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Warmest Jan day in Delhi in 8 years 18.1.2018 General News
The national capital today experienced the hottest January day in the last eight years, while the volume of pollutants soared and reached the 'severe' category. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature was 27.7 degrees Celsius, as many as eight notches above the season's average. The minimum was 7 degrees Celsius, showing no deviation from the season's average. The highest January temperature in the last decade was recorded in 2010 when the mercury had climbed to 28 degrees Celsius. In 2011, the maximum January temperature was 24.6, 25.6 in 2012, 25.2 in 2013, 24 in 2014, 21.6 in 2015 and 27.2 degrees Celsius in 2016, as per IMD records. Private weather forecast agency Skymet said Delhi is currently going through the longest dry spell during the winter season in the last five years as the city has remained absolutely dry during the last 38 days. "One of the key reasons for the absence of winter rains can be attributed to the less ...
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Air quality display panels put up in Delhi's traffic signals 18.1.2018 General News
LED panels in major traffic intersections in the national capital now display hourly air quality index and health advisories under a CPCB project which will soon cover the metro stations as well. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) scientist Aditya Sharma, who oversaw its roll-out, said the Prime Ministers's Office (PMO) was behind the project, something which the Delhi government had also envisaged in the past but never executed. "Fifty traffic signals have been selected in the first phase of the initiative. We have covered the major signals such as ITO, the ones in Connaught Place, for now," Sharma said on the sidelines of a CPCB conference on air quality and waste management. The panels display hourly AQI readings and the associated health advisories. An AQI between 0-50 is considered Good, 51 -100 Satisfactory, 101-200 Moderate, 201-300 Poor, 301-400 Very Poor, and 401-500 Severe. Each category comes with its own advisory. In case of moderate, it warns of ...
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NGT orders inspection of areas around Nainital paper mill 18.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste into the reserve forest near it. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi ordered central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect and collect soil and water samples from the areas around the Century Pulp and Paper mill and the adjacent Gaula river within a month. The green panel also directed the paper unit to install Mark II hand pumps at the villages of Bindukhatta and Shantipuri along the Paha drain in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand within two months. Mark II is a human-powered pump designed to lift water from a depth of fifty metres or less. "We direct Kamlesh Singh, scientist D from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), who has been the part of the joint inspection team to point out the locations for installation of hand pumps to the Century Pulp and Paper Mill
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In Gujarat, Narendra Modi vies to double farmer income by 2022; Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will help India achieve its vision 18.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured his home state Gujarat with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, as he sought to further develop India-Israel relations in fields of innovation and agriculture.
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From kite flying to pushing innovation: Modi, Netanyahu cement ties in Guj 18.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Netanyahu said his country seeks to cooperate with India 'in every field' and praised Modi for 'revolutionising' his country
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'Two-state solution only way to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict' 18.1.2018 General News
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said establishing a Palestinian state through the two-state solution is the only way to achieve stability, peace, prosperity and development in the region.
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PM Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu talk trade, ties 18.1.2018 DNA: India
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was accorded a traditional Gujarati welcome and greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he alighted at Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday morning. The visit focused purely on sharing technology and innovation and the Prime Minister's home state played a catalytic role. From the airport, the two premiers, and Israel's First Lady Sara, set off on an 8 km-long route to Sabarmati Ashram which was punctuated by dance and musical performances depicting the identity of each Indian state. At Sabarmati Ashram, Prime Minister Modi took on the role of a guide and explained the importance of the place in India's struggle for freedom from British rule. Though they just missed Uttarayana, the Netanyahus still got a taste of kite-flying on the Sabarmati Riverfront — a symbol of the city's development. In the afternoon, the two leaders addressed young entrepreneurs at Deo Dholera after dedicating International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate), a ...
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A tribute to Bahubali at Lalbagh flower show 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Glass House to be transformed into a mini Shravanabelagola
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In Pics: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu`s Gujarat visit 18.1.2018 Zee News : India National
Benjamin Netanyahu in on a six-day visit to India.
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Bengal’s rivers in a bad shape 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
17 of them have high levels of bacteria found mainly in human faeces, says study
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KSPCB admits there are no guidelines to check STPs 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
At last, the truth on maintaining private Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) has emerged, nowhere more significantly than from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Having varyingly dodged, denied and refused to acknowledge its role in monitoring the STPs it sanctions, KSPCB has accepted that there are no guidelines in existence to operate and monitor them. Admitting to DH that the Board has so far not framed any guidelines, Chairman Lakshman also said it did not think about framing one since its role was largely limited to checking the quality of the treated water to determine if it met the prescribed standards. "Were going to change that now," he said, agreeing that KSPCB has to own up the responsibility to monitor the private STPs it sanctions for installation at apartments, commercial units and educational institutions. "Im planning to call all the stakeholders - BDA, BBMP, BWSSB, PWD - and even the central authority by the month end to frame the guidelines to operate and maintain private ...
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Modi-Bibi fly kite, hold roadshow in Guj to cement Indo-Israel 17.1.2018 General News
Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu flew kites, led a roadshow and spoke effusively about their friendship during a day-long visit to Gujarat in a public show of top-level backing for the fast growing ties between India and Israel. Netanyahu said his country seeks to cooperate with India "in every field" and praised Modi for "revolutionising" his country. In turn, the Indian leader said he waited for "my friend" to visit India so they could together inaugurate an entrepreneur incubation centre for start-ups. The bonding between the two leaders notwithstanding India voting in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution rejecting the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was on full display at the very start of Netanyahu's visit to Modi's home state. Modi received Netanyahu, who was accompanied by his wife Sara, at the airport with a bearhug, and then the three set off on an 8-km roadshow to the 'Sabarmati Ashram', the abode of Mahatma ...
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India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu's Gujarat visit (Roundup) 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 'Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 'Aliechem Shalom' by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat on Wednesday.
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HC seeks Delhi govt reply on plea alleging cruelty to cattle 17.1.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court today sought the response of the AAP government, municipal bodies and Animal Welfare Board on a plea alleging violation of animal rights and laws in milk dairies in and around the national capital. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice and asked the authorities to file their status reports on the petition which alleged that health and well-being of cattle were being severely compromised in the milk dairies in Delhi's municipal zones. The PIL filed by animals rights activist Gauri Maulekhi alleged that there was indiscriminate violation of animal rights and, due to lack of infrastructure, there is no proper space for animals who have to sit alternatively. "Its not uncommon to inject these cattle with Oxytocin, a prescribed drug, to boost milk letdown and sometimes this is done 2-3 times a day," the plea claimed. The plea sought direction to the authorities to ensure compliance of the Delhi Municipal Act ..
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No clearance to power plants if they don't follow norms: MoEF 17.1.2018 General News
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) today assured the National Green Tribunal that it would not grant clearance to any new thermal power plant until they comply with the standards set by it, after a plea alleged that many plants were flouting norms and causing pollution. The Environment Ministry in December 2015 had issued a notification revising the standards for coal-based thermal power plants across the country which aimed to reduce emissions like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, besides water consumption. These power plants were given a deadline of December 2017 to install appropriate mechanism and technologies to cut emissions. The lawyer appearing for the ministry told a bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi that a plea seeking extension of time for implementing the MoEF's notification was pending in the Supreme Court. However, the submission was opposed by the counsel for petitioner Sunil Dahiya, who said the ...
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Netanyahu gifts desalination jeep to Modi 17.1.2018 General News
Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a special gift - the Gal-Mobile water desalination and purification jeep - to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today. The mobile water treatment jeep was dedicated to the people of Suigam village in Banaskantha by Modi in the presence of Netanyahu at a function near Bawla town in Ahmedabad district. A live demonstration of desalination of sea water using the vehicle was shown on a screen during the event via video-conferencing from Suigam village on India-Pak border in Banaskantha district. "Last year, I was shown a motorable vehicle (during a visit to Israel), which can purify dirty water. I was driven by the prime minister (Netanyahu). He has brought this vehicle here as a gift," Modi said. "This vehicle, the live demonstration of which you witnessed, is stationed at Suigam in the border region, from where it will be able to give pure water to BSF soldiers guarding our borders and people of the ...
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PM Modi, Netanyahu inaugurate iCreate centre in Ahmedabad 17.1.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu have inaugurated the iCreate centre in Ahmedabad's Deo Dholera Village on Wednesday.The two leaders will also visit a startup exhibition and interact with innovators and startup CEOs.They will dedicate a mobile water desalination van to Suigam Taluka of Sabarkantha district, through a video link.Both the Prime Ministers will also visit the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Vadrad in Banaskantha district, where they will be briefed on the work plan of the Centre.They will inaugurate the Centre of Excellence for Date Palms at Kukama, Kutch District, through a video link, and interact with the farmers.Earlier, Prime Minister Modi and Netanyahu along with his wife Sara paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.The two leaders reached the ashram after completing their 8-km long roadshow from Ahmedabad's Sardar Patel International AirportNetanyahu was earlier in the day
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Benjamin Netanyahu in Gujarat LIVE updates: Israeli PM, Narendra Modi visit iCreate centre in Ahmedabad 17.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Gujarat is set to roll out the red carpet for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he arrives in Ahmedabad on Wednesday along with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
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CRPF organises Civic Action Program in Naxal-hit Dantewada 17.1.2018 General News
The 111 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of Dantewada conducted a Civic Action Program (CAP) in Chhattisgarh's Potali village on Wednesday.The security forces also organised free medical camp under the programme in which hundreds of local poor people gathered to get treatment free of cost.Free medical camp was also organised by the security personnel, where hundreds of poor people gathered to get treatment free of cost.Clothing, mosquito net, water filter, solar street light and other utility items were distributed to the villagers.This was the first time that any security force conducted a civic action program in this village.The CRPF officials claimed that the medical camp organised for local people got an overwhelming response.Deputy Inspector General Of Police (DIG) operations Dantewada D. N. Lal, Commandant 111 battalion, Sanjeev Kumar, Kumar Manish, 2 I/C 111 battalion, Kunwar Singh, 2 I/C operations, Dr Anand Bhandari were among the others who were present ..
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CRPF organises Civic Action Program in Chhattisgarh 17.1.2018 General News
The 111 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of Dantewada conducted a Civic Action Program (CAP) in Chhattisgarh's Potali village on Wednesday.The security forces also organised free medical camp under the programme in which hundreds of local poor people gathered to get treatment free of cost.Free medical camp was also organised by the security personnel, where hundreds of poor people gathered to get treatment free of cost.Clothing, mosquito net, water filter, solar street light and other utility items were distributed to the villagers.This was the first time that any security force conducted a civic action program in this village.The CRPF officials claimed that the medical camp organised for local people got an overwhelming response.Deputy Inspector General Of Police (DIG) operations Dantewada D. N. Lal, Commandant 111 battalion, Sanjeev Kumar, Kumar Manish, 2 I/C 111 battalion, Kunwar Singh, 2 I/C operations, Dr Anand Bhandari were among the others who were present ..
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