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Peru reels from floods as it waits for end to brutal rainy season 24.3.2017 Budget 2017, Income Tax - India Budget 2017 Updates, Union Budget 2017 Latest News, Railway Budget 2017 | Times of India
PERU-FLOODS/ (PIX, TV):Peru reels from floods as it waits for end to brutal rainy season
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Environment Ministry celebrates World Water Day 2017 22.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) celebrated the World Water Day 2017 here today. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. The theme of World Water Day 2017 is "Wastewater”.
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#WorldWaterDay: Did you know that 77mn Indians lack access to safe water? 22.3.2017 DNA: Top News
On World Water Day, one of the biggest concerns India faces is the lack of proper drinking water. Currently, nearly 77 million Indians lack access, which amounts to five per cent of the country’s population While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. This makes the numbers from India all the more staggering. Here are some other things you need to know about India’s relationship with water 17% of poor’s income spent on drinking water According to Water Aid, a UK-based NGO, most people who don’t have access to drinking water come from impoverished communities that live on around Rs 300 per day. Of this money, 17 per cent of their income is spent on water that they buy from water tankers 21% of communicable diseases due to unsafe water The World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are ...
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63 million Indians don't have access to clean water 22.3.2017 Rediff: News
The report by WaterAid states that 663 million people globally are without clean water and the vast majority of them -- 522 million -- live in rural areas.
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Centre to fight arsenic in groundwater in states 8.3.2017 TOI: India
Arsenic in groundwater is caused by natural geological processes.Long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water can cause skin cancer and other diseases.
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Kerala Budget 2017: Highlights 3.3.2017 TOI: Home
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Why encephalitis should be an election issue in eastern UP 28.2.2017 TOI: India
Gorakhpur accounts for maximum number of encephalitis cases and deaths in UP. But it need not be so, the dreaded disease is linked to safe drinking water, sanitation and nutrition, all of which can be easily arranged by the local MLA. The numbers given below reveal why it should be an election issue.
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English Translation of the text of PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 26.02.2017 26.2.2017 Govt of india: PIB
English Translation of the text of PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 26.02.2017
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Govt move to revive Kolong river welcomed 23.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
Govt move to revive Kolong river welcomed
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Seagrass can improve marine water quality: Study 17.2.2017 DNA: India
Underwater flowering plants and seagrass meadows known to produce natural antibiotics, can also improve the water quality of sea by suppressing pollution, reveals a study. According to researchers, seagrass meadows reduce bacteria pathogenic to humans and marine life by up to 50 percent. They found that with the presence of seagrass, the bacteria Enterococcus -- harmful for humans -- reduced three-fold. The findings, published in the Journal of Science, highlight the importance of seagrass ecosystems to the health of humans and other organisms. It not only could they help with improving water quality in ever more populated coastal zones, they also play a key role in sustaining the rapid increase of aquaculture in the face of global food shortages. Plants, with their natural biocides, play a vital role - one that can offer significant economic benefits. The researchers worked in waters off four Indonesian islands, to assess the influence of seagrass on marine microbial pathogens and disease - an effort in ...
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Movie review: Irada 16.2.2017 TOI: Entertainment
The film's attempt to educate the audience on the perils of chemical contamination, reverse boring and groundwater pollution that is a harsh reality around urban townships is half-baked.
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UP Elections 2017: Politicians turn a blind eye as illnesses plague this UP village 11.2.2017 DNA: Opinion
Locals in Gogwan are a worried lot. Lack of development and jobs for the youth is one area of concern, but the most pressing one is that of health. Illness runs high in this village, one of the largest in the district of Shamli. Cancer, heart attacks, tuberculosis and jaundice continue to claim lives, and according to a list prepared by the locals, 33 people died here in 2016. “Barring one person who died in an accident, the rest of the deaths were due to illnesses, mainly cancer or water-borne diseases,” said Mursaleen Khan, a Gogwan resident. Gogwan, comes under the Kairana constituency, where the sitting MLA is Nahid Hassan from the Samajwadi Party (SP). Despite Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s campaign slogan ‘kaam bolta hai’ (work speaks), locals say that this does not hold true for this village. “He (Hassan) has never utilised any funds for the development of the village. Money has been systematically siphoned off in the name of providing rations or employment guarantee scheme programmes. Up to Rs ...
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FSSAI to bring new regulations for organic foods 9.2.2017 ET: Food
The food regulator also plans to make it mandatory for hotels and restaurants to keep one trained and certified food safety supervisor, FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal said.
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Safeda Basti, a home to deadly diseases 8.2.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Kanhaiya Kumar, 17, has not only contracted deadly chikungunya but dengue as well in the recent past. If you are wondering what are the odds, the answer is that Kumar is a resident of Safeda Basti in east Delhi.  The illegal squatter settlement on the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) land, which has been notified by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), has been facing issues of sanitation, including open drains and defecation, and water supply for years now. “Several diseases arise because of the lack of cleanliness in the area. The drains are not covered and the Municipal corporation works according to its will. The workers come once in two months to clean the drains but they simply sieve out the filth and leave it on the roads, making it difficult for us to even breathe,” said Anju Devi, a resident of Safeda Basti. The other major problem that the residents face is the lack of toilets. Public toilets open at 6 am and shut as early as 10 pm, forcing people to defecate in the ...
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25 cows succumb to black water disease near Kaziranga 26.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
25 cows succumb to black water disease near Kaziranga
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FSSAI for hygienic street food in capital 7.1.2017 DNA: Popular News
Don’t be surprised if you find a golgappe wala wearing an apron, gloves, cap and T-shirt while serving the delicious snack to you. On par with international standards, street food vendors in Delhi will now be following proper health and hygiene standards before serving you any food item. This unique initiative is part of a programme followed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Under the programme, around 23,000 street food vendors have been trained by the National Street Food Vendors Association of India (NASVI).  On Saturday, around 6,000 of them will be awarded the certificate and a kit after completing their training. The kits, containing two aprons, one T-shirt, one cap, 50 disposable plastic gloves and a hand sanitiser will be given to promote hygienic practices. The first phase will see vendors from Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Malviya Nagar and Sarai Kale Khan. However, Sangeeta Singh, Head, street food program, ...
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SwachhSwasthSarvatra launched 29.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
‘Swachh SwasthSarvatra’, an inter-ministerial joint initiative between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was launched in the Capital today.
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‘SwachhSwasthSarvatra’- Joint Initiative of HealthMinistry and Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation launched 29.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda and Union Minister of Human Resource Development ShriPrakashJavadekarlaunched ‘SwachhSwasthSarvatra’
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Science & Technology in the Service of Society 28.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
A two day Global Biotechnology Summit on “Destination India” held on 5th & 6th February 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi was inaugurated by Minister S&T
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Initiatives and Achievements of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: A Year End Review, 2016 26.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality rates through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries. The national programme will provide special free antenatal care to about 3 crore pregnant women across the country in order to detect and prevent high risk pregnancies
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