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The recent increase in nanoparticle (P25 TiO2 NPs) usage has led to concerns regarding their potential implications on environment and human health. The food chain is the central pathway for nanoparticle transfer from lower to high trophic level organisms. The current study relies on the investigation of toxicity and trophic transfer potential of TiO2 NPs from marine algae Dunaliella salina to marine crustacean Artemia salina.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Reserves, 15/12/2017. As per the assessment of the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014 using the refined methodology, the tiger number has shown 30% increase countrywide with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) as compared to 2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The country level tiger estimation using the refined methodology is done once in four years. The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country for the years 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of Malnutrition, 15/12/2017. The status of malnutrition in the country amongst children and adolescent girls is covered under the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted periodically by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The details are given in this document:

Question raised in Lok Sabha on States Affected by Air Pollution, 15/12/2017. The Government has notified National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) which lays the norms for air pollutants in the Country. The NAAQS have been developed taking into account global standards. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) monitors the ambient air quality at 691 monitoring stations located in 303 cities/towns covering 29 states

Question raised in Relocation of People from Protected Areas, 15/12/2017. The scheme for rehabilitation of people from Protected Ares is going on successfully in the country. Details of villages relocated outside the Wildlife Sanctuaries/Tiger Reserves so far are given in the Annexure.

Question raised in Cases of Milk Adulteration, 15/12/2017. As per information received from the States/UTs by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regarding cases of milk adulteration registered in the Country and action taken against the defaulters during last three years i.e. 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 are at Annexure-I, Annexure-II and Annexure-III respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Air Quality, 15/12/2017. Central Pollution Control Board is monitoring ambient air quality in 691 locations covering 303 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories across the country
under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). Out of 303 cities, PM2.5 is being monitored in 79 cities and 31 cities exceeded the PM2.5of 40 μg/m3. The list of these cities is given in Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Air pollution, 15/12/2017. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is monitoring ambient air quality in 691 locations covering 303 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). As per the data, the number of cities where monitored values are exceeding National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) during 2016 is 21 for NO2, 195 for PM10 and 31 for PM2.5. The ambient air quality data for 2016 is given in Annexure – I.

NEW DELHI: At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services and each year about 100 million people, including in India, are being pushed into poverty because they hav

NEW DELHI: India and Morocco on Thursday signed a pact to enhance cooperation in several areas of health sector, including non-communicable diseases and maternal, child and neonatal health.

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