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India Mulls Right to Clean Air for Every Citizen

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India Mulls Right to Clean Air for Every Citizen

Every citizen has a right to clean air and clean source of energy, and the day may not be far when there may be a public demand to bring in a legislation for right to clean air on the same lines as we have a law for Right to Education, Food Security, etc. This was [...]

Swachhta Abhiyan Touching People’s Lives: Narendra Modi

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Swachhta Abhiyan Touching People’s Lives: Narendra Modi

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that the government’s Swachhta Abhiyan (cleanliness campaign) is touching people’s lives. He said that while no one likes dirt or dirty surroundings, the habit of cleanliness takes some effort to develop. Modi was delivering the inaugural address at INDOSAN – the India Sanitation Conference – in New Delhi today. [...]

Air Pollution Kills 6.5 Million People in a Year: WHO

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Air Pollution Kills 6.5 Million People in a Year: WHO

With nearly 6.5 million people dying annually from air pollution and 92 per cent of the world’s population living in places where levels exceed recommended limits, the United Nations (UN) rolled out Tuesday its most detailed profile of the scourge ever in a bid to slash the deadly toll. “Fast action to tackle air pollution [...]

How India Plans to Control Its Population Growth

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How India Plans to Control Its Population Growth

How India Plans to Control Its Population Growth As increasing population has become a major threat to India’s economic development, the government has decided to take a few steps to control the population growth. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today it will launch “Mission Parivar Vikas” in 145 high focus districts having [...]

Coca-Cola University to Train Kirana Store Operators in India

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Coca-Cola University to Train Kirana Store Operators in India

Coca-Cola University (CCU), which runs skill training programs for traditional trade (kirana store) retailers, announced Thursday that it aims to train 350,000 people in India by December 2017. The training will be in the areas of grocery, convenience store retailing and in food services. The training module will be a mix of classroom training and [...]

Swachhta Saptah for Swachh Rail Launched in New Delhi

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Swachhta Saptah for Swachh Rail Launched in New Delhi

India’s Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Swachhta Saptah under the Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission from New Delhi Railway Station on Saturday. In order to spread wider awareness on sanitation and cleanliness in rail premises and make hygiene a habit amongst the travelling public, the Indian Railways is organizing a special nine-day long [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns Serious: Physicians

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Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns Serious: Physicians

Concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “serious—could be disqualifying for the position of President of the U.S.,” say nearly 71% of 250 physicians responding to an informal internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). About 20% said concerns were “likely overblown, but should be addressed as by full release of medical [...]

Chandigarh to Have Infosys Red Cross Sarai

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Chandigarh to Have Infosys Red Cross Sarai

Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Home Affairs in India, laid the foundation stone on Friday for the construction of Infosys – Red Cross Sarai at the Post Graduate Institute (PGI) of Medical Education and Research, U.T. Chandigarh. He was welcomed by the officers of Chandigarh Administration, representatives of PGI Administration, and tech company Infosys Limited. [...]

India Plans to Perform Yoga for Different Nations

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India Plans to Perform Yoga for Different Nations

India’s Minister of Health & Family Welfare, J P Nadda, will be leading today a yoga event at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia Region (WHO-SEARO) at Colombo. Carrying forward the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nadda will join health ministers of several nations in the Yoga session. [...]

Youth to Lead Sanitation Campaign in Delhi Areas

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Youth to Lead Sanitation Campaign in Delhi Areas

India’s Ministry of Urban Development has decided to launch an ‘Asli Tarakki (real development)’ campaign in the six cities of the National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi. It was stated today that 450 select youth with communication skills and leadership qualities will lead the campaign to promote awareness about the need for sanitation. The Ministry today [...]

How Coca-Cola Gives Water Back to Nature

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How Coca-Cola Gives Water Back to Nature

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) today announced they have met their goal to replenish. In other words, it has given equivalent amount of water used in their global sales volume back to nature and communities. Based on this achievement, Coca-Cola says it has become the first Fortune 500 company [...]

South Sudan Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity

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South Sudan Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that it is responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan. “The situation in South Sudan is catastrophic, and even more so for children,” UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac told a news briefing in Geneva. He [...]

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