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Rivers in Meghalaya turn blue due to 'high acid' content

Rivers in Meghalaya turn blue due to 'high acid' content

15 Dec 2014

Sonapyrdi (Meghalaya): Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution.

Meghalaya blue rivers,   eastern Meghalaya,   Bangladesh,   acid in river,   water pollution,   Lukha river,   Myntdu river,  
Arunachal Pradesh urges Centre for Rs 926.97 crore

Arunachal Pradesh urges Centre for Rs 926.97 crore

24 Jan 2015

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre for a special sanction of Rs 926.07 crore for providing safe drinking water to 1340 habitations under critical category.

Arunachal Pradesh,   safe drinking water,   Takam Pario,   Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin,  
Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste disposal still awaited

Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste disposal still awaited

28 Nov 2014

Bhopal: The toxic waste after the Bhopal Gas tragedy lying at the Union Carbide plant here is still awaiting disposal, even after 29 years of the world's worst industrial disaster, amid concerns of air and water pollution.

Bhopal gas tragedy,   Union Carbide plant,   industrial disaster,   Bhopal,   Madhya Pradesh High Court,   water pollution,   ,  
Panel reviewing green laws for reducing role of inspectors

Panel reviewing green laws for reducing role of inspectors

18 Nov 2014

New Delhi: A high-level committee formed to review green laws has recommended reduction of role of inspectors in approving plans and monitoring air and water pollution. The panel formed in August this year, submitted its recommendation report to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday and said that they have suggested measures to preserve the environment but at the same time make development much easier.

Environment Minister,   Prakash Javadekar,   committee for green laws,   inspectors,   air pollution,   water pollution,   environment preservation,  
SC refuses to hear PIL on loudspeaker ban at religious places

SC refuses to hear PIL on loudspeaker ban at religious places

19 Jan 2015

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL that sought ban on use of loudspeakers at religious sites on the ground that they cause noise pollution besides causing communal riots.

PIL on loudspeaker ban,   religious places,   Supreme Court,   noise pollution ,  
PMKSY aims at bringing irrigation <strong>water</strong> to every village

PMKSY aims at bringing irrigation water to every village

18 Jan 2015

New Delhi: The central government's Rs 1,000-crore irrigation scheme aims at bringing irrigation water to every village by converging ongoing schemes being implemented by various ministries.

PMKSY,   Irrigation water,   Government of India,   Irrigation Scheme,  
Sony SmartWatch 3: A <strong>water</strong>-proof device with 1.6-inch display, 4GB internal storage

Sony SmartWatch 3: A water-proof device with 1.6-inch display, 4GB internal storage

20 Jan 2015

New Delhi: Japanese electronics giant Sony launched its SmartWatch 3 wearable device for Rs 19,990 in India.

Sony SmartWatch 3,   Sony SmartWatch 3 price,   Sony SmartWatch 3 specs,   Wearable device,   Accelerometer,   Compass,   Gyro,   GPS sensor,  
Air <strong>pollution</strong> can cause harm to DNA: Study

Air pollution can cause harm to DNA: Study

09 Jan 2015

Toronto: Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can result in fundamental changes to a person's DNA, a new research claims. According to researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health, exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to health-related changes in biology by switching some genes on, while switching others off.

DNA,   diesel fumes,   diesel exhaust,   genes,   genetic machinery,   Air Pollution,  
UDF government to implement guidelines to protect <strong>water</strong> sources

UDF government to implement guidelines to protect water sources

13 Dec 2014

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress led United Democratic Front (UDF) government in Kerala on Saturday decided to strictly implement the guidelines for comprehensive protection of water sources in the wake of increasing water and environmental pollution.

UDF government,   Kerala,   protection of water sources,   increasing pollution ,   GPS facility,   Organic farming,   ,  
Immediate steps sought to check industrial <strong>pollution</strong>

Immediate steps sought to check industrial pollution

17 Sep 2014

Puducherry: AINRC MLA Ashok Anand on Tuesday called upon the administration to take immediate steps to prevent chemical industries from "indiscriminately discharging industrial effluents" considering the safety of sub soil water in the neighbouring coastal village of Kalapet.

Industrial pollution,   Chemical factories,   AINRC MLA,   Ashok Anand,   Water pollution,   Environmental damage,   ,  

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