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  • Jan 10, 2020
  • 1 Effects of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just as there are multiple causes of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, there are also multiple effects. These include physical, mental and emotional, as well as short-term and long-term effects. There are also often effects related to the withdrawal of alcohol for someone that

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    The difficult part in managing alcohol addiction is that it is a disease caused by multiple factors. This makes it nearly impossible to pinpoint or to even consider one potential cure for the disease. Remember that each person who becomes dependent on alcohol will usually do so b

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  • 2 Alternative Alcohol Addiction Resources and Programs [ Health ]

    If you have looked into traditional alcohol addiction rehabilitation programs and just feel they aren’t for you, don’t get discouraged! There are a variety of alternative alcohol addiction and abuse resources and programs popping up throughout the United States, Canada, and overs

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  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 1 Operation Clean Art [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Clean Art is a Pan India operation to crack down the smuggling of mongoose hair. Operation Clean Art is carried out by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau which is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Environment. The mongoose is hunted for their hair to make paintbrushes

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  • 2 Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicator of economic health [ Education, Economy, Health ]

    Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an indicator of economic health, business momentum in the industrial sector of an economy. PMI reflects the investor’s sentiments about the manufacturing sector. PMI is published separately for the manufacturing and services sectors but more imp

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 National Institute of Design Amendment Bill, 2019 (NIDAB) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Commerce and Industry on July 2019 to declare 4 National Institutes of Design as Institutions of National Importance. In the last 60 years, the parliament declared 141 institution

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  • 2 Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    The pollution which is created by the humans at the coastal areas making beaches dirty and the oceans are filling with pollution. To address these issues, the integrated coastal zone management program was launched. It is working under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Clima

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  • Dec 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 E-Cigarettes and Nicotine: Addiction [ Health ]

    E-Cigarettes are the battery-powered vaporizer that works by heating up nicotine liquid, called “juice. ” E-Cigarettes do not fall within the ambit of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply

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  • 2 Drug Types, Examples and Risks [ Health ]

    Drug abuse just does not affect the user; it also affects their friends and their families. Somethimes recreational drug use triggers an outright addiction. There are many underlying causes addiction- from prescription drug abuse to self-medication. There are seven different drug

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  • 3 Drug Addiction Rehabilitation [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Drug rehabilitation is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic to remove dependence on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, or amphetamines. It enables the patient to cease substance abuse and to purs

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  • 4 Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Adolescence is the critical time for preventing drug addiction. Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. Therefore, for adults these times include a divorce or loss of a job. For a teenager, risky times include moving, family divorce, or changing schools. Be

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  • 5 🌟 Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Health, Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of ‘Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse’ for identification, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation. Financial assistance is provided for setting-up and running Integrate

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  • Dec 25, 2019
  • 1 Geography (16 to 28 February 2019) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    India’s Polar Science Research: The government of India in 2018 renamed the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa to National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa. The melting sea ice has been impacting even the monsoons in India for years. Du

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  • 2 Geography and Summary (1 to 15 Feb 2019) [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Biodiversity Conservation: Biodiversity is a global asset with tremendous value for the present and future generations. It includes species diversity, genetic diversity and ecosystem diversity contributing to human welfare, directly and indirectly and therefore representing a si

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  • 3 Geography and You Summary (1 to 15 Feb 2019) Polar Biology [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Health, Geography ]

    Polar Biology: The Antarctic and Arctic regions along the earth are inhabited by the organisms adapted to live in extreme environmental conditions. Microorganisms exhibit high level of adaptability and diversity which helps contribute significantly to the bio-geochemical process

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  • Dec 24, 2019
  • 1 Olive Ridley Turtles [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Olive Ridley turtles are the migratory species that come to India for nesting during the winter season. They are famous for synchronized nesting in mass numbers and this kind of nesting is referred to as Arribadas. They are found in warm and tropical waters such as the Pacific Oc

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Global Bio-India Summit [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    First Global Bio-India Summit-2019 was organized in New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November, 2019. This Summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and co-organized by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council. Th

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  • Dec 20, 2019
  • 1 Ghoramara, Sunderbans Delta [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Ghoramara is island of Sundarbans Delta facing issues of rising sea level, flooding, high tide and submergence. People of this island are migrating to other islands like Ganga and Sagar islands. Ghoramara Island is located near the Sagar Island and it lies in the Sundarbans delta

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  • 2 Ken-Betwa Interlinking Project [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ken Betwa interlinking project is India’s first river interlinking project which transfers water from surplus area in Madhya Pradesh to water deficient areas in Uttar Pradesh. It will help the Bundelkhand region of UP and MP. In the first phase, the project involves the construct

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  • 3 Global Cooling Prize [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Awards, Geography ]

    Warming up of planet and climate change increases the demand for cooling air conditioners. 1.2 billion Room Air Conditioning units are present globally and it is likely to increase to 4.5 billion by 2050. Increase in the use of air conditioner will also increase the earth tempera

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  • Dec 19, 2019
  • 1 Plastic Waste in Development of Roads [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Non-Biodegradable plastic waste is one of the biggest threats to the environment and human health. To tackle the challenges of plastic waste the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway converting plastic waste with the Bitumen to build green, all-weather sustainable roads and High

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  • 2 Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan is launched under the Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to create awareness about drive and cleanliness program in 50 identified beaches. The beaches were identified from 10 coastal States/UTs these are Andhra Pradesh, Ke

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  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 1 Diabetes Global Epidemic [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    The international Diabetes Foundation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas released a latest edition on the International Diabetes Day on 14th November this edition the IDF diabetes Atlas revealed that 463 million adults are currently facing diabetes problem. India stands in the second largest d

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  • 2 Avian Botulism [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Botulism is a bacterial disease that recently caused many deaths of migratory species at Sambhar Lake. More than 18,000 carcasses of birds were found in Lake. It is a bacterial disease which is caused by clostridium botulism bacteria. This disease mostly affects animals and human

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  • 3 Rare Disease [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to World Health Organization, rare diseases are the one that affects one or less than one in 1,000 and it is a global issue. World Rare Disease Day was celebrated on 28th February 2019. The definition of rate diseases vary from country to country.

    Characteristics of Ra

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  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 1 Antimicrobial Resistance the World Health Organization [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    The World Health Organization celebrates World Antibiotic awareness week globally between 18 - 24 November every year globally to create awareness on the antibiotics. This year its focus was on preventing infections by sanitation, vaccination and safe sex. Antibiotic resistance o

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  • 2 Tuberculosis Global Tuberculosis Report-2019 [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    World Health Organization’s “Global Tuberculosis Report-2019” stated that the incidence of TB in India decreases from 27.4 lakh to 26.9 lakh from 2017 to 2018. Incidence of TB per lakh also decreases from 204 in 2017 to 199 in 2018. The rifampicin resistance has increased from 32

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  • 3 Cartosat-3 India’S Polar Satellite [ Science/Technology, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C47 along with Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial Nano satellites (United States) will be launched by ISRO on November 25,2019 into Sun’s-synchronous orbit. The satellite will be launched by PSLV-C47, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle into Sun

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  • 4 Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana PMMVY [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Yojana ]

    There is a huge difference in availability of Maternity benefits among the women from organised sector and unorganised sector. Compared to the unorganised sector, organised sectors are getting more benefits like paid leaves, Maternity benefits and insurance coverage for these ben

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  • 5 Manual Scavenging [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    The practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and sewers is known as Manual Scavenging. As per the Section 2 (g) of the Prohibition of Employment Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 (hereinafter

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