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NHRC issues notice to Odisha government

The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Odisha government for payment of Rs. 10 lakh each to 36 children who were administered expired medicine in Kendrapara district. The incident took place in November 2014. ASHA workers gave Albendazole oral suspension past their expiry date at a deworming camp …

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Cleanliness survey: Centre seeks report from M.P.

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has asked the Madhya Pradesh government to submit a “detailed report” within 15 days on alleged irregularities inSwachh Survekshan 2019. On October 7, J.C. Upreti, Under Secretary to the Government of India, wrote to the Principal Secretary, State Urban Development and Environment Department, …

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‘Follow Gandhian way of eating to counter hunger’

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has now prescribed the Gandhian way of intake of food — eat less, safe and healthy — to counter hunger and reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the country. The Minister also advocated developing the habit of sharing surplus food. “Our Eat Right India …

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TB cases see decrease in India

The tuberculosis incidence rate in India has decreased by almost 50,000 patients over the past one year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)-2019 edition of the Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report released on Thursday. The report notes that in 2017, India had 27.4 lakh TB patients which came down to …

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Karnataka most innovative State, says NITI Aayog

Karnataka has been ranked as the most innovative State in the NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2019, released on Thursday. Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh follow in the rankings of the 10 major States, in that order. “The study examines the …

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Bikes exempted from odd-even scheme

Two-wheelers and cars carrying children in school uniform will also be exempted from the odd-even road rationing scheme which will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. The odd-even scheme will be implemented from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all …

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Legislative Council abolished in J&K

Once dominating the news for setting debates and settling sticky discourses for 70 years, the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council, the upper house of the Assembly, was abolished on Thursday as per Section 57 of the J&K Reorganisation Bill, 2019, which reduced the State to the Union Territories of J&K …

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Promoting powerlooms (From an Editorial)

For several years now, the problem of introducing powerlooms to the large number of weavers in Tamil Nadu has been postponed, but the present Government has announced its determination to see the scheme through. It has been pushed in this direction by the yarn industry which now depends on distant …

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Agents of change

There is evidence of the overall benefits that accrue from investing in women’s education If the evidence is clear and present, then not acting on it would be a chilling demonstration of inability and inefficiency, and the lack of will to bring about change. There should be no doubt that …

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