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Animal rights group PETA demands ban on kite string ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day (August Week #2 (2016))
Animal rights group PETA demands ban on kite string ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83756] 

Animal rights organisation PETA filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday demanding an immediate ban on use of ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day on August 15. The organisation cited reasons that ‘manja’ or sharp string which is used
to fly kites can cause serious injuries, sometimes fatal, to birds, animals and also humans.




Environment ministry to install five pollution sucking devices across Mumbai (August Week #2 (2016))
Environment ministry to install five pollution sucking devices across Mumbai [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83690]

The Maharashtra environment ministry has decided to install pollution-sucking devices at traffic junctions across Mumbai. The city will become the first to get such devices. According to the ministry, the technology has been jointly developed by the National
Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Mumbai, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), and E-square. "This device can suck pollution from 1,000 sqft of area around its installed location. We will identify
the most polluted locations to install these devices," said environment minister Ramdas Kadam.

Funds for Disposal and Recycling of E-Wastes (August Week #2 (2016))
Funds for Disposal and Recycling of E-Wastes [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83715]

Based on a survey carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board in 2005, the generation of e-waste in the country was assessed at 1.46 lakh ton and was estimated to exceed 8 lakh tonnes by 2012. As per the United Nations University report, 17 lakh
tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country in 2014. 




Bannerghatta elephants to find new home in Uttarakhand's Corbett Tiger Reserve (August Week #2 (2016))
Bannerghatta elephants to find new home in Uttarakhand's Corbett Tiger Reserve [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83752]

BENGALURU: Six elephants from Bannerghata Biological Park (BBP) will soon be moved to their new home at Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand.




India to launch extensive research into solar power use: Environment Minister (August Week #2 (2016))
India to launch extensive research into solar power use: Environment Minister [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83736]

India is planning to start extensive research on the use of solar power to bring about a “revolution” in this field, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said today. Dave told Lok Sabha that during the Paris Climate summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
had said that there were 122 countries in the world where sunlight was available 10 months of the year.

Goa Govt to implement ban on PoP Ganesh idols strictly (Issue of the week, August Week #1 (2016))
Goa Govt to implement ban on PoP Ganesh idols strictly [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83603]

Panaji, Aug 3 (PTI) Goa Government today said it would form flying squads and keep an eagle eye on the state's borders to stop Plaster of Paris Ganesh idols from coming into the state for sale ahead of the Ganesh festival next month.

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