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Festival vs. Toilet

Festival vs. Toilet

According to census 2011, 59.6% of the rural population and 43.8% of the total population in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu, defecate in the open. According to a study conducted by LEAF Society, an NGO involved in constructing toilets in the rural localities, each family spends about `8, 000 a year for religious festivals. But,


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Bacterial cleaning

Bacterial cleaning

To clean up the La Jolla Cove of bird poop, the San Diego city officials were presented with an innovative method. Blue Eagle Products aims to use bacteria to solve the stinky problem. Blue Eagle Products makes liquids containing microorganisms that metabolize all kinds of pollutants. The plan is to allow microbes to penetrate the


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Frozen’ Bacteria

Frozen’ Bacteria

Getting drinks from fast food joints without ice may be a smart option. According to samples taken from fast food joints in Britain, it has been revealed that in six out of 10 joints, toilets contain fewer bacteria in comparison to the ice machines. In four of the six joints, the level of bacteria in


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ISS named world’s best outsourcing company

ISS named world’s best outsourcing company

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals has ranked global facilities services provider ISS as the ‘Number 1’ on its annual list of the world’s best outsourcing service providers -The Global Outsourcing 100. ISS and its global platform integrates and self-deliver a complete set of facility services such as catering, cleaning, security, property and support services


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Ecolab raises $130,000 for Restaurant Association

Ecolab raises $130,000 for Restaurant Association

Ecolab helped raise more than $130,000 for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) through a silent auction at the 11th Annual Ecolab Chairman’s Reception. The event was held in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in Chicago. The proceeds from the action will support NRAEF’s ProStart®program and provide scholarships for students seeking professions


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ISS Hicare wins Innovation award

ISS Hicare wins Innovation award

ISS Hicare bagged the ‘Best Business Innovation of the Year 2013’ in the GMR-IGI Airport Business Partner Awards instituted by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the first-of-its-kind for any Indian airport. ISS Hicare was recognised for its impactful and sustainable innovation of adopting Green approach to control mosquitoes at the Airport. The awards institutionalised


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VDMA launches training programme

VDMA launches training programme

The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) in association with Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has developed an innovative “Skill Development Program in Cleaning Sector skills for Facility Management (FM) sector in India”. The pilot project was launched in January 2013 and in the second phase ‘Training of Trainees Program’ began at the newly built


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Water conservation at Greenwood high

Water conservation at Greenwood high

To combat water supply problems stemming from delayed and erratic monsoon, Greenwood High School in Bengaluru decided to lower its dependence on bore wells. The school started harvesting rain water last year and as part of its innovative water conservation campaign, the school has managed to save about 200,000 litres/day. This has reduced the total


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Healthcare-related infections on the rise

Healthcare-related infections on the rise

A new study published by the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93% of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections. Even though there are stringent disinfecting practices in place to combat HAIs, US alone reports an estimated 1.7 million cases. Study results show that


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Sensor technology to reach $4.82b by 2018

Sensor technology to reach $4.82b by 2018

According to a new market research report on ‘Europe Gesture Recognition & Touch less Sensing Market (2013 – 2018)” it has been revealed that the total EMEA Gesture Recognition & Touch less Sensing Market is expected to reach $4.82 billion by 2018 growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 33.89% from 2013 to 2018.


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