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Last updated: Jul 17 2019 20:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Beer vs water: Bengaluru’s microbreweries in a time of water shortage 17.7.2019 Citizen Matters
It takes seven litres of water to brew just a litre of beer! But as the city struggles with a water crisis, Bengaluru's craft microbreweries are finding ways to cut down their water use
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How exactly will water from the Jolarpettai train reach your taps? 15.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The water train from Jolarpettai has brought hope to water-starved Chennai. How much water will it bring? From where? How much money will this entire exercise involve? And will water transported in wagons be safe for consumption? Here's all you wanted to know about this train.
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Aadhar-linked single patta for single pattadar 13.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Aadhar-linked single patta for single pattadar
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Over 1,500 farmers from South Pakistan marched to the North – just for water 11.7.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Large-scale irrigation along the Indus River is partially responsible for less water reaching the southern delta.
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What’s making the water in Shillong oily and undrinkable? 9.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Authorities say it is because of the high usage of chemicals needed to treat the turbid waters in the once pure rivers and springs of the region. But what is polluting the water in the first place?
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SC asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 crore fine for illegal coal mining 3.7.2019 DNA
A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to hand over the illegally extracted coal to Coal India Limited (CIL) which will auction it and deposit the funds with the state government.
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Current affairs wrap of the day: July 3rd, 2019 3.7.2019 Scroll.in
Get all the big national and international news and stay up to date with Current Affairs and General Knowledge to prepare for competitive exams.
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Deficient rains in Chennai are linked to climate change: MSSRF scientist 3.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
If the inordinately long dry spells in the city are indeed an effect of climate change, what are the larger implications for the coastal areas in the city? Dr V Selvam, former Executive Director of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, shares his insights.
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Chennai Buzz: Rains bring relief from heat | One more desalination plant |Aavin’s green initiative…and more 1.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Rains make news in parched, sizzling Chennai... but has it been enough? Are there other plans to mitigate the water crisis in the city? That and more headlines from the city over the week gone by.
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In fish-loving Kerala, poaching and pollution are decimating stocks – and threatening livelihoods 26.6.2019 Scroll.in
The government says it will amend the law in order to regulate illeginland fisheries.
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Why Bengaluru must phase out diesel vehicles on war footing 25.6.2019 Citizen Matters
One diesel SUV accounts for the emissions of about 25-65 petrol cars! And yet cities, where vehicle emissions are the biggest cause of particulate matter pollution, have not been able to shun them. Can we take the steps needed to mitigate the diesel threat or will citizens and environment continue to pay a heavy price?
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Mumbai air pollution isn’t as bad as Delhi’s? Think again 25.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The city’s sea breeze most often blows away pollutants. But when winds are light, noxious gases and particulate matter remain suspended in the air.
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Delhi: Every home will receive piped drinking water at all hours by 2024, says CM Arvind Kejriwal 25.6.2019 Scroll.in
The chief minister said the government was working on long-term solutions to the city’s water problems.
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As Chennai, Bengaluru grapple with water shortage, time to consider a compact with Cauvery 25.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Cities can no longer rely on romanticized local water resources, but must place themselves in a river basin and take responsibility for the ecological health of the river as a whole. Take the case of the Cauvery in the context of the water starved southern metros.
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Chennai water crisis: MK Stalin leads protests, blames AIADMK for ‘inefficient handling’ of shortage 24.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The DMK chief said the state government, which is in the Centre’s clutches, had not taken any initiative to avert the situation.
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Central Pollution Control Board threatens NHAI with Rs 1-crore fine for not clearing waste 21.6.2019 Scroll.in
In a letter dated June 11, the pollution control board accused the highway authority of dumping construction waste in the Ghazipur vegetable market.
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Horseshoe crab: The living fossil that survived for 450 million years is facing a threat in India 18.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Conservationists are working to declare the crabs’ breeding grounds protected zones and spread awareness among local populations.
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Biren apprises steps taken up to Javadekar 18.6.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Biren apprises steps taken up to Javadekar
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Kolkata’s ignored groundwater crisis could lead to much more than just water shortage 18.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Increasing contamination due to deepening of the water table, serious health hazards and even instability in built structures in the city -- indiscriminate extraction of groundwater could spell more doom for the city than it seems to be aware of.
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To go zero-waste, this may be Chennai’s best bet 17.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The Chennai Corporation has initiated a zero-waste plan for the city, but for any initiative to work from the ground up, the government isn’t necessarily the best placed to complete the entire cycle by itself. Can our city go circular to successfully crack the waste puzzle?
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