Indians Sidelining Safety
Nov04

Indians Sidelining Safety

India’s safety problems essentially stem from poor awareness about safety in general and lack of compliance with good safety practices or rules in particular, according to Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief of Disaster Management at United Nations. We need to invest time, effort and resources to achieve good safety standards and performance and it should start from schools. In an exclusive interview to Safety Messenger, Muralee touches upon...

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Amazing Strides in Cardiac Surgery
Aug08

Amazing Strides in Cardiac Surgery

Padma Sri Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram, MBBS, FR CS (Glasgow), FR CS (Edinburgh), FRCS (UK), is one of the most celebrated cardiac surgeons in India. He was the one who performed the first successful heart transplant in the state of Kerala as well as the first-ever successful heart re-transplant in the country. Dr Chacko’s other achievements include the first Beating Heart, Awake Bypass, and Total Arterial Revascularization surgeries in...

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Adolescent Cyber Crimes: A Serious Global Issue!
Jun02

Adolescent Cyber Crimes: A Serious Global Issue!

Cyber crimes are one of the serious issues facing the modern world at large and especially those involving adolescents. Dr Vinod Bhattathiripad, world-renowned cyber forensic consultant to police, judiciary, intelligence departments and banks, in an exclusive interview to Safety Messenger, talks at length about the magnitude and dimensions of the issue. Let us, at the outset, convey our gratitude to you for agreeing to talk to Safety...

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Safety is an Important Aspect of INA’s Curriculum
Mar05

Safety is an Important Aspect of INA’s Curriculum

Vice Admiral P. Ajit Kumar, Commandant of Indian Naval Academy, (INA Ezhimala) can genuinely boast  of an illustrious naval career. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy and Sainik School Kazhakootam, he is a missile and gunnery specialist. Former Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command, Vice admiral Ajit Kumar’s sea tenures include commands of several frontline warships of the Navy, including stealth frigate INS Talwar and...

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“Road safety isn’t just a slogan; it’s a way of life”- Rishiraj Singh!
Jan07

“Road safety isn’t just a slogan; it’s a way of life”- Rishiraj Singh!

When Rishiraj Singh, IPS, took over as Kerala’s Transport Commissioner in 2013, the average number of deaths in accidents was as many as 13 a day and the number of the injured was 135 a day. The state’s roads were virtually turning into killing fields. Negligence by drivers and the pathetic condition of roads were all playing their part in turning the state into a motorist’s nightmare. Within months, things started changing, and the...

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Food Security Act: A Historic Legislation – Prof. K.V.Thomas
Dec05

Food Security Act: A Historic Legislation – Prof. K.V.Thomas

Acclaimed as a revolutionary initiative, the National Food Security Act, 2013, is no doubt, the biggest-ever experiment in the world for distributing highly subsidized food by any government through a ‘rights-based’ approach. The Act extends coverage of the Targeted Public Distribution System, India’s principal domestic food aid programme, to two thirds of the population, or about 820 million people. It was perhaps the single-handed...

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