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Pakistan’s SDG success hinges on media gender shift

Jan 04, 2019 The male-dominated sector must broaden its vision to spark debate about women and development, says Tasneem Ahmar.

Heart medicine heartlessly costly for India’s poor

Jan 04, 2019 The study, carried out in India by researchers from the University of Chicago and published May in PLOS ONE, found that buying cardiovascular medications could have the effect of increasing poverty figures by 2—3 per cent.

India budget bets on renewable energy

Jan 04, 2019 [NEW DELHI] Renewable energy received a massive boost in the budget proposals announced on 28 February by finance minister Arun Jaitley, along with a modest increase in overall allocation for science research.

What’s in the New Indonesia South China Sea Base Hype?

Jan 04, 2019 A recent development has spotlighted Jakarta’s ongoing efforts to upgrade and integrate its existing capabilities to address a range of threats.

Indonesia focuses on polytechnics amid staggering skills gap

Jan 04, 2019 Indonesia, with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Canadian government, has poured funding into polytechnic institutions to increase the number of skilled workers in the country.

Malnutrition ‘high’ among India’s city kids

Jan 04, 2019 [NEW DELHI] A pilot study of nutrition status among children in a hospital community in the Indian capital suggests that the national poverty threshold, as defined by a government-appointed committee, may need to be revised.

Off-grids can power South Asian electrification

Jan 04, 2019 “The governments prefer to extend the grid even to those regions in which renewable energy sources are available in plenty,” says Debajit Palit, associate director, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, and co-author of the study due to be published July in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. “Off-grid options are reserved for those regions where grid extension is not possible.”

PM Modi to launch several development projects in Manipur, Assam

Jan 04, 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Manipur and Assam today. In Manipur, he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for several projects and schemes.

Urban development: Majority of Centre’s assistance to States goes to metro rail, housing projects

Jan 04, 2019 ₹53,000 cr allotted for metro projects, ₹33,000 cr for ‘Housing for all’ scheme

Toxic smog shrouds Indian capital as pollution soars, govt measures fail

Jan 04, 2019 NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Residents of the Indian capital of New Delhi woke on Thursday (Jan 3) to a thick, grey smog, as pollution surged to "severe" and "emergency" levels, with the authorities showing little sign of finding new solutions to the crisis.

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