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Breast cancer cases in India double in two decades: report

May 30, 2015 09:00 AM New cases of mouth cancer and breast cancer have risen significantly in India, says a new report.
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Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers: report

May 29, 2015 01:00 AM The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty, says the report.
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Asia-Pacific region has achieved MDG’s hunger target: FAO

May 28, 2015 03:26 PM The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goals’ hunger target (MDG-1c) of halving the proportion of undernourished people in 2015.

India launches first TV channel dedicated to farmers

May 27, 2015 03:30 PM Foodgrain productivity must rise from 2 tons per hectare to 3 tons per hectare, said the Indian Prime Minister, Narendera Modi.

WHO adopts global action plan on antimicrobial resistance

May 28, 2015 12:15 PM The action plan is a historic resolution to combat antimicrobial resistance by addressing all contributing factors—human, animal and agricultural. India needs momentous regulatory measures urgently.

Amnesty blasts UN for failing to protect refugees

Feb 25, 2015 09:50 AM On the occasion of World Refugee Day today, Amnesty International stated that “the UN Security Council is spectacularly failing to maintain international peace and security.”

Response mechanisms need to be disaster-proof: experts

May 26, 2015 12:45 PM As earthquakes continue to hit South Asia, experts review emergency preparedness and response mechanism in New Delhi.
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NCPEDP - Mphasis Universal Design Awards announced

May 25, 2015 08:00 AM Individuals and organisations doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility for people with disabilities will be honoured .

Experts for total ratification of Convention On Child Rights

May 25, 2015 03:27 PM UN Experts have called for the universal ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Info kiosks benefit thousands in tribal areas of India

May 22, 2015 12:30 PM The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
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Sendai Framework raised at World Health Assembly

May 21, 2015 09:30 AM The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by Member States on March 18, 2015.

Efficient resource use key to growth in Asia Pacific: study

May 21, 2015 01:17 PM There is great potential for low-carbon and resource-efficient growth in the Asia Pacific, says a new UNEP report.

Bharti Taneja wins Woman Achiever Award

Mar 09, 2015 05:55 PM Bharti Taneja was honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ on Women’s Day.

Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari bags Lotus award

May 20, 2015 01:15 PM Dr Ranjana Kumari, a long-time champion for women’s causes, has worked tirelessly to promote women's political participation
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IFRC appeals to scale-up aid for Nepal quake survivors

May 18, 2015 03:50 PM “We are still in full emergency mode – the task at hand remains expanding our response while also adapting to meet emerging needs,” said an IFRC official.

Google gives $500,000 for child safety campaigns in India

May 18, 2015 01:05 PM The internet giant Google will support three non-profits in India for promoting child safety.

Need to look at biodiversity to fight poverty: Gunter Pauli

May 15, 2015 07:00 PM There is a need for celebrating biodiversity as an important component for eradicating poverty, said Gunter Pauli, author of the book, The Blue Economy, version 2.0.
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Civil Society mourns the tragic loss of Martha Farrel

May 15, 2015 12:10 PM A prominent civil society face, Dr Martha Farrell, who worked extensively on issues related to gender, succumbed to a Taliban attack in Kabul.

Samsung to set up MSME-Samsung Digital Academy

May 14, 2015 06:44 PM Samsung Digital Academy will train youth to create innovative solutions for next-generation digital ecosystems.

India, Pakistan report least inclusive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 14, 2015 06:05 PM In terms of inclusive growth, developing countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh rank at the bottom in the Asia Pacific region, says a report by the UNESCAP.

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