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Bill to ban e-cigarettes introduced in Rajya Sabha, to be taken up again on Friday

New Delhi, Nov. 28 -- Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday introduced a bill to ban e-cigarettes in the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha on Wednesday has already passed the Prohibition of Electr... Read More


Private doctors misusing antibiotics: report

New Delhi, Nov. 27 -- Doctors in private sector are largely contributing to misuse and overuse of antibiotics, especially among children between 0 to 4 years, a latest study has shown. The study publ... Read More


Lok Sabha passes Prohibition of E-Cigarettes Bill

New Delhi, Nov. 27 -- Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill that seeks prohibition of e-Cigarettes in India with Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, calling the ban as a "pre-emptive strike" on the "... Read More


Government considering amendments to Prevention of Child Marriage Act-Smriti Irani

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- Government is considering amendments to Prevention of Child Marriage Act to make reporting of cases of child marriages mandatory for the concerned agencies, Smriti Irani, Union M... Read More


Hand pumps a major source of drinking water in rural areas, shows data

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- Hand pumps continue to be the major source of drinking water for households in rural areas, while urban India largely gets piped water supply, according to a report by the Nation... Read More


Indoor air pollution important risk factor for childhood pneumonia-Save the children report

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- Household air pollution remains an important risk factor for childhood pneumonia in India, a report by Save the Children, a non governmental organisation working for children wel... Read More


Rajya Sabha passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 by voice vote that seeks to provide a mechanism for social, economic and educational e... Read More


10 states unequipped to ensure food safety: FSSAI

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- At least 10 states in India are unequipped to ensure food safety, owing to scarcity of staff and food testing laboratory infrastructure, the Food Safety and Standards Authority o... Read More


Government survey finds 80% rural households lack garbage collection facilities

New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- The Centre may have been tom-tomming the widespread success of its ambitious Swachh Bharat mission, but a government survey has found that 80.4% of rural households have no arran... Read More


Government survey shows 2.2% Indians have disability

New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- Around 2.2% Indians have some disability, a survey report by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has revealed. The report ... Read More