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Expert Opinion: The Right To Breathe Clean Air

Expert Opinion: The Right To Breathe Clean Air
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As leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to forge recovery from this pandemic, they have the opportunity and duty to simultaneously tackle the deadly pollution and work to achieve everyone's right to breathe clean air ...
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Nations Need To Come Together To Provide Vital Treatment To Suppress COVID-19 Transmission: UN Chief

Nations Need To Come Together To Provide Vital Treatment To Suppress COVID-19 Transmission: UN Chief
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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that nations need to massively expand new and existing tools that can respond to new COVID-19 cases and provide vital treatment to suppress transmission and save lives ...
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Immune System’s T Cells Play Bigger Role In Reducing COVID-19 Severity: Study

Immune System’s T Cells Play Bigger Role In Reducing COVID-19 Severity: Study
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The researchers found that all fully recovered individuals had measurable antibody, helper and killer T cell responses against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 ...
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Aiming To Bring Down COVID-19 Mortality Rate To Less Than 1 Per Cent: Health Minister Tells Parliament

Aiming To Bring Down COVID-19 Mortality Rate To Less Than 1 Per Cent: Health Minister Tells Parliament
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According to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, there are chances that a vaccine against COVID-19 could come in the country early next year but till then it is necessary for people to follow social distancing and wear masks ...
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POSHAN Maah: Nutri-Gardens Adopted To Improve Dietary Diversity And Nutritional Status Of Undernourished Children In Udaipur

Environmentalist in Jammu creates vertical gardens using plastic bottles Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 16 (ANI): In an attempt to reduce environmental pollution using waste management, environmentalist Dr. Nazia Rasool Latifi has begun to create vertical gardens in Jammu using plastic bottles. "Vertical garden not just reduces environmental pollution but also benefits the nature in many ways. The method helps to conserve water as the plants are vertically arranged to ensure minimum wastage of water," Latifi told ANI. She believes that the gardens reduce stress levels and add to the local beauty. "I had attended a seminar following which I got this idea. I love nature and had the passion to do something so I started with this. I made the vertical garden at Government College for Women in Gandhi Nagar were I was teaching. I have also made a vertical garden at Police Public School, the University of Jammu following which many organisations are approaching me," she said. "Drip irrigation is used in the process so that less amount of water is used. Amid COVID-19, when stress is on a healthy environment, I feel that the vertical gardens are a good concept. I also demonstrate the concept to students so that they learn the concept and it can also become a source of income for them," she added. In order to make the concept more attractive, plastic bottles are painted with cartoon figures and other illustrations. Other professors have appreciated the concept and said that this method of gardening would send the message of resource conservation, waste management, and encourage eco-friendly attitudes among the students. Raj Kumar Rampal, a professor said that this concept should not only be restricted to outdoor, but it can also be used inside homes and offices as well for a fresh and healthy environment. "We often stress on giving eco-friendly concepts to our students on how to go green. We also teach them judicious use of things and how to reuse waste to conserve resources and reduce pollution. We pour water on the top plant and it drips its way to the plant placed at the bottom, so water is conserved. It is also cost-efficient," said Rampal. "I appreciate her efforts and idea for making vertical gardens. It is a very important and interesting concept as the lands are decreasing and there is a need to increase greenery. This concept can also be used to grow medicinal plants and for other utility purposes. In view of COVID-19, when patients need more oxygen, if we bring this concept indoors, we can also get sufficient amounts of oxygen," he added. The students have also appreciated the concept and look forward to decorating their college walls with vertical gardens. "As a Botany student, this concept is of much significance to me. Whoever passes by this vertical garden, take a minute to note it which reflects its aesthetic value. Apart from that, it is an eco-friendly concept as we also learn waste management from it. In addition, it also has a recreational benefit. We want to take this concept forward," Aneesa Mattoo, a student said. Another student, Rasool Ahmad, lauds the idea of vertical gardens calling it 'innovative'. "This can also be used indoors. We can see that solid waste is so common, and this method ensures the reduction of plastic waste and reduces threats to the environment," he said.
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National Nutrition Month 2020: With an aim to address malnutrition among children and to encourage consumption of a variety of vegetables and fruits among families in rural areas, the district administration of Udaipur has set up over 1,000 ‘nutri gardens’ already and another 2,000 to be made soon ...
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Coronavirus Re-Infection Is Very Rare, Not A Matter Of Concern: Dr Balram Bhargava, ICMR

Coronavirus Re-Infection Is Very Rare, Not A Matter Of Concern: Dr Balram Bhargava, ICMR
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The Indian Council of Medical Research's remarks come amid suspected cases of COVID-19 reinfection being reported from states like Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Punjab, Maharashtra and even in other countries ...
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COVID-19: With Safety Measures In Place, Gyms Re-Open In Delhi

COVID-19: With Safety Measures In Place, Gyms Re-Open In Delhi
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The Delhi Government has allowed gyms and yoga institutes to reopen in the national capital (except in containment zones), subject to strict compliance with the standard operating procedures ...
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COVID-19: Carbohydrate That Novel Coronavirus Uses To Infect Cells Identified

COVID-19: Carbohydrate That Novel Coronavirus Uses To Infect Cells Identified
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According to researchers, heparan sulphate, a kind of carbohydrate found on the outer surfaces of the cells that line the lungs, facilitates COVID-19 infection ...
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Food Rich In Protein, Micronutrients And Hydration Are Key In COVID-19 Recovery, Say Experts

Coronavirus And Nutrition: Food Rich In Protein, Micronutrients And Hydration Are Key In COVID-19 Recovery, Say Experts
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According to experts, a protein-rich diet can help repair the damaged body tissues and muscle loss due to the COVID-19 infection ...
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COVID-19: Families Can Hold Funeral Of The Departed, Says WHO In Its New Guidelines For Managing Dead Bodies During The Pandemic

COVID-19: Families Can Hold Funeral Of The Deceased, Says WHO In Its New Guidelines For Managing Dead Bodies During The Pandemic
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The new interim guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on dead body management during COVID-19 eases restrictions on attending the funeral of a near and dear one, says embalming or preserving of the corpse is not recommended since there is a risk of getting into contact with body secretions and air during the process ...
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Scientists Predict That COVID-19 Will Become A Seasonal Virus – But Not Yet

Scientists Predict That COVID-19 Will Become A Seasonal Virus – But Not Yet
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As per a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, COVID-19 will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained ...
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UNICEF Holds Talks With Religious Scholars, Urdu Media On Ways To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

UNICEF Holds Talks With Religious Scholars, Urdu Media On Ways To Prevent COVID-19 Spread
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In a statement, the UNICEF said the participants agreed to leverage the respect, command, reach and influence of faith leaders and the Urdu media to reinforce messaging on the importance of practising social distancing, wearing masks, handwashing, encouraging greater community participation and addressing misinformation surrounding COVID-19 ...
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