TBI Bulletin: ‘Citizens For Security’ Force + Cardiologist’s opinion for Rs 10 + Terrace Gardening for Organic Food + Medical Sports Lab + More! (26.06.2012)

Bringing you some good news to brighten up your Tuesday morning! You can now meet a cardiologist for Rs. 10 or get protected by a citizen trained by the Police! To share any positive news that you came across lately just write to us at contact[at]thebetterindia.com or tweet @thebetterindia or leave a comment on our facebook page.

1. The cost of fuel for your vehicle or even auto-rickshaw fare will be higher for going Narayana Hrudayalaya, a heart hospital newly opened at Ahmedabad, than its cardiologists’ fee. The hospital has announced that people can take a specialist doctor’s opinion for just Rs 10!

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2. Renowned Indian journalist and author of ‘Roadrunner: An Indian Quest in America’, Dilip D’Souza, wins the Newsweek and Daily Beast — Open Hands Prize for Commentary in South Asia, 2012. The prize was created for South Asian journalists and writers covering the region to celebrate and nurture raw talent and find fresh voices. The aim of this prize is to promote and support the work of an individual who has contributed thoughtful, important, and engaging commentary on the great social, political, and cultural issues of their region.

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3. More and more green initiatives are taking place in India. A welcome trend! And the latest green cause is supported by Bangalore Lok Adalat (People’s Court) that ordered Karnataka government to create a green belt around the Bengaluru International Airport to check air pollution.

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4. What can people do when police help is needed urgently and it is not available immediately? The answer – over a 100 citizens trained for police response tactics including explosives detection and chemical hazard management, as part the ‘Citizen for Security’ initiative.

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5. The Organic fever is catching up in India amid increasing awareness against the use of insecticides and pesticides in farming of food crops! Kerala Horticulture Mission, in association with the District Agri-Horticulture Society, is planning to market organic vegetables produced under its Peri-urban Terrace Vegetable Farming project in the district towards the end of this year. About 4,000 households will be covered under the project initially.

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6. An exclusive medical lab for sports-persons, the first of its kind in the country, is proposed to be set up in Jharkhand.

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Compiled by Devdutt.

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