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9th March, 2017
Greet your friends & colleagues with "Namaste" instead of handshake

Greeting people with a handshake is routine accepted practice, especially in formal settings. And, the quality of handshake, firm or limp, may be a potential indicator of the personality type and creating a good first impression.
However, on the downside, a handshake can spread bacteria and/or viruses directly between individuals. Respiratory infections such as flu or common cold, diarrhea, skin and eye infections can spread through contaminated hands. Although the cold and flu viruses spread via air-borne droplets by coughing or sneezing, they can also spread by direct contact with contaminated surfaces such as table tops, drawer handles, and door knobs or by shaking hands with someone who has the infection. Flu viruses tend to live longer on surfaces than cold viruses do. The cold and flu viruses live longer on nonporous surfaces such as plastic, metal or wood than they do on porous surfaces like fabrics, skin or paper. Many GI infections such as salmonellosis, shigellosis, hepatitis A, giardiasis, amebiasis can also spread through contaminated hands. These microorganisms can survive on the environmental surfaces for hours to days.
In its August 2014 issue, the American Journal of Infection Control published a report stating that nearly twice as many bacteria were transferred during a handshake vs a high five; a fist bump consistently gave the lowest transmission.
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IMA's viewpoint on the Delhi budget 2017

With an allocation of Rs 5,736 crores for the health care, budget highlights indicate that healthcare infrastructure is a key priority for the AAP government.

New Delhi, March 8, 2017: AAP ruled Delhi government allocated more than half of this planned expenditure on healthcare, education and civic infrastructure development. This is the second consecutive year that healthcare and medical infrastructure has been a priority in Delhi budget.

Focus on sanitation and natural resource improvements also shine through the budget.  To promote eco-friendly public transport system, subsidy to battery-operated vehicles was proposed.
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