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Understanding environmental attitudes among college students in Tamil Nadu

Delving into the environmental attitudes of college students in Tamil Nadu, our study reveals that students have a fondness for nature, a commitment to conservation, but show neutrality on key issues such as eco centric concern. Additionally, we convened a workshop involving academicians, researchers, environmentalists, and journalists to revisit the existing UGC environmental studies curriculum. The outcome report and model syllabus from this workshop serves as an addendum to the main report.

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Multistakeholder forum on Sustainable production and consumption

The need for climate action becomes urgent with every passing second we go on about business as usual. It is high time we rethink and reshape the way we produce and consume in this day and age. CAG organised a Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption in Chennai on 23 and 24 March. The discussions over the course of two days have been compiled into this report with recommendations for the way forward.

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Ask Your Doctor - Hypertension is called the silent killer

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It is recommended that screening for hypertension commence at 18. Our modern lifestyles, and Indian predisposition to hypertension means that seemingly fit, young people are also carrying the burden of hypertension. Don't wait for symptoms to appear. Hypertension is called the 'silent killer' for that very reason - there might be no symptoms. #BeatThePressure

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Road Safety - Look for ISI helmets

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If you're unsure about which helmet brand to choose, any brand will suffice as long as it carries the ISI mark to guarantee your child's safety. Even if a helmet manufactured abroad has a stricter criteria than is allowed by Indian regulations, if it doesn't have an ISI mark, it is not permissible for sale in India.

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Sustainable Transport - Increase public transportation

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To decrease the number of cars on roads, enhancing public transport and promoting sustainable methods of travel (cycling and walking) must be the top priorities. Countries like Singapore use a 'carrot and stick' approach with car ownership made financially burdensome by imposing high costs for purchasing and maintaining vehicles, expensive fees for parking, taxes, and road tolls. Only a combination of these is likely to work.

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Ask Your Doctor - Address your hypertension risk factors

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Are you at risk of hypertension? Address your risk factors - this will be your first step of intervention, even if you have been recommended medication. The next step will be to comply with all medical advice. Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular conditions. Don't become a statistic. #BeatThePressure

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Climate Change - Impact on labourers

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The recent International Labour Organization report underscores that #ClimateChange affects workers beyond just heat, causing various physical and mental health issues. Urgent action is needed to embed occupational safety and health into climate responses, ensuring safe workplaces for everyone.

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Seminar on electricity issues in Chhattisgarh

Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG), in collaboration with Anmol Foundation organised a seminar discussing electricity issues of consumers in Chhattisgarh. The meeting was held on 18th April 2024 at Hotel Kingsway Raipur, Raipur. Representatives of small-scale establishments, domestic consumers, as well as representatives from the media participated. 

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Ask Your Doctor - Check your blood pressure accurately

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Checking your blood pressure is simple enough to do regularly. Just bear these points in mind to make sure your readings are accurate. Evidence shows that checking your readings periodically at home in addition to checks at a clinic help keep your blood pressure levels better. #BeatThePressure

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