Nearly two-thirds of global drowning deaths occur in Asia Pacific: WHO report

Nearly two-thirds of global drowning deaths occur in Asia Pacific: WHO report

NEW DELHI: Nearly two-thirds of global drowning deaths occur in the Asia Pacific, said a World Health Organization (WHO) report. WHO on Friday launched its first Regional Status Report on Drowning Prevention in the South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions. During the launch of the report, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, South-East Asia, WHO … Read more

Kadambini Ganguly UPSC Notes (prelims and Mains)

Kadambini Ganguly : Born in Calcutta on 18 July 1861, Kadambini was the daughter of Haradhan Rai Ganguly and Prabhabati devi. She completed her medical training at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, United States. At the age of only 27 she returned home to found the first modern hospital for women and … Read more

WMO warns of extreme weather events, natural disasters

WMO warns of extreme weather events, natural disasters

GENEVA: Petteri Taalas, chief of the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said extreme weather events and natural disasters will continue to increase, adding that climate change was the root cause of the torrential rainstorms and deadly floods ravaging Europe this summer. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua news agency on Monday, Taalas said: “We have always had … Read more

India Together: Reversing the gaze

India Together: Reversing the gaze

Can people themselves decide how governments should respond to their needs? A new initiative, Janta ka Faisla, takes up the pressing case of migrants, to see how different the practice of democracy would look if it began from the most vulnerable citizens. Rajesh Kasturirangan writes. 18 July 2021 – Even in the best of circumstances, … Read more

Swadeshi Movement UPSC Notes (prelims and Mains)

Swadeshi Movement Swadeshi Movement :The phase between 1885–1905 is known as the period of the moderates. In 1905 Lord Curzon, the then Governor general announced the partition of Bengal. The province of Bengal at that time comprised of the present states of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand, Orissa and Assam. It also included the present … Read more

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