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Integrating the Technological Revolution with Public Health

The past few years have been fraught with stories of trauma, unperceivable loss, and inspiring struggles. However, one silver lining which has emerged from times of Covid-19, is how the pandemic has brought to focus the renewed commitment to ‘Healthcare’. Prior to this global health crisis, the zeal toward ensuring proper implementation of Sustainable Development …

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The Food Systems Perspective: Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for India’s Agricultural Transformation

Climate change impacts on agriculture and vice versa are well established. Research suggests that even if emissions from all other sectors are completely halted, food systems emissions alone will make it difficult to reach the 1.5 or 2 degrees targets by 2100. Considering how interconnected the agriculture sector is with other sectors (water, energy, environment, health, etc.); socio-economic …

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Liquor Prohibition Policy: the Need for a National Policy

According to the national survey on the extent and pattern of substance use in India (2019), over 160 million people consume liquor and 29 million people are dependent on it. Additionally, 29 million people consume low-grade/hazardous liquor. And, more than 60% of liquor consumed in India contains spirit i.e., Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and …

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How the Food Kit Distribution Program Helped Keep the Population of Kerala Free from Hunger During COVID-19

When the first case of COVID-19 in India was found in Thrissur on January 27, 2020, the gravity of the situation was yet to settle in. COVID-19 was a simple flu that started somewhere in faraway China and could be treated just like any other disease. Cut to 1.8 years later, the world is going …

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