checked for contamination
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Water scheme: report soon on alternative route 21.5.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
Following opposition from the traders, commercial establishments and residents in Bhavani Town for laying pipelines for the Dedicated Water Supply Sch
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140 cases of diarrhoea recorded in Hyderabad 21.5.2018 General News
With temperatures rising in the city, Hyderabad has witnessed a surge in diarrhoea cases and hospitals in the city are chock-a-block due to the same.As summer is also a season of vacation, people tend to go out with their family and have junk food more. As street foods are mostly unhygienic, this leads to people suffering from a variety of symptoms under diarrhoea .Dr. Shankar, the superintendent of Government Fever Hospital, explained the rise of diarrhoea cases in this summer." Diarrhoea cases are becoming more common in this summer as people are taking unfiltered water. For example, people are even fond of taking ice which is mixed in sugarcane juices and this ice is not be prepared with purified water. When they drink this, it leads to vomiting, abdomen pain and loose motions which is known as called as gastroenteritis. This month, we have witnessed 140 diarrhea cases so far. A large number of cases have been registered here (in Government Fever Hospital)," he said."Another ...
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Odisha rail station gets water from air to tackle drinking water woes 21.5.2018 General News
A railway station in a hilly, tribal-dominated area of Odisha is plucking water from the air to tackle its drinking water woes, an official of the East Coast Railway said today, stressing that it was the first such experiment in the rail network. Because of the uneven terrain in Rauli, 460 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, the station authorities had found it difficult to ensure a regular supply of drinking water. Attempts to drill a tubewell at the station had not yielded any results, the official said. During an inspection in March this year, East Coast Railways General Manager Umesh Singh suggested the station try out a machine called the atmospheric moisture extractor to harvest water. "An atmospheric moisture extractor draws air from the atmosphere and the air is passed over a condenser so that vapour is transformed into water due to heat exchange," East Coast Railways (ECoR) Chief Public Relations Officer J P Mishra told PTI. The machine was installed on April 25 at the station
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Novel bacteria can turn plants into valuable chemicals 20.5.2018 General News
Scientists - including one of Indian origin - have created bioengineered bacteria that can break down plant components into valuable chemicals required to manufacture products like nylon, plastics and pharmaceuticals, which are currently derived from petroleum. Economically and efficiently converting tough plant matter, called lignin, has long been a stumbling block for wider use of the energy source and making it cost competitive. Piecing together mechanisms from other known lignin degraders, Seema Singh and colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories in the US, have engineered E coli into an efficient and productive bioconversion cell factory. Lignin is the component of plant cell walls that gives them their incredible strength. It is brimming with energy, but getting to that energy is so costly and complex that the resulting biofuel can not compete economically with other forms of transportation energy. Once broken down, lignin has other gifts to give in the form of valuable ...
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Yogi Adityanath announces dates for three 'shahi snan' of Kumbh 2019 20.5.2018 Zee News : States
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced the final dates for the three 'shahi snan' of Kumbh 2019. The first 'shahi snan' for the akharas would be held on January 15 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the second will take place on February 4 (Mauni Amavasya), while the third on February 10 on the festival of Basant Panchami.
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‘Ensure supply of sufficient drinking water’ 20.5.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Thambidurai presides over District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting
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Days after flyover collapse, Yogi Adityanath makes surprise visits in Varanasi 20.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Adityanath made a visit to ESI hospital and asked the authorities to complete the construction work by December 2018.
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Adityanath pays surprise visits to under construction sites in Varanasi 20.5.2018 General News
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a surprise visit to various under-construction sites including hospitals, water treatment plant and pumping station in Varanasi late on Saturday night.Adityanath's visit comes after the deadly under-construction flyover collapse in Varanasi, which on May 15 left at least 18 people dead and 11 others critically injured.During his visit, Adityanath at first inspected the ESI hospital. He asked the concerned authorities to get the construction work done by December 2018.Thereafter, Adityanath headed to Sarnath to inspect the condition of the 100 MLD Water Treatment Plant, which after completion is expected to source clean water to 7 lakh and 27 thousand people. The project is expected to be ready by November later this year.He later visited a pumping station in Chowka Ghat and a cancer hospital in Leher Tara.The Chief Minister asked the officers on duty to get the pumping station ready by June 29.The Chief Minister also asked the officers
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‘Conduct study on water supply status in villages’ 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The State government should conduct a survey of the supply of drinking water in villages and release funds to undertake repairs of filtration beds whi
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Fish found dead in Sulur lake 19.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Around five tonnes was found washed up on the banks of the lake
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What is hepatitis control all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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Pb govt decides to supply potable water to Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala through canals 19.5.2018 General News
Concerned over depleting underground water levels, the Punjab Local Bodies department has decided to supply canal water for drinking purposes to Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala. Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said the need for immediate measures to check the rapid decline and deterioration of ground water has been realised by the state government. The state government has already initiated the process of switching to surface water (canal water) based water supply for three cities of Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala, an official release said. Detailed proposals were made by the Department of Local Government under the guidance of Principal Secretary A Venu Parsad and CEO of PMIDC Ajoy Sharma for supplying treated potable water through canal in these three cities. Sidhu said considering huge investment requirement in this project, the Punjab government has approached the Centre for arranging funds through external funding agencies such as the World Bank and Asian ...
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What is hepatitis control is all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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Railway Board decides to stop supply of 'Rail Neer' water at its headquarters 19.5.2018 General News
In a cost-cutting measure, the Railway Board has decided to stop the supply of Rail Neer bottled water at its Rail Bhavan headquarters and asked officials to either bring water from home or drink the water of the recently-installed RO plants. In a circular issued on May 16, the board has said that since in accordance with the demands of the officials as well as the staff associations, three RO plants have been installed in the Rail Bhavan premises in January, Rail Neer water will not be supplied there. It has also said that the required quality tests of the RO water have been conducted and it was found to be at par with the Rail Neer water. Rail Neer (mineral water) is a product of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) under the Ministry of Railways. "Based on the above status, the competent authority has decided that the supply of bottled drinking water at Rail Bhavan would be stopped with immediate effect," the circular said. However, Rail Neer water would be ..
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Water supply: Arvind Kejriwal urges PM Narendra Modi to intervene to avoid crisis 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, seeking his intervention in ensuring sufficient water supply from Haryana as the Capital stares at a possible water crisis next week. "I would urge you (PM) to kindly use your good offices to persuade Haryana to continue supplying same level of water that it has been supplying for the last 22 years and not to disrupt it till the issue is finally decided by the courts," Kejriwal said in the letter. In his letter to Modi, Kejriwal said disruption in water supply from Haryana could affect the Chandrawal water treatment plan, which supplies water to the NDMC area where Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament, embassies and major establishments like railway stations and hospitals are located. He further said the city had been receiving 1,133 cusecs of water from Haryana since 1996, but recently, for the first time in 22 years, the neighbouring state had contested Delhi's right over this water and partially stopped the water supply. "The ...
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