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Sex Ki Adalat takes on less talked issue of menstruation

Dec 11, 2017 05:55 PM The new web series Sex Ki Adalat (Court of Sex) by Population Foundation of India (PFI) discusses critical issues related to sexual and reproductive health.

Inching towards effective skilling of youth of Bihar

Dec 11, 2017 12:57 PM Bihar Skill Development mission has initiated a new integrated model factoring recruitment, training and deployment.

Volunteers act first, saving lives and livelihoods

Dec 06, 2017 06:50 PM More than a billion people across the world volunteer each year.

South-East Asia to accelerate road safety measures

Dec 05, 2017 03:05 PM The WHO South-East Asia Region accounts for more than one-quarter of the global road accident deaths.

Indian wins first ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest

Dec 04, 2017 07:26 PM Sathviga Sridhar uses graphic art to raise awareness of climate change after experiencing severe floods in the South Indian district of Chennai.

Balanced approach crucial for new education policy: report

Nov 30, 2017 08:50 AM The research was conducted in two socio-economically disadvantaged regions of two Indian states.

Safety education can contain child sexual abuse: study

Nov 30, 2017 04:25 PM Prevention of child sexual abuse is possible through personal safety education, says a report by Arpan, a leading NGO.

Low CSR presence in clean energy, says new study

Nov 28, 2017 02:05 PM A report by Samhita showcases that there is only six per cent budget for clean energy amongst overall CSR spends.

UNESCO and Auroville mark 50 years of collaboration

Nov 27, 2017 05:25 PM Auroville is a community of people with more than 50 different nationalities united by their common aspiration for human unity.

Nearly 21 mn people have access to HIV treatment: UNAIDS

Nov 22, 2017 01:08 PM The rise in number of people accessing treatment helps keep a larger number of people living with HIV alive and well.

UNICEF opens its digital channels to the disadvantaged

Nov 22, 2017 08:00 AM UNICEF India has opened its digital channels to children to post their content on its website and social media.

Women's participation rises at IITF’s Hunar Haat in Delhi

Nov 22, 2017 10:55 AM ‘Hunar Haat’ provides a platform to master artisans and craftsmen to display their rich heritage and skill.

National award for the Akshaya Patra Foundation

Nov 17, 2017 07:11 PM The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind confers National Award for Child Welfare 2017 on The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Women continue to bear family planning burden in India

Nov 16, 2017 03:25 PM Patriarchal norms remain as stumbling blocks to family planning initiatives in India as the burden is still borne unequally by women.

Radio4Child awards recognise work on childrens’ health

Nov 13, 2017 11:50 AM The awards bestowed in Mumbai recognise the contribution of radio journalists in creative dissemination of health messages for children.

Maneka Gandhi unveils book on Akshya Patra beneficiaries

Nov 01, 2017 06:49 PM The coffee table book launched by Maneka Gandhi is an ode to the beloved children - beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra.

Use DNA evidence to solve crimes in India, say experts

Oct 31, 2017 06:30 PM Experts believe that the use of DNA evidence in criminal investigations will mark distinction made between human error, attempted fraud and technical failures.

India to launch awareness campaign on anemia

Oct 30, 2017 06:43 PM The government is in the process of making adolescent health programme more monitorable and prevention centric.

Protests force Rajasthan govt to review ‘shield and gag’ bill

Oct 25, 2017 06:14 PM The proposed legislation bars courts from taking up complaints against public servants including ministers, judges and bureaucrats without prior sanction from the govt.

This Diwali, Pune recorded cleaner air than Mumbai

Oct 25, 2017 06:02 PM According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be two to four times, and occasionally up to hundred times, more polluted than outdoor air.

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