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New course to train teachers for special children in India

Oct 01, 2016 08:00 AM The training programme aims at understanding the diverse needs and the untapped potential of children with special needs.

Rebuilding lives of kids of Mumbai terror attack victims

Sep 30, 2016 02:12 PM Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is helping children of those who died in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

‘Foundation of the Year’ award for Dalmia Bharat Foundation

Sep 30, 2016 11:42 AM The awards were supported by IICA of Ministry of Corporate Affairs and evaluated by SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.

Media urged to stay active on reproductive health issues

Sep 29, 2016 05:55 PM According to the civil society, media and govt is not aware of the ground realities about family planning and women’s reproductive health.

HK$20 mn raised for deprived kids, Nepal disaster relief

Sep 29, 2016 04:04 PM Cathay Pacific Group raises HK$20 Million in 2015 to support deprived children worldwide and disaster recovery in Nepal.

Indian PM lauds scientists at CSIR Technological Awards

Sep 27, 2016 03:15 PM CSIR organizes Technological Awards on account of its 75th Foundation Day.

Biotech traits patenting rules need to abide by Indian Act

Sep 26, 2016 11:00 AM Innovation in agriculture is a key imperative and must be respected, says ABLE- AG, a nonprofit.

Pak urged to stop execution of mental disabled prisoner

Sep 26, 2016 01:39 PM The mentally disabled prisoner Imdad Ali was convicted of the murder of a religious teacher in 2002.

Allow women to fully participate in economy: report

Sep 26, 2016 12:56 PM First report by high-level panel on women’s economic empowerment outlines drivers to advance gender equality.

BRICS well placed to lead agricultural reforms: expert

Sep 24, 2016 08:00 AM Investing in the family farm sector has proved to be at least twice as effective in reducing poverty compared to growth.

Cyber-crimes against children have many forms: study

Sep 23, 2016 11:37 AM UNICEF India has launched a comprehensive report on child online safety in India.

Indywood Film Carnival to promote gender equality

Sep 22, 2016 11:20 AM UN Women joins Indywood Film carnival to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

New study highlights global progress in health

Sep 22, 2016 04:00 PM India’s ranking of 143 out of 188 countries shows that much more efforts are needed to fill the gap.

Gender gap in investment management sector: study

Sep 21, 2016 05:31 PM The study also suggests remedies for their full and equitable advancement in the profession.

Childhood nutrition linked to tiffin box, say experts

Sep 21, 2016 02:49 PM According to experts the tiffin box can be a source of good nutrition and can set healthy eating habits for life.

Karnataka adopts BEEP guidelines for energy efficiency

Sep 20, 2016 03:42 PM The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the state in designing templates for energy-efficient public buildings.

Impact Guru partners Project Inspire on women safety

Sep 19, 2016 09:30 AM Project Inspire this year is on ‘Empowering Women and Girls through safety and security.

Air pollution claiming a life every 23 seconds in India?

Sep 16, 2016 04:15 PM ‘Time Bomb’ is set to explode, and presently claiming a life every 23 seconds in India due to air Pollution, says a nonprofit.

Farm Widows of Marathwada to get new homes

Sep 15, 2016 07:35 PM Habitat for Humanity (HFH) India will build homes for farm widows of Marathwada region by partnering with a corporate entity.

UN Women signs MoU with Rajasthan for gender equality

Sep 15, 2016 11:21 AM Government of Rajasthan, UN Women sign MoU to strengthen initiatives for gender equality, women’s empowerment.

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