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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Takes #Cycle2Work

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Takes #Cycle2Work

Green Alert
The Ministry of Electronics and IT, the key Ministry spearheading Digital India and Digital Payments is also focused on health of their employees and on Environmental Health! The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), a key part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has encouraged all its employees to pledge to ride a cycle to work, at least one day in a week. The Initiative #Cycle2Work aimed at fitness and well-being of the employees for greater productivity, adoption of Eco-friendly means to commute and combating pollution in Delhi through reduction of greenhouse gas emission for a cleaner and greener India. The campaign is in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision in 'Mann Ki Baat' that Government officials shou...
#tellyourpollutionstory to the Global Commission on Pollution and Health

#tellyourpollutionstory to the Global Commission on Pollution and Health

Green Alert
Dev Patel, Freida Pinto among others observe a globe signed by the cast of The Newsroom at a Pure Earth event. Pure Earth, along with the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) are working on a landmark Report on the impact of pollution around the globe. Authored by 50 expert researchers and policymakers, the Global Commission on Pollution + Health will publish a report in The Lancet in the spring of 2017. The Report will document the combined disease burden from air, water and soil pollution, calculate the economic impact and examine the disproportionate harm pollution causes children and pregnant women. The research team has so far concluded, that pollution is the leading cause of death in the world, stealing almost 10 million lives a year, 92% of those deaths occurring...
Government of India Rejects 6 Years Off Your Life Study

Government of India Rejects 6 Years Off Your Life Study

Green Alert
The Government today outrightly rejected a study on status of pollution in India published in the Geophysical Research Letters Journal of the American Geophysical Union. The research paper in question has been put together by researchers at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune in collaboration with Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, USA. The research paper concludes by stating, "The associated lost life expectancy is calculated as 3.4 ± 1.1 years for all of India with highest values found for Delhi (6.3 ± 2.2 years). Rejecting the findings of the paper completely, Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar stated, "We reject the claims made in the so-called research article that
Pledge to Stop Consumption on World No Tobacco Day

Pledge to Stop Consumption on World No Tobacco Day

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Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Shri B.P. Sharma signing on the Pledge Wall on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, in New Delhi on May 31, 2016. Tobacco-related illness is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. Approximately 1 person dies from a tobacco-caused disease every 6 seconds, equivalent to almost 6 million people a year. This is forecast to rise to more than 8 million people a year by 2030, with more than 80% of these preventable deaths occurring among people living in low-and middle-income countries. Further, Tobacco use is one of the largest preventable causes of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Tobacco control represents a powerful tool in improving health in communities and in achieving the Sustai...
Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

National
Dettol and Harpic have joined hands with Simhastha Kumbh, Ujjain to take the message of hygiene and sanitation to all the pilgrims visiting this holy event. Dettol and Harpic had successfully partnered with Nashik Kumbh last year to provide hygiene to 30 million pilgrims and save 3.3 million liters of water. This year, the target is the Simhastha Kumbh! Held every 12 years and considered as one of the world's largest religious congregations, Simhastha Kumbh Mela is being held from 22nd April to 21st May and is expecting around 5 crore pilgrims from across the country. A mass gathering at such scale will obviously increases the water demand of Ujjain and will also cause acute shortage of water supply. It also poses a serious health risk to devotees attending it owing to some un...
On World Health Day, WHO Calls for Controlling Rise of Type 2 Diabetes

On World Health Day, WHO Calls for Controlling Rise of Type 2 Diabetes

Green Lens
The number of people living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is marking the World Health Day, 7 April, by calling for action on diabetes. In its first "Global Report on Diabetes", WHO highlights the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease. Around 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to double in the next 20 years. In 2012, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths. More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Of all cases reported, Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide. Reports of type 2 diabetes in children have increased worldwide. What is Type II Diabetes Dia...
Delhi No Longer Breathes in Free Air This Independence Day

Delhi No Longer Breathes in Free Air This Independence Day

Articles
15th August marks the date when the struggle and supreme sacrifice of thousands of Indians led to the attainment of India's independence. Some like the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi took to Satyagraha and non-violence while others like Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose did not think twice before laying down their lives while protecting the pride and glory of Mother India. Delhi Greens salutes these brave sons of the soil who freed India from oppressing forces and taught us the valuable lesson of always keeping India first. Sixty eight years after India attained her independence, a new kind of oppression is now taking over the country. The worst hit by this oppression is the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The citizens of Delhi can no longer ...
When Will the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Toxic Waste Be Cleaned – An Environment Day Appeal

When Will the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Toxic Waste Be Cleaned – An Environment Day Appeal

Green Alert
Residents of Bhopal gather atop the mound overlying the hazardous toxic waste with the banner asking when will the toxic mess be cleaned up and forming a big concerning question mark. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, one of the worst industrial disasters that India has witnessed till date, took place on the night of 2nd December 1984 in the Indian capital city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. While the cause of the disaster has been kept under debate, it is largely accepted and believed that the Union Carbide accident took place due to poor maintenance of the industrial plant which so as to avoid the cost of maintenance and prevent expenditure made for making the industrial plant safe for its workers and surrounding population. Twelve years later, in 1996, several thousand tons of hazardous w...
Public Lecture, Panel Discussion on Healthy Body Through Healthy Mouth at AIIMS

Public Lecture, Panel Discussion on Healthy Body Through Healthy Mouth at AIIMS

Events
On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi invites all interested to a Public Lecture and Panel Discussion (in Hindi & English) on the topic of Healthy Body Through Healthy Mouth. Date: 20.03.2015 (Friday) Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Please take your seats by 3.45 PM) Venue: Jawaharlal Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi Speakers and Panelists: Dr. Naseem Shah, Dr. O.P. Kharbanda, Dr. Vijay Prakash Mathur, Dr. Kameshwar Prasad, Dr. Rajiv Narang, Dr. Viveka P. Jyotsna. The broad topics covered will be: Common Dental and Oral Diseases Relationship of Oral Diseases with Stroke Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes How best to take care of your Teeth and Gums ? The Lecture will be followed by tea. Free Parking is avai...
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