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Aligning national policies for securing India’s water needs

Nov 18, 2015 05:57 PM New water security model advocates for strong coherence among policies that address the 3 critical aspects of a sustainable future – a viable economy, social equity and a healthy environment.

Fifth Global Economic Summit to dwell on food security

Nov 17, 2015 05:19 PM The Summit will have the unique combination of Conference, B2B, Exhibition and post event Farm Tours to Nagpur.

India: Pass Women’s Reservation Bill now, urge activists

Nov 16, 2015 07:02 PM Women’s groups in India meet with Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Venkaiah Naidu, to demand the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament.

New blood pressure target– the lower the better: study

Nov 16, 2015 12:55 PM These findings are supported by a second study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which also shows that setting lower blood pressure targets reduces the risk of stroke

Delhi pollution worsens after Diwali

Nov 16, 2015 11:12 AM India’s national capital registers a pollution levels spike 7 times higher than normal, leaving the city dwellers at the risk of respiratory problems.

'Climate-smart' growth can keep millions out of poverty: WB

Nov 09, 2015 05:00 AM The report, Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty, finds that poor people are already at high risk from climate-related shocks

Patna workshop bats for local ownership of ODF initiative

Nov 06, 2015 12:08 PM The workshop deliberated to strengthen the state guidelines for ODF verification.

LED bulbs steeply reduce Delhi consumers' electricity bills

Nov 05, 2015 05:14 PM Delhi consumers see over Rs 186 Crore reduction in electricity bills with the usage of LED bulbs.

Pulses prices in India expected to drop in a few weeks

Nov 04, 2015 08:00 AM India has had two consecutive monsoons with deficient rainfall which has led to lower production of pulses.

EESL ties up with DMRC to distribute LED bulbs

Nov 03, 2015 06:29 PM “We are making every effort to ensure we are energy efficient and work towards monetary savings and significant CO2 reduction,” said Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC.

Trade and investment slowing in Asia Pacific: report

Nov 03, 2015 03:30 PM The slowdown is critical as trade and investment is seen as critical means of implementation for the new SDGs.

Dalit singer arrested in India must be released: Amnesty

Nov 02, 2015 12:48 PM The singer was arrested over two satirical songs criticising the state government in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Disability access should be part of main NBC text: NCPEDP

Oct 27, 2015 01:40 PM A leading Indian NGO has demanded that disability access should be included in the main text of National Building Code (NBC).

Workshop guides children towards healthy eating habits

Oct 26, 2015 05:22 PM World Association of Chefs Societies and Nestlé Healthy Kids unite to encourage healthy eating habits for children.

World lights up in blue to mark UN’s anniversary

Oct 24, 2015 05:00 AM The Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter.

Delhi walks in the dark to eradicate ‘preventable’ blindness

Oct 21, 2015 05:01 PM Over 400 people from all walks of life walked in support of the cause, including several local dignitaries, students from Optometry and other schools and colleges.

RBS Earth Heroes Awards-2015 conferred

Oct 20, 2015 04:55 PM The fifth edition of RBS Earth Heroes Awards confers Heroes of environment and wildlife conservation for 2015.

To fight cancer, Delhi moms join 'Feed To Defeat’ campaign

Oct 19, 2015 06:45 PM The campaign endeavours to raise awareness on breast cancer.

Seven out of every 10 Indians are vitamin deficient: study

Oct 19, 2015 12:16 PM Metropolis, a multinational chain of diagnostic centres conducted a comprehensive pan India study on 14,96,683 samples over a period of 3 years.

Bhopal media workshop dwells on decentralised planning

Oct 09, 2015 03:45 PM Vikas ki behti dhara mein jan-bhagidari jaroori hai (People will have to participate in the development process), says Babulal Jain, Vice-Chairman, State Planning Commission.
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