International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020: ‘Better Knowledge for Better Care’

Being a keen, outgoing, and sportive teenager, Tinku (name changed) befriended with everyone in his locality, including some boys older to him. On his 15th birthday, he saw three of them smoking substances in the local club house. Just as he tried to leave, he was called by one of them and greeted with a ‘Happy […]

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World Environment Day 2020: Odisha processes only 25% of its waste

We all know what unsafe waste disposal can do to the environment, but still we think very little about it. The so-called ‘waste’ is the by-product of a wide range of human activities – manufacturing, consuming, mining, farming, and so on. From waking up to going to bed, each of our activities is likely to […]

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A Tribute to Corona Warriors for Their Service and Courage

On April 30, when Dr. Prerna (name changed) returned home after 20 days of continuous work she was moved by the rousing welcome from her family members and neighbors, the video of which was widely circulated in social media. Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded her and retweeted the video. Shortly afterwards, the government paid a […]

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Changing Lives and Empowering Women: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana completes four years

Just five years back, Shanti, a 48-year-old widow in Nimapara block of Puri district, used to suffer from chronic respiratory disease and frequent bouts of pneumonia. Despite that, she used to cook food in earthen stove and firewood, amid heat and smoke. But her life changed for the better on May 1, 2016 when Prime […]

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Where does Odisha stands in hand hygiene practice?

As the serious global pandemic COVID-19 tightens its grip around the globe, proper hand hygiene is the need of the hour. Hand hygiene, especially washing hands with soap and water, is the most accessible, effective and inexpensive way to eliminate viruses and contaminants from our hands and prevent them from entering our body. It’s the […]

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Why India Needs Citizenship Amendment Act?

Through the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, India aims to grant quicker path to citizenship to those refugees who have faced religious persecution in neighboring countries. Migrants will be provided with Indian citizenship if: They are from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan. The belong to the following religions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, or Christianity. They are […]

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