Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Toilets

How my district became first in Bihar to have Menstrual Hygiene Management plan: IAS officer

Women in rural Bihar should be able to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, the MHM plan is the first step, says Purnea DM.

Swachh Bharat’s first transgender toilets in MP is a giant leap: IAS officer

For decades, policy-making in India has treated transgenders as invisible while allocating funds for creation of public facilities. But inclusivity can't be reduced to a token exercise.

Set up separate toilets for transgender people in offices, Delhi govt tells MCDs, departments

The Delhi social welfare department also said that transgender people shall continue to be allowed to use gender-based toilets as per their self-identified gender.

No toilets in 5 lakh rural Karnataka homes, Yediyurappa govt cites lack of space as reason

Minister K.S. Eshwarappa says these 5 lakh households, mostly in northern Karnataka districts, are in areas where houses are built next to each other with no space to spare for a toilet.

On World Toilet Day, a look at India’s sanitation data and the ground realities

Every year on 19 November, the UN celebrates World Toilet Day to create awareness about the 4.2 billion people who are living without ‘safely managed sanitation’.

Why can’t officers use workers’ toilets? Tata factories showed the way

In ‘The Learning Factory’, Arun Maira, who worked with Tata Group for over two decades, writes about building factories 'as clean as German hospitals’.

Karnataka coverts old bus into toilet for women, equips it with sanitary pads, baby stalls

Run on solar power, the Sthree toilet-bus parked at Majestic Central Bus Stand in Bengaluru has Indian & western toilets, solar sensor lights, and baby diaper changing areas.

Coronavirus in vacant Chinese apartment suggests it could’ve spread through toilet pipes

Traces of SARS-CoV-2 were found on the sink, faucet & shower handle of an apartment, which was directly above the home of 5 people who tested Covid positive a week before.

Four things to check before you use a public bathroom in coronavirus times

Researchers have found that the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be shed in faeces for up to a month after the illness.

Swachh Bharat toilets without sanitation is why Dalits are at the receiving end

Modi government needs to extend the scope of the Swachh Bharat campaign and improve sanitation keeping in mind that many sanitation workers are Dalits.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.