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'Still on ascending arm of epidemic,’ says ex-ICMR epidemiology head as coronavirus goes from high-rises to hinterland
India

'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

As India eases lockdown, rural districts report COVID-19 surge
India

As India eases lockdown, rural districts report COVID-19 surge

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's health budget needs a boost to brace for impacts of future climate disasters
India

India's health budget needs a boost to brace for impacts of future climate disasters

India has voiced the need to invest in primary healthcare but the budget hasn't kept pace with the announcements, experts say.

Saving tiger reserves can reap trillions in economic, ecological benefits: Report
India

Saving tiger reserves can reap trillions in economic, ecological benefits: Report

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
India

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
India

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.

Babies in Shrirampur are escaping malnutrition because of how they're held during breastfeeding
India

Babies in Shrirampur are escaping malnutrition because of how they're held during breastfeeding

The team of medical professionals is training mothers in using the cross-cradle hold, and for good reason.

Last Royal Bengal tigers native to the Sunderbans may not survive climate change
science

Last Royal Bengal tigers native to the Sunderbans may not survive climate change

Climate change will affect tiger habitats more dramatically than sea level rise in the Sunderbans.

Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans on a rapid decline, may go extinct by 2070: Study
India

Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans on a rapid decline, may go extinct by 2070: Study

Sea level rise & climate change are twin threats to Bengal tigers and their last remaining stronghold.

India can save thrice its GDP by scaling up climate goals if historical emitters pay
science

India can save thrice its GDP by scaling up climate goals if historical emitters pay

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.

Primary health centres across India fall short by 24-38% of medical personnel, reveals CAG report
India

Primary health centres across India fall short by 24-38% of medical personnel, reveals CAG report

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.

Over 1,600 URLs blocked in India over last 18 months; Facebook took down most links under IT Act
India

Over 1,600 URLs blocked in India over last 18 months; Facebook took down most links under IT Act

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
India

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.

24 persons killed in mob attacks in 2018; analysis shows incidents rose 4.5-fold since 2017
India

24 persons killed in mob attacks in 2018; analysis shows incidents rose 4.5-fold since 2017

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
Politics

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
India

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
India

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).