Feb 26, 2015 01:00 AM
India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.
[Indian Girls] [Child mortality rate] [Indian women] [South Asia] [Child rights] [Health MDGs]
Feb 25, 2015 05:05 PM
India's government has of late been revisiting a number of outdated laws. But its efforts to amend a law enabling buying land has run into a wall of protesters
[Corruption & transparency] [Governance] [Food security] [Agriculture] [Eeconomic growth]
Feb 23, 2015 03:56 PM Uber is an online taxi service, valued at $40 billion and operating through an App in over 250 cities around the world.
Feb 19, 2015 06:45 PM
The aim of the fellowship is to strengthen public awareness and engagement on issues of decentralized planning.
[Governance] [GoI-UNDP Media Fellowships] [Farmers] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
Feb 18, 2015 06:15 PM
Dr Arun Gupta, Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of setting up 100 smart cities will only succeed if the government invests in children.
[Education] [Indian women] [Children] [India welfare schemes] [South Asia]
Feb 16, 2015 08:05 PM
Experts from various organisations highlighted the role of Community Radio in giving voice to young men and women.
[Community building] [Health] [Indian Girls] [South Asia] [Indian women] [Community radio India]
Feb 13, 2015 03:57 PM
India signs grant agreement with World Bank for special climate change fund assistance of $8 mn for sustainable livelihoods and adaptation to climate change project.
[South Asia] [World Bank] [Climate Change] [India]
Feb 12, 2015 03:12 PM National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ – NCDHR) to hold Training Workshops to promote the use of - Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) System
Feb 11, 2015 02:58 PM According to ITU, in 2013, 30 per cent of the world’s youth were ‘digital natives’.
Feb 11, 2015 11:45 AM
The President said the Health Ministry had handled about 21,000 tenders annually so far and the process has turned the Ministry into a private company with rampant corruption.
[Health] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia]
Feb 10, 2015 07:00 PM Users can visit the website and click on to National Voter Service Portal link to avail the services.
Feb 10, 2015 05:56 PM Centre can do hand holding; States and urban local bodies need to rise to the challenge, says Venkaiah Naidu, the Indian minister for Urban Development.
Feb 10, 2015 01:55 PM
After making the issue of corruption the hallmark of its protests, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party wins Delhi poll with a huge margin sailing on the promise of cheaper electricity and clean drinking water.
[South Asia] [Corruption] [Drinking water] [Education for All] [Arvind Kejriwal] [India] [Aam Aadmi Party]
Feb 09, 2015 08:00 AM To achieve a strong agreement in the climate talks in Paris, the North and the South will have to closely work together to come up with sustainable solutions
Feb 09, 2015 11:48 AM
The award recognizes Dr José Manuel Durão Barroso’s pioneering efforts to de-carbonize the European economy and promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
[Sustainability] [Sustainable Development] [South Asia]
Feb 06, 2015 03:32 PM
Professor Hironori Hamanaka, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), said that governance of MDGs is likely to differ from SDGs.
[DSDS] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development]