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LIFE EXPECTANCY IN INDIA What is Life Expectancy? Life expectancy is a statistical measure of how long a person or organism may live, based on the year of their birth, their current age and other…

Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) RSBY has been launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India to provide health insurance coverage for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. The objective of RSBY is to…

Telemedicine in India  Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in…

Drug makers need incentive to develop antibiotics Antibiotics are probably the most important medical advance of the 20th century. Antibiotics face a worthy, endlessly adaptive enemy: bacteria. The more we use each drug, the less…

MOGA MOLESTATION CASE In the Moga case, the story takes on a new twist, given that it now transpires that the members of the Badal family probably owned the bus in which the crime was…

EDUCATION SYSYEM IN INDIA: SELF LOST IN COMPETITION One also has to look closely at the relationship between education, learning, exams and competition.  Authentic self and education All three aims of education — economic, citizenship,…

EDUCATION SYSYEM IN INDIA: SELF LOST IN COMPETITION One also has to look closely at the relationship between education, learning, exams and competition.  Authentic self and education All three aims of education — economic, citizenship,…

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE The Nepal earthquake of April 25 is the largest in the Himalayan region since the 1934 quake which measured 8.2 on the Richter scale and destroyed not only parts of central Nepal but also the…

Third Gender   It is a brave and honest person who can stand apart from the masses and openly challenge its most treasured beliefs. ~ Donna Evans   Every citizen has a right to life, the…

FARMER SUICIDES Occur at the approximate rate of about 1,500 per annum and represent 11 per cent of the total number of suicides in the country. Subsidies exist everywhere Farmers are the holy cows of…

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