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Inaugurates 'Swachhta Hi Seva' and 'A Crusade for Toilets' Programmes 26.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the first step towards a developed India is to create a clean and hygienic and therefore a healthy India. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating “Swachhta Hi Seva” and “Shouchalayakkagi Samara” (A Crusade For Toilets) Programmes in Konnur Village, Gadag District, Karnataka, today.
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NASA satellite data can predict malaria outbreaks 14.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
Scientists are developing a new system to help predict malaria outbreaks at the household level months in advance, using data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites, that may help prevent the deadly disease from spreading. Containing malaria outbreaks is challenging because it is difficult to figure out where people are contracting the disease. As a result, resources such as insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor sprays are often deployed to areas where few people are getting infected, allowing the outbreak to grow. To tackle this problem, researchers have turned to data from satellites which are able to track the types of human and environmental events that typically precede an outbreak. "Malaria is a vector-borne disease, which means you have to have a vector, or mosquito, in this case, transmit the disease," said William Pan, an assistant professor at Duke University in the US. "The key to our malaria forecasting tool lies in pinpointing areas where prime breeding grounds for these ...
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Incredible progress has been made to alleviate poverty, but a lot to be done: Bill Gates 13.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Great progress has been made since 1990 in alleviating global poverty, but much remains to be done, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in a report out today. The foundation set up by the billionaire Microsoft co- founder plans to issue annual reports monitoring progress toward reaching a series of global sustainable development goals established by the United Nations in 2015. These goals, to be reached by 2030, include eliminating poverty and hunger, providing clean water and affordable energy, and fighting gender inequalities and climate change. The first Gates Foundation "Goalkeepers" report appears as the UN General Assembly prepares to meet in New York this month. The Gates report focused on 18 of the development indicators set by the United Nations. "We're trying to document the incredible progress" made around the world "including on key things like poverty and different disease areas," Bill Gates said in a statement. Childhood mortality under the age of five has dropped considerably, from ...
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This monsoon, arm yourself with dengue protection cover 7.9.2017 Sify Finance
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16 million children across India, Bangladesh, Nepal need help due to floods: UNICEF 3.9.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
About 16 million children across India, Bangladesh and Nepal are in urgent need of life-saving support due to "catastrophic" flooding in the three South Asian countries, a UN agency said. "Millions of children have seen their lives swept away by these devastating floods" said Jean Gough, UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia. "Children have lost their homes, schools and even friends and loved ones. There is a danger the worst could still be to come as rains continue and flood waters move south" she added. Weeks of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh have devastated the lives of millions of children and families. UNICEF estimates that almost 16 million children and their families are in urgent need of life-saving support. Since mid-August, there have been at least 1,288 reported deaths, with over 45 yasion people estimated to be affected. Many areas remain inaccessible due to damage to roads, bridges, railways and airports. The most urgent needs for ...
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Flooding in India, Nepal, Bangladesh affecting 16 million children: UNICEF 3.9.2017 South Asia News Headlines, Latest South East Asia News and Live Updates - Times of India
About 16 million children across India, Bangladesh and Nepal are in urgent need of life-saving support due to "catastrophic" flooding in the three South Asian countries, a UN agency said.
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Rescue ops intensify as Hurricane Harvey kills 50 2.9.2017 Rediff: News
More than 1,85,000 homes were damaged and 9,000 destroyed as 42,000 people remain in shelters amid overflowing rivers and reservoirs, Texas officials said.
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Good rain fall reduces dengue cases in Mysuru 2.9.2017 Mysore - City - The Times of India
good rain fall in the district in August has bought smile not only in the faces of farmers but also among the health department officers who were blamed for failing to contain the spread of various vector borne diseases especially dengue.
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Leptospirosis health advisory issued by BMC 1.9.2017 DNA: India
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a health advisory for persons who were exposed to water-logging during heavy rainfall on Tuesday. Persons who were exposed to flood water are at a greater risk of developing Leptospirosis and other monsoon-related diseases, it said. The advisory has categorised the risk of infection as high, moderate and low, depending on exposure to flood waters. An adult having no cut or wounds, and exposed only once to flood water falls under low risk, and needs a single dose of Doxycycline 200mg tablet to be taken within 24 to 72 hours of exposure. Women with moderate risk can take the same medicine for three days. Similarly, pregnant women with low risk need to take Azithromycin 500 mg tablet once within 24 to 72 hours of exposure. For children under 8 years of age, a single dose of Azithromycin 500 mg syrup has been suggested to be taken within 24 to 72 hours of exposure for low-risk category while the same medicine needs to be taken for three days for ...
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After the deluge, Harvey's blight lingers in the floodwater 1.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
STORM-HARVEY/WATER-EPA (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-After the deluge, Harvey's blight lingers in the floodwater
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In UP, drinking water fetches encephalitis 30.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Water enters KEM hospital, patients moved to upper floors 29.8.2017 TOI: Cities
Rain water poured into the ground floor wards of KEM Hospital in Parel on Tuesday afternoon, one of the city's busiest public facilities, prompting the administration to shift around 45-50 female patients to higher floors.
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Sonowal seeks survey report from DCs 29.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal seeks survey report from DCs
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Health department chlorinates 72439 drinking water sources in Kozhikode 22.8.2017 TOI: Cities
The district health authorities have chlorinated 72,439 drinking water sources in the district besides conducting food hygiene inspections at 1531 licensed food establishments including restaurants.
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Mangaldai citizens’ water-logging woes 22.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mangaldai citizens’ water-logging woes
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Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains 22.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-DROUGHT/FARMING (FEATURE, PIX):FEATURE-Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains
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In health push, Singapore gets soda makers to cut sugar content 21.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
SINGAPORE-SUGAR/:In health push, Singapore gets soda makers to cut sugar content
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Boat clinics to the rescue in flood-hit areas 20.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Boat clinics to the rescue in flood-hit areas
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Restaurant manager held for supplying contaminated water 12.8.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
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Highlights of Reforms Measures in the Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume-2 11.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Managing and reducing the various risks in agriculture activities can make the sector resilient, increase profitability and can ensure stable income flows to the farmers.
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