OpEd

In Future ‘Smart Cities’ Ajmer And Jhansi, 54% Household Septic Tanks Are Still Cleaned Manually

Open defecation, too, remains a problem in these two cities, with 13% of the slum households in Ajmer, and 8% of the slum households in Jhansi still practicing open defecation. In both the cities, the practice of manual scavenging was mainly being done by private contractors and local labourers. Credit: …

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The SCs And STs Still Have The Highest Child Mortality Cases In India

India has missed the target of reducing its Child Mortality by 2/3rd set under the Millenium Development Goal 4 by a considerable margin. The STs have missed the target by the highest margin. The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in India have historically been situated at the bottom …

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Why RSS Aims To Shelve Cervical Cancer Vaccine Programme Is Beyond Worrisome?

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch believes the programme will divert scarce resources from more worthwhile health initiatives. The Union health ministry has decided to shelve cervical cancer vaccination, which was to be introduced under India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The decision calls for a debate as cervical cancer is the second …

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Chip Industry Meltdown: An Insider’s Account Exposed

Researchers began writing about the potential for security weaknesses at the heart of central processing units, or CPUs, at least as early as 2005. It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the conversation turned, ominously, …

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