Monthly Archives: May 2017

Tobacco – a threat to development

World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco usage – a major hurdle undermining developmental gains worldwide, is the foremost preventable cause of premature morbidity/ mortality. Tobacco products contain nearly 5000-7000 toxic substances, the most dangerous being nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. Cigarette, bidi, cigar, hookah, sheesha, tobacco chewing, clove cigarettes, snuff and e-­cigarette are the commonly used forms. WHO reports highlight that each year, direct tobacco usage/secondhand smoke kills nearly six million individuals; ...

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Healthcare in North-East gets a shot in the arm

Healthcare in North-East-gets-a-shot-in-the-arm

At the Conclave of Health Ministers from all the eight North-Eastern States in Guwahati on 30 May 2017, a sense of unanimous agreement looked at various possibility of advancing healthcare facilities in North East region. Presiding over the conclave Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy ...

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Women are 2-3 times more vulnerable to Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)?

Generalised anxiety disorder-symptoms

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), as the name suggests, is an anxiety disorder that is characterised by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worries, or tension about everyday things without any formidable provocation. GAD is a hazardous occupational hazard. The symptoms must be consistent and on-going, persisting at least six months, for a formal diagnosis of GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD) to be introduced. ...

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Springfit launches premium mattress for health and wellness freaks

Promoting premium mattress SpringFit - Bipasha Basu- Karan Singh Grover

Springfit mattress, country’s leading brand of premium and progressive sleep accessories and solutions, has unveiled its latest range of premium mattress that made with all natural materials like viscose fabric, natural latex and organic fabrics. For the growing health and wellness conscious patrons. It comes with the unique Mdi foam, a new technology in mattress industry which ensures the product is ...

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India targets to earmark upto 2.5% GDP to provide affordable and quality healthcare to people

Narendra Modi addressing the audience of doctors and students of Tata Memorial Centre, via video conferencing, after releasing the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre, in New Delhi on May 25, 2017.

Releasing the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre, at his residence in New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed invaluable contribution of Tata family towards humanitarian services and social responsibilities, particularly in the field of cancer cure, care and research. Addressing the audience of doctors and students of Tata Memorial Centre via video conferencing,  Modi said, “इस किताब ...

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Media must learn the art of withstanding pulls and pressures, says President 

The President, Pranab Mukherjee delivering the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on May 25, 2017.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee delivered the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture on 25 May 2017 in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Ramnath Goenka embodied the finest virtues of journalism: fierce independence, fearlessness and a determination to always stand up to the powerful and fight against the abuse or misuse of power. In fact, there was nothing ...

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International Solar Alliance- SDG’s enabler and a catalyst to meet universal energy access target before 2030

The Champions of the Earth Awards, the UN’s highest environmental honour was conferred on to Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India for 
International Solar Alliance.
ISA  is an initiative jointly launched by the Prime Minister of India and President of France. In File picture both the dignitaries are seen realising their ambitious policy endeavour in form of ISA's inception.

The International Solar Alliance is an initiative jointly launched by the Prime Minister of India and President of France on 30th November 2015 at Paris, in the presence of the Secretary General of the UN, on the side lines of COP21. The main objective of ISA is to undertake joint efforts required to reduce the cost of finance and the ...

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Dhola- Sadiya Bridge add to prosperity and tourism in North-East

PM Modi seems indomitable in 2019 elections standing at Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam on 26 May 2017, which also marks three years of Modi Sarkar

The present Government had been emphasising on promoting growth and economic development in the North-East region of the country. Connectivity is one such main aspect that will determine the success of the various initiative the Modi government has initiated in this regard. Here, leading from the front. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the country’s longest river bridge ...

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India-Africa partnership has potential to shape future of the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate  the 52nd Annual Meeting of African Development Bank-2017, Gandhinagar Today as part of his two day programme in Gujarat

India is hosting the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar from 22-26 May 2017. The said annual meeting is the largest event of the Bank, which would witness about 3000 delegates from 81 member countries from across the world gathering at the sprawling Mahatma Mandir convention centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Annual Meetings of ...

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India puts Sustainable Tourism on top priority

International Day for Biodiversity 2017

India as a mega diverse country is receiving an increasing share of international tourism. In fact, just a few days back, India realised that it had got more tourists according to the UNWTO’s recent estimates of International tourist arrivals. As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. ...

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Repetitive strain injuries- Tennis Elbow, or Golfer’s elbow are on the rise

These repetitive strain injuries are now rising more in civilians than sportsperson

Have you heard about repetitive strain injuries- Tennis Elbow, or Golfer’s elbow? In an era when world over people are looking at all possible fitness routines. Staying active is the core to fitness. Every person has a unique fitness mantra. Typically, hitting out to gym seems as one of the most common destinations for fitness freaks, but that’s not the only viable option for hollistic health, ...

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India tourism ranking jumps in terms of UNWTO’s International Tourist Arrivals

Travel trade isn't sure to celebrate India's jumps in ITA rankings; frets likely impact of GST on costs

In the travel trade, especially among the inbound players, a topic that has been widely debated post lamenting the relatively poor inbound arrival statistics is the exact bifurcation among pure inbound tourists and rest of the visitors. Now, this mystery had got solved to a great extent! As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely ...

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