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73% rise in healthcare facilities in tribal areas between 2005 and 2020: Govt Data

There has been a 73% increase in healthcare facilities in tribal areas between 2005 and 2020 as compared to a 10% increase across the country, according to government data. The number of sub health centres (SHC) in tribal areas increased by 78%, from 16,748 in 2005 to 29,745 in 2020. The "all-India" number of SHCs increased by nine per cent during this period, from 1,42,655 to 1,55,404, the government data showed.

Sports

German gymnasts step up against sexualisation of sport, women’s team wear full body suits in qualification rounds

The team's outfits looked similar to the others in the room as the arena lights gleamed off crystals crisscrossing their chests and down their crimson and white sleeves. For decades, female gymnasts have worn bikini-cut leotards. In qualifying on Sunday, however, the German team instead wore unitards that stretched to their ankles, intending to push back against sexualization of women in gymnastics.

Politics

Bolsonaro faces public hate from Brazilians for his impeachment case

Protesters came to the streets in many Brazilian towns to call for the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has plummeted in recent weeks due to corruption allegations during the pandemic. Bolsonaro is up for reelection next year, and his political foe, former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is expected to run against him. Bolsonaro is currently lagging behind Lula in the polls.

Technology

Possibilities of a 'Crypto wallet' teased by Robinhood CEO

Crypto is vital for the retail investing app's future, according to CEO Vlad Tenev, and a wallet might be in the works. Users of Robinhood are unable to move crypto assets in and out of the accounts, potentially sending some consumers to platforms such as Coinbase. Tenev stated that this will be addressed as well. "We want to offer new features in a secure way," he stated at a public roadshow for Robinhood on Saturday.

Entertainment

Sri Lankan ship disaster displays hazardous environmental effects

On May 20, the X-Press Pearl, a Singapore ship caught fire, destroying at least 81 containers of "hazardous cargo". Plastic pellets became stuck in the gills and jaws of the fish. Moreover, scores of endangered sea turtles showed ashore on Sri Lankan beaches, some having burn scars on their shells. The bodies of fish, dolphins, and possibly a whale were discovered. About 200 corpses had been tallied as of late June.

Business

Possibilities of a 'Crypto wallet' teased by Robinhood CEO

Crypto is vital for the retail investing app's future, according to CEO Vlad Tenev, and a wallet might be in the works. Users of Robinhood are unable to move crypto assets in and out of the accounts, potentially sending some consumers to platforms such as Coinbase. Tenev stated that this will be addressed as well. "We want to offer new features in a secure way," he stated at a public roadshow for Robinhood on Saturday.

Miscellaneous

Activist pastes photos of gods on trees to save them from being felled

An environment activist has been pasting photos of Gods on trees to save them from felling for a proposed road in Chhattisgarh's Balod district. The activist, Virendra Singh, said that the local community wants development, but not at the cost of trees. The authorities are saying that just 2,900 trees would be cut for the project, but since the small plantation is not considered, I fear that the actual number will be over 20,000, he said.