NASA study warns of a decline in freshwater in north India

NASA study warns of a decline in freshwater in north India

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018: Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, says a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that […]

Arunachal Pradesh: DC launches eraktkosh web portal

Arunachal Pradesh: DC launches eraktkosh web portal

ITANAGAR, May 15, 2018: East Siangt Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak launched the ‘eraktkosh’ web portal at the Bakin Pertin General Hospital on Monday during a blood donation camp organised by the Kepang Erang Yameng Kebang (KEYK) to mark Etor Gidii festival. The web portal is a central government initiative to digitalize all licensed blood banks in […]

1.47 crore Indians consume arsenic contaminated drinking water

1.47 crore Indians consume arsenic contaminated drinking water

NEW DELHI, May 12, 2018: A population of 1.47 crore faces a major health hazard owing to arsenic contaminated drinking water, according to The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Arsenic is present in drinking water above the permissible limits in 16,889 areas while 12,029 areas have high levels of flouride and 2384 habitations have […]

Mizoram: State launches Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

Mizoram: State launches Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

AIZAWL, April 19, 2018: Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign was launched in all parts of Mizoram by State Health Minister Lal Thanzara in a function held at Government Mizo High School auditorium here on Wednesday. The campaign was launched with an objective to completely eradicate measles and controlling rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) by 2020. Children […]

Sikkim becomes first Indian state to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic fruits and vegetables

Sikkim becomes first Indian state to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic fruits and vegetables

GANGTOK, 2 April 2018: On Sunday, Sikkim became the first state in India to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic agricultural produce which includes fruits and vegetables within its boundaries under the Sikkim Organic Mission. “Officers will inspect markets throughout the state, and if any vendor is found selling the banned vegetables and […]