Tuesday, 18 January, 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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IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari addresses a press conference ahead of 89th Air Force Day, in New Delhi on 5 October 2021 | Photo: ANI

Helicopter, transport pilots missing in IAF top ranks. It is a fighter-dominated Service

AVM Mohey is the first helicopter pilot to be appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, in nearly three decades. IAF needs policy change.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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