New office for RMCL’s Chennai branch

New office for RMCL’s Chennai branch

The Chennai branch of Roots Multiclean has moved to a more spacious office at Defense Colony. The new office has a training hall, conference/ meetting room, separate pantry and dining area, separate space for storage of ride-on machines and spare parts. The new service van was handed over to the branch during the inauguration, which

Rubbish saves man’s lift

Rubbish saves man’s lift

Sometimes piles of uncollected rubbish can be worth their weight in gold, as the family and friends of 26-year-old Vangelis Icapatos discovered when a reportedly unhappy Vangelis tried to take his own life by leaping from his ninth floor West Side apartment window. His life was saved when his fall was broken by a huge

Filthy suite for $500!

Filthy suite for $500!

Imagine shelling out $500 for a night stay at a top five-star hotel in Melbourne and finding the luxury suite inhabitable due to unhygienic surroundings! A forensic audit using swab tests to identify bacteria in Melbourne’s seven top hotels has found evidence of body fluids and matter on bed sheets, urine stains in bathrooms and

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A robot folds clothes!

A robot folds clothes!

Imagine a robot which folds clothes, fetches beer from the fridge and also plays pool! The robot begins its work with something easy, like folding towels, before graduating to more complicated tasks (like folding a skirt). This machine is able to collect previous information and apply it in the upcoming tasks. The ‘Towel-Folding Robot’ or

Crematorium for dogs

Crematorium for dogs

In an unprecedented move in India, Chennai would soon have incinerator (crematorium) for dogs, bringing great relief to many dog owners in the city who live in apartments and find it difficult to bury the bodies of their pets. Most of the bodies of dogs are dumped in garbage. The incinerator would either be installed

Pest-free metro

Pest-free metro

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) promises to make the metro stations in the city pest-free. Stringent precautions are suggested and a high level of cleanliness has been planned to ensure that Namma Metro sets an example of the most hygienic public transport system. Pest control measures will be conducted once a month and

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Garbage delays flights

Garbage delays flights

Attracted by the garbage dumped from markets in areas surrounding the airport, a jackal strayed onto the runway of the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata forcing the pilot of an aircraft to abort take off which delayed two incoming flights. Airport officials say garbage attracts birds and animals including jackals and wildcats causing trouble

Hen litter power

Hen litter power

A 5.6MW Barwala power project is being set up by the US firm Indus Terra Energy Inc using technology developed by Enviro Control Ltd, the UK, to generate power using hen droppings. Green Indus Bio-Energy, a combined venture of Indus Terra, Emergent Ventures and the Barwala poultry farmers, has signed a MoU with Haryana Renewable

Waste bins go missing

Waste bins go missing

Complete absence of garbage bins in commercial areas of Mohali has compounded the problem on city streets, which stems from residents littering around. Residential, industrial and commercial areas in Mohali city are in a mess with open dumping grounds formed near residences, heaps of garbage rotting near industrial houses and rubbish being collected near shops

Insurance for rag-pickers

Insurance for rag-pickers

Recognising the contribution of more than 6000 rag-pickers who collect 300-350 tonnes of dry waste from the city daily, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has proposed a financial aid for a health and accident insurance scheme for them. There is always a possibility of rag-pickers developing health problems because of their work environment. The New