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  • Mar 15, 2020
  • 1 Sustainable Development: Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Recently won the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise”. Mangalajodi is a village along the northern banks of Chilika Lake in Odisha. MET being a community owned is a community managed wildlife conservation venture. It is p

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  • 2 Status of Tigers in India, 2018 Report [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    4-years tiger census report. Shows numbers of the big cat have increased across all landscapes. Since 2014 the total number of tigers has risen by 33%. 83 % of the total tigers have been photographed by trap cameras.

    Various states and the tiger census growth report

    • Karnataka 29

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  • 3 Minamata Convention and Biodiversity [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury. Approved by the Union Cabinet. Convention on Mercury enabling India to become a Party of the Convention. First Conference of the Parties (CoP) under the Minamata Convention took place in Geneva, Switzerland in 2017. Adopted decision

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  • 4 Climate Change-Global Scenario: Green Growth [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Green Growth

    • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released a report.

    • Title- “Green Growth Indicators 2017”.

    • Highlights-The slow progress in achieving the Green Growth.

    • Fostering economic growth and development.

    • Ensuring the natural assets continue to p

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  • Mar 12, 2020
  • 1 Climate Change-Global Scenario [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Climate Change-Global Scenario

    Green Growth

    • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released a report.

    • Title- “Green Growth Indicators 2017”.

    • Highlights-The slow progress in achieving the Green Growth.

    • Fostering economic growth and development.

    • Ensuring t

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  • 2 Deep Ocean Mission and Resource Management: Problem of Ghost Gear-Fishing [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Drawn up of a 5-year plan to explore the deep ocean. Drawn up by the Central government. Exercise coordination- Ministry of Earth Sciences. The blueprint of “Deep Ocean Mission” has been recently unveiled by the MOES. Mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the spac

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  • 3 Renewable Energy: Pradhan Mantri JI-Van Yojana and Government Interventions [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Renewable Energy

    Pradhan Mantri JI-Van Yojana

    • Approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.
    • “Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN (Jaiv Indhan- Vatavaran Anukool fasal awashesh Nivaran) Yojana.
    • Provides financial support to Integrated Bio-ethanol projects using lignocellulosic biomas

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  • 4 Dead Zones and Montreal Protocol Assessment [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Dead Zones

    • The Gulf of Mexico’s annual “dead zone”.

    • Likely to persist for decades.

    • Hypoxic zones or Oxygen minimum zones (OMZ) are areas in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration.

    • Animal life suffocates and dies.

    • Most marine life either dies if they are mobile such as fis

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  • 5 World’s Newest Nation: Bougainville and SDG India Index 2019 [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    World’s Newest Nation: Bougainville

    • Largest island of Solomon Islands Archipelago.

    • A huge reserve of minerals especially Copper and Gold.

    • Bougainville violence began in the late 1980s being triggered by conflict over an enormous opencast copper mine at Panguna.

    • The mine was a

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  • Mar 9, 2020
  • 1 Project WASCAL and World Bank Report on Climate Change [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Project WASCAL (West Africa Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land). A regional climate change project. Sponsored by Germany. To combat climate change in West Africa. Is working on more precise rain forecasts for farmers. WASCAL database

    Foundation on which our

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  • 2 Global Warming and Climate Change and Global Environment Outlook Report-UNEP 11 [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Globe has entered into an Anthropocene era. Humans have begun to impact our environment at the global scale. Variety of Indian bio-diversity would be seriously affected. Populations of more than 40 % of large mammals have declined.

    Impacts of Anthropocene Era

    • Insect biomass has

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  • 3 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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  • 4 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 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 application

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  • Feb 12, 2020
  • 1 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 U

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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 4, 2020
  • 1 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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  • 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.

    • If you, or someone you love, is

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 10, 2019
  • 1 Pneumonia the Occasion of World Pneumonia Day [ Health ]

    Pneumonia and diarrhoea progress report card has been released recently on 12th November 2019 by International Vaccine Access Centre of John Hopkins (IVAC) on the occasion of World Pneumonia Day. IVAC helps in building knowledge and support for the value of vaccines. The report r

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  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 1 Maternal Mortality Rate [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) can be defined as the ratio of the number of deaths per 100,000 live births of children. According to the World Health Organisation, India is on the right track towards achieving SDG target of MMR below 70 by the year 2030. As per the National health

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  • 2 National Health Profile 2019 [ Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has released the 14th edition of National Health Profile on October 30,2019. This report is annually published by CBHI (Central Bureau of Health Intelligence). The main aim is to create a versatile database of health information an

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 Ban on E-Cigarette [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant measure towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Cabinet of India approved the proposal to ban the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products. The Union Government is going to pass an ordinance regarding the same soon. Electronic ciga

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  • Oct 4, 2019
  • 1 Fit India Movement Launched [ Sports, Health ]

    The nation-wide Fit India movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Prime Minister of India the occasion of National Sports Day, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hoc

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  • Oct 3, 2019
  • 1 National Animal Disease Control Programme to Launched [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    In a significant step towards doubling farmer’s income along with their empowerment, the National Animal Disease Control Programme was launched on Sept 11,2019 in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh). The main aim of the NADCP is to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in th

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  • 2 National Genomic Grid to Be Set Up for India-Specific Cancer Research [ Science/Technology, Health ]

    In a significant development towards Health and Family Welfare so as to take cancer research to the next level and make treatment viable for people of different economic classes, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare announced to set up a National Genomic Grid. The Gen

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1 Agreement Signed Between India and Peru on Cooperation in the Field of Medicinal Plants [ International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    An agreement between the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, and the National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Peru was signed on August 28,2019 for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants. This agreement is expected to enhance the b

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  • Sep 26, 2019
  • 1 Janaushadhi Sugam-a Mobile Application Launched [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A mobile application Janausadhi Sugam was launched by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers on Aug 27,2019. It was also announced that “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin” will now be available at only One Rupee per pad. The Janausadhi Sugam will en

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