Posts by: Sonia Bhaskar

Sonia Bhaskar

Year 2019: How Bad Is The Air We Are Breathing And What Will It Take For India To Curb Air Pollution?

Year 2019: How Bad Is The Air We Are Breathing And What Will It Take For India To Curb Air Pollution?
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Air pollution, in the recent years, has become India’s most prominent problem and the number one health concern and while the governments across the country are trying to mitigate the poor air quality with Delhi deploying maximum measures in past 10 years, people are still gasping for air
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Malnutrition In India: Has This Decade Laid Down A Blueprint For A Malnutrition-Free India?

Malnutrition In India: Has This Decade Laid Down A Blueprint For A Malnutrition-Free India?
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Despite numerous government schemes and interventions, malnutrition remains a major health concern for India’s children. Here a look at the issue, Poshan Abhiyan and what can be done to meet the deadline of Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3  
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Swasth Report Of Maharashtra: Malnutrition Remains Leading Health Problem Among Children Under Five

Swasth Report Of Maharashtra: Malnutrition Remains Leading Health Problem Among Children Under Five
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A lowdown on Maharashtra’s performance on health parameters and how the state over the years has surpassed the national performance across some indicators while seen a negative trend in other parameters
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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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Warriors Of The Decade: Here Are The Heroes Who Are Fighting For A Swachh And Swasth India 

Warriors Of The Decade: Here Are The Heroes Who Are Fighting For A Swachh And Swasth India 
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As we enter the new decade, let’s look back at the heroes who have helped India and Indians keep clean and healthy in the last ten years
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Year 2019: India Struggles To Reduce Its Plastic Footprint And Be A Plastic-Free Country By 2022

Year 2019: India Struggles To Reduce Its Plastic Footprint And Be A Plastic-Free Country By 2022
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Here's a look at the year 2019 and steps taken by India to beat plastic pollution and move towards achieving its goal of being a plastic-free country by 2022
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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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These Young Students From Gurugram Saved 14,000 Plastic Wrappers From Ending Up In Landfills, Here’s How

These Young Students From Gurugram Saved 14,000 Plastic Wrappers From Ending Up In Landfills, Here’s How
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In a bid to raise awareness about the menace caused by plastic packaging, these young students from a Gurugram school organised a plastic wrapper collection drive
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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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After The Success Of A Swachh Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj Gears Up For An Eco-Friendly Magh Mela

After The Success Of A Swachh Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj Gears Up For An Eco-Friendly Magh Mela
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A year after the Ardh Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj is gearing up for Magh Mela, often known as ‘Mini-Kumbh’, which is expected to be a plastic-free event
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Swasth Report Card: Jharkhand Continues To Battle Malnutrition, But Improves In Tackling Wasting And Anaemia

Swasth Report Card: Jharkhand Continues To Battle Malnutrition, But Improves In Tackling Wasting And Anaemia
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Over the course of 10 years, not much has changed in Jharkhand, when it comes to its battle Malnutrition. But the state showed a downward trend in wasting when in India wasting rate saw an increase by 1.2 per cent
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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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