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Lockdown helps improve Health of Ganga

New Delhi: The health of Ganga has seen significant improvement since enforcement of the nationwide lockdown that has led to reduction in dumping of industrial waste into it, experts have said. The Ganga water was found to be suitable for bathing at most monitoring centres, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed. According to the real time water monitoring data of the CPCB, out of the 36 monitoring units placed at various points of the Ganga river, the water quality around 27 points was suitable for bathing and propagation of wildlife and fisheries. PTI

Naval Dockyard designs temperature sensor

Mumbai: The Naval Dockyard here has developed a low-cost handheld temperature sensor to screen its personnel in the view of Covid outbreak, an official said on Thursday. Over 20,000 personnel enter the naval dock and Western Naval Command in south Mumbai daily. The offical said entry to every personnel was allowed only after they were properly screened at the gates. The infrared-technology-based sensor is manufactured using in-house resources under Rs1,000. The IR-based temperature sensor with an infrared sensor and an LED display has an accuracy of 0.02 degrees Celsius. PTI

Scared of Covid, UP man bars wife's entry

Ballia (UP): A woman here had to face an embarassing situation after her husband refused to allow her into their house because he was paranoid of getting infected with coronavirus. The police said she returned from her parents’ place in Bihar after a couple of months on Wednesday when her husband Ganesh Prasad denied entry to her. They got married around five years ago. At present, the woman is staying at the district hospital. City police station incharge Vipin Singh said they would talk it out with the woman’s husband. PTI

Special trains to Punjab, Haryana for agri-seeds

New Delhi: After the immediate success of parcel train, the railways had planed such trains on 18 more routes, including trains ferrying agri-seeds to Punjab and Haryana, to keep supply chains running. Indian Railways has been running parcel trains for milk and food products as per demand of customers. Two of these train will run from Salem in Tamil Nadu to Bathinda and Salem to Hisar. Another route is between Bandra and Ludhiana carrying medical goods and masks. Freight operations are meeting the needs of bulk transportation of essential goods like foodgrains, edible oil, salt, sugar, etc. TNS

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