WPI inflation rises to 5.77% in June on costlier veggies, fuel

Jul 16 2018 | 10 hrs ago

Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to 5.77 per cent in June on increasing prices of vegetables and fuel items

Niti proposes 15-point action plan to deal with air pollution

Jul 11 2018

Niti Aayog has proposed 15-point action plan for combating air pollution in ten most polluted cities in the country, including Delhi, Kanpur and Varanasi.

US May wholesale inventories revised higher

Jul 11 2018

U.S. wholesale inventories were a bit higher than initially estimated in May amid strong increases in the stocks of machinery and a range of other goods.

Nine dead and dozens injured in road accident in Kenya

Jul 04 2018

Nine people were killed and dozens injured when a bus and truck collided early on Wednesday on a busy highway southeast of Kenya’s capital, media reported.

Air pollution linked to diabetes, India at greater risk: Lancet

Jun 30 2018

Outdoor air pollution even at levels deemed safe may be associated with an increased risk of diabetes globally, with India being at a greater risk due to lack of air cleaning policies, scientists said in a report in Lancet.

WHO reveals new drug to save thousands of women's lives from post-childbirth bleeding

Jun 28 2018

A novel formulation of drug carbetocin could be safe and effective in preventing excessive bleeding following childbirth and can save thousands of women's lives, showed results of a clinical trial by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 10 countries, including India.

Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution: UNICEF

Jun 21 2018

A third of all children living in Britain, around 4.5 million, live in areas with harmful air pollution, a report by the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said.

Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016: UN report

Jun 21 2018

Such large number of deaths took place due to high levels of ambient air pollution globally, the report says

'Yoga's full potential should be harnessed to reduce NCD deaths'

Jun 20 2018

On the eve of International Day for Yoga, WHO said yoga's full potential should be harnessed as it reduces the risk of life-threatening non-communicable diseases.

Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO

Jun 20 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has been “largely contained” and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the WHO said.

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