Jul 22, 2014 06:35 PM
Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
[UNFPA] [child sex ratio] [UN Women] [Girl child] [Women and children] [Millennium Development Goals] [India] [Discrimination] [Gender Inequality] [Female feticide] [Women]
Jul 22, 2014 06:04 PM The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season.
Jul 22, 2014 03:59 PM
GIS-based soil fertility maps for 19 states, developed by the Indian Institute of Soil Sciences could help enhance productivity, sustainability and also prevent environmental degradation.
[Agri-technology] [South Asia] [Agriculture] [Indian Farmers]
Jul 22, 2014 01:30 PM
The Decentralised Distributed Generation (DDG) can be obtained from conventional or renewable sources such as biomass, biofuels, and solar energy
[Electricity] [12th year plan] [energy efficiency] [Government of India] [renewable energy] [Power supply]
Jul 22, 2014 01:21 PM The Indian government has set an ambitious target of moving towards the goal of attaining 600 Community Radio stations in Phase-I.
Jul 21, 2014 05:26 PM
The Prime Minister will lead a 20-member high-powered Bangladesh delegation at the first-ever Girl Summit to be held in the British capital.
[Bangladesh Women] [Bangladesh Prime Minister] [Bangladesh Girls]
Jul 21, 2014 12:30 PM
In keeping with plans for rolling out IVRS and voice-based advisories, offline text to voice conversion at the users' end is also under advanced stage of development for semi-literate and illiterate users.
[India] [Agriculture] [Agri-technology] [South Asia]
Jul 21, 2014 11:15 AM
Sri Lanka's National Nutrition Council in December last year introduced a Multi-Sector Action Plan for Nutrition compiled under the guidance of the President.
[Sri Lanka] [Nutrition] [South Asia]
Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM
The scholarships awarded under the ‘Asi Disi’ scheme will enable journalists to equip themselves with the latest skills.
[Sri Lanka] [Journalism, Scholarships] [Education] [Media]
Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM The development plans of various ministries include upgradation of Railways, Telecommunication, Roads, Power and Inland Waterways
Jul 18, 2014 10:59 AM
States have been instructed to implement drought mitigation works like renovation of traditional water bodies, said India’s Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha.
[Drought] [India] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Agriculture]
Jul 18, 2014 09:00 AM
The low cost mountain foot bridges are said to be easy to transport and deploy in the disaster struck zones.
[India] [South Asia] [Disaster Management] [Disaster reduction] [Disaster resilience]
Jul 18, 2014 08:00 AM The government highlighted its concern after reports of molestation of a child inside a school in a southern Indian city.
Jul 18, 2014 07:00 AM The Connected Women Report Illustrates the power of the mobile technology to catalyse economic development and exemplifies its transformational impact across the world with real life cases, Highlighting the impact in India.