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Safe drinking water is grave problem across country: Sai

New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai on Friday said safe drinking water has been a grave problem for India, across the country where lack of usable water has resulted in decade old sanitation and health problems.
While inaugurating a cross-functional seminar among Ministries of Water & Sanitation, Housing & Urban Affairs and Steel, to deliberate over sustainable solutions in plugging nearly 40 per cent water leakages in water distribution systems, he said potable water gets contaminated due to corrosive water pipelines. Also, leakages through plastic water pipes lead to water loss in transmission. Conversely, Stainless Steel water pipes are corrosion free, strong, durable and recyclable.
As per the World Bank estimates, the total cost of non-revenue water worldwide is 14 billion dollarannually.
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After Centres of Excellence, India, Israel to move towards creating Villages of Excellence

29 Jan 2022 | 1:01 AM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar expressed satisfaction at the functioning of 29 Centres of Excellence in 12 States as part of the Indo-Israel Agriculture Project and said that 150 villages around these Centres would be converted into Villages of Excellence with technical assistance from Israel.

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Not against recognition of spousal sexual violence: Men Welfare Trust to Delhi High Court

29 Jan 2022 | 12:00 AM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) Men Welfare Trust, one of the parties in the marital rape case, while making its rejoinder submissions before the Delhi High Court on Friday, said that the entity it represented, was not against the recognition of spousal sexual violence.

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Resumption of intellectual debate in Parliament, Assemblies is the need of the hour: Supreme Court

28 Jan 2022 | 11:38 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday said that Parliamentand Assemblies are becoming insensitive places and to get out of such a hopeless situation, it was necessary to take corrective steps towards restoring the dignity and standard of intellectual debate of the highest order.

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India, China to stay in close contact to resolve remaining border issues: MEA

28 Jan 2022 | 11:08 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) India and China have agreed to stay in close contact and maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels to work out a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues on the border at the earliest, a top official said on Friday.

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Our defence acquisitions guided by national security interest: India on Caatsa

28 Jan 2022 | 10:50 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) With the US voicing its concerns over India’s purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia, especially at a time when tensions over the Ukraine issue are at a high, India on Friday reiterated that it follows an independent foreign policy, which also applies to its defence acquisitions.

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