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Purifying water
?The Environment Ministry ’s draft notification to
regulate the use of membrane-based water
purification systems.
?The notification is the culmination of a legal dispute
before the National Green Tribunal, which had
banned RO water filter use in Delhi as the
purification process wastes water.
?In RO, the total dissolved solids (TDS) in water —
which covers trace chemicals, certain viruses, bacteria
and salts — can be reduced, to meet potable water
standards.
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Purifying water
?The Environment Ministry ’s draft notification to
regulate the use of membrane-based water
purification systems.
?The notification is the culmination of a legal dispute
before the National Green Tribunal, which had
banned RO water filter use in Delhi as the
purification process wastes water.
?In RO, the total dissolved solids (TDS) in water —
which covers trace chemicals, certain viruses, bacteria
and salts — can be reduced, to meet potable water
standards.
?Home filters waste nearly 80% of the water during
treatment.
?Some research has shown that the process can cut
the levels of calcium and magnesium, which are
vital nutrients.
?The notification implies, these filters are only
prohibited if the home gets water supply that
conforms to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for
Drinking Water.
?The BIS, last year, ranked several cities on official
water supply quality.
Page 3


Purifying water
?The Environment Ministry ’s draft notification to
regulate the use of membrane-based water
purification systems.
?The notification is the culmination of a legal dispute
before the National Green Tribunal, which had
banned RO water filter use in Delhi as the
purification process wastes water.
?In RO, the total dissolved solids (TDS) in water —
which covers trace chemicals, certain viruses, bacteria
and salts — can be reduced, to meet potable water
standards.
?Home filters waste nearly 80% of the water during
treatment.
?Some research has shown that the process can cut
the levels of calcium and magnesium, which are
vital nutrients.
?The notification implies, these filters are only
prohibited if the home gets water supply that
conforms to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for
Drinking Water.
?The BIS, last year, ranked several cities on official
water supply quality.
?The BIS norms are voluntary for public agencies
which supply piped water but are mandatory for
bottled water producers.
?Moreover, most of the country does not have the
luxury of piped water.
?The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)
of NITI Aayog says that 70% of water supply is
contaminated.
?India is ranked 120th among 122 countries in an
NGO, W aterAi d’ s quality index.
?The aim is also to ensure that after 2022, no more
than 25% of water being treated is wasted.
Page 4


Purifying water
?The Environment Ministry ’s draft notification to
regulate the use of membrane-based water
purification systems.
?The notification is the culmination of a legal dispute
before the National Green Tribunal, which had
banned RO water filter use in Delhi as the
purification process wastes water.
?In RO, the total dissolved solids (TDS) in water —
which covers trace chemicals, certain viruses, bacteria
and salts — can be reduced, to meet potable water
standards.
?Home filters waste nearly 80% of the water during
treatment.
?Some research has shown that the process can cut
the levels of calcium and magnesium, which are
vital nutrients.
?The notification implies, these filters are only
prohibited if the home gets water supply that
conforms to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for
Drinking Water.
?The BIS, last year, ranked several cities on official
water supply quality.
?The BIS norms are voluntary for public agencies
which supply piped water but are mandatory for
bottled water producers.
?Moreover, most of the country does not have the
luxury of piped water.
?The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)
of NITI Aayog says that 70% of water supply is
contaminated.
?India is ranked 120th among 122 countries in an
NGO, W aterAi d’ s quality index.
?The aim is also to ensure that after 2022, no more
than 25% of water being treated is wasted.
Course correction for the Speaker ’s office
?Keisham Meghachandra Singh vs. the Hon ’ble Speaker
Manipur LegislativeAssembly & Ors.
?Recommended that Parliament should rethink as to
whether disqualification petitions ought to be
entrusted to a Speaker as a quasi-judicial authority
when such a Speaker continues to belong to a
particular political party.
?Parliament may seriously consider a Constitutional
amendment to substitute the Speaker of the Lok
Sabha and Legislative Assemblies with a ‘permanent
Tribunal headed by a retired Supreme Court judge or a
retired Chief Justice of a High Court, or some other
outside independent mechanism.
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Purifying water
?The Environment Ministry ’s draft notification to
regulate the use of membrane-based water
purification systems.
?The notification is the culmination of a legal dispute
before the National Green Tribunal, which had
banned RO water filter use in Delhi as the
purification process wastes water.
?In RO, the total dissolved solids (TDS) in water —
which covers trace chemicals, certain viruses, bacteria
and salts — can be reduced, to meet potable water
standards.
?Home filters waste nearly 80% of the water during
treatment.
?Some research has shown that the process can cut
the levels of calcium and magnesium, which are
vital nutrients.
?The notification implies, these filters are only
prohibited if the home gets water supply that
conforms to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for
Drinking Water.
?The BIS, last year, ranked several cities on official
water supply quality.
?The BIS norms are voluntary for public agencies
which supply piped water but are mandatory for
bottled water producers.
?Moreover, most of the country does not have the
luxury of piped water.
?The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)
of NITI Aayog says that 70% of water supply is
contaminated.
?India is ranked 120th among 122 countries in an
NGO, W aterAi d’ s quality index.
?The aim is also to ensure that after 2022, no more
than 25% of water being treated is wasted.
Course correction for the Speaker ’s office
?Keisham Meghachandra Singh vs. the Hon ’ble Speaker
Manipur LegislativeAssembly & Ors.
?Recommended that Parliament should rethink as to
whether disqualification petitions ought to be
entrusted to a Speaker as a quasi-judicial authority
when such a Speaker continues to belong to a
particular political party.
?Parliament may seriously consider a Constitutional
amendment to substitute the Speaker of the Lok
Sabha and Legislative Assemblies with a ‘permanent
Tribunal headed by a retired Supreme Court judge or a
retired Chief Justice of a High Court, or some other
outside independent mechanism.
?This is to ensure that such disputes are decided
both swiftly and impartially, thus giving teeth to
the provisions contained in the Tenth Schedule,
which are so vital in the proper functioning of
In dia’ s democracy ’.
?Speaker is the ‘ultimate interpreter and arbiter
of those provisions which relate to the functioning
of the House.
?Her decisions are final and binding and ordinarily
cannot be easily challenged.
?She decides the duration of debates, can
discipline members and even override decisions
by committees.
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