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Water contamination a rising threat to healthcare

Water contamination a rising threat to healthcare

July 17, 2019

While the news of water scarcity in the Indian states has been a major reason of concern, another grave issue to be paid attention to is the increasing contamination of groundwater which in turn has serious health impacts.

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World Population Day: Is India ready to be the most populous country by 2027?

World Population Day: Is India ready to be the mos

July 11, 2019

World Population Day is observed annually on July 11 every year with the objective to spread awareness about population related issues across the world. When the day was first observed 30 years ago, the population was 5.25 billion but today it has nearly crossed the mark of 7.7 b...

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit T

June 26, 2019

At the national level, about 14.6 pc of Indian people (among 10-75 year old) are current users of alcohol,which is about 0.16 billion people. Prevalence is 17 times higher among men than women.

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Innovation the key at IIT’s Clean Air Summit 2019

Innovation the key at IIT’s Clean Air Summit

June 25, 2019

At the recently held Clean Air Summit at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students emphasised on the need to innovate and make air cleaner and breathable.

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Celebrating International Pride Month 2019

Celebrating International Pride Month 2019

June 14, 2019

To celebrate International Pride Month 2019, Love Matters, an online platform in support of the LGBTQ+ people is organising a letter writing event, taking an initiative to thank all those who came in support of the community.

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India moves ahead in child wellbeing index in Global Childhood Report

India moves ahead in child wellbeing index in Glob

June 11, 2019

Save the Children, a UK based non-profit organisation that works for child rights released the Global Childhood Report for 2019 on May 28 which listed India at 113th position among 176 countries on an index that evaluates countries on condition and well-being of children.

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Status of abortion laws in India

Status of abortion laws in India

May 30, 2019

It is nearly five decades since the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act legalised abortion, but 80 pc of women in India are still unaware of the fact. It still remains a taboo topic and is associated with negative attitude and stigmas.

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Balaknama – An echo of Delhi’s child journalists

Balaknama – An echo of Delhi’s child j

May 28, 2019

Started in 2003 under a programme called Badhte Kadam (Stepping Forward), Balaknama is a newspaper that voices the issues and hardships faced by street and working children in Delhi. Street children and their lives is in fact the only beat that the independent newspaper covers. A...

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Majority of Indians unaware they have hypertension, says study

Majority of Indians unaware they have hypertension

May 17, 2019

World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 every year with the aim to spread awareness about the effects of hypertension or high blood pressure and also to promote healthy lifestyle. The theme for this year is ‘Know your numbers’. A new study published in PLOS Medicine on M...

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The failing state of health care in India

The failing state of health care in India

May 17, 2019

Ahead of the final phase of polling for the 2019 general elections, matters like healthcare have taken a back seat. Not much seems to be done or said about the failing healthcare sector, as can be seen in various reports.

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