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Google Maps adds location of 57,000 public toilets in India

This according to the company will allow the Ministry to monitor visits, ratings, reviews and more, which can then be used by the Ministry to take necessary action to maintain and upgrade toilets.

Egypt to lead solar energy projects in seven African countries

The Arab Industrialization Organization, owned by the Egyptian government, will develop renewable energies and reduce energy shortages in Uganda, Congo, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia and South Sudan.

Sanitation coverage in India hits 99%, up 60% in 5 years

Three infants die every two minutes in India due to lack of access to adequate water and sanitation services. The Swachh Bharat Mission aims to achieve 100% sanitation by October 2019.

UV-LED water purification partnership to save 6 billion water bottles from landfills in the Philippines

Acuva Technologies, based out of British Columbia, Canada, has announced its partnership with Quezon City-based Kooler Industries, in an effort to make a significant difference in the war against plastic waste in the Philippines.

Swachh Bharat Mission on track to declare India open defecation free by October 2019

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), over 500,000 villages and 585 districts in India have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF).