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Barkha Mathur

Junk Foods In India Exceed Salt, Fat Levels Prescribed By Food Regulatory Body: Centre For Science And Environment

Junk Foods In India Exceed Salt, Fat Levels Prescribed By Food Regulatory Body: Centre For Science And Environment
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A laboratory study done by the Centre For Science And Environment, a Delhi based think tank, found that most of the popular packaged and fast food consumed mostly by children and young adults, contain more trans fats and salt than the recommended limit proposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
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What Ails India’s Mid-Day Meal Programme?

What Ails India’s Mid-Day Meal Programme?
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Mid-Day Meal (MDM) programme which is covering more than nine crore children across the country is considered to be the world’s largest school meal programme
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An Image Of A Player Breastfeeding Publicly In Mizoram Highlights Issues Faced By Nursing Mothers

An Image Of A Player Breastfeeding Publicly In Mizoram Highlights Issues Faced By Nursing Mothers
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A photograph of a 22-year-old Mizoram volleyball player breastfeeding her baby during interval of a match went viral and by and large got a thumbs up from social media, however, it also highlighted the challenges a young mother faces to breastfeed
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Despite Government’s Push For Renewable Energy, The Polluting Thermal Power Will Continue To Dominate In India For Years To Come

Despite Government’s Push For Renewable Energy, The Polluting Thermal Power Will Continue To Dominate In India For Years To Come
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According to the Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R.K. Singh, the capacity of coal-based generation would increase from the current 195 Giga Watt to 238 GW by March 2027
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Solar Energy To Power All Delhi Metro's Needs By 2021 From The Current 30 Percent

Solar Energy To Power All Delhi Metro's Needs By 2021 From The Current 30 Percent
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With rooftop solar plants installed in 53 out of 271 stations and 12 depots in Delhi, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has cut down its carbon emissions by 20,850 tonnes in a year
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A Startup In Uttarakhand Develops An Eco-Friendly Sanitary Pad That Lasts Five Times Longer Than Regular Pads

A Startup In Uttarakhand Develops An Eco-Friendly Sanitary Pad That Lasts Five Times Longer Than Regular Pads
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The sanitary pads available in the market are polymer-based and result in huge amount of plastic waste which can be avoided by using biodegradable alternatives
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Rice Bio Parks Developed By Father Of Green Revolution Aim To Stop Stubble Burning, Air Pollution And Reduce Poverty

Rice Bio Parks Developed By Father Of Green Revolution Aim To Stop Stubble Burning, Air Pollution And Reduce Poverty
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Innovative solutions like rice bio parks can help in reducing air pollution caused by stubble burning and can also help farmers in increasing their income through utilisation of farms waste along with other parts of the produce like husk, bran, and grain, according to Professor M S Swaminathan
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Country’s First Plogger Ripu Daman Bevli Felicitated By Central Government As Fit India Ambassador For Plogging

Country’s First Plogger Ripu Daman Bevli Felicitated By Central Government As Fit India Ambassador For Plogging
Plogging is a fitness trend that began in Sweden in 2016 that involves jogging and 'plocka upp' (Swedish for 'pick up') non-biodegradable waste on the way
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High Air Pollution Can Cause Healthy Lungs To Become Like Smokers' Lungs

High Air Pollution Can Cause Healthy Lungs To Become Like Smokers' Lungs
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Non-smokers and healthy individuals beware, as inhaling toxic gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, particulate matters (PM), and construction dust is as risky as smoking cigarettes, say experts
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Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report

Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report
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According to a new report published by NGO WaterAid, sanitation workers often come into direct contact with human waste, working with no equipment or protection, which exposes them to a wide variety of health hazards and disease
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Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take The Lead And Give Up Single-Use Plastic

Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take The Lead And Give Up Single-Use Plastic
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The Members of Parliament (MPs) were asked by Speaker Om Birla to take the pledge and give up single-use plastic items and set an example for others, within India and for the world at large
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Air Pollution May Affect Your Mental Well-Being: Experts

Air Pollution May Affect Your Mental Well-Being: Experts
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According to experts, exposure to high levels of air pollution can cause inflammation in the tissues and blood vessels which can lead to adverse psychological effects and can even plunge people into depression or make them impulsive
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Students In 10 Coastal States Clean 50 Beaches Under Centre’s Week Long Mass Clean Up Drive

Students In 10 Coastal States Clean 50 Beaches Under Centre’s Week Long Mass Clean Up Drive
For the on-going beach clean-up drive, the centre has directed district administration in 10 coastal states to ensure participation of at least 200 students from each district
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Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Sikhs Commemorate The 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak Dev By Making The World Greener

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Sikhs Commemorate The 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak Dev By Making The World Greener
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Gurpurab di lakh-lakh vadaiyaan! On the auspicious occasion of 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nank Dev, we appreciate the tree-plantation efforts that Sikhs have undertaken globally at a massive scale to fight the rising air pollution and contribute to a healthy and sustainable future
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