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Better sanitation facilities, delayed pregnancy could reduce anaemia rates in pregnant women in India, says study
India

Better sanitation facilities, delayed pregnancy could reduce anaemia rates in pregnant women in India, says study

Improved sanitation facilities and delayed pregnancy in India could reduce the rates of anaemia in pregnant women faster. The prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women in India (50 percent) is higher than all South Asian nations except Pakistan.

Small hydropower projects turning rivers into series of static water bodies, shows study
India

Small hydropower projects turning rivers into series of static water bodies, shows study

India is promoting small hydropower projects (SHPs) — defined as hydropower facilities of less than 25 megawatt (MW) — on the assumption that they are socially beneficial and more environment-friendly than larger ones.

Shortage of medicines at public hospitals forcing poor to turn to private pharmacies, says Chhattisgarh study
India

Shortage of medicines at public hospitals forcing poor to turn to private pharmacies, says Chhattisgarh study

As India readies itself for Ayushman Bharat, the national health protection scheme covering primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare, a study from Chhattisgarh reveals poor availability of generic drugs in the state’s public hospitals.

India lost 2.5% of GDP in 2014-15 to land degradation; area affected equivalent to Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra put together
India

India lost 2.5% of GDP in 2014-15 to land degradation; area affected equivalent to Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra put together

The annual economic loss due to land degradation and change in land use in India was valued at Rs 3.17 lakh crore in 2014-15 — 2.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014-15.

High blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians, responsible for 17.5 percent deaths
India

High blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians, responsible for 17.5 percent deaths

Hypertension or high blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians and is responsible for 17.5 percent of all deaths and 9.7 percent of disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) in India, according to data released in 2017.

JD(S) likely to lead Karnataka government despite garnering lowest vote share in 20 years
Politics

JD(S) likely to lead Karnataka government despite garnering lowest vote share in 20 years

The JD(S) vote-share of 18.3 percent, according to leads and results, was its lowest in nearly two decades since 1999 when it had a vote-share of 10.4 percent.

Congress' welfare schemes popular among rural people; four in five benefit from Anna Bhagya, shows survey
Politics

Congress' welfare schemes popular among rural people; four in five benefit from Anna Bhagya, shows survey

In its election rhetoric against the ruling Congress government in Karnataka, there is one thing that rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rarely attacks–the state’s flagship welfare schemes, especially, Anna Bhagya which provides free rice and subsidised foodgrains for those living below poverty line (BPL).

As Karnataka Assembly election approaches, Congress government's support fails to alleviate farmers' distress
Politics

As Karnataka Assembly election approaches, Congress government's support fails to alleviate farmers' distress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 released on 4 May, 2018, declared that farm loans upto Rs 1,00,000 in nationalised banks and cooperative societies would be waived.

BJP’s income rose 81 percent in 2017 while Congress’ declined 14 percent, reveals ADR report
India

BJP’s income rose 81 percent in 2017 while Congress’ declined 14 percent, reveals ADR report

With its income rising 81.2 percent over a year to 2016-17, the income of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accounts for two-thirds (66.3 percent) of the total income of India’s political parties, according to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an advocacy.

Half of India’s 94 cities with toxic air are in 4 states including Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, shows government data
India

Half of India’s 94 cities with toxic air are in 4 states including Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, shows government data

Every third city that failed to meet national air quality standards in India–where most people die of air pollution than any other nation–was in two of the country’s biggest states, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, in five years to 2015, according to government data.

Climate change poses challenges to India's food and nutrition security, says IFPRI's 2018 Global Food Policy Report
India

Climate change poses challenges to India's food and nutrition security, says IFPRI's 2018 Global Food Policy Report

Increasing climate variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures pose challenges to India’s food and nutrition security, according to the 2018 Global Food Policy Report by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Least productive Lok Sabha session in four years wasted Rs 198 crore, shows report
India

Least productive Lok Sabha session in four years wasted Rs 198 crore, shows report

The recently concluded budget session was the least productive in four years for the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament), where four in five hours stipulated for business were lost due to interruptions, according to an analysis by PRS Legislative Research, a think tank.

Despite plastic ban in 25 states, 600 truckloads of polythene carry bags discarded every day
India

Despite plastic ban in 25 states, 600 truckloads of polythene carry bags discarded every day

Twenty-five Indian states/Union territories now have some form of ban on polythene carry bags, but the implementation is often lax.

Diabetes is India's fastest growing disease: 72 million cases recorded in 2017, figure expected to nearly double by 2025
India

Diabetes is India's fastest growing disease: 72 million cases recorded in 2017, figure expected to nearly double by 2025

India’s economic development has brought higher incomes–and a large helping of diabetes.

Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims have lowest mean age of death among Indians, reveals new report
India

Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims have lowest mean age of death among Indians, reveals new report

At 43 years, the mean age of death for adivasis (scheduled tribes or STs) was the lowest, meaning they were more likely to die before other Indians, according to a new paper.

Public transport infrastructure at fault for urban Indian women turning down jobs away from home, reveals study
India

Public transport infrastructure at fault for urban Indian women turning down jobs away from home, reveals study

Women in urban India turn down better employment opportunities further away from home in favour of lower-paid local opportunities as the public transport system is often unreliable or unaffordable

Fewer than one-third of judges in India's lower judiciary are women, reveals legal think tank
India

Fewer than one-third of judges in India's lower judiciary are women, reveals legal think tank

Fewer than one-third of judges in the lower judiciary–district courts and below–in 17 of 34 states and union territories in India are female, according to a February 2018 analysis by the New Delhi-based legal think tank, Vidhi Center For Legal Policy.

In decade to 2015-16, exposure to media fell for those who spent more years in school, finds report
India

In decade to 2015-16, exposure to media fell for those who spent more years in school, finds report

Research shows exposure and access to media — which usually go hand in hand with higher education and income levels — are crucial for better health outcomes.

Jammu and Kashmir's worsening security scenario: 2017 saw 358 terror-related deaths, toll rose 98% in four years
India

Jammu and Kashmir's worsening security scenario: 2017 saw 358 terror-related deaths, toll rose 98% in four years

The year 2017 saw 358 terrorist-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir–98 percent more than in 2013 when 181 deaths were recorded– according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the South Asian Terrorism Portal, run by the Institute for Conflict Management, a Delhi-based non-profit.