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WHO urges governments to increase investment to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Increased measures can improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people, says UN body Photo: US Army Africa/Wikimedia The World Health Organization (WHO), in a latest report, has urged affected countries to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases. This investment which would represent

Ban junk food in schools, amicus curiae tells Delhi High Court

Stakeholders are expected to reply to the suggestions within the next hearing Photo: Wikimedia The amicus curiae (friend of court) in the junk food case currently being heard by the Delhi High Court has made some recommendations to improve the draft guidelines of an expert committee on regulation of sale of junk food in

‘SDGs need to be reworked to tackle hunger, poverty’

Report released ahead of UN meet says world will miss targets set under sustainable development goals unless these are implemented in an integrated way with measurable and quantitative outcomes Photo courtesy UN As the world readies to usher in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) later this year, doubts have been

Coal Toll ( Everything you need to know about energy sector and the pollution caused by it .GS paper 3)

More than 70 per cent of India’s electricity is produced by coal-fired power plants. Most of them do not have modern technologies and use low-grade coal that is low on energy content and high on waste. As a result, the coal power sector is one of the most polluting and