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19 12, 2014

Now, a toll-free number to report medicine reactions

NEW DELHI: Now, consumers can call to directly report adverse reactions or their bad experiences from any medicine. The health ministry has launched a toll-free number where people can call and report the side-effects and problems faced by them along with details of the medicine, suspected to have caused the adverse reaction.

The information received […]

17 12, 2014

Delhi Police To Launch Driver Verification System

NEW DELHI: If you plan to hire a driver but would like to know if your car would be safe in his hands, help is on the way.

Delhi traffic police has proposed adriver verification system to check on the road credentials of a prospective driver.

Under the plan, cops will issue an employability certificate to a […]

17 12, 2014

Useful Safety Tips – While You Recruit Your Domestic Help

Many Indian households (urban and semi-urban) depend upon household assistants to help with daily chores. This is due to the time pressure and need to do a lot of household chores including cooking multiple meals, looking after elders and children (and in some cases pets), cleaning of homes that tend to accumulate dust from […]

15 12, 2014

Arsenic in groundwater impacts 7 crore lives: Panel

NEW DELHI: The parliamentary estimates committee headed by BJP MP Murli Manohar Joshi, in its first report tabled on Thursday, on arsenic in ground water, has criticized the Centre for “neglecting” the serious issue that impacts at least 7 crore people across six states, according to CSIR estimates (data from different ministries and departments […]

15 12, 2014

Exposure to common household chemicals may cause IQ drop

A chemical that’s in a lot of household products may be hurting children’s IQ’s.
Women who had a high amount of the chemicals called di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate in their bodies during pregnancy gave birth to children who had markedly lower IQ scores, according to a new study running in the journal PLOS One.
The study […]

12 12, 2014

Accident Victims Appeal to PM Modi For Stringent Law on Road Safety

NEW DELHI: Victims of road accidents and their families today marched up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office in order to appeal to help push a new and stringent law to enforce road safety, not only for those using motorised transport but also pedestrians. The legislation, called the Road Transport and Safety bill, is […]

11 12, 2014

Egencia and iJET Strengthen Global Partnership to Enhance Business Traveler Security

SYDNEY, SHANGHAI, and DELHI, India, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Egencia®, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., is adding a new Global Partnership Agreement to its existing relationship with leading traveler security provider, iJET International, Inc. This new agreement will provide an enhanced experience for Egencia customers subscribing to iJET travel risk management services.

As part of its longstanding […]

10 12, 2014

15 Personal Safety Apps For Women

A friend need not walk you home at night. Since the Nirbhaya gang rape in December 2012, many mobile applications for personal safety have become available and new ones are entering app stores every month.

The basics of most apps are similar — a user-decided list of emergency contacts to alert, and transmission of GPS-determined […]

19 11, 2014

Ensure a stronger road safety law and introduce it in Parliament #roadsafety

I watched my 3 year old daughter, Lineshya, and husband die in front of my eyes. They were right outside our house waiting for the school van when a speeding bus came from the wrong side and dragged them away. Both of them died on the spot.

My whole world turned upside down. I lost everything in […]

19 11, 2014

How safe is your drinking water

How safe is your drinking water?

70% of our body mass is made up of water. The purification process from the sea to clouds and back to the earth is an act of nature. However, once the water hits the ground, forms rivers and springs and finds its way back to humanity for consumption, it […]