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Bidhannagar City Police starts tele-medicine facility for senior citizens

In a first of its kind initiative, Bidhannagar City Police (West Bengal) has started a Tele Medicine Project for senior citizens and police personnel. This has been done in association with AMRI Hospital Salt Lake and East Kolkata Nagrik Foundation, a non-governmental organization. Face to face or virtual consultation The project has been initiated under the...

PM Modi lauds sanitary napkin plant in Himachal Pradesh as ‘commendable initiative towards women empowerment’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded a sanitary napkin plant in Himachal Pradesh's Sarahan, calling it a ‘commendable initiative towards women empowerment’. The PM also expressed delight at the fact that the plant will promote women’s health and also provide employment opportunities. The plant has been funded by a CSR initiative. Sanitary pad plant at...

Earth Day 2023: Time to act to save the planet, our only home

The Earth, which is our only home, is struggling to survive amid increasing average global temperature, which is known as ‘global warming’ and extreme weather events. These are contributing to transforming ecosystems across the globe and threatening biodiversity. As a result of climate change, forests are drying up, there is less rainfall and polar...

World Liver Day 2023: Foods to eat and avoid if you have a fatty liver

The liver is a critical organ of the human body which performs major functions to boost metabolism, immunity, digestion, detoxification and vitamin storage. World Liver Day is globally celebrated on the 19th of April every year to spread awareness about liver diseases. The purpose is to make people aware about severity of liver diseases,...

PM Modi: Climate Change has to be fought from the dinner tables in every home

Honourable Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminded global citizens of their responsibility towards battling Climate change. In his words, “Climate change cannot be fought from conference tables alone. It has to be fought from the dinner tables in every home.” The Prime Minister said this at a World Bank Event titled ‘Making it Personal: How...

World Homoeopathy Day 2023: Padma Shri Dr. Mukesh Batra busts myths surrounding Homeopathy treatment

Homeopathy is considered as the best alternative medicine system which contains natural substances to help the body heal itself. With its holistic natural approach, it is known to treat the person as a whole, rather than focusing on specific parts. World Homoeopathy Day World Homoeopathy Day is observed globally on the 10th of April every year...

CSR Leaders: Sampath Kumar Pallerlamudi from Gland Pharma Ltd talks about their ‘Free Breakfast Programme’

Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. A plate of healthy breakfast provides a great start to the day. Studies have often linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of bad cholesterol, lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. After a nutritious and filling breakfast...

How Gariahat Sanhati Ishkul is transforming lives of footpath dwellers in Kolkata

They don’t beg anymore. They don’t pull pedestrian’s clothes asking for money or food. Instead, one can find them happily sitting together with books, copies and pencils in their hands and smile on their faces. A lot of these children, who reside on footpaths of Kolkata’s Gariahat area, are now receiving education from ‘Gariahat...

How Computer Shiksha is making India’s children digitally literate

Sanjha, a primary school student of a village in Bihar can make beautiful painting using the Paint software, while Chirag has learnt the use of spreadsheet sitting in a remote village of Haryana. West Bengal’s Tamal is typing e-mails in jet speed, while Moorli from Telangana is showing exemplary skills in making powerpoint presentations....

How HWCT India is spreading the light of education among children at Naigaon near Mumbai

Children coming from underprivileged families where parents work as domestic help, daily wage workers, contractual labourers and several blue collar jobs are not only getting to study, but are also getting exposure to digital literacy. This is not all, with learning, comes nutritious mid-day meal at their school! All this has been made possible...

World TB Day 2023: Dr Lalit Kumar Anande talks about Tuberculosis, mental health and why we need to be more human in our approach

World TB Day is observed every year on 24th March to raise awareness about TB and efforts to end the global epidemic, marking the day in 1882 when the bacterium causing TB was discovered. On World TB Day 2023, the theme is 'Yes! We can end TB!', according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ‘The...

World Water Day 2023: Mumbai’s Water Hero Subhajit Mukherjee talks about his book ‘Jal Sanchay: The Urban Water Insurance’

The theme for World Water Day 2023 is to accelerate change to solve the water & sanitation crisis, according to the UN. On World Water Day this year, Mumbai’s Water Hero Subhajit Mukherjee opens up in an exclusive interaction, about his book ‘Jal Sanchay: The Urban Water Insurance’ the soft copy of which is being...

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