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Drug resistance could kill 1 crore people every year by 2050 across the world: UN

UN report on Antimicrobial Resistance says drug resistance may cause economic damage similar to 2008 crisis, force 2.4 cr people into poverty.
Potholes

15,000 deaths in five years due to pothole accidents is alarming, says Supreme Court

This indicates that authorities concerned are not maintaining the roads properly, a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said.
Yogi Adityanath

Drastic decline in encephalitis cases in UP due to govt’s efforts, says CM Adityanath

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said Uttar Pradesh registered the lowest number of encephalitis cases for the month of August for the first time in 40 years.

Drain deaths: Cheap labour, distrust of machines keep manual scavenging alive

ThePrint takes stock of laws prohibiting this dehumanising practice and finds out why they are not being enforced despite disturbing statistics. Sabah K & Vandana Menon

Former head of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College likely to take charge again

Pediatrician Dr. K.P. Kushwaha, who campaigned for use of vaccination to prevent Japanese encephalitis, has been tapped by CM Adityanath.  Kumar Anshuman in Gorakhpur

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.