Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicRiver pollution

Topic: River pollution

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Ganges water unfit for direct drinking and bathing, says pollution board

The latest data shows high level of coliform bacteria in the river making the water unsafe for consumption.

This Ganga crusader is on a fast unto death, will give up water to save the river

G.D. Agrawal began his fast unto death for an ‘eternal’ Ganga on 22 June. He has had only three glasses of water every day since then.

These giant machines are removing all the plastic choking India’s water bodies

The firms that deploy them work with municipalities, and the irrigation and water resource departments, and often provide end-to-end service.

Western UP river pollution: NGT tells industries to foot medical bill for the sick

Residents in districts including Baghpat and Ghaziabad claim they are suffering from diseases such as hepatitis, cholera, liver damage and cancer.

Two MoUs signed 2 years apart, but there’s still no Yamuna sewage treatment plant in sight

The agreement involves the construction of a plant that has the capacity to treat 20 million litres of sewage per day for further use at a refinery.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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