User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature) 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
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Apple to donate to mark Earth Day 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced a donation programme and debuted a disassembly robot "Daisy" as a part of its ongoing recycling effort.
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AMSU, MSF condemn inaction of Govt, vow to support Thoubal River Conservation Committee's stand 20.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
AMSU, MSF condemn inaction of Govt, vow to support Thoubal River Conservation Committee's stand
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Water supply: Haryana, Delhi Chief Secretaries summoned 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
SC issues directions after Jal Board says it is not receiving enough water to supply to the Capital
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Drastic plastic 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
April 22 is World Earth Day. This year, let’s join hands and encourage people to stop using plastic and clean up the mess.
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Police oppose farmers' plea for permission of 90-day fast 19.4.2018 General News
The city police today opposed a farmers' plea to the Madras High Court for permission to stage a 90-day fast at the Marina Beach here to press for expeditious setting up of the Cauvery Management Board to implement the apex court judgement on the rive water distribution among the riparian states. The Chennai police opposed the plea by farmers' leader P Ayyakkannu fearing the anti-social element may exploit the agitation and create law and order problem. They also pointed out to the court that Marina was not in the list of places, designated for staging agitations. Ayyakannu, who had led a prolonged agitation in New Delhi last year pressing for farmers' issues, has sought permission to observed a "hunger strike" at the Marina for 90 continuous days, demanding constitution of the Cauvery Management Board. The group led by Ayyakannu earlier had staged bizarre protests, demonstrating with human skulls outside the prime minister's residence and stripping and drinking urine during their ...
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SAVE to conserve mosque ponds 19.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Following efforts to rope in schools for the conservation of waterbodies in the district, the Student Army for Vivid Environment (SAVE) is now plannin
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Water supply: SC summons Delhi, Haryana Chief Secretaries 19.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the presence of the Chief Secretaries of Delhi and Haryana on April 23, after it was told by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) that it has not been receiving sufficient water from Haryana.
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Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office 19.4.2018 General News
Four villagers attempted to commit suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are now out of danger.
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NCR water crisis: SC summons Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Haryana on Monday 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by the DJB alleging that Haryana had reduced by one-third the supply of Yamuna water to the national capital, leading to a grave water crisis
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MLA Imo assures completion of development works 19.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MLA Imo assures completion of development works
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Health ministry to name hospitals which do not perform under Kayakalp 19.4.2018 General News
Acting tough, the Health Ministry has decided to name from next year onwards those health facilities which are not up to the mark on various parameters, including sanitation, waste management and infection control under its 'Kayakalp' initiative. Also, to fix accountability at various levels, the ministry will declare names of hospitals to which patients have not given positive feedback through its Mera Aspataal (My Hospital) app. The Mera Aspataal initiative, which aims at empowering patients by seeking their views on quality of experience in a public healthcare facility, was launched in August 2016. Patient satisfaction is the ultimate test for assessing quality of services, provided by a healthcare facility under this initiative. "From next year, we will not only name and award hospitals which perform very well under the Kayakalp initiative but will also name those health facilities which will not perform up to the mark on various parameters, including sanitation, waste management
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India stares at water crisis, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 General News
As the proverbial Indian summer sets in and taps dry up across large swathes of the country, India faces an acute shortage of safe and sustainable water, specifically groundwater, a crisis that will exacerbate with factors like indiscriminate use and climate change, warn experts. The issue of water sustainability for the years to come centres around critical water sources such as reservoirs and groundwater. Last week, the World Resources Institute (WRI), basing its findings on a new early warning satellite system, warned that shrinking reservoirs in India could result in water taps going completely dry in the country. Experts also point to research establishing the criticality of groundwater for India's agriculture dependent people. "Almost 70-80 per cent of the population of South Asia (including India) is dependent on groundwater for drinking and agricultural irrigation," said leading IIT Kharagpur hydrogeologist Abhijit Mukherjee. The northern and eastern parts lose groundwater at
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Yamuna water: SC summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana 19.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today directed the chief secretaries of Haryana and Delhi to appear before it on Monday after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said it was not receiving enough water to supply to the national capital. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur took a strong note of the apathy shown by authorities in dealing with the water woes of the residents of the national capital. "People are dying. But no urgency is being shown by you people," the court said, directing senior officials of the two state governments to appear before it in person on April 23. The Delhi government had informed the apex court it was in talks with Haryana for the release of 450 cusec of water of the Yamuna river daily for the national capital. The apex court was hearing a plea filed by the DJB alleging that Haryana had reduced by one-third the supply of Yamuna water to the national capital, leading to a grave water crisis. The DJB has contended in its plea that Haryana was supplying Delhi only 330 cusec of ...
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India, UK ink MoU on trade, investment 19.4.2018 General News
India and the United Kingdom (UK) have announced a wide range of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and agreements across technology, trade and investment.Both the countries have agreed to an overarching cyber-relationship framework. A framework for the UK-India Cyber Relationship, committing to a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace; and cooperation in exchange of information and strategies for effective cyber security incident management and threat response.A MoU on cooperation and exchange of information for the purposes of combating international criminality and tackling serious organised crime, to establish a mechanism for the exchange of criminal records, immigration records and intelligence.A MoU to strengthen institutional cooperation in the field of sustainable urban development, to include business engagement, programme and project design, access to finance, knowledge exchange and research and innovation, to build on existing cooperation on the Smart Cities Mission.A
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‘Kaziranga artificial flood shelters affecting park’s ecology’ 19.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Kaziranga artificial flood shelters affecting park’s ecology’
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Corporation to repair only potholed roads 19.4.2018 Hindu: Health
The work to patch up damaged roads could go on for atleast the next two to three years
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Study to implement 24x7 drinking water supply project begins 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Civic body to replace distribution pipelines for over 1,000 km.
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No August Kranti 19.4.2018 DNA: India
It will only be at the end of Summers that round the clock water supply is expected to be commissioned at four areas of the city. The project works have been completed in most of the areas, however, there is not enough water to meet the demand.It is thus by month of August that the 24X7 water supply is expected to commence, just in time before assembly elections. “Most of the project works are complete and testing have commenced in certain parts, yet, the supply remains short to meet the demand,” says a senior officer at Public Health and Engineering Department. According to the department officials the works for software development, metre replacement and repair of reservoir have been completed. Works for laying supply lines have also been completed in most areas. However, the department ‘officially’ deny of water scarcity to be a reason for the delay. “Except for Banipark area, work orders for rest of the covered area were to be completed by the month of August,” claims additional chief engineer, ...
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Politicians believe that when and where the water flows, the votes will follow 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Sitting MLAs and their political rivals are vying with each other to provide drinking water in their constituencies
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