Melting polar ice due to global warming poses an existential threat to humanity.

The NGT chairman was present in Chandigarh to attend an event on Dialogue on Environment Changes: their effect on health and economy, which was held at Judicial Academy, Sector 43, on Wednesday.

The girl succumbed to dengue shock syndrome on September 15, after a 15-day stay at Fortis, Gurgaon. Her family had alleged overcharging, to the tune of Rs 16 lakh, and medical negligence.

In India an estimated 100 crore people have no health cover. Data from the National Health Profile, released in April, show that only 27 per cent Indians have health cover

This year, Beijing has ordered millions of households to convert to gas or electric heating from coal and eliminated 44,000 coal-fired industrial boilers across the 28 cities included in the winter

Thus, of India’s 135 crore people, 100 crore have no cover against catastrophic health expenses.

According to a senior health ministry official, daily treatment regimen is likely to be more effective with lesser relapses and it is expected to reduce drug-resistance with greater compliance.

The Air Quality Index on Thursday read 194 at 4 pm, putting the air in the ‘moderate’ range. It was 282 on Wednesday, which falls in the ‘poor’ category.

In October, during an investigation into health hazards posed by the transport of coal across Goa, The Indian Express had reported that SWPL has been exceeding its import capacity since 2012.

The two operating units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant have reached full generating capacity of 2000MW, as both units recorded 1000MW of electricity generation for the first time.

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