Health & Environment

Nipah virus toll rises to 12, no vaccine available; here’s everything you need to know

Nipah virus toll rises to 12, no vaccine available; here’s everything you need to know

The deadly Nipah virus which has claimed at least 12 lives in Kerala is fast-spreading. While the Kerala government has made all the necessary arrangements to prevent panic and sanctioned....

Nipah Virus: what is it? Is it curable? Should we worry? Here's everything you need to know

Nipah virus: What is it? Is it curable? Should we worry? Here's everything you need to know

At least 8 people have died and more than 25 others are under observation in Kerala's Kozhikode district. The Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, has sent a team from National....

Thunderstorm with speed upto 60-70 kmph, rainfall to hit Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and adjoining areas

Minor thunderstorm hit Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and adjoining areas

A minor thunderstorm with wind speed upto 60-70 kmph along with drizzling was witnessed in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and other adjoining areas in Delhi-NCR. In the last couple of weeks, thunderstorms,....

Drink Red Bull to fight infertility? Taurine deficient males can benefit from energy drink claims study

Drink Red Bull to fight infertility? Taurine-deficient males can benefit from energy drink claims study

The recent studies examining the fertility in men claimed that infertility in men is on a rapid rise. Scientists claim that the average sperm count has declined in last 30-40....

Dust, thunderstorm likely to hit various states in next 5 days, warns Met

Dust, thunderstorm likely to hit various states in next 5 days, warns Met

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has said that thunderstorm and heavy rains are expected in the next five days across the country.  As per fresh warning issued by IMD, on....

SC slams ASI, pulls up Center for failing to take steps to protect Taj Mahal

SC slams ASI, pulls up Centre for failing to take steps to protect Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a strong reprimand to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for failing to prevent and preserve the iconic Taj Mahal. While expressing displeasure over....

Met department predicts another thunder, dust storm in next 24 hours in several states

Met department predicts another thunder, dust storm in next 24 hours in several states

The Indian Meteorological Department official has warned for another thunder, dust-storm in the next 24 hours which can hit several states including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and others in north India.....

Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik's new masterpiece commemorates Earth Day 2018

Sudarsan Pattnaik's 3D sand sculpture holds a strong Earth Day message

A couple of months ago, a sperm whale was found dead on the southern coast of Spain in February. The scientists found out that the whale died because it was....

Students in IIT Kharagpur invent self-sustainable bio toilet that generates power!

Students in IIT Kharagpur invent self-sustainable bio toilet that generates power!

It is a matter of delight to know the fact that people no longer have to worry about the shortage of water or cleaning their toilets in the near future....

World Health Day: 5 best fitness apps to help you stay fit

World Health Day: 5 best fitness apps to help you stay fit

April 7, the World Health Day is round the corner, and everyone, especially fitness freaks across the globe will be seen celebrating the day with full passion and enthusiasm. The....

Fingers crossed! Skymet predicts normal monsoon in 2018, southern India to get less rain

Fingers crossed! Skymet predicts normal monsoon in 2018, southern India to get less rain

According to latest updates by private weather forecaster Skymet, the Monsoon rains have been speculated to be normal this year. Skymet shared this news on the social media platform through....

To make Juhu Beach Swach, Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Aditya Thackeray fund bio-toilets worth Rs 10 lakh

To make Juhu Beach Swachh, Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Aaditya Thackeray fund bio-toilets worth Rs 10 lakh

Almost eight months ago, actor-turned author Twinkle Khanna posted a photo on social media for which she got trolled. In the picture, Khanna had posted a picture of a man....

This summer will be hotter for North India, says IMD

This summer will be hotter for North India, says IMD

Coming as a hot warning for the people living in North India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday revealed that average temperatures in the region is expected to be....

Forget Viagra, Pfizer planning  to bring another revolutionary blue pills

Forget Viagra, Pfizer planning on Viagra Plus

20 years after Viagra was launched, no other pill was able to replace the revolutionary blue erection pill. Reports said Pfizer is still looking for something that can replace the....

Google Doodle commemorates 45 years of Chipko movement

Google Doodle commemorates 45 years of Chipko movement

Google on Monday, March 26, commemorated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement, the non-violent resistance movement against deforestation mainly led by local women. A doodle by Google depicts women....

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Punjab government decides to impose permanent ban on hookah bars

In an attempt to ban hookah bars in the state, Punjab government on Monday decided to impose a ban on tobacco products in the region. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder....

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Over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes daily, claims report

A recent study conducted all across India has claimed that over 6.25 lakh children aged 10-14 smoke cigarettes every day. The report by Global Tobacco Atlas has come at a....

Non Smoking Day 2018: Belfast businessman saves £13,900 in 3.5 years after he quits smoking

No Smoking Day 2018: Belfast businessman saves £13,900 in 3.5 years after he quits smoking

A story which can set a great example for smokers, a businessman from Northern Ireland's Belfast has claimed that he has saved around £13,900 in last 3 and half years after....

International Solar Alliance: PM Modi suggests turning to Vedas to combat climate change

International Solar Alliance: PM Modi suggests turning to Vedas to combat climate change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), suggested that we need to look back at Vedas to combat climate change. PM....

Humanity still alive! Parents donate 8-year-old daughter's organs

Humanity still alive! Parents donate 8-year-old daughter's organs

In yet another case showing that people in this world are still generous and humanity is alive, parents of an 8-year-old girl donated their daughter's organs after she couldn't survive....

2018 W-Power Trailblazers: To provide clean fuel to rural women, Neha Juneja circulates biomass stoves across India

To provide clean fuel to rural women biomass stoves distributed across India

In a bid to provide clean fuel to the women who have limited access to cooking gas (LPG), Neha Juneja launched an organisation called Grameen Infra in 2011. You can....

Crocodile found in drain near Mulund in Mumbai; later rescued by RAWW

Crocodile found in drain near Mulund in Mumbai; later rescued by RAWW

While the humans continue to expand their societies out of cities sometimes entering or disturbing the natural habitat interfering animals lives, a Mumbai resident discovered a 4.4 feet long crocodile....

#YesIBleed campaign tries to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene

Irrespective of gender, menstrual hygiene should be seen as a human right: #YesIBleed campaign

Menstruation is a natural process and we should create awareness among people about it across India, said Union Minister for Health and Family welfare Ashwini Choubey while attending the second....

Global Warming effect! MET forecasts scorching pre-monsoon summer across India

Confirming the increasing global warming and its effect on Earth's temperature, Indian Meteorological Department (MET) has forecasted that there will be a stiff rise in mercury this summer and might....

Shocking! 24 prisoners found HIV postive in UP's Gorakhpur district jail

Shocking! 24 prisoners found HIV positive in UP's Gorakhpur district jail

Gorakhpur district jail organised a blood donation camp for inmates in the jail premises with the objective of social service but they witness a shocking reality. Jail officials found 24....

Poor women to get free breast surgery by Tamil Nadu government

Poor women to get free breast surgery by Tamil Nadu government

Have you ever thought of getting out the ‘exact’ details of where your hard earned money is going? How about if your Government tells you that your endeavours are getting....

Siliguri Muncipal committee introduces drone to fight Dengue

Siliguri Municipal Corporation to fight dengue with drones

Drones introduced by West Bengal's Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) to check overspread of mosquito in areas of the city. A drone was made by a school student which can take pictures....

Pinkishe Foundation: Uttar Pradesh's Pad Bank provides free sanitary napkins across India

Pinkishe Foundation: Uttar Pradesh's Pad Bank provides free sanitary napkins across India

Breaking all the stereotypes, a group of women in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad have come up with their initiative to provide sanitary napkins among underprivileged women. Pinkishe Foundation is an organisation....

sex ratio at birth reduced 17 states recorded major downfall

Sex ratio at birth records major downfall; 17 states see alarming dip in numbers

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) took an alarming dip of 53 points in Gujarat following 17 out of 21 large states facing the same decline, Niti Aayog issued a....

Pune woman becomes grandmother to twins from dead son's semen using IVF treatment

IVF treatment helps a Pune woman to become a grandmother to two twins from dead son's semen

In an unprecedented incident, a woman from Pune has become a grandmother to two twins with the help of surrogacy using her son Prathamesh Patil's cryo-preserved semen. With the help....