Number of accidental deaths, suicides grew in 2019: NCRB

Context Recently, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released its annual report on suicides and accidental deaths. Key Highlights of the Report Suicides The report highlighted that the cases of suicide and the…

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[Reports and Indices] Global Trends Report by UNHCR

Context Recently the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released its annual Global Trends report before the World Refugee Day (20th June). Highlights of the report Nearly 80 million people were forcibly…

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[PIB] Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH) Program

Context Recently National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) has launched a programme on health and risk communication ‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’ with focus on…

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Measles and COVID-19

Context A press release issued by the UN noted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, measles immunisation campaigns have been delayed in 24 countries and will be canceled in 13 others…

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Tuberculosis and COVID-19

Context With WHO underlining the importance of continuing prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) during the COVID-19 crisis,  What exactly has WHO said for TB patients during COVID-19? According to…

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