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Odisha to promote gender responsive governance

Jun 27, 2016 12:24 PM Two pilot districts - Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj – have been selected for the project.

South Asia ‘reacts slow’ to monsoon forecasts

Jun 02, 2015 12:05 PM Pre-monsoon forecasts are available, but there is little awareness or preparedness.

UNICEF collaborates with radio to end cyber violence

Jun 21, 2016 12:23 PM Globally, one in three internet users is a child. In India more than 28% youth have online presence.

Tata Sky brings ‘Classroom’ into living rooms with Tata ClassEdge

Jun 16, 2016 07:45 AM This interactive service will be available to all subscribers, and is intended to benefit children from Classes V to VIII with lessons mapped to their syllabus.

Scientists find a way to irrigate with wastewater

Jun 15, 2016 06:25 PM Water4Crops, a research collaboration between India and EU has demonstrated how industrial and municipal wastewater can be treated and reused to delivers higher crop yields.

Remittances bring economic stability to families, nations

Jun 15, 2016 02:43 PM In 2015, some 250 million migrants living outside their countries of origin sent nearly US$450 billion back home in remittances.

WBCSD takes action to transform the global food system

Jun 15, 2016 11:50 AM The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and EAT Foundation are partnering to accelerate the transformation towards a healthy and sustainable global food system

Poshan Cards help Maharashtra fight nutrition deficiency

Jun 14, 2016 05:02 PM Poshan Cards launched in Maharashtra to fight nutrition deficiency.

Kidney racket: Apollo hospital sets up inquiry committee

Jun 13, 2016 01:00 PM Indraprastha Apollo hospital has constituted an independent inquiry committee to look into the matter of illegal organ trade.

Drought hit Maharashtra gets new bore wells

Jun 13, 2016 01:54 PM Believers church installs 101 bore wells in Maharashtra for the worst affected areas and communities for the worst affected areas and communities

Kailash Satyarthi to preside over Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Jun 13, 2016 01:25 PM Satyarthi becomes the first Indian to preside over the Nobel Peace Prize Forum as he gets global support to achieve his vision of a child-friendly world.

FCRA provisions remind of emergency era: civil society

Jun 10, 2016 08:58 PM Civil Society leaders say that FCRA has become a tool to muzzle dissent and urged the government to stop targeting NGOs in the name of FCRA because it affects people living in the margins.

Urbanization in India: Challenges and Opportunities

Jun 09, 2016 11:15 AM Anil Pharande, Chairman- Pharande Spaces, talks about the relationship between population migration, urbanization and economic growth.

Solar fastest growing new energy source in India

Jun 08, 2016 11:59 AM India’s solar development pipeline now stands at 22 GW, more than 13 GW under construction.

Karnataka all set for gender responsive governance

Jun 07, 2016 05:50 PM UN Women and Government of Karnataka partner to promote gender responsive governance.

Now, a tool to measure global food waste

Jun 07, 2016 04:43 PM The FLW Standard is the first-ever set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report on and manage food loss and waste.

India includes animals in its disaster management plan

Jun 06, 2016 05:20 PM Millions of animals will be better protected during disasters, with the launch of India’s National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) - released this week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Skill India Mission trains over 1 crore people in a year

Jun 06, 2016 03:18 PM The provision of a skilled workforce is a pre-requisite for a growing economy and success of various other initiative of the government such as Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities, rapid highway constructions.

Social welfare: Looking through the Modi rule of two years

Jun 07, 2016 06:53 PM Civil society is weighing in the work done by the Narendra Modi government at the end of two years.

Modi failed to create the conditions for new jobs: SBP

Jun 03, 2016 03:30 PM President of the Swarna Bharat Party criticizes Modi for not been able to create new jobs for country's youth.

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