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India achieved groundbreaking success in reducing MMR

Jun 11, 2018 06:45 AM Four key actions are responsible for India’s remarkable achievement, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh of WHO.

Could our addiction to plastic be poisoning us?

Jun 05, 2018 12:20 AM World Environment Day 2018, is themed as Beat Plastic Pollution, and urges governments, industry, communities and individuals to break up with single-use plastic.
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Future imperfect in India – hungrier and deeper in debt

Jun 04, 2018 11:40 AM Data from the National Family Health Survey conducted in 2016 shows that little has been achieved in tackling malnutrition. Besides, there has been a sharp increase in the indebtedness of household.

Why urban governance remains dysfunctional

Jun 02, 2018 11:15 AM June 1 marked twenty-five years since Presidential assent was granted to the 74th Constitutional Amendment. Has urban governance in India lived up to the vision of empowered institutions of local self-governance.

Active private sector collaborations crucial for ending TB!

Mar 24, 2018 07:26 PM Though TB incidence and TB deaths have shown a declining trend, India continues to have the highest burden of TB, writes Dr. Rajna Mishra, Senior Research Scientist.

Climate change is moving faster than we are: António Guterres

Jan 04, 2018 07:04 PM The UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his New Year message cautions the world of the global challenges. Read on for the full text.

SC not criminalising non-consensual sex is flawed: activist

Sep 28, 2017 04:10 PM While Section 375 defines rape as a crime, it makes an exception for intercourse or any sexual act by a man with his wife.

No one is winning today’s wars: António Guterres

Sep 21, 2017 05:05 PM UN Secretary-General António Guterres cites nuclear peril, terrorism, inequality among most severe global threats.

Lack of hygiene is affecting the poorest: UNICEF’s Osbert

Sep 18, 2017 03:17 PM When we talk about sanitation, behaviour change is a complex issue, particularly in India, believes UNICEF India's Chief of WASH, Nicolas Osbert.

Women are sexually objectified across the world: Bangladeshi poet

Jul 22, 2017 04:25 PM Bangladeshi poet, writer, and women's rights activist, Sadaf Saaz, believes that in countries like India and Bangladesh, understanding sexuality is important for men and women, especially in times when porn has taken over everyone’s imagination. At the Jaipur Literature Festival- 2017, Sadaf speaks her heart out to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia on the state of women in the subcontinent.

Yoga can help stave off NCDs: Poonam Khetrapal, WHO

Jun 21, 2017 12:10 PM The International Day of Yoga demonstrates, the art of being active is one each of us can master, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

Empower women at workplaces in S E Asia: WHO official

Mar 08, 2017 12:15 PM Action across countries and sectors is needed to enhance worker protections and make the migration process healthier, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

PFI hails hike in health budget by 27%: Poonam Muttreja

Feb 03, 2017 03:04 PM It is reassuring to see the Government’s commitment to ‘Health for All’ in the Union Budget, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India.

Demonetisation is advantageous for Indian youth: Anil Pharande, Pharande Spaces

Jan 24, 2017 11:50 AM The principled younger earners of India today prefer to be transparent, writes Anil Pharande, Chairman - Pharande Spaces.

Direct selling industry is giving back in the form of CSR: Amit Chadha, IDSA

Jan 19, 2017 04:45 PM Most direct selling entities participate in the CSR activities in critical areas like health & human services, women empowerment & environmental protection, writes Amit Chadha, Secretary General, Indian Direct Selling Association.

UN must change as global challenges surpass its ability to respond: António Guterres

Dec 15, 2016 01:07 PM Following are new UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office, in New York on 12 December 2016:

Raising the bar for inclusive education in India

Nov 08, 2016 04:58 PM India should address major obstacles in fulfilling the goal for inclusive and quality education, write Ashish Singh & Aleksei Opacic.

Dear Editor, Why paint a rosy picture?

Oct 19, 2016 07:45 PM Reports on unemployment fears and an undernourished nation have failed to stroke the right kind of discourse on the subject in the media.
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BRICS countries need an economy of entrepreneurs!

Oct 18, 2016 01:05 PM E-market platforms in all the BRICS countries could enable MSMEs to access local and global clientele, writes Mazher Hussain.

I hope my medal can serve as an inspiration for differently abled: Deepa Malik

Sep 17, 2016 06:00 PM "I hope my journey and the medal can serve as an inspiration for differently-abled individuals to break out from their social boundaries and pursue their dreams," says Deepa Malik.

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