Heart diseases, cancer, diabetes & respiratory diseases increasing

The probability of dying pre-maturely from a non-communicable disease like cancer has gone up in India between 2010-2012 and it has emerged as the leading cause of fatalities globally, a WHO report said. The latest global status report on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that the four main NCDs … Read more

India’s growth to reach 6.3 per cent in 2016

The United Nations today said India will see a gradual growth acceleration with its GDP expected to reach 5.9 per cent this year and 6.3 per cent in 2016. According to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015 report, India’s economy expanded by an estimated 5.4 per cent in 2014, an improvement from … Read more

Women in rural India – RGGVY empowered the rural women

Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana(RGGVY) has made a significant difference to the lives of women in rural India. Various evaluation studies of RGGVY commissioned by Rural Electrification Corporation reveal that the programme has empowered the rural women. 75% of women surveyed in Rajasthan stated that they are able to work in the fields after electricity … Read more

Yoga once a week may relieve lower back pain

Practising yoga – an ancient Indian meditative practice – just once a week may be enough to provide lower back pain relief and reduce the need for pain medication, a new study has found. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that a weekly yoga class provided … Read more

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