A man collects usable items from a sea of waste material.
A recent report ‘State of Global Air 2019’, by the US-based Health Effects Institute, revealed that over 12 lakh deaths in India were caused by air pollution. The burden of Type 2 diabetes contributed by exposure to fine particulate pollution is the highest in India, according to the report. Air pollution lowers insulin sensitivity, contributing to diabetes.
It is widely reported that laughter is the best medicine. Now I think I have a reason to check the veracity of that claim (“Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces,” June 6, Gulf Today). After I read that report, I deliberated between being worried and having a good laugh. I chose the latter because I felt that laughing
Exempt from the restrictions were Delhi's seven million motorbikes and scooters, public transport and cars carrying only women, stoking criticism that the measures were ineffective.
Deep budget cuts to education and rising poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could force at least 9.7 million children out of school forever by the end of this year, with millions more falling behind in learning, according to the Save the Children organization,
In today’s world of smartphones and gadgets, children are losing interest in learning and writing, devoting most of their time to surfing the internet. Even young school children these days fiddle around with their pods,
The Supreme Court needs to rule without delay on the constitutional validity of the Centre’s action in creating a trust which bears the Prime Minister’s name but is outside the government’s financial system to raise and disburse money for disaster relief.
When China passed its new Hong Kong security law on June 30, officials said it would affect only “extremely few criminals.” Less than two weeks later, it’s clear Beijing is trying to wipe away signs of the city’s protest movement from the streets.