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  • Mar 9, 2020
  • 1 National Clean Air Programme and World Air Quality Report 2018 [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Launched by the Centre. Objective includes comprehensive mitigation actions for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution. Aims to augment the air quality monitoring network across the country. Strengthening the awareness and capacity building activities. City-specific a

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  • 2 Air Pollution Report-WHO [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Report released by WHO on air pollution and child health. Sidelines of its first ever global conference on Air Pollution and Health. About 93 % of the world’s children under the age of 15 (1.8 billion children) breathe polluted air every day. Includes 630 million children under 5

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  • Mar 4, 2020
  • 1 Pollution: Uranium Contamination in Ground Water and Construction and Demolition Waste [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Widespread uranium contamination in groundwater across India. Demand of an urgent response. Groundwater contamination-Must be probed and mapped. Safe sources need to be identified. Over 30 micrograms per litre (mcg/l) of the heavy metal in parts of north-western, southern and sou

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  • Mar 2, 2020
  • 1 Upgradation of Medical Colleges/Hospitals [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Government of India has decided to establish many new medical colleges in different states of the country. Its main aim is to establish district hospitals and medical colleges. Maximum number of medical colleges have been proposed for the state of Rajasthan.

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  • 2 Fast Track Court for Rape Cases [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Government of India has asked to setup 1023 Fast track courts in the country. Their main function is to trail dispose of rape cases and cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The total estimated cost to set up FTCs is about Rs. 767.25 crore. It has b

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  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 1 CSIR Developed Anti-Diabetes Medicine [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has developed a scientifically validated herbal product NBRMAP-DB as anti-diabetic formulation. This formulation is effective in treating type 2 diabetes.

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  • 2 C-Sections Spike in Telangana Reasons for Increase in C-Section [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    UNICEF found in its research paper that Telangana accounts for maximum number of C-section in the country. It accounts for 58 % deliveries through C-section in Telangana alone according to National Family Health Survey report of 2016. It was 75 % among deliveries at private-secto

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  • Feb 19, 2020
  • 1 Invitation to Participate in Tide Turner Plastic Challenge [ Environment/Ecology ]

    World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) a leading conservation organization ispleased to introduce the, “Tide Turner Plastic Challenge” in partnershipwith UN environment to engage youth in conversation, action and advocacyaround reducing the use of single-use plastic from our day to day

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  • Feb 14, 2020
  • 1 WHO Includes an Indian Diagnostic Test in Its Global TB Programme, Tuberculosis [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    World Health Organization’s (WHO) has included an Indian molecular assay for initial test in its Global Tuberculosis Programme. This will help in detecting the disease and for identifying resistant strains of the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria.

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  • 2 Telecom Industry Did No Research on Health Impacts of 5G’, Harmful Effects of 5-G Technology [ Science/Technology, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    India plans to launch trails for 5G trials in 2020. The fifth generation wireless network is 50 times faster than its predecessor 4G.

    Overview

    • The 5G networks when integrated with satellites will open the way for new applicatio

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  • 3 Skills Build Platform [ Education, Science/Technology ]

    Recently the government has developed is a digital platform. The digital platform focuses on holistic learning of the child. Also it has been aligned with Skill India initiative by the government of India.

    Overview

    • India is the 4th

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  • Feb 12, 2020
  • 1 A Rare Transit of Mercury [ IAS Upd. ]

    November 11-Mercury skipped the vast, glaring face of the sun. A rare celestial transit. Planet Mercury Facts, Nearly tidally locked to the Sun. Known as a gravitational lock also. Rotation of the planet has been slowed down to match its orbit around the Sun.

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  • 2 Air Pollution-Increasing Glaucoma [ IAS Upd. ]

    Higher amounts of fine particulate matter. At least 6 % more chances of having glaucoma. Glaucoma, A group of eye conditions. Damages the optic nerve. Caused by an abnormally high pressure in ones eye. Above age 60-Major cause of blindness.

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  • Feb 10, 2020
  • 1 28 Million Obese by 2030 [ IAS Upd. ]

    World Obesity Federation, Around 28 million children in India will be obese by the year 2030. The country would rank second in the world in terms of the high number of obese people.

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    • Malnutrition

    • Includes

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  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 1 Union Budget for 2020-21 [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Health, Appointments, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Fy21 Estimates: Fiscal deficit seen at 3.5 % of GDP. Net market borrowing pegged at 5.36 trln rupees. Gross market borrowing at 7.8 trln rupees. Pegs nominal GDP growth at 10%. Receipts seen at 22.46 trln rupees. Total spending seen at 30.42 trln rupees. ETNow: Pegs divestment t

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  • Feb 5, 2020
  • 1 Double trouble: A drug for alcoholism can also treat cancer by targeting macrophages [ Science/Technology ]

    A drug for alcoholism can also treat cancer by targeting macrophages: New research presents a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment strategy that targets a pro-tumor protein FROUNT and suppresses tumor-associated macrophages.

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  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 1 Arctic Emergency [ Science/Technology ]

    Arctic Emergency refers to the surface air that is being warmed at twice the global rate. It has been observed that the over the last five years temperatures in the Arctic have exceeded all the records since 1990. The rapidly melting of sea ice has resulted in in the oceans absor

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  • 2 Delhi’s Air Quality [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    According to weather forecasting agency Skymet in November 2019 Delhi’s air quality reaches mark of 500 with that Delhi becomes the world’s top polluted City. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded the Air Quality Index at 552 for Delhi on the

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  • Feb 3, 2020
  • 1 Extraction and Storing of CO2 from Vehicle Exhaust [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Researchers from Switzerland find an indigenous method to curb CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles like trucks and buses. 30 % of the total CO2 emissions in Europe coming from the transportation out of which Road going vehicles accounts for 70 % of emission.

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  • 2 Typhoon Phanfone [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    The Philippines was hitted severely by a typhoon Phanfone which came on December 19,2019 and ended on December 29,2019. Phanfone is the 21st typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2019. The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world because it is located in t

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  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 1 Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy [ Health ]

    Pharmaceutical Purchase Policy was approved in October 2013 to procure medicines produced by the central PSUs for 5 years and it expired in 2018. The cabinet extended the policy until the closure of Pharma Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs). It is established to ensure op

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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 Atal Bhujal Yojana Scheme [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister launched Atal Bhujal Yojana on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bhujal Yojana is a central sector scheme which the Union Cabinet approved with a total outlay of Rs. 6,000 crores and this is to be

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  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Reasons Responsible for Addiction [ Health ]

    Addiction is the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling. It also includes street drugs, nicotine and some prescription medications in times they are used improperly. Activity addiction consists of activities such

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  • 2 Where to Look for Alcohol Addiction Help [ Health ]

    Recent statistics show that nearly 15 million Americans have an alcohol addiction. The same research shows that only 3 - 7 % of alcoholics can actually quit drinking on their own, leaving the majority of alcoholics continuing a cycle of addiction.

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  • Jan 21, 2020
  • 1 Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just like there are a multitude of different causes and effects of alcohol addiction, there are also a number of different signs and symptoms ranging from physical too emotional to mental symptoms. Unfortunately, often times the alcohol abuser cannot see the signs and symptoms or

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  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 1 Recovering from Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Even scarier than deciding to receive treatment for alcohol addiction is finishing that rehabilitation treatment and being left to recover on your own. Whether you have just left an inpatient treatment facility or are finally moving out of a sober living facility, this can be an

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  • 2 Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs [ Health ]

    An excellent alternative to a costly inpatient rehabilitation and treatment program is to find a suitable outpatient treatment program. The difficult part about one of these programs is finding one that will allow an alcoholic to only participate in an outpatient program, as many

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  • 3 Online Alcohol Addiction Resources [ Health ]

    The Internet has become an excellent resource for those currently struggling with alcohol addiction, as well as recovering addicts. Many alcohol addicts previously felt isolated from the rest of the world or were too ashamed or embarrassed of their addiction to go outside of thei

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  • 4 Living with Someone Addicted to Alcohol [ Health ]

    There are many difficulties caused by living with someone addicted to alcohol. Despite all of the emotional ups and downs associated with living with this person on a daily basis, it may seem even more overwhelming and emotional to consider how you will begin to help the person o

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  • Jan 12, 2020
  • 1 Finding Alcohol Addiction Inpatient Facilities [ Health ]

    Once you have decided to make that step towards sober living from alcohol dependency, the next step would be deciding which type of facility to receive treatment in. Of course, if insurance pays for it, you have the available time, or your work will let you take off for treatment

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