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Improper disposal of pharmaceuticals poses risk to environment, says OECD

Improper disposal of pharmaceuticals poses risk to

November 15, 2019

According to a new OECD report, very little is being done to prevent pharmaceutical residues from seeping into soil, water supplies, freshwater ecosystems and the food chain, or to assess potential risks of the same.

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Kung Fu nuns to the rescue

Kung Fu nuns to the rescue

November 4, 2019

Wearing their traditional maroon robes, these nuns are acing physical fitness, endorsing gender equality and developing an environmental-friendly way of living.

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Shakuntala Devi: the face of mental calculations in India

Shakuntala Devi: the face of mental calculations i

November 3, 2019

On the 90th birth anniversary of Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard who made even the toughest calculations seem like a cakewalk, here is a sneak peek into her life. Born on November 4, 1929, in Bengaluru, in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, Shakuntala Devi was...

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Global Hunger Index 2019: India ranks 102 among 117 countries

Global Hunger Index 2019: India ranks 102 among 11

October 25, 2019

India has ranked 102nd among 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an annual report jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe with India being among the 45 countries that have serious levels of hunger.

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India among the worst countries for privacy protection

India among the worst countries for privacy protec

October 17, 2019

According to a study by the Britain-based firm Comparitech, India is the third worst non-EU country in terms of digital privacy protection and state of surveillance.

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Smart Starts feat. Flying Fur

Smart Starts feat. Flying Fur

October 14, 2019

Flying fur is a Delhi based start-up that provides grooming facilities for our furry friends at their doorsteps. A network of six well-equipped vans, this three-year-old parlour on wheels provides an array of grooming facilities from simple clean-up to aroma therapies for both ca...

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Suicide prevention in India needs multi-pronged approach

Suicide prevention in India needs multi-pronged ap

September 21, 2019

According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest report released a day before World Suicide Prevention Day, India has the highest suicide rate in the South-East Asian region with 16.5 suicides per 100,000 people.

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Transgender Bill falls short of expectations

Transgender Bill falls short of expectations

August 30, 2019

On August 5, the Lok Sabha passed two important Bills- the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019- but they were overshadowed by the announcement of Centre’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Major Dhyan Chand: The Indian hockey wizard

Major Dhyan Chand: The Indian hockey wizard

August 29, 2019

Major Dhyan Chand is synonymous to hockey in India. Famed for his excellent skills in the sport, Chand was a hockey stalwart who brought home three Olympic gold medals. While global names like Adolf Hitler also acknowledged his excellence, the legend died in grave financial troub...

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Bonesetting- A 3000 year old practice

Bonesetting- A 3000 year old practice

August 22, 2019

The Lajpat Rai Market in Chandni Chowk, one of Delhi’s oldest areas, is a hub of electronic goods and repairing. From a transistor to broadcasting systems, from LEDs to HMIs, here you can buy anything and yes, even get them repaired! However, it’s not just the electronic part...

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