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Drones to Disinfect Cities

The innovative plan to use technology to disinfect cities has caught up in many cities and municipal corporations across States. Tamil Nadu use the first drone to disinfect the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai and today Chhattisgarh, Bengaluru ... Read More »

Hearts Out For Noida: A Chakachak Valentine

HCL Foundation – the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL Technologies – had partnered with NOIDA Authority to install over 1000 dustbins around NOIDA within a period of six months, resulting in an increase in garbage collection by 4000 tonnes. ... Read More »

Texcare International 2020

At Texcare International to be held in Frankfurt from June 20 to 24 2020, the world’s market leaders will be showcasing their innovations, all designed to help optimise the procedures and processes in textile care. The aim is to drive ... Read More »

Japanese sewage treatment technology for Chennai

HECS and Daiki Axis Company recently launched a Japanese technology-based sewage treatment plant for the domestic, industrial and commercial sectors of Chennai. These plants are designed with a treatment capacity to handle 1-50 kilo litres a day and are mass ... Read More »

Maharashtra tops states for green buildings

Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI) recently released the list of India’s Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. This is the third year that the top 10 ... Read More »

Delhi gets its own smog tower

Delhi’s first smog tower has started working at its Lajpat Nagar central market. The 20-feet-tall tower is fitted with exhaust fans to suck in polluted air and can remove up to 80% of the particulate matter (PM 2.5 and PM10), ... Read More »

Former manual scavenger wins PadmaShri

Married at the age of 10, Usha Chaumar of Alwar was treated as an untouchable as she was engaged in the task of manual scavenging. On Republic Day, she was awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution in the social ... Read More »

University to churn out Facility Management Professionals

In an unprecedented attempt to provide the Facility Management segment the much-needed formal training and qualification, Sam Cherian, MD-Schevaran Laboratories in a JV with CleanfixSwitzerland and Filmop-Italy joined hands with Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, to set up the Academy ... Read More »

Railways gets its first waste-to-energy plant

The East Coast Railway has commissioned the government’s first waste-to-energy plant which will turn e-waste and plastic into light diesel oil in 24 hours. A patented technology called ‘Polycrack’ will be used, which converts multiple feed stocks into hydrocarbon liquid ... Read More »

Railway stations to seek CPCB permissions

The National Green Tribunal has directed all stations across the Indian Railways to obtain necessary environmental permissions. Directing the national transporter to consider the suggestions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on implementing the Water (Prevention and Control of ... Read More »

Need toilet? Ask Google

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has announced that information on around 58,000 public toilets across 2,500 cities is now available on Google Maps. This covers more than 50% of India’s urban population. He added that ... Read More »

New tie-up for vehicle recycling

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group have announced an equal joint venture, Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India (MSTI), for vehicle dismantling and recycling. The venture will set up its vehicle dismantling and recycling unit in Noida in 2020-21 and will add ... Read More »

DLAI Members Meet

The city unit of the Dry Cleaners and Launderers Association of India organised a meeting to suggest solutions to issues faced by the industry. One of the top issues, use of plastic bags, was addressed and alternatives suggested. Zehen Arora, ... Read More »