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Rashmi& Amitabh Shah – Making a difference through a love story

Both of them gave up their well-paying careers, probably much to the shock of friends and family, to work in for this endeavour and make the most of their education, experience and intent.
Amitabh and Rashmi tied the knot in 2014.
Amitabh and Rashmi tied the knot in 2014.
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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HUL and UNDP successfully implement robust plastic waste management model in Mumbai

They have leveraged technology for holistic plastic material recovery framework across more than 33,000 households in Mumbai.
They established three material recovery facilities (Swachhta Kendras) to create value out of waste.
They established three material recovery facilities (Swachhta Kendras) to create value out of waste.
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 06:30 PM IST
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Lockdown blues: Waiting for your salon appointment, aren’t you?

A joke’s going around - once the lockdown ends, we’ll know everyone’s real hair colour! Even as several men and women have made do the au naturel look, they’re also pining to avail salon services to take care of bushy eyebrows, fuzzy facial hair, brittle nails and unruly hair.
Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Radhika Bhirani

Tracking food helps losing extra kilos, says study

Overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new study.
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Updated on Mar 02, 2019 07:00 PM IST
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Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]

Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk: Study

Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown.
Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk(Unsplash)
Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York

Opinion | How the Swachh Bharat Mission is nudging people to use toilets

Understanding from early experiences, the SBM practised “nudging” at a scale unprecedented in the world: 550 million people practising open defecation in rural India were to be nudged into changing their behaviour to using the toilets provided under the programme.
One of the fundamental challenges faced by the SBM in the early implementation phase was the fact that rural communities, in many cases, were not aware that defecating in the open was a “public bad”.(HINDUSTAN TIMES)
One of the fundamental challenges faced by the SBM in the early implementation phase was the fact that rural communities, in many cases, were not aware that defecating in the open was a “public bad”.(HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 08:49 AM IST
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By Parameswaran Iyer

Behaviour change among people can help fight under-nutrition, says Bhadel

The Prime Minister launched the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) from Jhunjhunu on March 8, emphasising the role of community participating in tackling undernutrition challenges.
Anita Bhadel, minister for Women and Child Development, along with NITI Aayog additional secretary Yaduvendra Mathur and other officials in Jaipur on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Anita Bhadel, minister for Women and Child Development, along with NITI Aayog additional secretary Yaduvendra Mathur and other officials in Jaipur on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

The NDA government’s Ujjwala scheme is not a failure

Focusing on a refill-centric analysis to declare the access-centric Ujjwala scheme a failure only two years into its birth is unfair to the initiative of delivering clean fuel to the poor in the country.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das along with Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan after distributing LPG connection to BPL families under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana during a function in Ranchi, 2016(Hindustan Times)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das along with Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan after distributing LPG connection to BPL families under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana during a function in Ranchi, 2016(Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 03, 2018 11:43 AM IST
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By Shreerupa and Abhishek Kar

Today’s children are changing India’s tomorrow

Children have a right to grow up and fulfil their potential. We must focus on convincing adults and children to change a lifetime of habits in order to promote healthier practices being passed down for generations to come.
Students take part in a walkathon as part of the nationwide campaign Swachh Bharat Mission in Dadar.(HT File Photo)
Students take part in a walkathon as part of the nationwide campaign Swachh Bharat Mission in Dadar.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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By Dr Yasmin Ali Haque

Spotlight on health — Changing India’s sanitation practices

Through interventions like the Swachh Aadat curriculum, HUL is reaching out to millions of people with its focus on three clean habits—washing hands, drinking purified water, and using clean toilets.
Multiple researchers have shown that water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as their combination, are effective at reducing diarrhoeal illness.(HUL)
Multiple researchers have shown that water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as their combination, are effective at reducing diarrhoeal illness.(HUL)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 11:07 AM IST
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