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Taxing of Disability Pension

The Army personnel can develop a disability while in service through an injury or disease. Based on the degree of disablement, he/she can be either retained in service or can be invalided out of service. When the disability is 20 per cent or more then the army personnel is entitled to disability pension. Disability pension ..

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World Diabetes Day: 14 November

World Diabetes Day was observed every year across the world on 14 November to raise awareness about diabetes. Observance of day aims to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health and provide access to health-care treatment and education. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is “The Family and Diabetes”. The ..

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UGC directs universities and higher education institutions to ban sale of junk food on their campuses

University Grants Commission (UGC) issued circular directing all varsities and higher education institutions to ban sale of junk food on their campuses. This ban will help will set new standards for healthy food, making students live better, learn better and reduce obesity levels. It will also help to prevent lifestyle diseases which have direct link ..

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African nations developing lifestyle diseases: WHO

According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 33 countries has shown that African nations developing lifestyle diseases. It is mainly due city life and its modern trappings which have brought bad habits to developing African nations such as smoking, harmful use of alcohol, a poor diet and low levels of physical activity. What ..

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