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Chief Minister said that his government is committed to make all efforts for fulfilling the healthcare needs of the people. Wikimedia commons

The Odisha government on Thursday signed an MoU with Prasanti Medical Services and Research Foundation (PMSRF) for the extension of free cardiac treatment services to the poor and needy children of the state for the next two years at Satya Sai Heart Hospital in Ahmadabad.

The hospital was roped in on November 18, 2018, for providing free cardiac services to the children of Odisha with cardiac ailments.

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Amitabh Bachchan stands for the support of manual scavengers who work without getting basic humane treatment. Wikimedia commons

Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan feels manual scavenging is an unconstitutional act and has pledged to join any campaign that works for the benefit of such workers.

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When we think poverty is meant to be, then eradicating it, is the last thing possible. Pixabay


We often knowingly or unknowingly think in a way where the opinion about poverty is that poverty is destined to be. Maybe we are used to these kinds of discussions where we just try to accept that poverty is a part of our country and never really had an urge to overcome it. The biggest problem is accepting that problems will always exist and we can’t do anything about it. This conclusion is actually dangerous, maybe not as an individual but as a whole, it will have effects on society.

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Children from poorer households in India experience more educational disadvantages. Pixabay

Children from poorer households in India consistently experience educational disadvantages as compared to their wealthier peers, say researchers, adding that the girls are more adversely affected than boys.

The research team from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Birmingham in the UK, said their findings highlight the limitations of the current education policy and called for more comprehensive reform.

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