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Gaps in health insurance plans are resulting in increasing allergy prevalence in India

Allergy is hypersensitivity of the immune system or abnormal reaction of the immune system to foreign antigens. Allergy-related common diseases include allergic rhinitis, urticaria, eczema, anaphylaxis, conjunctivitis, and asthma. Allergy may affect the lungs, stomach, skin, nose, throat, and eyes. However, various technologies and intervention methods have helped in reducing the negative impacts of allergy. The increasing allergy prevalence based diseases indicate the lack of medical care or service in India. 25% of the Indian population suffers from various forms of allergy, out of which 30% suffer from allergic rhinitis and 15% of from atopic asthma as in 2014. Read more »

FDI inflow plays a vital role to shape the Indian economy

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a key driver for the growth in the Indian economy in the context of other developing countries. FDI inflow is the investment made by enterprises through joint ventures (JV) or mergers & acquisitions (M&A), to carry out business activities in host countries. Advantages of FDI inflow include:

  • building physical capital,
  • developing the skill of domestic labour force,
  • employment generation,
  • increasing productive capacity and
  • technology transfer and integration of the domestic economy with the world economy (Jayakumar, Kannan, & Anbalagan, 2014).

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The Government of India played a major role in curbing malarial prevalence

Malaria is a life-threatening infectious disease that is preventable and curable. It is mainly caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Common parasites that cause malarial prevalence in India are Plasmodium viviax, and Plasmodium falciparum. It is not only prevalent in India, but also in south-east Asia, Africa, and a few areas of the American continent (National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, 2017). Various techniques, strategies, and intervention methods are used to control and manage the prevalence of malaria. Read more »

Epidemiological data play an important role in healthcare policy making

Epidemiology is a branch of study that predicts the occurrences and patterns of diseases in different groups of the population. It helps in assessing the reason and factors behind the occurrence of a disease. Epidemiological data helps to plan and strategies to prevent and manage epidemic diseases or illness. Epidemiological findings thereby help Government and healthcare organisations to implement methods of prevention, intervention and policymaking. In addition, it also helps the pharmaceutical industries to assess clinically if the intervention methods or drugs or treatment methods are efficient enough for eradication and prevention of the disease. Epidemiology study is based on statistics and the evaluation of data in the implementation of policies and the control of infectious diseases. Read more »

Scope of microbial remediation processes in Phytoremediation to combat pollution

Discussion about environmental pollution and its consequences has become a common place in the wake of frequent environmental disasters like oil spills and radiation leakage. However environmental disasters are not only caused by sudden catastrophes, but also over a long term discharge from anthropogenic activities. These include, continuous discharge of agriculture, mining and industrial effluents as direct consequence of population explosion and industrialization. As of 2016, approximately 5.73 million tons of crude oil has been accidently released into the environment during 1830 incidents in 5 decades, while 2016 alone experienced 6000 tons of crude oil spill (ITOPF, 2017). Read more »

India’s hunger for a promising economic growth rate since independence

The Hindu rate of economic growth

The economic reforms of 1991 has brought significant changes to the Indian economy. The Indian government adopted the policy of liberalization, privatization and globalization in 1991, which wasn’t expected from a Prime Minister who was considered to be a socialist. Read more »

How did the Indian rupee got burnt by the wrath of coal?

The Indian rupee has seen one of its worst times in the recent days. It climbed to Rs. 65 per USD during the month of August 2013, up from around Rs. 50/dollar in November 2012. It had created a chaotic situation in the country’s economy as the government and common man struggled to keep up with the expenses which just keeps rising everyday. Read more »

Natural disasters: Act of God or man?

Natural disasters have always devastated human lives miserably. Be it an earthquake, hurricane, flood, tsunami or any other kind. The human life in the worse affected area reaches to a zero. Almost everything from  food, clothing and shelter to the luxuries are to be restored from scratch. Read more »

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