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Alert For India: Even Brief Exposure To Air Pollution Can Be Deadly, Says Harvard Study

Alert For India: Even Brief Exposure To Air Pollution Can Be Deadly, Says Harvard Study

  India, where air pollution touched severe levels this winter, has more reasons to worry about the health hazard it poses to the elderly. Even short-term exposure to air pollution…

Haryana Gave Up More Forests Than Any State, Now Asks Money For Afforestation

Haryana Gave Up More Forests Than Any State, Now Asks Money For Afforestation

  Haryana diverted the most forest–79.44 sq km or about 200 times the size of Delhi’s Lodhi Gardens or 900 times size of Mumbai’s Nariman Point–from its forest area of…

Crisis In Adolescent Learning In India’s Rural Schools Is Revealed

Crisis In Adolescent Learning In India’s Rural Schools Is Revealed

  India is failing to train adolescents (14 to 18) in rural schools, with most not able to retain skills learnt in earlier classes, reveals the 2017 edition of the…

60% Of Children Adopted In India Are Girls

60% Of Children Adopted In India Are Girls

  More girls have been adopted in India than boys over the last four years, according to this reply to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on December 22,…

5 Laws That Women Need As Urgently As Ban On Triple Talaq

5 Laws That Women Need As Urgently As Ban On Triple Talaq

  In its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, the government appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women and marriage identified in 2015 by a…

Green Energy, Red Tape & Last Stand Of The Great Indian Bustard

Green Energy, Red Tape & Last Stand Of The Great Indian Bustard

  New Delhi: On December 29, 2017, in a dry, desert near India’s western frontier, forest officials found the dismembered carcass of a large brown-and-white bird.   They quickly recognised…

Institutional Births Have Doubled In 10 Years

Institutional Births Have Doubled In 10 Years

  The percentage of institutional births in India has doubled from 38.7% to 78.9% in the decade to 2015-16, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4).   As many…

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