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How Did A Jharkhand District End Up Growing 5,000 Trees Through An Initiative To Promote Safe Use Of Sanitary Pads?

How Did A Jharkhand District End Up Growing 5,000 Trees Through An Initiative To Promote Safe Use Of Sanitary Pads?
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It started off as a way to educate girls about how to safely dispose of used sanitary pads and make the girls take responsibility for their sanitary waste, But now NGO Nischay's campaign, ‘Ek Pad, Ek Ped’ has taken a life of its own
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COVID-19 Outbreak: New Coronavirus Strains In The Country Could Be More Dangerous, Says Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS- Delhi

COVID-19 Outbreak: New Coronavirus Strains In The Country Could Be More Dangerous, Says Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS- Delhi
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According to AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, the new strain of SARS-CoV-2 found in Maharashtra could be more transmissible than the existing version strain already floating in the country and could cause re-infections
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Role Of Private Sector In COVID-19 Vaccination To Get Deeper And Wider Soon: NITI Aayog Member

Role Of Private Sector In COVID-19 Vaccination To Get Deeper And Wider Soon: NITI Aayog Member
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Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said that the virus is lurking all the time and as per the latest sero-survey, a large proportion of the citizens are still vulnerable to COVID-19
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"COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taught Us An Important Lesson," Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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The Budget allocation for the Health sector was increased to Rs 2,23,846 crore in 2021-22, as against this year's Rs 94,452 crore
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New COVID Strains And An Impending Lockdown: Maharashtra’s Latest COVID-19 Crisis 

New COVID Strains And An Impending Lockdown: Maharashtra’s Latest COVID-19 Crisis 
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Maharashtra has reported a sharp spike for the eighth straight day with over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, while Mumbai reported 721 new cases. Authorities may be imposing another lockdown in the state if the situation continued to worsen
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Uttar Pradesh’s First Transgender-Only Toilet Built In Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh’s First Transgender-Only Toilet Built In Varanasi
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According to an official at the municipal corporation of Varanasi, the operation and maintenance of the toilet complex has been handed over to the transgender community but cleaning will be done by the corporation staff
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India Reports 1 Crore COVID-19 Vaccinations, Aims To Cover High Risk Group On Priority

India Reports 1 Crore COVID-19 Vaccinations, Aims To Cover High Risk Group On Priority
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Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said, the current public health goal is not to achieve herd immunity but to vaccinate individuals who have an excessive risk of mortality due to COVID-19
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Coronavirus Explained: All About The Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine, Covishield

Coronavirus Explained: All About The Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine, Covishield
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According to a study published in The Lancet medical journal, the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine provides higher efficacy when the gap between two doses is three months instead of six weeks
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COVID-19 Vaccines Myth Vs Fact: No Vaccines Do Not Alter DNA

COVID-19 Vaccines Myth Vs Fact: No Vaccines Do Not Alter DNA
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According to the experts, mRNA vaccines having the ability to alter human DNA is a myth as mRNA does not enter the nucleus of the cells where DNA resides
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West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5

West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5
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Under West Bengal’s Maa scheme, the beneficiaries can avail a platter of nutritious meal which will include rice, dal, a vegetable dish and egg curry for Rs. 5
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WHO’s Team Tracing the Origin Of COVID-19 Is Back From China; Experts Explain Why It Is Important To Find The Source Of The Outbreak

WHO’s Team Tracing the Origin Of COVID-19 Is Back From China; Experts Explain Why It Is Important To Find The Source Of The Outbreak
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According to experts, tracing the origin of the virus can help in preventing future pandemics and it also provides useful insights for developing more efficient vaccines and treatments for the disease
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Union Budget 2021 Explained: Decoding The 137 Per Cent Increase In Health Expenditure

Union Budget 2021 Explained: Decoding The 137 Per Cent Increase In Health Expenditure
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While presenting the Union Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an increase in the outlay for health by 137 per cent, what does it mean and which areas are likely to benefit
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