POSTED BY Srishti Gupta ON Nov 06, 2015 AT 22:44 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 06, 2015 22:44 IST

A brisk power walk in the morning, breathing in the fresh dewy air, is definitely the preferred exercise for the average middle-class Indian. Whilst exercise may be good for the body, how good is breathing in the air of one of the most polluted cities in the world? A World Health Organisation report released last year named 13 Indian cities among 20 of the most polluted cities in the world. Delhi obviously topped the list of most polluted Indian cities.

Although climate change is often regarded as a western, developed world problem, India, Asia's third largest economy is not exempt from its effects. In fact, it has become a massive concern for the Indian government, businesses and citizens alike, as it should be.

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POSTED BY Srishti Gupta ON Nov 06, 2015 AT 22:44 IST, Edited At: Nov 06, 2015 22:44 IST
POSTED BY Amritha Menon ON Oct 20, 2015 AT 16:03 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 20, 2015 16:03 IST

The navaratra fever has gripped the nation and in Gujrat, Garba and Dandiya is happening everywhere. The enthusiasm of the navatri is well understood. But in an outrageous incident, the staff members of Sola Civil hospital in Ahmedabad were seen performing Garba in the ICU in front of sick and ailing patients.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Sep 11, 2015 AT 04:45 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 11, 2015 04:45 IST

On Septemeber 4, a group of practitioners of alternative medicine were holding a conference at a hotel in the town of Handeloh, south of Hamburg, Germany.

Unfortunately the conference ended in chaos after dozens of delegates in attendance took a LSD-like drug and started suffering from hallucinations.

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POSTED BY Arushi Bedi ON Sep 09, 2015 AT 22:34 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 09, 2015 22:34 IST

Ahead of the UN General Assembly Summit later this month in New York, India is grappling with setting uniform standards for the new set of 17 development goals, a major leap from the 8 millennium development goals which the country has failed to fully achieve.

The goals are "politically negotiated document where agendas of each country is to be accommodated", and the canvas for which needs to be decentralised, stated Dr K Srinath Reddy, president of the public health foundation of India, addressing delegates at a conference organised jointly by the Research and Information System (RIS) and the NITI Aayog to focus on the implications of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals in the Indian context.

The sustainable development goals or SDG’s have been devised as a follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals which concluded in 2015. The SDG’s have been devised as a set of 17 goals and 169 targets a big leap from the millennium development goals (MDG’s) which had 8 major goals.

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POSTED BY Arushi Bedi ON Sep 09, 2015 AT 22:34 IST, Edited At: Sep 09, 2015 22:34 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 07, 2015 AT 18:41 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 07, 2015 18:41 IST

French chemist Louis Pasteur who is regarded as the father of microbiology is renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurisation. He also invented the first-ever vaccines for anthrax and rabies.

Pasteur created the first vaccine for rabies by growing the virus in rabbits. 

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