sulabh swatchh bharat

Monday, 20-August-2018



70 weeks ago
Deep wounds and white patches on skin are common for people in this tiny West Bengal speck bordering Bangladesh. The disease turned deadly for many, and the culprit was drinking water that contained arsenic, a toxic substance that can lead to chronic poisoning once it enters the body. Many of the 2,000 villagers were forced to migrate to nearby places before they tried every attempt to rid the water of poison, but in vain. The cost was high. They had to pay for every drop of purified water they got from distant towns or cities.


70 weeks ago
I f you think water is used for flushing purposes in the men’s restrooms of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 (T2), think again. A ‘green chemical’ seems to have replaced water for flushing purposes of late, and guess what? The loos, frequented by close to one lakh men, are now cleaner than what they were at any point in the past. So, what exactly are these...


72 weeks ago
Improving access to sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality and economic growth in India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. In its annual country-report on India, IMF said, “Poor sanitation not only adversely affects the availability and quality of water, but also has detrimental effects on education, welfare, and on people’s time-use and safety, as well as their life opportunities”. IMF said its research suggests that improving access to sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality and economic ...


72 weeks ago
The Tata Trust has agreed to open a cancer research centre-cum-hospital in Jharkhand capital Ranchi, official sources said. Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata’s consent for the project comes after he and Chief Minister Raghubar Das discussed it during a Global Investors’ Summit here in February. After Das wrote to Ratan Tata, the Tata Trust sent a consent letter to the government on March 10.


72 weeks ago
An eight-month-old Afghan boy was saved after he underwent a rare half-matched bone marrow transplant at Jaypee Hospital, Noida. Mujib suffered from severe Combined Immunodeficiency   in which a person is born without a functioning immune system, increasing his or her risk of developing fatal infections   and as a result, also had high fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Mujib’s two elder brothers had already lost their lives to this illness in their infancy. Doctors at Jaypee Hospital conducted bone marrow transplant from his one surviving brother Arian, aged four years, whose blood tests confirmed no...

Tech for Sanitation

75 weeks ago
Keeping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission in mind, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is trying to transform itself to match the global standards of cleanliness. Being the capital of the country, there are a lot of agencies working in the city. But the responsibility of cleanliness lies squarely on MCD. In order to optimally perform their duty and deliver a message to the country through their work, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has planned to provide its safai karmcharis with different high tech services. These facilities include a mobile phone with connection, regularisation of daily wor...


75 weeks ago
In order to promote sanitation and cleanliness in the national capital, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has roped in wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat as brand ambassadors. SDMC has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the two sisters to take its sanitation campaign forward.At a function at the Civic Centre, the two sisters and Additional Commissioner of SDMC GS Meena signed the MoU in the presence of South Delhi Mayor Shyam Sharma, Chairman of SDMC Standing Committee Shailender Singh Monti and Municipal Commissioner PK Goel among others. Speaking on the occasion, Goel expressed gratitude to the two s...


76 weeks ago
They had shared a dream to make India clean and more environment-friendly when they were studying in the US. When they returned home, they turned that dream into reality. They developed an indigenous Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) which may give wings to the much acclaimed Clean India Mission.   Hailing from Lucknow, Rishab met Prateek and Neemish from Delhi when they joined the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad. The friendship between the three was so strong that soon they earned the sobriquets like “Three Musketeers” and “Three Idiots”. But the...


76 weeks ago
India has been rising as a cheaper and efficient alternative for medical treatment around the world, and is a medical tourism hotspot for some time now. In a recent development, India is diagnosing children from UAE and even Pakistan, which is somewhat similar to India. Suffering from a rare disease, a child from each Pakistan and UAE underwent liver transplants that granted them a new lease of life. “With the new liver both children have received the enzyme they were not born with and their eyes are pearly white. They have finally bid adieu to their constant companion - the phototherapy unit,” said Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals. 13-year-old Kh...


76 weeks ago
 With 70 per cent cancer diagnosis done at the last stage in India, the Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) recently launched a new day care centre for chemotherapy and cancer care. According to ACI, apart from regular chemotherapy sessions, evaluating patients for treatment, tests and diagnosis will be conducted at this outreach programme-cum-day care centre. Doctors say that such diagnosis and chemotherapy centres are important because for any type of cancer, approximately 50 per cent patients need chemotherapy at least once in their lifetime.


76 weeks ago
Ranjana devi, 45, battled with cancer for eight long years without losing hope to survive and without detaching herself from the society. Now, completely recovered, Ranjana was seen happily participating in the 10th annual Delhi Walk for Life. “It was tough for me to fight against cancer. It was painful to go through the whole process but I am cured now. Cancer cannot be allowed to win over us, people should maintain the fighting spirit. I am here against all odds,” told Ranjana, who was at the walk for the second time. With the ai...


76 weeks ago
  with an aim to eradicate Rubella and Measles from India, the Union Health Ministry launched the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign here, targeting 41 crore children across the country. According to the ministry, after the campaign the MR vaccine will be introduced in routine immunisation, replacing the two doses of measles vaccine given to children at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age. MR vaccine will be provided free of cost across the states from session sites at schools as well as health facilities and outreach session s...