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
From smog breaks to pollution bonuses, Asia's businesses are promising increasingly inventive perks in a desperate bid to lure executives to a region where toxic air engulfs major cities for much of the year.
The UAE and benevolence are synonymous terms. When the social media helps strengthen the country’s humanitarian activities, it is all the more good. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s launching of a major philanthropic initiative, #YouthForGood, together with the UAE’s Youth Hub and Shamma Bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui,
When President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Japan later this week to discuss their nations’ worsening conflict over trade and commercial relations, the course of the global economy may depend on which Donald Trump shows up. Trump has veered for months from threatening to bring down the
The ongoing drama of the Tory leadership contest, and Labour’s ongoing shift towards support for a second referendum and Remain is disguising the very real shift in voting intention since the spring. What looks like business as usual in Westminster has not been mirrored in the country at large. Both Labour and the Conservatives
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that piped water will reach all homes in the countryside by 2024, setting a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don’t have access to clean water. India’s first Union Minister for Jal Shakti (Water Power) Gajendra Shekhawat faces this daunting task, as Modi has clubbed