Swati Bansal

Swati Bansal
UN's Human Development Report calls for a shift in direction
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Posted on 15 Sep, 2022 02:17 PM

Global Human Development Index declines for two years in a row: UN Report

India ranks 132 in latest Human Development Report (Image source: IWP Flickr albums)
While floods occur, states fail to enforce floodplain zoning laws
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Posted on 15 Sep, 2022 12:26 AM

Floodplain zoning law: Only three states and one UT enacted the law to mitigate floods

Monsoon in Trivandrum. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
India creates history, sets up first floating water quality testing lab in the Indian Ocean
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Posted on 26 Aug, 2022 09:46 AM

India launches a floating wet lab for water quality tests in the Indian Ocean

View of India Ocean at the southern tip of the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Disabled, elderly, and vulnerable will soon have easy access to piped water
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Posted on 25 Aug, 2022 02:40 PM

Centre releases draft guidelines of piped water supply for disabled, elderly and vulnerable groups

A child having disability. Photo for representation only. (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Andaman mega projects: CERD seeks government response on tribal concerns
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Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 03:54 PM

CERD seeks government response on impacts of development projects in Andaman

Havelock, Andaman Island. Photo for representation only (Source: Vikramjit Kakati from Pixabay)
Jal Jeevan Mission implementation lags in 13 states: Centre
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Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 03:08 PM

Centre identifies 13 focus states lagging in implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

A household water pipe (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Harmful chemicals found in tap water samples: Study
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Posted on 18 Jul, 2022 03:47 PM

Study finds harmful chemicals in tap water samples

Harmful chemical is tap water samples (Source: IWP Flickr album)
Panel takes note of two project proposals that could affect Yamuna floodplains
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Posted on 18 Jul, 2022 12:51 PM

NGT panel raises concern about two project proposals that could affect Yamuna floodplains

Extreme events take 231 lives during pre-monsoon: IMD
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Posted on 28 Jun, 2022 02:34 PM

IMD seasonal analysis shows 231 lives lost during the pre-monsoon season due to extreme weather events

Floods during pre-monsoon season claim 81 lives this year. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Three mining projects in Chhattisgarh’s Hasdeo Arand forest on hold following protests
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Posted on 28 Jun, 2022 08:05 AM

Chhattishgarh government puts three mining projects in Hasdeo Arand forest on idefinite hold 

A devastated forest at a coal mining site. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
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