Air pollution is considered as the greatest environmental threat to health, and it disproportionately affects vulnerable populations: 91 per cent of deaths from ambient air pollution occur in low-income and middle-income countries.
New Delhi: North India is reeling under a wave of severe air pollution accompanied with smog as at least 12 cities on Thursday recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 400 and above, falling in the severe category. With air pollution levels becoming uncomfortable in northern India, Ghaziabad is the most polluted city on Thursday […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday flagged off a train carrying senior citizens on a pilgrimage at Balasore railway station through video conferencing. Under the Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana (BNTYY) programme of the state government around 3,000 pilgrims get an opportunity to go on a pilgrimage every year. The train will take senior […]
New Delhi: Infections of hepatitis C are 83 per cent more prevalent among people living in north India, says a report from SRL Diagnostics. Hepatitis, with five types of viruses namely A, B, C, D and E, refers to the inflammation of liver and can be self-limiting or progress, causing liver fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or […]
New Delhi: The northern states of India were rocked by a moderate intensity earthquake on Wednesday. Tremors were felt in Delhi and the adjoining regions this afternoon along with Union Territory of Chandigarh and other states in the zone like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. The earthquake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, […]
New Delhi: A earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, shook residents of Delhi and north India on Monday night, creating panic and causing office workers to evacuate buildings, the IMD said. There were no reports of any casualties or any damage yet. According to the preliminary IMD report, the quake, classified as moderate, occurred […]