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Today’s News Updates – 10.January.2015

GS paper II 4,300 acutely malnourished toddlers in Rajasthan – Ques. Critically analyze the issue of largest number of SAM children in India and the initiatives adopted by the government to address the same. PM for mechanism to ensure accountability of doctors – Ques. Critically discuss about the mechanisms established by the government to ensure accountability of doctors and health officials in the public sector. GS paper III Tobacco: Canadian Cancer Society hails India’s initiative – Ques. Critically comment on the government’s decision to increase the pictorial warnings Continue reading →

High consumption of tobacco in India

Critically analyse the prevailing high consumption of tobacco among youngsters in India. Describe its consequences?  What steps have been taken by the govt. of India to reduce its consumption. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/a-huge-health-burden/article6080223.ece India is the second largest consumer of tobacco products in the world. That over 27 per cent of tobacco consumers in India fall in the 15-24 year age bracket. Besides the high levels of mortality and morbidity, there is a huge economic cost involved in treating people with diseases caused directly or indirectly by tobacco Continue reading →