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Only 38% UN members have laws for minimum lead concentration in paints

India, Oct. 21 -- This is worrying as lead contamination can have adverse health impacts on humans As World Lead Prevention Week starts on October 20, 2019, a new United Nations (UN) report has revea... Read More


Johnson & Johnson recalls 33,000 talcum powder bottles after asbestos traces found

India, Oct. 21 -- The multinational corporation says it will conduct an investigation parallel to the one being conducted by US FDA Johnson and Johnson (J&J) recalled 33,000 bottles of one lot of its... Read More


Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (October 14-18)

India, Oct. 21 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week Reclamation of mines in Goa The Na... Read More


Good Economics from Hard Times: No one leaves home unless...

India, Oct. 21 -- In their new book nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo debunks myths about migration. Excerpts: M igration is big news, big enough to drive the politics of much of Euro... Read More


India still has the biggest TB burden

India, Oct. 18 -- Country also has most number of drug-resistant TBs India continued at the top of the list of patients with tuberculosis, according to a report released by the World Health Organisat... Read More


How effective is NGT's Rs 79 cr fine on Singrauli mines, power cos?

India, Oct. 18 -- The penalty has been levied for pollution caused in the area during the last two decades The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered coal mines as well as coal-based thermal power sta... Read More


Delhi govt exempts two-wheelers from odd-even scheme

India, Oct. 18 -- Experts criticise move, say it will negate any gains in terms of air quality from the scheme The Delhi government on October 17 added two-wheelers to the list of exemptions from its... Read More


AFM cases not polio-like, says CDC

India, Oct. 18 -- The cause of the neurological illness has not been identified but investigation is on Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), being referred to as a 'polio-like condition', has been tested ne... Read More


ODF India: Is a critical government survey on toilet access, use being withheld?

India, Oct. 18 -- According to high-level government sources, the survey results contradict the government's open-defecation free status claim A copy of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)'s lat... Read More


Goats, sheep drive India's livestock numbers

India, Oct. 18 -- The number of camels, pigs, donkeys, horses, mules, ponies and indigenous cattle breeds has drastically declined The number of Indian livestock has increased due to a rise in the po... Read More