Jul 23, 2014 11:00 AM
The Asian Human Rights Commission says that forcing the
registration of non-governmental organisations with the Sri Lankan
Ministry of Defence is to control all opposition against the government.
[Sri Lanka] [Human rights] [South Asia] [AHRC]
Jul 22, 2014 01:30 PM
The Decentralised Distributed Generation (DDG) can be obtained from conventional or renewable sources such as biomass, biofuels, and solar energy
[Electricity] [12th year plan] [energy efficiency] [Government of India] [renewable energy] [Power supply]
Jul 23, 2014 03:30 PM
The objective of the course is to provide individuals with a well-informed understanding of all the elements constituting sexual harassment.
[Indian women] [Sexual Harassment at workplace] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity]
Jul 23, 2014 02:10 PM Reports have further revealed that the shark fin trade is today one of the leading contributors to the decimation of sharks globally.
Jul 23, 2014 11:57 AM
This announcement comes in response to protests in the Parliament demanding an inquiry into the controversial appointment of a high court judge under the previous UPA govt.
[Justice] [Accountability] [South Asia] [Indian Government] [Corruption & transparency]
Jul 22, 2014 06:35 PM
Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
[UNFPA] [child sex ratio] [UN Women] [Girl child] [Women and children] [Millennium Development Goals] [India] [Discrimination] [Gender Inequality] [Female feticide] [Women]
Jul 22, 2014 06:04 PM The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season.
Jul 22, 2014 03:59 PM
GIS-based soil fertility maps for 19 states, developed by the Indian Institute of Soil Sciences could help enhance productivity, sustainability and also prevent environmental degradation.
[Agri-technology] [South Asia] [Agriculture] [Indian Farmers]
Jul 22, 2014 01:21 PM The Indian government has set an ambitious target of moving towards the goal of attaining 600 Community Radio stations in Phase-I.
Jul 21, 2014 05:26 PM
The Prime Minister will lead a 20-member high-powered Bangladesh delegation at the first-ever Girl Summit to be held in the British capital.
[Bangladesh Women] [Bangladesh Prime Minister] [Bangladesh Girls]
Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM The development plans of various ministries include upgradation of Railways, Telecommunication, Roads, Power and Inland Waterways
Jul 21, 2014 12:30 PM
In keeping with plans for rolling out IVRS and voice-based advisories, offline text to voice conversion at the users' end is also under advanced stage of development for semi-literate and illiterate users.
[India] [Agriculture] [Agri-technology] [South Asia]
Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM
The scholarships awarded under the ‘Asi Disi’ scheme will enable journalists to equip themselves with the latest skills.
[Sri Lanka] [Journalism, Scholarships] [Education] [Media]
Jul 21, 2014 11:15 AM
Sri Lanka's National Nutrition Council in December last year introduced a Multi-Sector Action Plan for Nutrition compiled under the guidance of the President.
[Sri Lanka] [Nutrition] [South Asia]
Jul 18, 2014 09:00 AM
The low cost mountain foot bridges are said to be easy to transport and deploy in the disaster struck zones.
[India] [South Asia] [Disaster Management] [Disaster reduction] [Disaster resilience]