Posts by: Aastha Ahuja

Aastha Ahuja

Before And After Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Has India Finally Managed To Provide Sanitation For All In This Decade

Before And After Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Has India Finally Managed To Provide Sanitation For All In This Decade
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2019 was the big deadline India set itself for going 100 per cent open defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, with over 10 crore toilet construction rural India was declared ODF while over 94 per cent of the urban local bodies (ULBs) are ODF
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Delhi Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy, Which Aims To Fight Air Pollution By Promoting EVs

Delhi Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy, Which Aims To Fight Air Pollution By Promoting EVs
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With its Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2019, the Delhi government is targeting to have every fourth new vehicle on road to be electric by 2024 in the capital which is reeling under heavy air pollution, majorly from vehicular emissions
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Air Pollution: What Is Air Quality Index, How Is It Measured And Its Health Impact

Air Pollution: What Is Air Quality Index, How Is It Measured And Its Health Impact
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Eight pollutants namely particulate matter (PM) 10, PM2.5, Ozone (O3), Sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb) and ammonia (NH3) act as major parameters in deriving the AQI of an area
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In Gujarat, 1000 Adolescent Girls Are Learning About Nutrition And Fighting Anaemia

In Gujarat, 1000 Adolescent Girls Are Learning About Nutrition And Fighting Anaemia
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By improving the nutritional status of 1000 girls and educating them about anaemia, Smile Foundation is trying to promote healthy living among women and their families in Banaskantha district of Gujarat
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Marine Life Pays The Price Of Plastic: 100 Kilos Of Waste, Majorly Plastic Found In Dead Sperm Whale’s Stomach In Scotland

Marine Life Pays The Price Of Plastic: 100 Kilos Of Waste, Majorly Plastic Found In Dead Sperm Whale’s Stomach In Scotland
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100 kilos of marine debris including a whole range of plastic like sections of net, bundles of rope, plastic cups, bags, gloves, packing straps and tubing was found in dead male whale’s stomach in Scotland
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How Effective Are Masks To Take On Air Pollution?

How Effective Are Masks To Take On Air Pollution?
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Masks available in the market can tackle one part of the air pollution problem, particulate matter suspended in the air but when it comes to toxic gases, masks can do little
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Five Easy Ways To Protect Yourself From Air Pollution

Five Easy Ways To Protect Yourself From Air Pollution
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Air pollution, a silent killer, can have both short term and long term effects on health, but these can be curtailed through some easy steps
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Deprived Of Toilets For The Longest Time, Residents Of Ludhiana In Punjab Witness A Sanitation Revolution

Deprived Of Toilets For The Longest Time, Residents Of Ludhiana In Punjab Witness A Sanitation Revolution
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In 2014, the same year Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Bharti Foundation started an initiative – ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ to build toilets and improve rural household sanitation facilities in Punjab
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How Air Pollution Impacts Pregnant Women And Foetus

How Air Pollution Impacts Pregnant Women And Foetus
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Air pollution may contribute to the development of asthma in children, low birth weight and pre-term birth, and neurological or cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease
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Swasth Report of Telangana: India’s Youngest State Outperforms The Country In Most Health Indicators

Swasth Report of Telangana: India’s Youngest State Outperforms The Country In Most Health Indicators
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Be it child mortality, malnutrition, anaemia among women and children or diarrhoea, Telangana outdid the overall country’s performance in tackling these health issues
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Fighting The Silent Killer: Five Food Items To Reduce The Impact Of Air Pollution

Fighting The Silent Killer: Five Food Items To Reduce The Impact Of Air Pollution
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One of the simplest ways to fortify yourself from the effect of air pollution is by including anti-oxidants in your diet and drinking plenty of water
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Swasth Report Of Andhra Pradesh: Improved Health Indicators Make Andhra The Second Healthiest State In India

Swasth Report Of Andhra Pradesh: Improved Health Indicators Make Andhra The Second Healthiest State In India
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Andhra Pradesh has managed to bring down the prevalence of child underweight and mortality rates, it still needs to improve its performance in prevalence of Anaemia among women and increase in deaths due to diarrhoea
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A 10-year-old Deer In Thailand Dies After Choking On 7 Kilos Of Plastic Waste

A 10-year-old Deer In Thailand Dies After Choking On 7 Kilos Of Plastic Waste
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A total of 7 kilos of plastic waste ranging from coffee bags, instant noodle flavoring bag, plastic bags, to straw was found in a dead deer’s stomach near Khun Sathan National Park in Thailand
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5 Foods To Eliminate Iron Deficiency Anaemia

5 Foods To Eliminate Iron Deficiency Anaemia
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Iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements are one of the common ways to eliminate iron deficiency anaemia, but here are some superfoods rich in iron that can do wonders if added to diet
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