Researchers have revealed that living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).
They found that living less than 50 metres from a major road or less than 150 metres from a highway is associated with a higher risk of developing neurological disorders, likely due to increased exposure to air pollution.
Little is known about the risk factors associated with neurological disorders, the majority of which are incurable and typically worsen over time.
Andhra Pradesh cabinet chaired by chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has passed a resolution to abolish the Legislative Council. The resolution will now be moved in the Assembly soon.
The state government has been contemplating to abolish the council for the past few days since it received a setback in the upper house which referred the three-capital cities bill and CRDA repeal bill to the select committee.
The resolution will be sent to Centre seeking introduction of a bill to dissolve the upper house. Only six states in the country have both the houses as majority of the states have abolished the Vidhan Parishad.
The European Parliament is set to debate and vote on a resolution tabled by some of its members against India's Citizenship Amendment Act.
The resolution, tabled by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group in the Parliament earlier this week, is set to be debated 29 January and voted on 30 January.
A separate grouping, which represents 66 Members of European Parliament (MEPs), has moved a sixth resolution that supports the Act but calls for an impartial probe into excessive use of force by security forces against anti-CAA protesters.