'Still on ascending arm of epidemic,’ says ex-ICMR epidemiology head as coronavirus goes from high-rises to hinterland
We have still a big chunk of our population which has not been exposed to the virus, says Lalit Kant, former head, epidemiology and communicable diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research
In Maharashtra, the epidemic is spreading fast in Gondia, Yavatmal, Wardha and Nagpur while Karnataka's Kodagu and Kalaburagi have seen their doubling times increase over six weeks
India has voiced the need to invest in primary healthcare but the budget hasn't kept pace with the announcements, experts say.
Forests, wetlands & species benefitting from tiger conservation impact the health of ecosystems & the water cycle.
Mumbai Fire Brigade receives one building collapse call almost each day: Poor maintenance, city planning are some reasons why
Mumbai is home to more than 130 skyscrapers. Some of these range from 100 metres (30-storeys) to over 250 metres (70 storeys), while the fire brigade's ladders range from 25-90 m only – sufficient only to reach up to under 30 floors.
Collapse of Kesarbai Building in Dongri: 499 Mumbai structures on same high-risk list as one that collapsed
With more than 40 people feared trapped in the collapse of a three-storeyed building in the Dongri area in south Mumbai on 16 July, 2019 — and 499 buildings in the city identified as similarly vulnerable — an IndiaSpend analysis of municipal data reveals that the fire- and disaster-management budget for India’s financial capital declined 38 percent over three years to 2020.
The team of medical professionals is training mothers in using the cross-cradle hold, and for good reason.
Climate change will affect tiger habitats more dramatically than sea level rise in the Sunderbans.
Sea level rise & climate change are twin threats to Bengal tigers and their last remaining stronghold.
India needs to double down on goals to increase tree cover, but that may still not be enough.
Clean drinking water, proper healthcare, access to good roadways and electricity still a concern in rural India, says report
Rural India remains 'unlit' and without clean drinking water, proper healthcare, access to good roadways
Battle against drug-resistant TB: Like South Africa, India needs to allow access to 'game-changing' bedaquiline, says researcher
The use of bedaquiline is crucial because TB is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, killing an estimated 1.6 million people in 2016 – of which 27 percent were Indians, who dominate the ranks of TB patients.
Kerala, after the floods: State faces worst deluge in 94 years; similar disasters likely to become common, says report
With extreme weather events and variability increasing in urban and rural India, as IndiaSpend has previously reported, flooding is likely to become more common, the outcomes attributable as much to poor planning as climate change.
There is a 24%-38% shortfall in the availability of medical personnel at primary health centres, sub centres, and community health centres in 28 states/union territories of India, according to the latest audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.
As many as 1,662 uniform resource locators (URLs) or posts on social media were blocked over 18 months ending June 2018, Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for electronics and information technology, told the Rajya Sabha (Parliament’s upper house) on 3 August, 2018, as part of an explanation on combating fake news.
9 percent of all abortions are following sex selection in India, says IDF, asks India to focus on women's health
Vinoj Manning, 55, executive director of Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), India, an advocacy group dedicated to preventing and managing unwanted pregnancies, tells IndiaSpend in this interview that no more than 9 percent of all abortions are for sex selection.
So far this year, 24 persons have been killed in such mob attacks, an IndiaSpend analysis of news reports from across India shows.
Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas? Not so much, claims study: Four of five best-governed states in India not BJP-ruled
The four South Indian states were the top four among the 18 large states in the Public Affairs Index, followed by BJP-governed Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Heart disease is India's deadliest killer: Wealthy urban males at greatest risk of contracting cardiovascular ailments, finds survey
Heart disease is the highest killer among Indians but the risk of heart disease varies across states, with wealthier and more urbanised states having higher risk, according to a new study.
Renewable energy sector created 47,000 new jobs in India in 2017, employed 4,32,000 people in all: IRENA report
The renewable energy sector created 47,000 new jobs in India in 2017, employing 4,32,000 people, according to a recent report by the inter-governmental International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).