QMumbai: City Tops Organ Donation List & More 

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1. Organ Donation: Mumbai Tops List, but Only 7.15 % Patients Underwent Kidney Transplant in Last 20 Years

While organ donations have witnessed a steady rise in the city owing to better awareness, data from the last two decades has revealed that only 7.15 per cent of patients registered for kidney transplant and 9.9 per cent patients registered for liver transplant have received organs since 1997.
The data, collated by the Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), shows that since 1997 a total of 8,331 patients were registered on waiting list for kidney transplant, of whom only 737 received the organ, while 7,564 patients continue to wait for a donation.

2. Graves Vandalised at Thane Cemetery, Local Residents to Meet Collector Today

Nearly four to five graves were vandalised at a Christian cemetery in Thane over the last two days, police sources said. A police complaint was filed on Wednesday and several Christian groups from Thane will meet the Collector on Thursday.

According to Pastor Sanoj Yadav, who takes care of the cemetery in Hanuman Nagar, graves have been vandalised regularly. “The area is close to the forests and thus, frequented by anti-social elements. There is a lot of encroachment as well. For the last couple of days several gravestones, plaques and tiles have been broken by unknown people,” Yadav said.

Source: The Indian Express

3. Swachh Survekshan 2019: Mumbai Slips to 49th Rank, BMC Blames 3-Star Rating Controversy

After bagging the cleanest state capital tag and a nationwide 18th rank last year, Mumbai slipped several notches on Swachh Survekshan 2019 — a survey to rank cleanest cities of India — to stand at 49th, the city’s worst performance over the past four years. The city had ranked 29th in 2017.

Only one city from Maharashtra — Navi Mumbai — has made it to the top 10 list, while Maharashtra has ranked the third best performing state.

Source: The Indian Express

4. MHADA Refuses to Buy 7-Acre Plot in Borivali to Build Affordable Houses

MHADA.
MHADA.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook/ ePrahaar)

EVEN AS the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) on Wednesday reserved Rs 5 crore token money for buying private land in the city, it rejected the plan of purchasing land in Borivali, offered by a private land owner, to build affordable houses. Sources in MHADA said the authority will instead focus of creating housing stock on the land it owns.

The MHADA on Wednesday proposed a budget of around Rs 8,000 crore for 2019-20. It allocated Rs 500 crore for maintenance of 56 MHADA colonies and reserved a token amount of Rs 5 crore for purchase of land.

Source: The Indian Express

5. Over 80% Rise in Rape, Molestation Cases in Mumbai Since 2013: Report

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Representative image. 
(Photo: The Quint)

The number of rape and molestation cases reported in Mumbai hit an all-time high in 2018, said a Praja Foundation report that recorded these figures over a five-year priod.

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of rape cases registered have increased by 83% per cent and molestation cases have risen by 95%.

While it is difficult to ascertain whether the increase in numbers is due to more people reporting crimes or rising incidence of these crimes, experts say the numbers are indication that women and children are becoming more vulnerable in Mumbai.

Source: Hindustan Times

6. Mumbai Man Jacks up House by 5ft to Prevent Flooding

In a bid to prevent flooding this monsoon, Milind Patil, 54, is lifting his 50-year-old house in Middle Class Society (MCS) in Palghar by 5ft using 180 jacks.

The technique – house-raising or lifting or jacking – used across the world involves digging up the topsoil to approach the foundation of the building. The foundation is then separated from its walls and pillars and steel beams or jacks (manual or hydraulic) are inserted to evenly lift the house to the desired level. After a natural calamity, such as the 2018 Kerala floods, 2015 Chennai floods or the 2012 Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, several houses have been rebuilt using the technology.

Source: Hindustan Times

7. ‘Women in Ancient India Breached the Glass Ceiling’

Ancient Indian texts and inscriptions reveal the complexities of the relationship of women in political power and violence, Dr. Upinder Singh, professor of History at Ashoka University, Sonepat, said here. However, normative texts such as the Arthashastra acknowledge women’s political agency, and the history of ancient India offers several examples of women who exercised power directly or indirectly, she said.

Speaking at a lecture on Women, Power and Violence: Perspectives from Ancient India organised by the Asiatic Society Library on Tuesday, Dr. Singh, daughter of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, said while patriarchy seems to be a feature of ancient societies, locating women’s problems in ancient India and contradictory statements in the sources present a problem.

Source: The Hindu

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