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National Concerns: South has higher prevalence of mental disorders: Study

India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Approx Read Time: 8 minutes In News: The first comprehensive estimates of disease burden attributable to mental health from 1990 prepared by the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative has been published in the Lancet Psychiatry. One in every seven people suffers from mental disorder- the study reports Findings of the …

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Extra Bytes: Shifting trends in Tobacco use

Shifting trends in Tobacco use Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a report on global tobacco use trends. For the first time, the World Health Organization projects that the number of males using tobacco is on the decline, indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic. …

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NITI Aayog: latest SDG India Index 2019

NITI Aayog: latest SDG India Index 2019 Approx Read Time: 4 minutes  In News: NITI Aayog has released its latest SDG India Index 2019, which assesses each state and Union Territory’s achievement on 16 sustainable development goals (SDG). Key findings: Kerala is in the top slot with a score of 70, while Bihar is at …

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National Concerns: Belgaum dispute between Maharashtra & Karnataka

Belgaum dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: The decades-old border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has flared up again. News Summary: The dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka over Belgaum and other border areas is a longstanding issue between the two states. The issue has become politicized again with protests …

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National Bytes: IAF bids farewell to its iconic MiG-27

Farewell to MiG-27 Approx Read Time: 3 minutes In News: The iconic MiG-27 fighter jet was given farewell by the Indian Air Force, after serving IAF for over three decades. News Summary: Based at the Jodhpur Air Base, Scorpion 29 was the only remaining squadron comprising seven upgraded MiG-27. (MiG-27 UPG). These last seven MiG-27 …

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