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IPCC report: Humans are dominant cause of Global Warming

A latest report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on global warming claims that it has evidence that since 1950 the atmosphere and oceans had warmed, and that scientists are now “95% certain” that humans are the “dominant cause”. As per the IPCC report: Warming patterns has been replicated across the climate system, as ..

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Vice President releases postage stamp in memory of Baba Jumdev

The Vice President of India, Mr. Hamid Ansari released a commemorative postage stamp in the memory of Baba Jumdev. Who was Baba Jumdev? Baba Jumdev was a prominent spiritual leader and revered social activist who considered service of humanity as the highest form of religion. For him, spiritualism meant cleansing the dogmatic and ritualistic faith by ..

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Land Acquisition Bill gets President’s assent

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 which seeks to replace the archaic land acquisition law dating back to 1894 has become law with President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to it. As per Rural Development Ministry, the Rules will be notified within two months and an advisory ..

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Global Infant Mortality Rate came down to 37: UNICEF report

As per United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report on the global Infant Mortality rate (IMR) declined from 61 deaths in 1990 to 37 deaths in 2011. Annual infant deaths decreased from 8.4 million in 1990 to 5 million in 2011. Although India has more IMR than the global average, it has shown a minor decline ..

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Rahul Dravid is brand ambassador for National Tobacco Control Campaign

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare named former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid as the brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign. The national anti-tobacco control campaign pursues the goal of World Health Assembly which 30% relative reduction in tobacco use by 2025.

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