As the health sector expedites its response to COVID-19 pandemic, tonnes of medical waste including gloves, medical masks, testing kits, syringes pile up the burden on waste management systems. The World Health Organization has recommended measures to tackle the problem.
There was a time he could not afford ink for his pen, but Vijay Kumar Chansauriya lifted himself out of abject poverty to become a government school teacher in an adivasi village in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna district. When he retired, he donated his life’s savings for the cause of educating underprivileged children.
After a surge in COVID19 cases which was fueled by the Omicron variant in December, India is presently witnessing a drop in the daily cases. With a daily positivity rate at 7.25 per cent, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has announced that all government offices will resume in full attendance. Details here.
A survey has found that four in ten people are hesitant to get inoculated with the precaution dose as COVID19 cases drop. Around 81 per cent respondents demand a door-to-door vaccination campaign for the third dose. Details here.
He was an occasional drinker but ever since a bar opened up in the neighbourhood, his intake of alcohol increased with every passing day. A year later, he had cut off ties with parents and was now to be found sitting in the bar, drinking, till one day he encountered his pregnant sister at the bar…
Accusations of sexual abuse by a 19-year-old former resident of a government-run shelter house for orphased girls in Gaighat area of Bihar have resulted in a controversy with both the Patna High Court and the opposition parties questioning the government over the failure in registering an FIR in the case.
Goat milk has calcium, iron and other vitamins and minerals. It also contains caproic, caprylic and capric acids, which aid in the treatment of ailments related to the heart, kidneys, gallbladder, and leucorrhoea in women. Increasing awareness about lifestyle diseases has led to an increase in demand for goat’s milk.
A survey to understand public awareness about climate change in Uttar Pradesh has come up with interesting findings. Conducted across six cities of the state, 95% of the respondents said that climate change has an impact on the state’s economy. Climate change would become a poll-issue if rural voters are better informed about its adverse effects, say experts.
Agricultural scientists from Central Plantation Crops Research Institute in Karnataka discover the presence of a new pest that threatens arecanut plantations. India leads in both production and consumption of the arecanut and it is an important cash crop.
In its latest report, Centre for Science and Environment presents irrefutable evidence of the benefits of non-chemical farming, supported by its analysis on crop yield recorded during 2014-19. The yields were found to be the highest with organic farming, followed by integrated agriculture and finally, the inorganic approach.