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PM’s Independence Day Speech 2018- Highlights in English 15.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day. Following are the highlights from his speech: Today, the country is full of self-confidence.
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289 water samples failed lab test in July: AMC 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Water sample collected by the health department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) failed laboratory test in July, officials said on Monday. Around 3,686 water samples were collected in July, out of which 289 samples failed bacteriological test. Incidentally, July saw the highest number of water samples fail bacteriological test this year so far.  “We regularly collect samples of water from the pockets where cases of water-borne diseases are being reported repeatedly,” said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. “Some of the pockets of Behrampura, Gomtipur and Damilimda have more water borne cases compared to other pockets. These areas have water contamination issue due to age-old drainage system. In some places, people use motors to get water which also results in water contamination.” According to the official, south zone is most affected in terms of reporting cases of water-borne diseases. Danilimda and Behrampura are in the south zone. Moreover, maximum water samples ...
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Healthcare services a distant dream for people in char villages 9.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Healthcare services a distant dream for people in char villages
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Outside defecations causing chronic infections 7.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
As per National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) in 2017 done by World Bank, 77% of the household were found to have access to the toilets during the survey period.   The administrative data available on Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin portal, the sanitation coverage is 89.4% as on date.
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Speak up Delhi: Piled-up impounded vehicles – A common site at police stations 6.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Piled-up vehicles, scrap are a common site at most police stations in the national Capital. The lack of space on the premises of the police stations is leading to a scrap dump yard outside. Recently, the Supreme Court had pulled up the Delhi Police stating that the junk vehicles inside and outside police station are becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, on July 31 during the SC hearing on congested roads, had said, "There is junk lying outside your own police station in Nizamuddin... you cannot clear the dump. Inside the police station also there is congestion. What do you propose to do and why has it not been done earlier?" The court has asked the police to form a policy and either move the court applications or look for a place to dump them. The Delhi Police have formed a committee to devise a policy in connection with the junk vehicles. These vehicles are either towed away for traffic violations or impounded in crimes such as theft ...
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WHO lauds India’s Commitment to Accelerated Sanitation Coverage 3.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
WHO lauds India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300 000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014.
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Pictures do the rounds of 'ice in Jaipur'. Here's the truth 25.7.2018 DNA: Money
It appears that toxicity in Rajasthan's waters has reached a point where Jaipur has ended up having a Bengaluru-like situation with foam coming out of water bodies. However, in Jaipur's case, it is a drain that has released frothy water full of chemicals and effluents. In Bengaluru, the dirty water was the result of overpollution of the Bellandur Lake. Foam is formed due to heavy metals in water, and exposure to this results in skin diseases. Further exposure can resulted in further health complications. The frothy water has overflowed from the drain onto the road, which has resulted in traffic snarls in Sector 35 of Sanganer in the Pink City. According to reports, a portion of the drainage system is connected to the Central River Project that recycles water and supplies the clean water back to the drain. The project, which now needs a major inspection, has cost the Rajasthan government Rs 2,500 crore. While the foam has come onto the city, people have been taking pictures and claiming that it 'has ...
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Speak up Delhi: Unending woes of Sangam Vihar residents, no relief from AAP government 16.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Nestled in posh south Delhi, Sangam Vihar which is touted to be one of the biggest unauthorised colonies in the country is a picture of utter neglect. Grappling with acute power and water shortage, the area has a host of other problems that have forced its residents to live in extremely deplorable conditions. The colony is notorious for water shortage every summer season. The problem is so drastic that fights over water erupt regularly. A man was murdered in June over a dispute that was triggered by laying of water, showing how life here was cheaper than water. Residents claim that it has been more than 15 years that they have been waiting for pipelines to be laid but the ruling parties have failed to keep their promise.  The shortage has led to influential people forming their gangs to provide water to residents, and this too results in gun battles during peak summer season. While they struggle for water to run in taps, the monsoon brings its own share of woes for them with flooded roads. A short spell ...
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Rajasthan: Campaign to prevent seasonal diseases 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Around 35 lakh houses across the state were surveyed with the aim of prevention of seasonal diseases and other diseases like diabetes and hypertension during the campaign named ‘Mera Gaon-Swasth Gaon’ (My village-healthy village) under the ‘Nyay Aapke Dwar’ campaign. The campaign was conducted by the state’s Health and Family Welfare Department from May 1 to June 30 in which the health of people across the state was checked.   “The motive of the campaign was to cover 75% population of the state that live in rural areas. Our government is committed to ensure public health and I congratulate the team for successfully completing the campaign,” Kalicharan Saraf, health minister said.  “During the two-month long campaign, 2.83 lakh village health, sanitation and nutrition committee members were sensitized about the prevention of seasonal diseases,” Veenu Gupta, additional chief secretary, Health said. “Under the campaign, 9.64 lakh water tanks, 9.71 lakh coolers and 7.26 lakh water bodies were examined for ...
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Speak up Delhi: Monsoons bring back the fear of vector-borne diseases in Capital 2.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
As the monsoon season arrives, so does all the problems associated with it. The major ones being the potholes on the roads and mosquitoes that cause vector-borne diseases. Many roads in the national Capital have the pits that are overlooked and are now becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes thus causing diseases. More than 40 cases of malaria and 14 cases of chikungunya have already been reported in the city till June 23, and despite this, the open pits on roads and construction sites are left ignored. The season for the vector-borne diseases typically starts in mid-July and lasts till November-end. In order to take precautionary measures, the government has directed all hospitals to increase their bed capacity by 20 per cent. Of the total 40 malaria cases, 19 were reported on June, 17 in May, one each in April and March, and two in February. Of the 28 dengue cases this season, six were reported in January, three in February, one in March, two in April and 10 in May and six in June, according to the ...
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Is the Delhi ready to deal with monsoon mayhem? 2.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
The people of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) got some relief from the scorching heat last week with the monsoon finally arriving but with that has begun the harrowing experience of water-logged roads and hours-long traffic jams. Like every year, this year too, one question that is bothering residents is how well prepared is Capital and NCR to face the monsoon and tackle its menace. Life literally comes to a standstill with severe waterlogging. The rains also cause power outages that last several hours. Normal life is thrown out of gear when water pipes explode and the water is so contaminated that it is unfit for drinking or using for household chores. Potholes and pits overflow with dirty water which spills onto the streets. These are potential breeding ground for mosquitoes and leads to the spreading of vector-borne diseases. The Public Works Department has approved nearly Rs 4.93 crore for executing the work of strengthening of roads and construction of footpaths and drains in various ...
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Ahmedabad: Wastewater irrigation also leads to diarrhea! 27.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A study has found that a large portion of Ahmedabad's farming population relies on water unsuitable for irrigation, which has had significant adverse health effects on them. The year long study covered 187 households from four communities that used surface water, groundwater and wastewater for irrigation. Apart from getting reports about the health of the households, the study also analysed the water samples for E.coli and found that in all the three water sources, the average E-coli numbers per 100 ml exceeded the international irrigation water standard. The study also found a positive correlation between irrigation water quality and incidence of diarrhea. The study found that the incidence of diarrhea in areas that used groundwater (7.92 episodes/1000 person-week) was lesser than those that used wastewater (13.1 episodes) and surface water (13.4 episode). Overall, the incidence of diarrhea in the study sample was 11.5 episodes/1,000 person-weeks. Based on the microbiological assessment, the average E. ...
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Efforts on to curb spread of epidemics in Hailakandi dist 24.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Efforts on to curb spread of epidemics in Hailakandi dist
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Ahead of 2019 polls, Mamata Banerjee to take class of TMC councillors 15.6.2018 DNA: Money
Keeping the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in mind, the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal wants the party councillors of municipal bodies across the state to enhance communication with the public. A workshop of the councillors have been planned after the July 21 Martyrs’ Day observation. The workshop will take place at the Biswa Banga Convention Centre at New Town. At present there are 3,600 councillors in 126 municipal bodies and six corporations. Most of them are from TMC. Sources said that at the workshop, councillors will be given a list of dos and dont's. Other than increasing mass communication, councillors will also be advised to be polite in their behaviour and words, be proactive to help civic amenities reach every household, deal with problems of drinking water, prevent dengue and other vector-borne diseases and to create against usage of plastic. The leadership believes that without people’s participation most of these work would not be possible and thus a solid connect needs to be ...
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Delhi water is full of arsenic, fluoride: Report 13.6.2018 Sify Finance
[India], June 13 (NewsVoir): Water quality in Delhi is on alarming situation, as per a recent Lok Sabha secretariat reports east and northeast districts of Delhi are undergoing arsenic
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Shri J P Nadda inaugurates 10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis 13.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), here today. During his inaugural address, Shri Nadda said that India as a Global leader is committed to eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) transmission and disease burden so that our future generations are free from Lymphatic Filariasis.
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Ahmedabad: 652 cases of waterborne diseases in June 12.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A health bulletin issued by the health department of the civic body revealed on Monday that Ahmedabad witnessed 652 waterborne cases in first nine days of June. There are three cases of cholera reported during the same period. Cases of gastroenteritis were 374, 139 cases of typhoid and 136 cases of jaundice have been reported for the same period. The team also collected 1158 samples of water. 147 cases of malaria have been reported. Article ...
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WHO gears up for monsoon in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh 1.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
With the onset of the rainy season, the WHO today said it is strengthening contingency measures along with health partners for the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to minimise the health impact of the monsoon for nearly 1.3 million people living in Cox's Bazar. WHO Representative to Bangladesh, Bardan Jung Rana said WHO and health sector partners are working with the Bangladesh government to maintain life-saving primary and secondary health services for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in the ongoing rainy season. "Heavy rains, floods and cyclone are expected to further deteriorate the already suboptimal water and sanitation conditions in the overcrowded refugee camps, increasing the risk of infectious disease such as acute watery diarrhoea, cholera, hepatitis, dengue fever and malaria, among others," said Rana. As a preventive measure, a massive cholera vaccination campaign was conducted in May targeting one million people ? the refugees, their host communities and people residing in ...
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Sterlite Tuticorin: While CEO talks of job-losses, Vedanta's billionaire promoter Anil Aggarwal talks of stepping back and foreign conspiracy 24.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Jaipur: A dirty pond feeds this village’s hope 24.5.2018 DNA: Money
People living in the tribal area of Shahabad, Baran are facing severe drinking water crisis. Residents of Kaglavar village of Gadreta Gram Panchayat do not have any other option other than going to a nearby pond, one kilometer away, to get their daily dose of drinking water. But the water in the pond is dirty. Villagers fear it is contaminated and, therefore, not fit for consumption.  A dozen Kaglavar residents including Sanya Saharia, Prithvi Saharia, Madan Saharia, Sundar Lal, Santosh Saharia informed that the people of Kaglavar village have to go to Khatka village for drinking water as there is no water resource present in their village. They added that they have no other option than drinking contaminated water from the pond at Khatka village. There is a tube-well in their village, but it is not functional since last two months The water scarcity and consumption of contaminated water is resulting in spreading of diseases among the village population.  However, to some respite, a water tanker came to ...
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