UNION HEALTH Minister J P Nadda is set to get the World Health Organization’s (WHO) award for outstanding global leadership in tobacco control.

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India has lost 1,700 hectares of forest annually between 1962 and 2002 due to cultivation of tobacco in these areas, the WHO said. On the eve of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, the global health body said that stamping out its use can help nations reduce large-scale environmental degradation.

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Two of India’s iconic brands, Amul and ISRO, have announced a tie up for the benefit of dairy farmers by signing a memorandum of understanding, envisaging fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology.

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Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. This will improve India’s position in ocean research field. Shri M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences announced.

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The centre on 30 May 2017 launched an aggressive new campaign titled 'Darwaza Band' to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation (OD) across the country's villages.

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Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable Earth-like planet, located just 21 light years away, that may host liquid water on its surface.

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The United Nations on 30 May 2017 appointed an Indian human rights lawyer and two other experts to a fact-finding mission investigating alleged killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

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