Wednesday , 7 October 2015
Home » News (page 21)

Sanitation Hackathon

Sanitation Hackathon

The World Bank conducted a Sanitation Hackathon (SanHack), a competition to build phone apps to improve sanitation in the developing world. Noting that more people have access to mobiles than sanitation, this competition attracted more than 180 apps. Apps included ... Read More »

Space Junk

space Junk

If cleaning garbage and waste on earth was proving to be difficult, an even challenging scenario of clearing junk from space has scientists in a tizzy. Space junk are usually debris of rockets that are discarded in the course of ... Read More »

Recovery & recycling

Solar Nano Filter

The antibiotics that kill helpful micro organisms and degrade the health of water bodies have found their match. A new solar powered nano filter developed by university of Cincinnati researchers, removes 64% of antibiotics from surface water in comparison to ... Read More »

Polluting hospitals

Bio Medical Waste

The National Green Tribunal has sent notices to five hospitals in Delhi including three government hospitals, for violating the prescribed standards of collection and disposal of bio-medical waste according to the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998. A report ... Read More »


littering problem at  national park

To combat the littering problem at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the forest department officials have come up with a unique initiative that will reduce the littering problem and also help in the employment of the tribal people. The officials have ... Read More »

Construction on dump site

Dumping Yard at Construction site

A dumping yard in Pallikaranai in Chennai city is set to become the site for the construction of Ripon Building Centenary Multipurpose Auditorium Complex. It is likely to fulfil the need for a state-of-the-art auditorium in the city. The dumping ... Read More »

Water operations

Chennai Metrowater

The Chennai Metrowater is all set to introduce an automated inline water quality monitoring system to constantly check the quality of water supplied to the residents. These monitoring devices will be fixed at 50 spots across the city. Three parameters ... Read More »

Dr S Chandrasekar, new Executive Director of Roots

Dr S Chandrasekar1

Dr S Chandrasekar has been appointed as the Executive Director of Roots Multiclean Ltd. With an MBA degree and a PhD in Operations Management, Dr Chandrasekar has looked after myriad portfolios ranging from marketing, international business and logistics. The former ... Read More »

OCS Group to purchase minority stake in CISS

OCS group

British facility services provider OCS Group will purchase a minority stake in Central Investigation & Security Services Ltd (CISS) for र37 crore. OCS Group, had invested र250 crore to acquire stakes in three companies last year — Radiant Hospitality, Absotherm ... Read More »

NACEN outsource housekeeping


The National Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics (NACEN) has put out a tender for housekeeping of its 7100 sqft office premises. Presently manual workers from Government trade post are employed. The tender is issued on persqft basis with the ... Read More »

Facility services for Luxury apartments

Luxury apartments

The cost of maintenance of premium apartments is hitting the roof. Residents living in some of the premium apartments in Mumbai and Gurgaon pay huge amount as maintenance fees for all the facilities bundled in with their apartments. Maintenance charges ... Read More »

Herbal mosquito repellent

mosquito repellent

S Prabakaran, a young innovator from the small town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu has come up with a unique product — an herbal, mosquito repellent. The product sold under the brand name ‘Hermo’ is non-toxic, non-allergic and completely safe ... Read More »

Emergence of mall management

Mall Managment

A new avenue for mall management services has opened up with global brands interested in the Indian market after the clearing of FDI in retail. Increasing competition from existing customers and demand from global players for malls in line with ... Read More »

Water filters to fight cholera, jaundice

water filter

A number of slum clusters in Ahmedabad has been plagued with problems of water contamination and diseases every summer for years now. The mixing of sewage water with drinking water is responsible for this periodic outbreak of jaundice and cholera. ... Read More »

Easy to build toilets

Easy to build toilets

To improve sanitation and hygiene in rural India, the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is creating awareness on the importance of accessibility of toilets for all. Promita Sengupta, a former banker, has come up with an innovative “quickly deployable, cost-effective, complete toilet ... Read More »

Ecolab to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business


Ecolab has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specialises in global antimicrobial water treatment technology. The transaction is awaiting customary regulatory clearances and other standard closing conditions. The Purate business provides patented, proprietary chlorine dioxide programmes for ... Read More »

Karcher bags Golden Broom Award

Kärcher's KM 105/100 R P

Karcher has bagged the Golden Broom Innovation Award at the ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe 2013. Winner in the Product Category, Karcher’s KM 105/100 R is a new compact ride on sweeper in the one metre working width class. The ... Read More »

Major revamp of laundry at the Leela


The Laundry at The Leela Mumbai is undergoing a major revamp and the newly appointed Corporate Laundry Manager Chinmoy Mukerjee helming the operations spoke to Clean India Journal on his future plans. “We are in the midst of automtisation of ... Read More »

Slum sanitation programme


Among the on-going slum sanitation programme in Mumbai, Pratha Samajik Sanstha has taken up the task of revamping toilets under the sustainable sanitation through community programme in Mulund, Ghatkopar, Thane and Bhiwandi. Speaking to Clean India Journal, Anil Bhatia, Head ... Read More »

Emphasis on EPR to regulate e-waste disposal


It is a year since the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 have been implemented in India. Emphasising on the concept of Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) enshrined in the rules, Jayanthi Natarajan Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and ... Read More »