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  • GST leads to formalization of Economy and widening of Tax Base

    New Delhi : Historic tax reform, the Goods and Service Tax (GST), has resulted in formalization of economy and consequently information flow would eventually augment not only the Indirect Tax collections but also Direct Tax collections. In the past, the Centre had little data on small manufacturers...

  • India, the cardiac capital

    New Delhi: India houses around three crore heart patients and two lakh surgeries are performed in it every year. The nation is viewed as the cardiac capital, with the highest number of heart disease cases, in the world. It is common belief that cardiovascular diseases mainly occur due to...

  • Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

    London: Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate, according to a BBC News report. Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting. This is pushing up global sea levels by...

  • Water crisis can lead to 'forced migration': Waterman

    New Delhi, Amid alarming reports of water shortage and related problems from different parts of the country, renowned activist "waterman" Rajendra Singh has feared forced migration from the country in the next seven years, if effective steps are not taken on urgent basis for optimally...

  • Farming underground: Fight against climate change

    La Paz, Bolivia, The Andean Plateau or the Altiplano is one of the largest and highest plateaus in the world where Bolivian farmers are going underground in order to protect their crops from drought, flash floods and increasing temperatures, says a BBC News report. Bolivia is among...

  • Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

    London: Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate, according to a BBC News report. Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting. This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm...

  • One in five UK mammals at risk of extinction

    London:The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat are all facing severe threats to their survival, says a BBC News report quoting a new research. They are among 12 species that have been put on the first "red list" for wild mammals in the UK. The Mammal Society and...

  • Health payments pushing people into poverty, even in high-income countries

    Copenhagen) A new WHO study shows evidence that health payments (paying for medicines and health services) are unaffordable for many people and cause financial hardship across the WHO European Region, including in high-income countries. The estimates prepared with data from 25 countries show...

  • World Blood Donor Day: Be there for someone else

    Cairo : On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day 2018, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean reiterates that the number of regular, voluntary, non-remunerated blood donations must be greatly increased in countries of the Region in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for...

  • Saliva test can identify men more likely to get prostrate cancer

    London, After UK researchers tracked down a host of genetic changes that make the prostate cancer up to four times more likely, soon a saliva swab will help identify the men most at risk of the disease. The spit test is currently undergoing trials across three London GP surgeries,...

  • Kids of happy parents to have better relationships in future

    New Delhi, Children who grow up in a positive environment, with parents providing reasons for decisions and refraining from harsh punishments, tend to have better relationship problem-solving skills and less-violent romantic relationships as adults. Warm, nurturing parents may pass along...

  • Public shaming helps stop city from running dry

    Cape Town : The city of Cape Town in South Africa may have staved off the worst of a water crisis thanks to 90-second showers, police enforcement and a strong dose of public shaming, an Euronews report said. A historic three-year drought has forced residents of this coastal city of...

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