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Kerala to ban single use plastic products from January 1

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (UNI) Kerala Cabinet on Thursday decided to implement a ban on single use plastic products from January one in the state.
Considering the environmental and health issues related to mounting plastic waste, the Government has decided to ban the single use plastic products, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement here.
The use of plastic carry bags and sheets, cooling films, thermocol and styrofoam-based fancy items, plastic cups, plates, spoons, forks, straws, bowls, plastic flags, water pouches, juice packs, bottles (under 300 ml), plastic garbage bags, PVC flex materials etc will be banned.
The violators of the Government decision will face legal action under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.
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Almatti Dam water reaches brim due to heavy downpour

13 Jul 2020 | 3:28 PM

Vijayapura/Yadgir, Jul 13 (UNI) With heavy downpour in the Western Ghats and catchment areas of Krishna river, the level in Lal Bahadur Shastri Water Reservoir (Almatti Dam) has reached its brim here on Monday

According to Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd (KBJNL ) Sources ,the Lal Bahadur Shastri reservoir (Almatti) in Vijayapura district is just two metres shy of reaching full reservoir level (FRL).

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Heavy rain likely to occur in Telangana in next 3 days: Met

13 Jul 2020 | 2:44 PM

Hyderabad, Jul 13 (UNI) Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Komaram-Bheem, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, Rajanna-Siricilla, Jayashakar-Bhupalpally, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Mulugu of Telangana during the next three days, Meteorological Centre said on Monday.

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COVID-19 : MRF Limited, Pondy donates medical equipment to CM

13 Jul 2020 | 2:01 PM

Puducherry, Jul 13 (UNI) M/s MRF Limited, Puducherry on Monday donated medical equipment under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme to Chief Minister V Narayanasamy in the Assembly premises here.

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Active principle’ from turmeric improves cancer therapy outcomes: IIT-Madras

Active principle’ from turmeric improves cancer therapy outcomes: IIT-Madras

13 Jul 2020 | 1:57 PM

Chennai, July 13 (UNI) Researchers at the Indian Institute of
Technology-Madras (IIT-M) have shown that the active principle
from turmeric and curcumin could enhance cancer cell death
caused by a protein called ‘TRAIL.’
There have been considerable efforts in developing therapeutic
agents that trigger apoptotic death of cancer cells.
One such agent that has been found promising is a protein called
‘TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand’ (TRAIL). Its ability to
selectively kill cancer cells by ‘apoptosis’ has resulted in a number
of preclinical studies being carried out all over the world, a release
from IIT-M said today.

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KSRTC to run 1,600 additional buses to ferry migrant workers to their hometown due to week-long lockdown

KSRTC to run 1,600 additional buses to ferry migrant workers to their hometown due to week-long lockdown

13 Jul 2020 | 1:56 PM

Bengaluru, July 13 (UNI) In an attempt to avoid the ugly scene of migrant workers walking to their native places due to the current week-long lockdown imposed in the state, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is running 1,600 additional buses on Monday and Tuesday to help them return safely.

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