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‘Casteism Will Not Allow Swacch Bharat Abhiyan To Succeed’

‘Casteism Will Not Allow Swacch Bharat Abhiyan To Succeed’

American scholars Dean Spears and Diane Coffey, co-founders of the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics   Why are children in India shorter than children from other countries even those poorer…

Current Situation ‘Unsatisfactory’: India’s Top Doc Lays Out New Vision For Health, Research

Current Situation ‘Unsatisfactory’: India’s Top Doc Lays Out New Vision For Health, Research

  As many as 332 (57.3%) medical colleges in India did not have a single research publication between 2005 and 2014, according to a 2016 analysis. In comparison, the annual…

‘Indian Poultry Farms Use Antibiotics To Replace Nutrition, Hygiene; Endanger Human Lives’

‘Indian Poultry Farms Use Antibiotics To Replace Nutrition, Hygiene; Endanger Human Lives’

Twelve of 18 poultry farms surveyed reported using antibiotics to boost growth of chickens. Among the antibiotics used were tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones, popular medicines used to treat humans. This rampant…

‘Leaders Treat Environment Like Indian Gods, Do Puja And Aarti, Pay Lip Service’

‘Leaders Treat Environment Like Indian Gods, Do Puja And Aarti, Pay Lip Service’

  Jairam Ramesh, 63, has been a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2004 and held several portfolios, including rural development and drinking water and sanitation, during the second term…

How India’s Sunny, Solar Forecast Could Become Reality

How India’s Sunny, Solar Forecast Could Become Reality

  On May 12, 2017, India recorded its lowest-ever solar tariff of Rs 2.44/unit of electricity. That is a 73% fall since 2010, and compares favourably with India’s cheapest power…

Overworked, Underpaid, Abused: Inside The World Of India’s Domestic Workers

Overworked, Underpaid, Abused: Inside The World Of India’s Domestic Workers

  In the decade after liberalisation, there was a nearly 120% rise in the number of domestic workers in India from 7.4 lakh in 1991 to 16.2 lakh workers by…

‘Diabetes Epidemic Shifting To Urban Poor, India Needs Urgent Prevention, Screening’

‘Diabetes Epidemic Shifting To Urban Poor, India Needs Urgent Prevention, Screening’

  Diabetes, once a disease of the affluent, is now rampant among India’s urban poor too and preventive measures and free screening services are urgently required to control its impact:…

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