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Are water ATMs the way forward? 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Hundreds of ATMs have sprung up across the country promising safe and affordable water. But is this the way ahead? We find out
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Environment minister to look into Tuticorin Sterlite plant issues 26.5.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
A report from the district collector and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has been sought by the ministry
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Sterlite row: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan to look into the matter 26.5.2018 Latest News
The ministry has also sought a report from the district collector and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board
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Tuticorin copper plant issues: Harsh Vardhan says will look into it 25.5.2018 General News
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today sought to blame the previous UPA regime for issues related to Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin and asserted that his ministry would look into the matter after 13 people were killed during protest against the expansion of the plant which, they alleged, was causing groundwater pollution. Amid allegations of environment pollution at the unit, sources in the ministry said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had sought a report on the matter. The minister also said that he had asked his officials to study the issue "with seriousness and in-depth". The Environment Ministry sources said that since there had been agitation and protests, either the district collector or somebody else should have had some consultations. The protest over Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn recently when stones were pelted by agitators and police vehicles were toppled after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. ..
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IIHR in the process of developing elite mango variety 24.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The proposed variety is an improvement on the Amrapali variety, to get red colour from Vanraj
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AP govt inaugurates RO plants in kidney disease-affected areas 24.5.2018 General News
In a move to provide safe drinking water to the kidney disease-affected habitations, Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday inaugurated seven reverse osmosis (RO) plants in as many mandals of Uddanam area.The initiative was taken in order to provide safe drinking water to the kidney affected habitations in Uddanam area by providing RO plants.Seven RO plants (hub and spoke model) of 10,000 LPH capacity covering 128 habitations and 14 wards of Palasa municipality in seven mandals of Kidney-affected Uddanam area were sanctioned by the government last year.The estimated cost of the project was around Rs.16 crore, which would benefit a total population of 1.8 lakh peope.Total expenditure as on today is Rs.7.8 crore and Rs.1.4 crore bill is in processing.Out of 135, actual proposed dispensing units, 109 units have been completed.One unit in Mandasa, one in Ichapram and 21 units in Kaviti is still in progress and will be completed by the end of this month.
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CSIR bags the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category 24.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research has been awarded the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category. This award yet again recognizes CSIR as the top innovator.
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Share of diesel PVs to go below 25% post BSVI implementation: ICRA 24.5.2018 General News
Share of diesel passenger vehicles (PVs) in the domestic market is expected to go below 25 per cent post implementation of BSVI emission norms from April 2020, according to rating agency ICRA. The share of diesel vehicles which declined to 38 per cent in 2017-18 is expected to fall further to 35-36 per cent in 2018-19 and will eventually go below 25 per cent level post implementation of BSVI norms, the domestic rating agency said in a statement. "Regular increase in the retail price of diesel in small doses every month since January 2013 has significantly narrowed down the retail price gap between petrol and diesel fuels, making cost economics of owning a diesel PV relatively less favourable now than in the past," ICRA Senior Group Vice President Corporate Sector Ratings Subrata Ray said. As there is a high correlation between petrol and diesel price gap, lower fuel price gap has resulted in customer preference shifting away from diesel vehicles, he added. "Moreover, given superior ...
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NGT asks CPCB to inspect polluting industries near U'khand village 24.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inspect and take samples from industries located in the vicinity of an Uttarakhand village so that the polluting units can be shut. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the CPCB to give the list of polluting industries, after conducting the inspection within within three weeks in the village in Udham Singh Nagar district, to the the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Ltd (SIDCUL). "As we have been told that there are certain industries which are polluting, we direct the officers of CPCB to first inspect such industries and take samples(water/air). On confirmation about they being polluting, give a list of such industry to SIDCUL. "Upon receipts of such list SIDCUL and Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board shall immediately stop the functioning of such industries. CPCB shall inspect all the industries expeditiously and in any case within three ..
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Pollution in Beas, Satluj: NGT issues notice to Centre on plea of AAP 24.5.2018 General News
Heeding the plea by Punjab MLAs from AAP alleging pollution in Beas and Satluj rivers, where dead fish and other aquatic animals have been found floating, the National Green Tribunal today sought response from the Centre and the Punjab government on the issue and ordered inspection of the areas. While ordering joint inspection by Central Pollution Control Board and the state pollution control board, a bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Ministry of Water Resources, Central Ground Water Authority, Punjab and Rajasthan governments, Punjab Pollution Control Board and others. The green panel directed the inspection team to visit the affected areas and submit a report on the reported death of aquatic animals after identifying the source of pollution. "We direct CPCB and state pollution control board to conduct joint inspections of the areas indicated in the application, collect samples from both the rivers
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World Environment Day at MOEF&CC, RO Bhopal on June 5 24.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, India is the global host for the World Environment Day, 2018, primarily focusing on the theme of beating plastic pollution. This Ministry has proposed to celebrate the event in a grand manner and at a mass scale involving Central & State Ministries/Departments, Local Bodies, Government Organization/PSUs, NGOs, Business World and common man […]
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Partly cloudy sky in Delhi 24.5.2018 General News
It was a partly cloudy morning on Thursday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
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Railways inks three MoUs 23.5.2018 General News
The railways today signed three agreements with two public sector enterprises and a joint venture company to ensure the continuation of projects across the rail network, a statement from the Ministry of Railways said. The railways and the Braithwaite & Company Limited (BCL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the manufacture of new wagons, repairing of wagons, steel structural fabrication and manufacturing of cranes. Under the MoU, the BCL has projected revenues of Rs 285 crore from operations and Rs 1,300 crore from wagon production. The national transporter has signed another MoU with the RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL), a CPSE under the ministry, for the implementation of several rail projects for doubling of lines, new lines, electrification etc. The RCIL has projected revenues of Rs 1,200 crore from operations and set several other targets regarding .
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Gurugram water supply to be hit on Thursday 23.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Amid day temperatures touching 45 degrees in Gurugram, the water supply in parts of the city will remain disrupted on Thursday following shutdown of master water supply from main water treatment plant, an official said on Wednesday.
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Ministry of Railways and RCIL sign an MoU for 2018-19 23.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Railways and RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL), a CPSE under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, signed a Memorandum of Uunderstanding (MoU). RCIL is implementing several Rail projects all over India for doubling, New Line, Electrification, Workshops etc. The MoU was signed on May 22, 2018 by Railway Board Secretary, Shri Ranjanesh Sahai and RCIL, Chairman and Managing Director, Shri N. Kashinath and laid down the targets for 18-19, both financial and physical, for various important Projects.
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KENT RO announces 4-years free service 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 23 (NewsVoir): India's most trusted water purifier brand, "KENT RO," takes a step forward to enhance KENT RO water purifier's customer service and ownership experience. KENT RO is now
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KENT RO announces 4-years free service 23.5.2018 General News
India's most trusted water purifier brand, "KENT RO," takes a step forward to enhance KENT RO water purifier's customer service and ownership experience. KENT RO is now available with extended four years free service (1 year warranty+ 3 years of free service). So, time to enjoy extended happiness and complete peace of mind.This move by KENT RO is to ensure that consumers do not fall prey to the substandard services and spare parts offered and recommended by local service providers existing in the market."Often consumers do not understand the rationale behind the regular and quality service and maintenance, that it is for ensuring your filters run properly, you get pure water and the life of the RO water purifier is preserved. In Ignorance, consumers switch to cheaper and local filters which do not yield the desired results. Also, there are fake and cheap alternatives available with local service providers which although cuts down the cost in the short term but proves to be more ...
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KCR sets target of June 2 for cheque distribution under Rythu Bandhu 23.5.2018 General News
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officers to ensure distribution of Rythu Bandu cheques and Pattadar passbooks to all eligible farmers by June 2.The Chief Minister also expressed displeasure over the delay in completion of the programme due to technical problems and asked the officials to overcome these issues by the time the new registration policy came into effect on June 2."In some places, cheques and passbooks could not be distributed due to non-linkage of Aadhaar of farmers. But it also came to my notice that a few revenue officials were being irresponsible. It was also observed that purification of land records was not properly completed in some other places," he said."At a time when the government has been doing a lot for the benefit of farmers with great commitment, it is unfortunate that some of officials are unable to discharge their duties in tune with the requirement. It is high time that they change and jump into the action on war footing," he
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The packaging also matters 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
What you bathe with and what it is wrapped in can make a difference
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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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