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Urbanisation growing fast in India, so is extreme poverty

Cities in urban India are being continuously flooded with economically poor people, writes Akanksha Sharma.

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Thai government promotes low-emission rice farming

Climate-Smart sustainable rice standard to be adopted by Thai farmers.

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Accessibility summit in India to enhance tech access

The summit aims its efforts towards bridging technology divide for driving digital inclusion to empower the disabled.

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Women’s quota Bill set to become a people’s agenda

A leading nonprofit will mobilise Panchayat heads to galvanize the masses.

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Climate policies: Indian MPs visit Germany for a workshop

The delegation consisted of different Indian Political Parties with a common goal of implementing its own sustainable low-carbon initiatives in India.

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Can crowdfunding help India’s 70 mn disabled people?

According to estimates based on statistics on an average one person gets disabled every minute in India.

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Sewing machines distributed to 400 widows in Varanasi

The machines have been distributed by the Loomba Foundation as part of its project to empower 5000 impoverished widows in Varanasi.

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Master Chef Kapoor raises $2.1 mn for Akshaya Patra

Akshaya Patra, an NGO serves 1.6 million midday meals to children in 13,200 government schools in 12 States across India.

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Empowered women bring more bucks to society: Yassmin

Renowned Muslim activist and author Yassmin Abdel-Magied feels that progress of women translates into prosperity for everyone.

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Abuse of migrant workers widespread in Qatar: Amnesty

About 25% of workers at one company said they felt unable to report health and safety concerns for fear of reprisal.

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PickUrFlick Indie film festival turns lens on social issues

The festival witnessed two World Premieres, five Asian Premieres and six Indian Premieres.

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E-learning platform for grassroots NGOs launched in India

The Change the Game Academy has been launched to help the local community welfare projects reap benefits of ‘Digital India.’

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Minister launches online directory for body donation

The Indian health minister also launched organ & whole body donation awareness campaign 2016 – 2017.

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Scheduled Tribes panel order on land transfers hailed

Scheduled Tribes panel order on unlawful land transfers is welcome in the interest of tribal peoples, said human rights watchdog, Amnesty.

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Big B appointed WHO goodwill ambassador for Hepatitis

Though preventable, viral hepatitis kills 410 000 people in South-East Asia every year, mostly people in their productive years.

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People with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from exercise

Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, which means that the symptoms continue to worsen over time.

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Institutional reforms needed to end sexual violence

Executions will not eradicate violence against women, and authorities must not use this cruel punishment as a ‘quick-fix’ solution, says Amnesty.

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Saving sea cows helps ensure human food security

Seagrass meadows support fisheries across the Indo-Pacific, and are increasingly recognized for their ability to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Intensifying efforts against neglected tropical diseases

WHO South-East Asia pledge resolved to further fast track efforts to eradicate, eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

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India's film board told to certify Lipstick Under My Burqa

Lipstick Under My Burqa wins against regressive social norms as the Indian film certification body, CBFC, had earlier refused to certify it.

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