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India Leopard Census: Why Some States Left Out?

The first ever leopard census of India which revealed the estimated population of the wild species at 7,910, which may sum up to 12,000 to 14,000 all over the country after extrapolation of the numbers. The census area covered 350,000 sq km of forest habitat across the Shivalik hills and Gangetic plains, central India and the Western Ghats and 17,143 ...

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Addictive Behaviour Alarming, 1 Billion Still Smoke

Despite anti-smoking awareness campaign acorss the world, still one billion people smoke compared to 240 million who are alcoholics, said a new study. In terms of percentage, it is 20% of global population that still smokes compared to 5% of the world population that consumes alcohol, while the study braced ahead to estimate 15 million addicts to drugs like heroin ...

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Forget Beijing, Clean Up Delhi Fast, says Greenpeace

Global climate awareness agency Greenpeace, citing the Central Pollution Control Board report, said Delhi’s average pollution at PM2.5 level in 2013 as 153μg/m3, based on hourly measurements at 6 different stations. “This is 15 times the World Health Organization guideline and 3.8 times the national standar,” it said. Delhi’s average is also 80 percent higher than the average in Beijing, ...

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Rahul Dravid Features on Anti-Tobacco Posters

Health Secretary B P Sharma launched Public Service Advertisements and poster on tobacco control featuring India’s ambassador for tobacco control Rahul Dravid on Thursday. The former Indian cricket captain has endorsed several public awareness campaigns including the Bangalore Traffic Police posters to begin with. The advertisements and posters of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the World Health ...

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Healthy Ageing ? Will it Ever Come True Globally?

Healthy ageing is fast gaining currency but scientists the world over suggest that the concept of successful ageing should be abandoned, pointing to social inequalities and the problems associated with labeling a person an “unsuccessful ager”. A major new Series on health and ageing, published in “The Lancet”, warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems ...

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Japanese Firms Slowly Increase Presence in India; Growth at 13%

Finally, Japan has begun turning its attention to India going by the number of Japanese companies registered. It has increased 13 percent or by 137 and totalled 1,209 as of October 2014, compared to 1,072 in October 2013, the Japanese embassy said. “The total number of Japanese business establishments in India is 3,961 with an increase of 1,419 establishments (56 ...

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