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1 out of 8 deaths in India linked to air pollution, says study in Lancet

Study says UP, Maharashtra, Delhi and Bihar are the worst affected, adds that air pollution has reduced life expectancy in the country by 1.7 years. 
BJP President,Amit Shah

Amit Shah, Ratan Tata to lay foundation stone for 19 cancer care centres in Assam

The Assam government and Tata Trusts collaborate for a JV under which a three-tier cancer care grid will be established in the state.
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Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of all deaths in India annually, says WHO report

Non-communicable diseases, which account for 41 million deaths globally every year, include cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.
Soldiers doing yoga in the snow

After Parrikar’s ‘no’, defence ministry opening up to alternative medicines for soldiers

Then defence minister said ayurveda not suitable for armed forces; AYUSH ministry seminar explores possibilities

Yogi government likely to train ‘quacks’ to check encephalitis deaths

Steps are also being taken to ensure adequate human resources and improved diagnostic facilities are available at primary health centres.

Gorakhpur: Lapse in encephalitis vaccine programme could be the missing link

ICMR study points to low immunisation rate due to factors such as superstitions and lack of awareness among health officials.

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Congress headquarters

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.