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Sixth edition of Mobile for Good Awards launched

Jul 28, 2016 12:44 PM Applications for this year's edition of awards are open till September 15, 2016.

Amendments to India’s Child Labour Bill raises eyebrows

Jul 27, 2016 03:49 PM UNICEF India is concerned that the amended Bill substantially reduces the list of professions considered hazardous.

New film on gender equality to screen in 20 countries

Jul 26, 2016 04:54 PM Riding on the popularity of a 1996 Spice Girls’ chart topper, the remake of the music album strives for global gender equality.
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Cyclone Hudhud victims get new houses in Andhra village

Jul 25, 2016 08:00 AM Infosys Foundation Builds Houses to Rehabilitate Communities Affected by Cyclone Hudhud that Struck Andhra Pradesh in 2014.

Nepali farmers fight to save indigenous seeds

Jul 25, 2016 12:43 PM With policy gaps that hinder innovation and marginalise indigenous seeds, Nepal’s experts are calling for a new approach.

Physical inactivity adding to India's NCD burden: report

Jul 21, 2016 06:36 PM According to the report, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise due to unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

Telangana addressing soil health village by village

Jul 21, 2016 11:50 AM So far, Karnataka has the distinction of being a pioneer to have achieved soil micronutrient mapping at farm level across the state.

Mobile cattle IVF lab to reach farmers in rural India

Jul 20, 2016 06:01 PM A State of the Art In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Lab will produce genetically superior IVF Embryos for fresh embryo transfer or can be frozen for future use.

Tribal rights left out of India’s ‘inclusive development’ plan

Jul 19, 2016 05:05 PM A new report exposes a pattern of human rights violations in open-cast mines run by different Coal India subsidiaries.

India boosts skill ecosystem, launches IndiaSkills Online

Jul 18, 2016 12:55 PM Govt launches first edition of ‘India Skills Competition’ giving youth the chance to represent country at World Skills International Competition.

Riding a bamboo bike for girl child education

Jul 18, 2016 12:35 PM Two cycling enthusiasts from Mumbai are on a mission to raise Rs five million for girl child education.

Corruption is minimally understood in India: CVC

Jul 15, 2016 12:41 PM Chief Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary said that corruption is prevalent not just in government offices, but it is rampant in the private sector as well.

Drinking water ATMs to dot Odisha capital Bhubaneshwar

Jul 15, 2016 12:16 PM Bhubaneshwar is the first Smart City in India to initiate such a project, ensuring safe drinking water to the under-served and commuters.

American girl distributes LED bulbs to Indian poor

Jul 14, 2016 12:10 PM Meera Vashisht from Houston, Texas, took it upon herself to raise funds and distribute LED bulbs to the poor people.
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Indian government to skill one crore youth by 2020

Jul 13, 2016 04:35 PM Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, 60 lakh youth to be trained afresh.

Victim of orchestrated operation: Apollo on kidney racket

Jul 13, 2016 12:07 PM Investigations are on by the Delhi police after the now infamous kidney racket was unearthed at the Apollo Hospitals.

No metro city in India makes it to CSE's clean city awards

Jul 12, 2016 01:50 PM CSE rated Indian cities on their management of solid waste wherein metros like Delhi feature at the bottom of the heap.
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India is a very difficult country, says Priyanka Chopra

Jul 06, 2016 04:55 PM The Quantico star urged that the Indian mindset that links the family honour with a girl or woman needs to change thoroughly.
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India set to paint its national highways all green

Jul 02, 2016 01:00 AM The government has decided to earmark one per cent of the road construction cost for greening the national highways.
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Vigilante cow protection groups must be brought to book

Jul 01, 2016 02:55 PM State governments must investigate and bring to trial members of ‘cow protection’ groups who intimidate, harass or attack people in the name of upholding the law, Amnesty International India said today.

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