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Of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB), <50% complete treatment. Most treatment failures for patients with MDR TB are due to death during TB treatment. We sought to determine the proportion of deaths during MDR TB treatment attributable to TB itself. We used a structured verbal autopsy tool to interview family members of patients who died during MDR TB treatment in India during January–December 2016.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Odisha Vs State of Chhattisgarh dated 23/01/2018 regarding water dispute in respect of waters of the Mahanadi Basin. This suit was filed by the State of Odisha asking for an injunction restraining State of Chhattisgarh from continuing with the construction and operation of the six ongoing industrial barrages namely Samoda, Seorinarayan, Basantpur, Mirouni, Saradiha and Kalma.

India ranks 12th in newborn mortality rates.

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) of India recognized the role of state and local governments in its implementation. It was clear that adaptation and mitigation challenges will only be addressed if state governments play an active role in the planning and implementation process.

Climate change is one of the most compelling global challenges, with a warming planet being a present-day reality rather than a potential future threat. India, like other developing countries, is also suffering the brunt of climate change.

Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.

The Energy Outlook considers the energy transition from three different viewpoints (sectors, regions and fuels) and by exploring a number of different scenarios.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Dutta Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/02/2018 regarding notification of National Policy on forest fires. The Counsel appearing for Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change submits that Ministry has taken steps to comply with the order of the Tribunal and in fact World Bank is involved and several steps have been taken.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/02/2018 regarding misuse of forest rest houses which are being used for tourism and other purposes. This is contrary to Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. Supreme Court directs the petitioner to prepare draft guidelines in consultation with CEC and handed over to the Ministry of Forests and Environment for consideration.

A Bill to regulate the import, manufacture, export, storage, sale, transport, distribution, quality and use of pesticides with a view to— control pests; ensure availability of quality pesticides; allow its use only after assessing its efficacy and safety; minimize the contamination of agricultural commodities by pesticide residues; create awar

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