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Ahmedabad’s heat action plan receives global attention

Apr 20, 2015 11:44 AM Indian City of Ahmedabad has received international honour for ‘Heat Action Plan’ to address climate change.

By 2050, global water demand to increase by 55%: report

Apr 16, 2015 04:55 PM A new report highlights that groundwater supplies are decreasing and the demand for freshwater is increasing globally.
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Rockefeller pledges $75 mn to electrify 1,000 Indian villages

Apr 16, 2015 01:00 AM The newly launched Smart Power initiative will promote economic development in rural areas through access to reliable and renewable energy.

Natural disasters cost India, Pakistan $5.9 bn: report

Apr 15, 2015 07:10 PM Asia suffered the highest economic loss from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters, says a new report by Swiss Re.

Nestle trying to influence nurses in India, alleges BPNI

Apr 14, 2015 01:20 PM Nestle is trying to act clever and influencing nurses through a national quiz, said Dr Arun Gupta, Coordinator of Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India.
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Maternal health in India: Betting big on midwives, ANMs

Apr 13, 2015 05:10 PM According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country.
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Skilling is the biggest task for Indian government: Minister

Apr 13, 2015 04:10 PM Lack of proper skilling has left a good percentage of engineering and management graduates jobless, said Rajiv Pratap Rudi, India’s Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
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Probe suspected unlawful killings by AP cops: Amnesty

Apr 08, 2015 11:00 AM On Tuesday, April 7, Andhra Pradesh police and forest officials shot dead 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers in Chittoor district.

Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: study

Apr 08, 2015 01:10 PM The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.
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India celebrates World Health Day

Apr 08, 2015 11:18 AM On the 65th World Health Day, India focused on the issues of maternal health, food security and food safety for the better future of the country’s men, women and specifically children.

India needs action to reduce smog, says CSE

Apr 07, 2015 03:55 PM Meanwhile, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the national Air Quality Index (AQI) and health alert for public information on Monday.

India: Hundred smart cities to be shortlisted by April 2015

Apr 07, 2015 02:30 PM The CII National Conference & Annual Session 2015 focusing on “Building India: A Shared Responsibility” witnessed initiatives for setting up 100 Smart Cities by 2022 across India and faster implementation within the desired timeline.

Loan scheme to revive small rice mills in Sri Lanka

Apr 06, 2015 11:27 AM The aim of this move is to stabilise rice prices during the festive season in the island nation.

UN envoy lauds ‘historic’ Myanmar ceasefire

Apr 04, 2015 06:30 PM Vijay Nambiar, the UN Special Adviser for Myanmar, welcomed a ‘new levels of trust’ between the said the Government and the armed groups.

Forests destroyed in past with state patronage: SL Prez

Apr 03, 2015 05:35 PM The Sri Lankan President said that the patriotic people of Sri Lanka has ended the era which had given way to massive environmental degradation.

Maternal-child mortality rate helps stable progress: Shirin

Apr 02, 2015 01:36 PM Dr Shirin Sharmin, the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad of Bangladesh, said Maternal-child mortality rate helps to ensure sustainable development.

CR: Empowering people through knowledge sharing

Apr 01, 2015 07:17 PM The 5th National Community Radio Sammelan provided a platform to stakeholders for sharing issues related to development and resilience of communities.

Indian legislators support low carbon projects in local areas

Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM A Member of Indian Parliament and a state legislator have initiated low carbon development in their respective constituencies.

Radio Benziger bags award for TB awareness campaign

Mar 27, 2015 04:35 PM Kerala’s Kollam District TB Centre conferred the award on Radio Benziger for its out-of-box ideas.

India: National Rabies Control project kicks-off in Haryana

Mar 23, 2015 04:33 PM The programme was launched by the National Rabies Control Programme in collaboration with Humane Society International.

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