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Experts urge for improved healthcare coverage systems

Aug 22, 2016 08:40 AM According to experts policy design should be based on prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment and rehabilitation of NCDs.

Asia-Pacific plagued with broadband disparities: report

Aug 22, 2016 12:39 PM A new UN ESCAP report shows that 74.89 per cent of total fixed broadband subscriptions in Asia and the Pacific are concentrated in East and North-East Asia.

India needs innovators to move forward: Anil Kakodkar

Aug 16, 2016 04:01 PM Eminent Indian scientist Anil Kakodkar launches experiential science education programme for students and teachers.

Swachh Bharat honours Citizen Sanitation Champions

Aug 16, 2016 07:00 AM A series of short films is based on people-led initiatives focused on eliminating open defecation #FreedomFromOpenDefecation.

National mainstreaming of community-based research

Aug 16, 2016 12:26 PM There is a need for strengthening community engagement in higher education institutions in India, writes Rajesh Tandon, President of PRIA, a non profit.

Ethical organ donation programme need of the hour

Aug 11, 2016 07:56 PM India has come a long way since the 1980s when it was the hub of transplant tourism & commercial transplants.

Experts root for agricultural diversity in India

Aug 08, 2016 02:50 PM A multi-disciplinary group of experts underlined the need to enhance access to high quality and value food in India.

India launches MAA programme to promote breastfeeding

Aug 08, 2016 11:05 AM The Indian Health Minister emphasised that breastfeeding is natural and cost effective intervention and should be promoted at all levels.

Autistic students enjoy a movie date in Delhi NCR

Aug 05, 2016 08:00 AM Special kids like Manny, Diego and Sid had a rare opportunity of watching a movie at theatre.

Hillary makes history at the democratic national convention

Aug 05, 2016 11:35 AM Hillary Clinton has made history by becoming the first woman to accept presidential nomination by a major-party.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor secures first and second position in India Skills-2016

Aug 04, 2016 08:01 PM The India Skills 2016 finale winners qualify for selections to World Skills 2017, which is scheduled to be held at Abu Dhabi.

Yes Foundation to impact 1.2 mn youths through YES! i am the change-2016

Aug 04, 2016 06:34 PM “YES! i am the CHANGE is a platform to nurture and harness the ‘youth power’.

Smart class project cheers up Chhattisgarh school kids

Aug 03, 2016 07:25 PM One of the largest primary school transformation programme in partnership with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Government of Chhattisgarh.

PReJHA Foundation launched in tribal dominated state

Aug 02, 2016 12:55 PM PreJha foundation will focus on creating skilled and employable manpower in the tribal dominated state of Jharkhand.

Aiming at SDGs this World Breastfeeding Week

Aug 02, 2016 12:30 PM BPNI, a nonprofit working for the promotion of breastfeeding, appeals for pledging to aim big for SGDs this World Breastfeeding Week.

Breastmilk is a baby’s first vaccine, says UNICEF

Aug 01, 2016 01:15 PM According to UNICEF breastfeeding within hour of birth provides baby’s ‘first vaccine’.

HCL Grant for NGOs adds two new categories this year

Jul 29, 2016 04:52 PM This year HCL Grant has added health and environment apart from education.

Green corridor saves life of an elderly man in Delhi

Jul 29, 2016 04:23 PM A green corridor was created by Delhi police authorities to smoothly facilitate the transport of the organ from Delhi Airport to the hospital.

Sixth edition of Mobile for Good Awards launched

Jul 28, 2016 12:44 PM Applications for this year's edition of awards are open till September 15, 2016.

Amendments to India’s Child Labour Bill raises eyebrows

Jul 27, 2016 03:49 PM UNICEF India is concerned that the amended Bill substantially reduces the list of professions considered hazardous.

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