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Digital trade could cut costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 bn: study

Mar 24, 2018 07:20 PM According to UN-ESCAP implemention of digital trade facilitation could cut trade costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 billion annually.

Women’s empowerment is a public health imperative: WHO

Mar 13, 2018 05:51 PM Gender-based inequities likewise impede women’s access to essential health services, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

Post marriage, girls want to pursue their passion: study

Mar 07, 2018 05:10 PM Girls need support, not permission from their families, says a new study by a matrimonial website.

Sri Lanka urged to respect human rights during emergency

Mar 07, 2018 02:41 PM The Sri Lankan authorities must respect human rights under the state of emergency, Amnesty International said.

NABARD deal to help vulnerable communities in Odisha

Mar 06, 2018 05:35 PM The project is expected to improve water table and water quality for 52 lakh vulnerable communities in 15 districts of Odisha.

Ujjwala is a social change catalyst, not just about LPG: Govt

Mar 01, 2018 09:45 PM With the success of Ujjwala Yojna, the Indian government has raised the targeted outreach to 8 crore from 5 crore beneficiaries by the year 2020.

Protected areas in Asia at risk of losing tigers: study

Mar 04, 2018 08:00 AM A new study underlines that almost over a third of protected areas in Asia surveyed are severely at risk of losing tigers.

Human rights violations as well as resistance up globally

Feb 22, 2018 06:25 PM Amnesty International’s State of the World’s Human Rights report for 2017/18 delivers a comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights in 159 countries

Need to scale up health services in Cox’s Bazar: WHO

Feb 22, 2018 04:23 PM The mega camps are currently one of the world’s biggest refugee settlement areas and also one of the world’s most densely populated areas.

About 650 pangolins poached every year since 2009

Feb 19, 2018 01:05 PM Pangolins, considered the most trafficked mammal species globally, are targeted mainly for their meat, and scales.

Data on kids outside-family-care missing in South Asia

Feb 12, 2018 04:42 PM Experts believe that data of how many children live in out-of-home-care (OHC) in each of the South Asian countries is completely missing.

Budget 2018: Boosting digital connectivity in rural India

Feb 08, 2018 05:05 PM Increased spending for development in rural India announced in the budget is being welcomed by people as a positive initiative.

India hails healthcare scheme for 10 crore poor families

Feb 02, 2018 09:25 PM The Indian government has reiterated its commitment to ‘Universal Healthcare’ and has announced flagship schemes to provide better healthcare to people at bottom of the pyramid.

Indian startups bag 3 awards at Global Cleantech Forum

Feb 02, 2018 05:10 PM Clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs from India, Morocco, Pakistan and South Africa at the 2018 GCIP Global Week and Cleantech Open Global Forum in Los Angeles, USA.

India unveils budget with more focus on farmers, health

Feb 01, 2018 05:16 PM The budget provisions claim to strengthen agriculture and rural economy, provisioning for good health care to economically less privileged.

Ending stigma against leprosy affected people

Jan 30, 2018 05:57 PM India hosts ‘Global Appeal 2018’ to end stigma against people affected by Leprosy.

Vidyasaarathi: A new scholarship for girl students

Jan 29, 2018 03:18 PM The scholarship is relevant to students pursuing civil engineering (B.E/ B.Tech.), Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) and MBA in Construction Project Management (CPM).

Floods top the list of disasters in India, says a report

Jan 24, 2018 05:44 PM A new report reveals that flooding ranks top on the list of disasters in India, and is morphing into new and devastating forms.

End impunity for attacks on journos in Pakistan: Amnesty

Jan 12, 2018 03:17 PM There must be a clear and unequivocal commitment by the Pakistani authorities to end impunity for attacks on journalists, said Amnesty International.

Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate: WMO

Jan 08, 2018 03:39 PM The Arctic Report Card shows that the warming trend is continuing to drive dramatic transformation in the Arctic region.

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