sulabh swatchh bharat

Thursday, 20-June-2019



71 weeks ago
New Delhi: Nutritional deficiencies are one of the leading problems in South Asian countries and currently, 95 per cent of adolescents and 97 per cent of pregnant women in India are unaware of their ideal protein requirement. Stating that there is very low awareness about hydrolysed protein, Nandan Joshi, Head - Nutrition Science and Medical Affairs, Danone India said that apart from helping in growth, hydrolysed protein is also beneficial for illnesses and recovery from surgeries.


71 weeks ago
Bengaluru: We have launched the Bengaluru Innovation Challenge to improve the city's air and water quality by sourcing inventive ideas from citizens, civic leaders, academics, corporations and other institutions across the country," Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George told reporters here. The winners of the challenge would be given up to Rs 1.5 crore over two years to test and implement their ideas, with the support of the state government and the varsity faculty....


111 weeks ago
Through a series of studies, experts of Bill Gates, world’s richest man and cofounder of Microsoft, has applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission, saying that he has put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about. “So far, the progress is impressive. In 2014, when Clean India began, just 42 percent of Indians had access to proper sanitation. Today 63 percent do. And the government has a detailed plan to finish the job by October 2, 2019, the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Officials know which states are on track and which are...


112 weeks ago
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a detailed report from Hindu Rao Hospital over allegations that one of the oldest and biggest hospitals here was operating without the necessary equipment. Taking cognizance of a media report, the NHRC issued notices to the medical superintendent of the hospital as well as the North Delhi Municipal Corporation which runs it asking them to give a detailed report within four weeks.  "Its Anesthesia Department is operating without monitors and boiling instruments. Even the blood pressure monitoring apparatus is not availab...

Himalayan Fish Face Threat: ZSI

114 weeks ago
Kolkata:  Fish in the Indian Himalayan landscape are migrating upstream due to the melting of glaciers, a study by the Zoological Survey of India has revealed. The findings of the data collected during the first year of the three-year-long biodiversity assessment project in the Indian Himalayan landscape show a change in distribution of fauna in the last 100 years across the mountain range. "We have the information on fauna of last 100 years. We have compared the data over the last century with the fresh data and we have found that due to the melting of the glaciers... those species ...

App to Donate to Martyr’s Kin

114 weeks ago
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday inaugurated a new portal and mobile application through which people can contribute money to help the families of paramilitary troopers killed in the line of duty. 'Bharat ke Veer' portal is technically supported by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and powered by the State Bank of India. The amount donated through the portal will be credited to the account of the next of kin of the deceased trooper against whose name the donation is made. A person can donate a maximum of Rs 15 lakh towards a ...

rescuing children

120 weeks ago
The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel guarding the 760 km-long India-Nepal border in Bihar, have succeeded in preventing child trafficking and flesh trade in the area. The 2015 and 2016 data reveal that SSB personnel rescued 824 boys, girls and adults, including 234 from Nepal, from the clutches of human traffickers. In 2015, they rescued 270 people, including 88 belonging to Nepal (66 minor boys, 18 girls and one woman among the four adults). In 2016, the SSB personnel rescued 554 people, including 146 from Nepal (145 minor boys and one minor girl). Confirming the data, SSB IG, Chanchal Shekhar says that most of the children were taken to cities like Mum...

Leadership Programme

120 weeks ago
The Delhi government announced the launch of a programme in select state-run schools to begin with to develop and inculcate leadership skills among students. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made the announcement at an event to facilitate meritorious students and schools for outstanding performances. “A creative spirit and self-confidence are more important than academic learning. The leadership programme will be introduced in a few select schools and gradually expanded to include every school in Delhi,” Sisodia said. Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, stressed the importance of leadersh...

leading from the front

120 weeks ago
India approved the ratification of the Doha Amendment that binds certain developed countries to reduce their emissions of Green House Gases (GHGs) till 2020. India’s move was an example for other nations, especially the first world, to check global warming. The decision to meet the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol was taken by the Union cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Kyoto Protocol, that was adopted in 1997 and came into force in February 2005, is an international agreement under United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which binds a certain group of “developed countrie...

Indian-British partnership to check Delhi air pollution

120 weeks ago
The rising health problems linked with air pollution in Delhi will be tackled by Indo British researchers who have partnered for a project. In the ASAP-Delhi project an integrated study of Air Pollutant Sources in the Delhi National Capital Region experts will measure airborne particulate matter and analyse the major causes of how the pollution is being generated.  “Air quality is one of the most important environmental challenges facing Delhi. This project will allow us to definitively quantify the contributions of different sources to fine particles in Delhi’s air -- a key step to solving this problem,” Mukesh Khare, a profes...

honour down under

120 weeks ago
Three Indian-origin medical scholars were awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour for their contributions in the field of medicine and work towards the community. Purushottam Sawrikar, a Sydney-based medical practitioner, received Order of Australia medal for the year 2017 in General division category for his service to medicine, and to the Indian community. Sawrikar was a former President of Australian Indian Medical Graduates Association and also founded a community radio called Akashwani Sydney. Makhan Singh Khangure from Perth was given the award for his for significant service to medicine in the field of neuroradiology, and to a...

kashmiri shuttlers

120 weeks ago
Sports and games are physical activities involves in skill development of competitive nature. Generally two or more groups compete against each other for the entertainment or win the prize. Sports activities for both, men and women are needed to be promoted as it enhances the physical, mental, financial health of the person. It plays various great roles in strengthening the nation by building the character and health of its citizens. Sports bring speed and activeness to human’s way of acting. Keeping this philosophy in mind a Sport Trust was formed 5 years ago by a group of likeminded people and was named ...