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Himachal hosts media workshop on Measles Rubella

Aug 21, 2017 07:30 PM The deliberations focused on the introduction of critical new vaccines under the Universal Immunization Programme 2017-18.

It is a myth that diabetes is an urban disease: Anil Kumble

Aug 09, 2017 08:30 PM Well known Indian cricketer Anil Kumble has asked people to become more aware against the risk of diabetes.

Book Bank comes to the aid of 5,000 students in Karnataka

Aug 08, 2017 07:27 PM Distributing free textbooks to underprivileged students, Rajasthan Youth Association announced that it is extending the activity to Bengaluru Urban and other districts.

Poaching continues to threaten tigers in SE Asia: WWF

Jul 31, 2017 10:55 AM India’s reported tiger deaths related to poaching reached an all time high in 2016.

India set to unveil new guidelines for Anganwadi centres

Jul 28, 2017 05:18 PM Preceding the new guidelines, a new UNICEF report recommends a regulatory system for early childhood education in India.

Mandela Day: Hygiene kits, sanitary pads for Mumbai girls

Jul 24, 2017 11:00 AM The South African Consulate along with the Nargis Dutt Foundation distributed personal hygiene kits to school girls on Mandela Day.

Fake news is now a formalised industry: journalists

Jul 24, 2017 01:31 PM Meeting at a discussion forum in New Delhi, journalists pointed out that media itself is responsible for their lack of credibility.

LinkedIn hosts Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Jul 22, 2017 12:55 PM Satyarthi also spoke about the challenges, struggles and opposition he faced when he started his journey, 37 years ago.

Biking Queens hit Indian roads for women empowerment

Jul 21, 2017 07:18 PM The bikers will spread the message of women empowerment and also distribute sanitary kits to women in dozens of Indian states.

RCEP negotiators must fix provisions risking public health

Jul 21, 2017 02:22 PM Many countries that have accepted excessive monopolies on pharmaceuticals are now grappling with the consequences of unaffordable medicine prices.

Raise compensation for acid attack victims: activist

Jul 19, 2017 11:58 AM Javed Abidi, a disability rights activist has demanded that compensation amount for acid attack victims should be raised from the present 3 lakh to at least 10 lakh.

New report highlights shifting role of philanthropy

Jul 14, 2017 11:25 AM The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation released new research on the future of philanthropy.

Now or never, say activists on women’s quota bill

Jul 14, 2017 06:02 PM A large number of women’s organizations and individuals get together to push the passage of the long pending bill in the monsoon session of Parliament.

Road for SDGs in India paved with glaring potholes: report

Jul 14, 2017 12:20 PM Even as the civil society takes note of some of the promising initiatives, it cautions government against the pitfalls across the goals.

Elephants exploited in Asia’s tourism sector: report

Jul 11, 2017 05:45 PM A new report released by World Animal Protection reveals that more than three quarters of nearly three thousand elephants used in tourist entertainment in Asia are kept in severely cruel conditions.

Despite challenges, India is a story growing up: UN

Jul 10, 2017 06:05 PM Civil society in India should work beyond mere criticism and help the government in finding solutions to developmental problems, said the UN resident coordinator in India.

‘Youth Adda’ explores ways to reduce inequalities

Jul 10, 2017 05:20 PM Issues about gender, economic and physical inequalities were raised at Youth Adda hosted by the civil society in New Delhi.

GST rates on appliances angers the disabled in India

Jul 04, 2017 12:00 AM The disabled community came out in protest against GST which has allegedly caused undue increase in prices related to appliances used by them.

IIT Kanpur to develop sustainable villages along Ganges

Jul 04, 2017 12:00 PM Supported by India’s National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the initiative aims at developing model ‘Ganga Grams’.

In Delhi, osteoarthritis remains a neglected problem: Study

Jun 29, 2017 08:00 AM Lack of awareness leads women and injury-prone adults to seek medical care only at a severe stage.

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