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Symposium on Women's rights and empowerment

May 25, 2016 12:34 PM At World Humanitarian Summit UN Women gather to discuss women's rights and empowerment.

Google expands ‘Internet Saathi’ programme in rural India

May 20, 2016 04:20 PM Around 100,000 women have already benefitted from the Internet literacy drive in Rural India.

Goons kill one more journalist in Bihar

May 18, 2016 02:20 PM Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, Bureau head, Hindustan, Siwan has been killed by unknown assailants.

Stunting is holding back development of South Asian kids

May 18, 2016 02:58 PM Stunting causes physical and neurocognitive damage that is most often irreversible.

Near East: Conflict taints improvements in food security

May 16, 2016 06:20 PM Conflicts are impeding the fight against hunger in the Near East region, where growing food insecurity is compounded by rising water scarcity and a challenging natural resource situation that is exacerbated by climate change.

Need peace to fight hunger in Near East: FAO

May 16, 2016 05:40 PM Twenty-five countries from the Near East and North Africa have stressed the importance of peace for food security as they reaffirmed their commitment to fighting hunger in all its forms.

India Inc urged to be more responsible towards society

May 12, 2016 06:00 PM The CSR activities should not be allowed to camouflage the ulterior motives of business houses.

FAO and Nobel laureates to tackle hunger and violence

May 13, 2016 08:05 AM Food and Agricultural Organisation and a group of Nobel laureates have come up together to tackle the twin problems of hunger and violence.

New pesticide guidelines seek phase-out of risky toxins

May 13, 2016 08:10 AM To reduce the danger caused by pesticides to human health and environment FAO and WHO have released new guidelines.

IFAD projects increase incomes for rural poor in India

May 13, 2016 04:07 PM IFAD-funded projects increase incomes and improve lives for rural poor in India, reports independent evaluation.

Parched India gears up for early onset of monsoon

May 11, 2016 02:20 PM Monsoon, this year as predicted, will hit the floors slightly early as compared to previous few years because of decline in El- Nino.

Rape and murder of Dalit woman insinuates discrimination

May 12, 2016 04:35 PM The rape and murder of the dalit woman highlights persistence of caste, gender-based violence.

World Animal Protection appoints new global CEO

May 11, 2016 11:15 AM Steve McIvor, award winning campaigner on issues as diverse as endangered species, domestic violence and the promotion of human rights appointed as new global CEO, World Animal Protection.

Hemophilia Federation observes World Hemophilia Day

May 01, 2016 01:55 PM The event aimed at generating sensitization on Hemophilia for the policy makers both at national and state level.

Technology key to India’s decentralized solar mini-grids

May 05, 2016 01:05 PM Combined with innovative business models, technology breakthroughs that reduce costs can overcome hurdles in providing more affordable electricity to millions in rural India, according to a new report.

Development journalists from 14 nations receive diplomas

Apr 28, 2016 08:10 AM The diplomas were conferred in New Delhi at the valedictory function of 65th Diploma Course in development journalism.

Call for strong legislation to protect journalists in India

Apr 28, 2016 03:05 PM The Governor of western Indian state of Maharashtra has called for strong laws to protect journalists.

Impact Conclave to fuel discourse on impact of SDGs

Apr 13, 2016 01:55 PM The Conclave will provide a cross-learning platform to diverse stakeholders engaged in the process of sustainable development.

NGO launches education campaign across South Asia

Apr 13, 2016 12:25 PM More than six lakh people will pledge their support for this campaign being launched simultaneously across many South Asian cities.

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