Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: sewage

Opening schools, campuses and businesses? Keep checking sewage water for Covid

Studies have shown that testing wastewater offers an early warning signal that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is present in a community.

Urine from your toilet can be recycled in this simple way

Recycling urine collected from toilets can make a big difference to local food security and environment.

How virus hunters are sifting through sewage to detect Covid hotspots

With countries struggling to arrest fresh waves of the virus, scientists and public health officials are looking at additional tools, including sniffer dogs and drones, to hunt the virus.

Italy had coronavirus in sewage systems as early as December, study says

The study by ISS National Health Institute found traces of SARS-Cov-2 in samples of waste water taken in Milan and Turin on 18 December and in Bologna on 29 January this year.

With 1.2 lakh tonne faecal sludge everyday, India needs a market for human waste

India needs to move from a discussion that is focused on generation of sludge to one that acknowledges how containment, disposal and end-use are equally necessary.

Between Swachh Bharat & deaths – where is the sanitation policy for manual scavengers?

Deaths of sanitation workers are being reported even from new and high-end treatment infrastructures -- whether government-owned or hotels and malls.

Nagpur to become the first Indian city to treat and reuse 90% of its sewage

Nagpur Municipal Corporation's sewage treatment plants are on the cusp of being able to recycle 480 million litres of the total 525 million litres per day of sewage the city generates.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.