Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

This 29-Year-Old Engineer Developed A Portable Smart Device To Keep Mothers And Babies Safe Through Childbirth

This 29-Year-Old Engineer Developed A Portable Smart Device To Keep Mothers And Babies Safe Through Childbirth
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Technology must be used for providing affordable solutions for saving lives at places that lack proper medical facilities, says Arun Agarwal, developer of a low-cost portable device to monitor the unborn babies and mothers-to-be
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World Mental Health Day: Only Talking Can Help Overcome The Stigma Around Mental Health, Says Comedian Atul Khatri

World Mental Health Day: Only Talking Can Help Overcome The Stigma Around Mental Health, Says Comedian Atul Khatri
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Stand-up comedian and YouTube personality Atul Khatri has been working to spread awareness about depression among the youngsters across India and is running an initiative to create ‘mental health warriors’ among youth
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‘Happiness Is Not Something To Run After, We Can Find It Within Us’, Says Sister B.K. Shivani On How To Deal With Stress

‘Happiness Is Not Something To Run After, We Can Find It Within Us’, Says Sister B.K. Shivani On How To Deal With Stress
Emotional wellbeing is the foundation of happiness, physical health and even harmony in social relationships, says Sister B.K. Shivani in a Facebook Live interview
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Dussehra 2019: Delhi's Ramlila Ground Celebrates The Victory Of Good Over Evil, Makes Ravana’s Effigy From Single-Use Plastic

Dussehra 2019: Delhi's Ramlila Ground Celebrates The Victory Of Good Over Evil, Makes Ravana’s Effigy From Single-Use Plastic
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With an aim to raise awareness about the threats posed by plastic to the environment, Ravana effigy made out of plastic will be destroyed at Delhi's Ramlila Ground on Dussehra
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It’s Because Of Our Women That We Could Achieve Open Defecation Free Status, Says Raghubar Das At 'Swasthagraha'

It’s Because Of Our Women That We Could Achieve Open Defecation Free Status, Says Raghubar Das At 'Swasthagraha'
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While talking at the 12-hour ‘Swasthagraha’ initiated as part of NDTV and Dettol’s Banega Swasth India campaign, Jhankhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das spoke about what the importance of a healthy body and how the unity of citizens can help in bringing a change
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Most Anaemic Women Are Not Aware That They Are Dealing With Anaemia: Lovneet Batra, Clinical Nutritionist

Most Anaemic Women Are Not Aware That They Are Dealing With Anaemia: Lovneet Batra, Clinical Nutritionist
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Anaemia can be temporary or long term and it can range from mild to severe, but the condition can be controlled by making simple changes in the diet, recommends Clinical Nutritionist Lovneet Batra on Facebook Live with NDTV
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Expert Speak: Importance Of First 1000 Days And Impact Of Mother’s Health On Child

Expert Speak: Importance Of First 1000 Days And Impact Of Mother’s Health On Child
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The first 1,000 days in a child's life determine their health through their lifetime and thus adequate nutrition and healthcare play a significant role during this period, says Dr. Swati Maheshwari in a Facebook Live interview
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National Nutrition Month: 10 Things To Know About India’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme, World’s Largest School Feeding Program

National Nutrition Month: 10 Things To Know About India’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme, World’s Largest School Feeding Program
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Here's a quick lowdown on all things to know about the Mid-day Meal Scheme which is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school children in the country
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National Nutrition Month: This Gurgaon School Provides Power Lunch To Its Students To Tackle Malnutrition

National Nutrition Month: This Gurgaon School Provides Power Lunch To Its Students To Tackle Malnutrition
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Rashtriya Poshan Maah: Malnutrition continues to hinder the potential of millions of children in India but this Gurgaon school shows that this scenario can be changed by providing wholesome mid-day meals to the children
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‘The World Must Bid Goodbye To Single Use Plastic’: PM Modi Takes Forward The Campaign Against Plastic At UN Meet

‘The World Must Bid Goodbye To Single Use Plastic’: PM Modi Takes Forward The Campaign Against Plastic At UN Meet
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At the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his commitment to ban single-use plastic from India in the coming years
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National Nutrition Month: 'The Mantra Is To Add As Many Colours Of Food As Possible In Your Diet,’ Says Expert

National Nutrition Month: 'The Mantra Is To Add As Many Colours Of Food As Possible In Your Diet,’ Says Expert
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Rashtriya Poshan Maah: NDTV speaks to Nutritionist Dr. Charu Dua on what is a balanced diet and what are the ways in which India can achieve the target of becoming malnutrition free by 2022
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Up For The Green Challenge This Ganesh Chaturthi? Then Join Actress Amrita Rao’s ‘Eco Bappa Morya’ Initiative

Up For The Green Challenge This Ganesh Chaturthi? Then Join Actress Amrita Rao’s ‘Eco Bappa Morya’ Initiative
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“Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival of love and devotion; let us love our environment as we love our Gods,” says Actress Amrita Rao and other green activists as part of ‘Eco Bappa Morya’ Initiative
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Indore Pushes For Copper Vessels And Metal Utenils To Replace Single-Use Plastic

Indore Pushes For Copper Vessels And Metal Utenils To Replace Single-Use Plastic
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In a bid to make Indore single-use plastic-free, the Municipal Corporation of Indore is bringing back ‘lotas’ and metal utensils in government offices and is setting up ‘Bartan Banks’ from where the citizens can borrow reusable utensils to serve food at parties and return later
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Swasth India: Competition Among States Can Improve Their Health Index, Says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Swasth India: Competition Among States Can Improve Their Health Index, Says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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In a bid to increase the focus of state governments and Union Territories on improving healthcare and providing nutrition, NITI Aayog has developed a health index report in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the World Bank to rank the states in real-time on the basis of their performance on various health indicators like fertility rate, maternal mortality rate, number of vacancies of doctors among others
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