Death registration is already quite low in India which is further complicated by COVID-19 pandemic. But understanding the causes of death is essential for health sector planning and optimal allocation of health resources.
As frontline warriors fighting COVID-19 wearing mainly masks and gloves as the only protective gear have been exposed to great risk.
More frequent and intense heat waves are expected with a rise in global temperatures due to climate change.In the last three decades, there have been 660 heat waves across India causing 12,273 deaths.
On June 9, El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. This is illustrative of the rising global trend of embracing cryptocurrencies with all its attendant risks.
There has been an urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems as COVID-19 pandemic is a direct result of the degradation of natural areas, species loss, and exploitation.