Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicBiomedical waste

Topic: Biomedical waste

Pharmaceuticals have polluted almost all the world’s rivers, study by a UK university finds

Drugs used to treat diabetes and epilepsy were found in many samples, along with antidepressants, antihistamines, anaesthetics and antibiotics.

Assam farmers welcome ‘friend’ barn owls with artificial nests to keep rodents at bay

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Sanitation workers were at forefront of Covid fight. But are missing from vaccination plan

India's solid waste management workers had no choice but to enter containment zones and handle bio-medical waste. Hundreds of them are Covid infected.

Polling staff & voters generated 160 tonnes of biomedical waste in Bihar elections

To ensure safety of voters & polling personnel amid pandemic, Election Commission had procured 18 lakh face shields, 70 lakh face masks and 5.4 lakh single-use rubber gloves.

Where do used Covid masks, gloves end up? Infection surge creates waste problem for India

Given the highly infectious nature of Covid-19, the pandemic has led to a surge in the use of PPE and its individual components by healthcare and testing lab staff as well as patients. 

Delhi to Vijayawada, India has started dumping Covid-19 infected waste in public places

India was already unable to treat 600 tonnes of biomedical waste it produced every day. Then Covid happened.

Let’s talk about garbage in Covid battle and clap for India’s sanitation workers

Wuhan’s trash increased 6 times while it fought Covid. India’s is on the rise too but we don’t have enough treatment facilities or protection for sanitation workers.

Covid brings back single-use plastics as environmental concerns take a backseat

For a plastics industry that’s grappling with a drop in demand for household goods and cars, the resurgence is a welcome break.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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