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Businesses urged for breakthrough innovation on SDGs

Apr 28, 2017 03:47 PM UN Global Compact calls on business to shift from incremental change to breakthrough innovation on the SDGs.

Essential nutrients missing from 9 in 10 children's diets

Apr 27, 2017 12:45 PM In a Bangalore based study, it was found that up to 9 in 10 children's diets could be deficient in essential nutrients.

UNGC unveils global opportunity explorer for businesses

Apr 26, 2017 07:45 PM The explorer is a digital platform connecting the global business community with access to business solutions around the SDGs.

Assam’s two child draft policy makes women vulnerable?

Apr 25, 2017 08:16 PM The policy also suggests that people with more than two children will be ineligible for government jobs.

Creating market opportunities to achieve the SDGs

Apr 21, 2017 04:24 PM UN Global Compact convenes 300 business leaders in India to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Successful rare bone cancer surgery at Jaipur hospital

Apr 19, 2017 05:25 PM After being dismissed by several doctors for a decade, Manjit Singh, from Ganganagar district in Rajasthan, underwent life saving surgery at BMCHRC for rare cancer.

Successful rare bone cancer surgery at Jaipur hospital

Apr 19, 2017 05:00 PM After being dismissed by several doctors for a decade, Manjit, from Ganganagar district, underwent life saving surgery at BMCHRC for rare cancer.

Liver diseases assume killer proportion in India?

Apr 19, 2017 01:24 PM Liver cancer is the fourth commonest cause of cancer in the world.

Pakistan, China among world’s top executioners: study

Apr 17, 2017 12:58 PM Amnesty urges world’s biggest executioner China to come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment.

Rescuing underage girls out of India’s brothels ‘legally’

Apr 14, 2017 07:56 PM With the aim of taking underage girls out of India’s brothels and into the courts of law, world’s first School for Justice opens in India.

Indian Parliament clears landmark HIV legislation

Apr 12, 2017 12:54 PM The new law bans discrimination against people living with and affected by HIV in India.

New tool to track corporate transparency & sustainability

Apr 10, 2017 03:38 PM A new tool called Arabesque combines big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to launch a unique corporate transparency tool.

Post Uttarakhand disaster, survivors re-build lives

Apr 10, 2017 11:58 AM The Uttarakhand Post-Disaster Livelihood Programme (UPDLP) seeks to re-build livelihoods through on-farm as well as off-farm activities.

Google.org grants $8.4 million to four Indian non-profits

Apr 07, 2017 12:45 PM Google.org supports nonprofits working in the education sector to bridge the quality education gap in India.

Martha Farrell Awards for gender equality announced

Apr 07, 2017 11:15 AM Martha Farrell Awards for excellence in women’s empowerment recognize exceptional individuals and organizations.

Guru Jambheshwar's words key to fight global warming

Apr 05, 2017 11:38 AM Environmentalists look towards the world oldest ecologist community- The Bishnoi Samaj to conserve mother- nature.

Changing notions of masculinity reduce gender violence

Apr 03, 2017 12:09 PM Population Council’s Innovative Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) Builds Evidence to Address Violence Against Women and Girls in Bihar. violence against women

Biodiversity, agriculture key to ensure sustainability

Apr 01, 2017 06:15 PM The world is living on the edge, but pursuing sustainable development can help convert the crisis into a big opportunity for everyone.

Boys and girls unite for gender parity in Uttarkhand

Mar 30, 2017 08:05 AM Children across the Indian mountain state of Uttarakhand are changing their communities and transforming long-established mindsets.

Indian medical research wing to develop Shigella Vaccine

Mar 30, 2017 02:45 PM Shigellosis is one of the leading causes of death and casualties among under-five children in countries of Africa and South Asia.

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