3 fully grown trees cut down on Azam campus, institute calls it life-threatening

Three fully grown dense trees with huge branches were found chopped inside the high security Azam Campus on Monday. Management has maintained that the trees were cut as they had grown old and become dangerous to the lives of the residents. An eyewitness who had seen the trees being axed said that there was no need to cut the trees as they were not disturbing either the building or visitors.
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11 hours ago

Karnataka: ASHA workers demand immediate resolution to RCH web portal issues

Thousands of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) swamped Bengaluru’s Freedom Park Tuesday. The protest was led by the All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) affiliate Karnataka Rajya Samyuktha ASHA Karyakarteyara Sangha. RCH portal is the key data entry system where details of the work done by them are uploaded.
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12 hours ago

Explained: What Lancet Commission says about air pollution’s impact on GDP in India

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health says that increases in deaths due to modern forms of pollution were particularly evident in south Asia, east Asia and southeast Asia. The factors responsible for this include rising ambient air pollution, rising chemical pollution, ageing populations and increased numbers of people exposed to pollution. India remains one of the worst affected countries when it comes to air pollution.
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12 hours ago

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, finds study

Pollution of all types blamed for 9 million deaths a year globally. Death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks, and industry rising 55 per cent since 2000. India and China lead the world in pollution deaths with nearly 2.4 million and almost 2.2 million a year. Overall pollution deaths in 2019 are about the same as 2015.
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17 hours ago

Pollution claimed 90 lakh lives globally in 2019, India tops list with over...

Pollution claimed 9 million lives globally in 2019, India tops list with over 23.5 lakh premature deaths. Majority of air pollution related deaths- 9.8 lakh- in India were caused by ambient PM2.5 pollution. More than 5 lakh lives were lost in the country due to water pollution, followed by occupational pollution.
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18 hours ago

Woman rescues a cute 'kitten,' it turns out to be a baby fox

A woman in Rocklin, California, took a tiny 'kitten' into her home and assumed it to be an orphaned or abandoned kitten. A worried family member identified the critter as a fox kit and alerted animal control. Gold Country Wildlife Rescue received the baby fox and is now doing well.
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18 hours ago

‘Fire erupts wherever I am’: Pakistani TikToker draws ire for ‘disturbing’...

Humaira Asghar used the same forest fire for clout in a video even as trees burnt behind her. She shared the clip on her TikTok profile with 11 million followers saying: “Fire erupts wherever I am” The internet celebrity drew widespread backlash on social media. Wildlife officials used the video to demand that the government bring legislation to protect the woods.
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19 hours ago

UNICEF warns of more child deaths as food costs soar

UNICEF says 600,000 more children may miss out on essential treatment for malnourished children. Price of raw materials for ready-to-eat packs to bring children back to health has risen by 16%. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic and climate change are causing a “spiraling global food crisis,” the UN agency says.
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19 hours ago

Polluted air behind 6.6 million premature deaths in 2019; India worst hit

More than 6.6 million people died due to air pollution in 2019, a new study estimated. India contributed the highest share at 1.67 million, or 17.8% of premature deaths. Water pollution was responsible for 1.36 million premature deaths, lead exposure leading to another 900,000 and toxic occupational hazards.
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21 hours ago

Pollution Behind 1 in 6 Global Deaths in 2019: Study

Pollution caused some 9 million people to die prematurely in 2019, according to a new global report. The impact from pollution on global health remains “much greater than that of war, terrorism, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, drugs and alcohol” Pollution is an “existential threat to human health and planetary health and jeopardises the sustainability of modern societies”
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Explained: India topped air pollution death toll in 2019, says report

Air pollution was responsible for 16.7 lakh deaths in India in 2019, or 17.8% of all deaths in the country that year. This is the largest number of air-pollution-related deaths of any country, according to a recent report on pollution and health published in The Lancet Planetary Health.
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Govt in process of integrating e-Shram portal with One Nation One Ration...

The e-Shram portal is meant to register workers in the unorganised sector and help them access social security benefits. It is being integrated with the One Nation One Ration Card scheme. Yadav was speaking at an IE THINC Migration webinar on migrant workers.
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To survive heatwaves, we need a moratorium on cutting down trees

India is literally melting these days, hitting temperatures inconceivable a few years ago. This is not surprising — global warming-related heatwaves were predicted. But the heat is so intense and its escalation so rapidly, that it has left us gasping. A study in Lancet projects the deaths from heat in India at 83,700 per annum.
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'Pushpa Raj jhukta hai': Allu Arjun TURNS green warrior for environment

Pushpa star Allu Arjun has turned into a 'green warrior' as he nurtures several plants at his workplace and home. Arjun prefers gifting pots of small plants and seeds to his near and dear ones on special occasions. The actor will start shooting for Pushpa: The Rule soon.
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Plan for the vulnerable: India's heat emergency must be humane

India’s spring heatwave spell, when maximum temperatures went up to 46-47 degrees Celsius over several parts of northwest, central, and east India, made the global scientific community take note of the unprecedented event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier this month, chaired a meeting on heatwave preparedness where he directed states and districts to come up with heat action plans.
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The many arguments for and against, abortion rights

A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion sent shockwaves across the U.S. When it revealed that the nation’s highest court planned to overturn Roe v Wade. Amnesty International said that “any regression in protection of the right to abortion would not only stand to damage the global perception of the United States”
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Devendra Fadnavis warns of tit-for-tat response after egg attack on Smriti...

Devendra Fadnavis decried the law and order situation in Maharashtra. He said the attack on Smriti Irani is cowardly and BJP will give a tit-for-tat response. The former Chief Minister was leaving the Bal Gandharva auditorium in Pune on Monday after releasing the Marathi version of a book on the political journey of her senior Cabinet colleague Amit Shah.
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Heatwaves are the new normal

For India, April was the hottest in 122 years and followed the hottest March on record. Delhi-NCR set a new record with the mercury passing the 49 degree mark at Mungeshpur (northwest Delhi) on Sunday. On average, two heatwave events occur during the season in the heatwave zones, lasting between five and seven days.
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2 days ago

Sachin Tendulkar to continue as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador for 20th year

Sachin Tendulkar will continue as UNICEF’s ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for a record 20th year. The cricketer will continue to work for the welfare of underprivileged children. In 2003, he was chosen to take lead in the initiative to create awareness and promote polio prevention.
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2 days ago

Leaky roofs, contaminated water, no safety for women: Residents of Tamil...

Chennai has seen one of the biggest eviction drives carried out for “conservation of water bodies” and “providing disaster resilient housing” for vulnerable communities. “I live with my 12-year-old physically challenged grandson. My old-age pension is the only source of income for my family. With Rs 1,000 as a monthly income, how can I survive?” asked 62-year old Kausalya.
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2 days ago