User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Disease
Last updated: Jan 18 2018 10:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Study reveals only one in 1,000 Indians lives in area with clean air 18.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2015, about 75% of deaths attributable to PM 2.5 exposure were in rural India, the study found
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Agriculture minister seeks cooperation from ASEAN countries 12.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday said India and ASEAN countries faced similar agrarian challenges and sought their close cooperation to tackle them as a important part of the collaborative agenda.
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Climate change has profound effect on human health, says expert 11.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
‘Drought, increase in pests and infectious diseases will be the result’
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State health ministers pledge to set up robust national food 9.1.2018 General News
Health ministers of all states today pledged to set up a robust national food testing system by ensuring adequate number of laboratories and focus on nutrition by promoting healthy dietary habits and addressing rising incidences of obesity and noncommunicable diseases. It was part of a draft joint declaration decided upon after a roundtable organised by the Union health ministry and Food regulator FSSAI with state health ministers to review the challenges and opportunities for ensuring availability of safe and wholesome food to the people. "The focus should shift from disease centric treatment to preventive and promotive healthcare," Union Health Minister J P Nadda said, and highlighted various initiatives taken by the Centre in this regard. Participants of the roundtable affirmed their commitment to creating a unified framework for an integrated food control system by putting in place effective systems and processes for ensuring safe and wholesome food for all citizens .
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Technology Week begins at Ambalavayal 5.1.2018 Hindu: National
To familiarise farmers with latest technology to improve farm production
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Silence on thermal plants 2.1.2018 FrontLine: Home
ON December 7, one month after concerns resurfaced about the national capital becoming a “gas chamber” owing to air pollution, a group of civil society organisations wrote to Union Minister for En...
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The year in science 28.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The year 2017 saw some tremendous breakthroughs in science. From genetic engineering, to quantum computing, to anthropology and climate science, some discoveries have left us in awe, and some have indeed pronounced a word of caution. As we draw down the curtains on this magnificent year, here is a snapshot on some of the remarkable contributions to science, in no particular order. Scientists create the first ever stable compound from helium Chemistry tells us that helium, the most abundant element in the universe, does not react with any other elements or compounds. Hence the name noble or inert gas. In a study published in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers have proved this false. They have discovered the first ever stable compound from helium with sodium, at very high pressures. With a chemical formula of Na2He, the compound is surprisingly not formed by chemical bonds. Here, electrons fill up the voids in the sodium cubes, holding the compound together and making it an insulator. This ...
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NGT notice to Centre, Uttarakhand govt. 23.12.2017 Hindu: News
‘Virus affecting wildlife in Himalayas’
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Shivamogga UAHS convocation today 21.12.2017 Hindu: News
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Cabinet nods India-Italy MoU on climate change, diseases 20.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Italy for collaboration in the field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector-borne diseases.
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Millions to get displaced due to climate change; nations need to be ready 20.12.2017 News
By the middle of this century, experts estimate that climate change is likely to displace between 150 and 300 million people
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No funds shortage but lack of willingness on part of states: SC 18.12.2017 deccanherald.com
Terming solid waste management as a "huge problem" for the country, the Supreme Court has said that there was no shortage of funds under Swachh Bharat Mission but there was "lack" of willingness on the part of states to take positive steps in this regard. The apex court noted the submissions of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF) that there was a total outlay of Rs 36,829 crore under the mission out of which Rs 7,424 crore was made available by the Centre. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that the issue pertaining to solid waste management was needed to be looked into with all due concern and seriousness by the state governments, particularly in context of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Swachh Bharat Mission is a cleanliness campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "It is stated in the affidavit of the MoEF that the Government of India has launched a Swachh Bharat Mission for which there is a total outlay of Rs 36,829 crore out of which Rs 7,424 ...
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What Surat can teach other cities about public health 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Once infamous for its filth and the plague outbreak, Surat has now become a leader in sanitation and public health
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Public health lessons Indian cities can learn from Surat 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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Humans may have plateaued out limits for lifespan: Study 7.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Environmental changes, including climate, may have caused human beings to reach their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, researchers have found.
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Salmon, sardine on the menu may protect the elderly from sight loss 2.12.2017 Latest News
Human eye cells exposed to constant light withstand damage if they are supplemented with such oils
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30% premature deaths in India due to air pollution: CSE report 27.11.2017 Latest News
The report said that over 61% of total deaths in India were attributed to lifestyle or non-communicable diseases
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India too suffers from 'high non-communicable diseases' 10.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
High rates of diet-related non-communicable diseases have documented in India, which like South Africa is currently experiencing the double burden of malnutrition, a US-based public policy action tank said on Friday at the climate change conference in Bonn.
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When we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about future of mankind: Vice President 3.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that when we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about the future of mankind. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International Conference on Environment - 2017, organized by the National Green Tribunal, here today
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Bad air, water kills: At 2.5 mn, India tops list for pollution-linked deaths 20.10.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
India recorded the most number of premature deaths because of pollution in 2015 at 2.51 million lives lost, followed by China at 1.8 million deaths, a recent study has revealed
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