Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicWater pollution

Topic: water pollution

Microplastics, pollutants in Cauvery river causing growth defects in fish, says IISc study

Microplastics, industrial and agricultural waste being dumped into the Cauvery are causing hypoxic conditions in the river’s waters, harming marine life.

Untreated water with high ammonia from Haryana will hit supply in parts of Delhi, says DJB

A DJB official said Haryana had opened the gates of drains that had stagnant water with a high pollutant concentration, following heavy rainfall.

Lockdown hasn’t cleaned Ganga. Modi must not fall for photoshopped images on social media

Modi government must know the difference between Ganga river being clean and looking clean. The fall in discharge of industrial waste has achieved only the latter.

Polluted water is hurting global economic growth, World Bank says

GDP growth falls by 0.82% points in regions downstream of heavily polluted rivers, compared with an 2.33% average rate, according to World Bank.

New study shows hundreds of sharks and rays entangled in discarded fishing nets, ropes

Scientists say direct threat posed by over-fishing of sharks and rays has brought the menace of plastic entanglements under the radar.

West Bengal had India’s first arsenic poisoning case, 35 years on little has changed

Almost 70% of West Bengal’s districts report arsenic levels above the permissible limit of 10 µg/L but despite this, viable solutions remain elusive.  

This Kanpur village drinks neon green water & lives near a toxic waste dump as big as CP

The groundwater in Khan Chandpur and surrounding villages is contaminated with a carcinogenic heavy metal, thanks to 45,000 tonnes of toxic waste dumped nearby.

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.

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.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.