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60+ Is India’s Fastest Growing Demographic. Yet, Public Policy Largely Ignores The Elderly

60+ Is India’s Fastest Growing Demographic. Yet, Public Policy Largely Ignores The Elderly

  Kisturi Devi, 62, lives with her two daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren in Ballana village of Alwar district in Rajasthan. All three women are widowed. Since 2013, Devi has been…

As U-17 Football World Cup Begins, Air Pollution May Be A Dampener

As U-17 Football World Cup Begins, Air Pollution May Be A Dampener

  The FIFA under-17 World Cup, which begins today in six regions across India– Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi and Kolkata–has given players and spectators cause for worry,…

In 2016, Only 1 In 4 Indians Had Planned For Retirement

In 2016, Only 1 In 4 Indians Had Planned For Retirement

  By 2031, the population of people more than 65 years old is expected to grow the fastest (75%) among all age groups, yet only 23% were saving or planning…

Countries Are Getting Better At Preventing Flood-Related Deaths. Not India.

Countries Are Getting Better At Preventing Flood-Related Deaths. Not India.

  Nearly 14% of India’s landmass is vulnerable to flooding and more than 15% of this area gets flooded every year. Since 1953, 1,600 lives have been lost every year…

Mumbai Locals: World’s Busiest Urban Rail System Is Also Its Deadliest

Mumbai Locals: World’s Busiest Urban Rail System Is Also Its Deadliest

The stampede on the bridge at Elphinstone Road suburban railway station in Mumbai killed 22 passengers and injured several others. Mumbai’s local trains carry about 7.5 million passengers every day,…

31% Rise In J&K Terror-Related Deaths Year After ‘Surgical Strikes’

31% Rise In J&K Terror-Related Deaths Year After ‘Surgical Strikes’

  There has been a 31% increase in deaths due to terrorist-related incidents in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in one year since the Indian Army conducted what are called “surgical…

Few Pharmacies In Bengaluru Follow TB, Diarrhoea Care Guidelines: Study

Few Pharmacies In Bengaluru Follow TB, Diarrhoea Care Guidelines: Study

  Most pharmacists in Bengaluru–often the first point of contact for many patients of tuberculosis (TB) and childhood diarrhoea–did not follow guidelines on referring a tuberculosis suspect to a healthcare…