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About 650 pangolins poached every year since 2009

Pangolins, considered the most trafficked mammal species globally, are targeted mainly for their meat, and scales.

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Budget 2018: Hits for some, misses for others

While Budget 2018-2019 emphasises on generating productive and gainful employment for farmers and landless families, more needs to be done to enable the intended beneficiaries reap benefits.

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Data on kids outside-family-care missing in South Asia

Experts believe that data of how many children live in out-of-home-care (OHC) in each of the South Asian countries is completely missing.

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Budget 2018: Boosting digital connectivity in rural India

Increased spending for development in rural India announced in the budget is being welcomed by people as a positive initiative.

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India hails healthcare scheme for 10 crore poor families

The Indian government has reiterated its commitment to ‘Universal Healthcare’ and has announced flagship schemes to provide better healthcare to people at bottom of the pyramid.

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Indian startups bag 3 awards at Global Cleantech Forum

Clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs from India, Morocco, Pakistan and South Africa at the 2018 GCIP Global Week and Cleantech Open Global Forum in Los Angeles, USA.

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India unveils budget with more focus on farmers, health

The budget provisions claim to strengthen agriculture and rural economy, provisioning for good health care to economically less privileged.

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Ending stigma against leprosy affected people

India hosts ‘Global Appeal 2018’ to end stigma against people affected by Leprosy.

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Vidyasaarathi: A new scholarship for girl students

The scholarship is relevant to students pursuing civil engineering (B.E/ B.Tech.), Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) and MBA in Construction Project Management (CPM).

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Male involvement crucial for gender justice

Men in Indian societies exercise both social and economic power over women and it is this unequal gender order that needs to be addressed.

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Floods top the list of disasters in India, says a report

A new report reveals that flooding ranks top on the list of disasters in India, and is morphing into new and devastating forms.

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End impunity for attacks on journos in Pakistan: Amnesty

There must be a clear and unequivocal commitment by the Pakistani authorities to end impunity for attacks on journalists, said Amnesty International.

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Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate: WMO

The Arctic Report Card shows that the warming trend is continuing to drive dramatic transformation in the Arctic region.

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Iron deficiency leaves 53% of kids in Maharashtra anemic

India ranks 170th in world for prevalence of anemia amongst women.

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Driving modern agricultural practices to benefit farmers

Reduced expenditure and water conservation measures have ensured that 28% of farmers in SST project areas earn over 3.5 lakes per hectare each year.

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Empowering girls, women to resist sex trafficking

A national consultation, part of three-city series, highlights the vulnerabilities of the last mile girl- who is the most vulnerable of all human beings to prostitution.

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Tiger conservation can help realise SDGs in Asia

Investing in tigers produce significant benefits and opportunities for thousands of species and millions of people.

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Indian Ban Asbestos Network (I-BAN) established

The network was formed after two days of deliberations in a meeting ‘India Beyond Asbestos - Issues and Strategies’ held in New Delhi last week.

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NITI open to quarterly dialogue with civil society on SDGs

India’s apex planning body to engage civil society in quarterly deliberations to have an action oriented approach to deliver results.

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Govt mulls plan to improve employability of tribal people

Government is considering formulating a special policy for tribal people working in urban areas so that they can benefit from the skill India initiative.

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