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1.Government’s EESL becomes the world’s largest street light management company.

Government of India’s company Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has becomes the world’s largest street light management company that has illuminated 50,000 KM of Indian roads with 30 Lakh LED street lights under Street lighting National Programme (SLNP).

2.IISc scientist developed water filter membrane with copper ions for safe drinking water. 
Scientist from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has developed water filter membrane with copper ions for safe drinking water. The invention was based on old age practise of storing drinking water in copper vessel for clearing bacteria.

Even there was scientific evidence which was published in journal of Health, population and Nutrition in March 2012, that water stored in copper vessel killed pathogenic bacteria like E.coli, Vibrio Cholerae O1, Salmonella species.

 3.CLRI found environmental friendly of unhairing skin. 
Central Leather Research Institue of Chennai has found environmental friendly unharing skin from goat using enzymes produced by bacteria (Bacillus crolab MTCC 5468).

This method is safer, more environmental friendly comparing to conventional method of removing hair using lime and sodium sulphide.

4.Aronian wins St.Louis rapid and blitz chess championship.

Levon Aronian wins St.Louis rapid and blitz chess championship 2017. India’s Viswanathan Anand finished at 9th position.

5.Mekedatu project and its Issue.

Mekedatu is a place in kanakapura Taluk of Karnataka, where River Cauvery flows. Karnataka government has planning to build a reservoir across the River Cauvery for intention of using water for hydro power station and drinking water to Bengaluru City.

Tamil Nadu Government has opposed of building reservoir across the River cauvery in Mekedatu, since it would affect the flow of water to Tamil Nadu which ends in water shortage for agriculture and other uses.

Karnataka government said that, it will use only the excess of water after supplying of 192 tmcft to Tamil Nadu as per order given by Cauvery water tribunal.

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