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<strong>Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health: Study</strong> Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health: Study
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics...
Galaxy Toyota launches road safety project for school children Galaxy Toyota launches road safety project for school children
The initiative aims to educate and sensitise not only schoolchildren but also teachers, parents and school vehicle drivers on responsible safety habits and thereby ensure a safer traffic environment...
Women’s Day – How corporate India is celebrating Women’s Day – How corporate India is celebrating

Since 1996, the United Nations has assigned a theme to every International Women’s Day (IWD). This year the theme is ‘Be Bold For Change’.

Five Delhi hospitals asked to pay Rs 600 crore for refusing free treatment to the poor Five Delhi hospitals asked to pay Rs 600 crore for refusing free treatment to the poor
‘These five hospitals have not abided by the conditions. We had earlier in December 2015 sent notices to these hospitals seeking their explanation as to why they failed to treat the poor and why they should not be fined. But none of them gave satisfactory replies, so we initiated action against them...
Backed by celebrities, UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlife Backed by celebrities, UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlife
Fernandez is being joined by celebrities from China, Indonesia, Lebanon and Vietnam battling to conserve species such as orangutans, tigers, rhinos and helmeted hornbills, and calling for citizen support to end the demand that is driving the illegal trade. The campaign asks participants to find their kindred species and use their own spheres of influenc
In India, more girls dying before the age of five than boys: UN report In India, more girls dying before the age of five than boys: UN report
The World’s Women 2015 report claims that the country with the lowest sex ratio in under-5 mortality is India, with a ratio of 93 (93 boys die before age 5 for 100 girls that die by that age). This is also the only country with an under-5 mortality sex ratio under 100 (more girls die than boys). India alone accounted for 21 per cent of...
Delhi ‘walks in the dark’ to eradicate preventable blindness Delhi ‘walks in the dark’ to eradicate preventable blindness
Walking blindfolded along with visually-impaired school children, celebrated painter Jatin Das led the SCEH-IVI ‘Walk in the Dark’ at Daryaganj, Delhi, to spread awareness about eradicating preventable blindness. India is home to 131 million visually impaired people; and it has been estimated that over 80 per cent of global visual impairm
CEAT Netranjali reaches out to over 4,000 truckers CEAT Netranjali reaches out to over 4,000 truckers
Given the fact that they have to regularly travel long distances, India’s six million-plus truck drivers mostly do not have access to basic healthcare. In fact, their occupation predisposes them to a multitude of risk factors. Identifying this segment, CEAT examined truck drivers and detected eye problems like lazy eye, glaucoma, refractive errors and
The best and the worst places to be a mother? India takes 140th place out of 179 countries The best and the worst places to be a mother? India takes 140th place out of 179 countries
In India, the percentage of the urban population living in slums is 29 per cent. This urban poor population is 3.2 times as likely to die by the age of 5 as the urban rich, an indicator of the rich–poor divide. According to the report, 52.7 out of 1,000 children in India die before their fifth birthday.
DLF Foundation inaugurates two fully solar-operated wellness centres DLF Foundation inaugurates two fully solar-operated wellness centres
The wellness centres, staffed with experienced gynaecologists and physicians, aim to serve a huge number of maids, domestic helpers and construction labourers working in and around DLF City. These are also expected to benefit about 25,000 people living in the nearby villages including Chakarpur and Nathupur.
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