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Remembering a tête-à-tête with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Jul 28, 2015 04:05 PM OneWorld South Asia remembers the progressive words of Dr Kalam as the news of his sad demise grips the entire nation in grief.
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Graduates in India share business plans for social causes

Jul 27, 2015 07:39 PM Around 3000 students from across the country showcased their entrepreneurial skills in New Delhi by showcasing 57 projects developed for community empowerment.
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SDGs need to avoid environment-development trade-offs

Jul 25, 2015 05:00 PM According to a new, the Sustainable Development Goals will sustain only if they are underpinned by a secure foundation of natural capital.
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Finalists for the India NGO Awards 2014 – 15 announced

Jul 21, 2015 05:49 PM The India NGO Awards are being organised to adopt good standards and practices while implementing the programmes.
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Girls should learn to hit back, exhorts Delhi top cop

Jul 20, 2015 05:10 PM Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi has urged women for being ready to hit back at the molesters instead of suffering in silence.
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Son preference is a global issue, say experts

Jul 17, 2015 06:46 PM Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.
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Two-week-long campaign for animal rights culminates

Jul 17, 2015 05:47 PM The Demand Justice for Animals campaign run by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) commenced on the 3rd of July.

Africa’s largest gene bank helps to bolster food security

Jul 16, 2015 11:44 AM Powered by environmental finance this initiative links scientists with small-scale farmers to collectively revive and conserve traditional, indigenous seeds.

New development financing must be risk informed: UNDP

Jul 14, 2015 07:46 PM New development financing framework must take into account emerging global challenges and be risk-informed, says UN Development Chief.

Experts unveil independent study on climate change risks

Jul 13, 2015 06:25 PM The report recommends that climate change risk assessments should be updated regularly.

Online consumers to be better protected by UN guidelines

Jul 11, 2015 01:36 PM The new guidelines by the United Nations will be monitored by UNCTAD.

Despite progress, gender inequality persists: study

Jul 10, 2015 03:45 PM The MDG report-2015 states that women continue to face discrimination in many parts of the world.
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India, China played central role in poverty reduction: report

Jul 07, 2015 10:02 PM Despite significant gains accomplished by the MDGs, progress has been uneven across the globe, the final MDG report reveals.
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New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

Jul 07, 2015 08:39 PM The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
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Leprosy is a neglected disability in India: Rights activist

Jul 06, 2015 07:35 PM There are 747 recognised or registered colonies of people affected by leprosy in India.
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Using hashtags to feed children in India

Jul 06, 2015 05:21 PM The campaign 'If hashstags could feed' on Twitter is aimed at persuading people to donate money towards feeding the school children in India.
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Our identity creates obstacles for us: Transgender activists

Jul 03, 2015 08:20 PM The third national Hijra Habba called for a big push for transgender and Hijra welfare by expanding access to health, education and employment.

Delhi to host global conference on prenatal sex selection

Jul 02, 2015 07:15 PM The conference aims to exchange international knowledge on sex-selective practices and methods of addressing the problem.
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India: Pursuing low carbon led development in local areas

Jun 29, 2015 04:40 PM Parliamentarians like Kalikesh Singh Deo are supporting low-carbon development in their constituencies.
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Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: study

Jun 26, 2015 01:00 AM According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.
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