Safety News

3 04, 2015

WHO, Indian Health Ministry Bat For Food Safety

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indian health ministry on Wednesday urged the nations of the world to make food safety a priority.
The institutions stated that due to the rising number of deaths caused by food-borne diseases, there was an immediate need for every government to partner with […]

26 03, 2015

For Women’s Safety, Police Deploy Teams At Bus Stops, Outside Schools And Colleges

In a special drive to ensure women’s safety, all district DCPs have been directed to deploy personnel in civvies as well as uniforms at major bus stands, on chartered buses, outside girls’ schools and colleges and in poorly lit areas.

The drive started three days ago across the capital, police said. The decision came after […]

18 03, 2015

Govt To Track Public Transport For Safety

NEW DELHI: All modes of public transport including BPO cabs, school buses and vans, Gramin Seva besides buses, taxis and auto rickshaws will be tracked and monitored by government agencies for safety of passengers, particularly women, across 32 million-plus cities.

Please read full news on Times Of India

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24 02, 2015

Uber to collect neighbourhood data as new safety measure in India

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Uber has announced its new neighbourhood safety measures in India in partnership with Safetipin, a smartphone app wherein Uber will let Safetipin’s auditors ride along in New Delhi to collect data about neighborhoods.

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18 02, 2015

The Road To Safety

As Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, announces a package of assistance on road safety through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Safety Initiative, here is an ugly truth: India has one of the worst road safety records in the world, with around 1,37,423 road traffic fatalities in 2013.

Please read full article on The Indian […]

30 01, 2015

And the world’s safest city is…

(CNN)Cram 38 million people in the same city, it’s going to be a lawless mess, right?

According to newly published stats, the gigantic swirl of humanity that is the Japanese megacity of Tokyo is now the safest major urban destination on the planet.

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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 […]

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 […]