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Tesla’s BlackHOLE to eat waste in Ladakh

Ladakh is obtaining a ‘BlackHOLE’ to swallow mountains of trash rising in step with a surge in tourist arrivals. The spike in traveller flow, largely focused between the June-August high season, is generating 15-16 tonne of trash daily. The innovative ... Read More »

First FOFO centre by CarZ

Car repair and maintenance services company, CarZ, announced the opening of its Franchisee Owned Franchise Operated (FOFO) fully automated center at Bengaluru in collaboration with Ultra Auto Crate. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and 12 service bays, the new facility has ... Read More »

ALERT over increase in rat fever cases in Kerala

Just as we closed the CIJ Newsletter of September with the lead news on warnings of impending outbreak following floods in Kerala, the doctors began raising concerns over alerts received over the sudden increase of Leptospirosis cases from Thrissur, Pallakad, ... Read More »

What Next for Kerala?

Flooding in Kerala has left behind a huge wreckage and numerous people homeless. People had to take refuge wherever possible. More than 350 people died and 700,000 have been displaced. People from all over India are helping in some way ... Read More »

Alcohol based rub improves hand hygiene compliance

According to a study published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, the effect of alcohol-based surgical hand rub improved the quality and reduced the duration of the hand preparation, being equally effective for the prevention of surgical site infections. Researchers ... Read More »

India’s GDP grows 7.7% in Q4

India’s economy grew at its fastest in seven quarters in the January-March period, encouraged by strong performance in construction, manufacturing and public services, pointing to a persistent revival trend and bringing cheer to the government ahead of next year’s general ... Read More »

Self-cleaning film improves cleanliness

In a recent study of germs in airplanes and airports, the dirtiest touch point was the touchscreen on the check-in kiosk, which had 10 times as many contaminants as the toilet seat. The combination of this study and comments from ... Read More »

Borghi India highlights cleaning brushes

In a CSR initiative, Borghi Brush Machinery Pvt. Ltd propagated the importance of using brushes in keeping the environment clean. More than 11,000 students from 50 schools across Mira-Bhayander and Vasai- Virar areas participated in the Inter-School Essay and Drawing ... Read More »

LTA award for Avante Garde’s K. Ragothaman

The International Round Table organised by Waste to Energy Research & Technology Council (WTERT – India) held at Begumpet, Hyderabad, honoured K. Ragothaman, Director, Avant-Garde Engineers & Consultants (P) Ltd with ‘WTERT Lifetime Achievement Award’ for decades of dedication, innovations ... Read More »

Govt to announce Swachh Survekshan for next year

According to an official statement, the government will announce the launch of a cleanliness survey to be conducted next year as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). The Swachh Survekshan 2019 is projected to be conducted from January 4 ... Read More »

IFB acquires Ramsons

Engineering products’ firm IFB Industries entered into a detailed definitive agreement with Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipment, Ramsons Udhyog and its promoters for Rs 35cr. The deal is on a slump sale basis for the entire industrial laundry equipment business. This ... Read More »

Tackling municipal solid waste in clusters

Under the new Solid Waste Management policy, the Haryana government has divided the state into 14 clusters. In four of these clusters, Gurugram-Faridabad, Rohtak, Sonipat and Ambala-Karnal, the municipal solid waste will be converted into energy after processing the waste. ... Read More »

2018 Sustainability Awards

Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Foopak Bio Natura suite of food packaging products ‘Sustainability Product of the Year’ in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. APP’s Foopak Bio Natura is replacing plastic, foam and PE-coated food packaging with a fully compostable, ... Read More »

Automatic Train Washing System

In an attempt to save water required for cleaning trains, an automatic train washing system has been installed by Northern Railways at Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi. The washing system has a capacity of 250 coaches per day and takes ... Read More »

Comac opens office in Pune

Comac-Pune has shifted to a larger office space equipped with a training academy, demo point and stock point for machines and spares. “India operation is very critical for the Comac group as it has been present in India for a ... Read More »

Beach Sand Cleaner

Final year mechanical engineering students of Don Bosco college engineering Fatorda Goa – Kaygun Pereira, Vallon Dsilva, Mark ferrao, Selvin Pereira, Akshay Phadte have successfully developed and tested a prototype “Beach Sand Cleaning Machine”, under guidance of Prof. Suraj Marathe. ... Read More »

Underground Garbage Bins

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is considering installing underground garbage bins in the city. To begin the project with, the civic body has identified four locations — Vasantrao Naik Marg opposite Dhobi Ghat, L Jagmohandas Marg near Napeansea House and ... Read More »

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