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Smokeless kitchens in govt schools by March ’15

Hygiene

Smokeless kitchens in govt schools by March ’15

Posted on 22 October 2014

            Smokeless kitchens in govt schools by March ’15 BHUBANESWAR: The state government has decided to introduce smokeless kitchens in all government schools by the end of fiscal year 2014-15. Official sources said last year’s plan to launch the facility on a pilot basis remained a non-starter. The proposal to […] Continue Reading

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67% of Indians choose snacks over meals

Nutrition

67% of Indians choose snacks over meals

Posted on 22 October 2014

          67% of Indians choose snacks over meals Are biscuits the new breakfast? When there’s chocolate, why have a chapatti? Food for thought that comes in the wake of the recently released Nielsen Global Survey of Snacking which states that 67% of Indians are consuming snacks instead of breakfast and 56% […] Continue Reading

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Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

Health

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

Posted on 22 October 2014

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts. “Excessive smoke and pollutants emitted by fire crackers badly affect the health of pregnant woman, exposing them to harsh chemicals and […] Continue Reading

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PCB to keep hawk eye on environmental pollution during Diwali

Environment

PCB to keep hawk eye on environmental pollution during Diwali

Posted on 21 October 2014

PCB to keep hawk eye on environmental pollution during Diwali Kolkata: With Diwali round the corner, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board will keep a strict vigil on the city and the rest of the state to prevent pollution of the environment. The WBPCB is helping the police ‘test’ firecrackers and publish a list of those which should be avoided […] Continue Reading

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BIS working on standards for edible oil, soon to be ISI-marked product

Food Safety

BIS working on standards for edible oil, soon to be ISI-marked product

Posted on 21 October 2014

          BIS working on standards for edible oil, soon to be ISI-marked product The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is currently working on a set of standards for edible oil, which, as stated by Sunil Soni, its director general, are ready. As soon as the final draft of the standards for […] Continue Reading

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Residents allege worms in KWA’s drinking water

Water

Residents allege worms in KWA’s drinking water

Posted on 20 October 2014

            Residents allege worms in KWA’s drinking water KOCHI: Residents of M K Siddhan Road near Pallichal canal in Thoppumpady have complained that the drinking water supplied by Kerala Water Authority in the area is contaminated with worms and larvae. On Saturday, they collected water samples and produced them before […] Continue Reading

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Ebola risk high for India

Health

Ebola risk high for India

Posted on 20 October 2014

Ebola risk high for India An infectious diseases and public health systems expert at Harvard Medical School has warned that the risk of India seeing an Ebola patient is “very, very high,” and predicted that India may well have “at least a few cases before the calendar year is over”. In an exclusive email interview […] Continue Reading

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25 quintals of spurious milk products seized in Dehradun

Food Safety

25 quintals of spurious milk products seized in Dehradun

Posted on 20 October 2014

            25 quintals of spurious milk products seized in Dehradun DEHRADUN: Ahead of Diwali, officials here have seized over 25 quintals of adulterated milk products, including sweets meant to be circulated in markets of the state capital as well as other places in Uttarakhand. While such seizures are common ahead […] Continue Reading

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Air pollution on Diwali getting worse

Air

Air pollution on Diwali getting worse

Posted on 18 October 2014

              Air pollution on Diwali getting worse NEW DELHI: The festival of light seems to be the worst time for people suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases with the city’s air quality deteriorating with each passing year during Diwali. Even the Delhi government’s campaign against crackers has failed […] Continue Reading

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Food safety: Food Wastage

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Food safety: Food Wastage

Posted on 18 October 2014

          Every occasion has its own importance and thus it starts with selecting food items and presenting menu. A new law restricting the amount of food ‘wasted’ at Indian wedding and ceremonies is being considered by the government amid growing concern at rising prices and the amount wasted during the lavish […] Continue Reading

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