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India launches campaign to stop maternal deaths
Mar 08, 2010 Play Your Part, a nationwide campaign has been launched to bring families and communities together to prevent thousands of maternal deaths every year in India. According to the latest official data, the north-eastern state of Assam has the highest maternal mortality rate at 480 per 100,000 live births.
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Doctors using vaccines to earn big profits
Mar 30, 2010 A new study in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics highlights the unethical practices adopted by doctors in collusion with vaccine manufacturers to earn big profit from vaccines. The study finds huge difference in the price of vaccines offered to doctors and the MRP price.
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Repression, deaths over dowry increase in Bangladesh
May 04, 2010 Bangladesh human rights group, BSEHR in its monthly report affirmed significant growth of human rights violation in the country. The BSEHR chairman has urged authorities to take effective measures to guarantee people’s rights, particularly women rights with regard to the increasing murder and suicide rate.
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India among worst 10 environment polluters
May 07, 2010 A new study on environmental pollution has listed India among the worst 10 countries causing environmental damage with Brazil, USA and China filling the first three positions. The study focused exclusively on environmental indicators like fertiliser use, water pollution, carbon emissions and did not include human health and economic data.
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Mothers in rural India face multiple discrimination
May 10, 2010 A study by Banaras Hindu University has revealed that women living in rural parts of the country and in slums are still facing hardship and neglect. It points to issues of literacy, health, gender discrimination and social backwardness as the main hurdles to women's empowerment.
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Steep rise in India's greenhouse emissions
May 12, 2010 An emissions profile of the economy has been conducted by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry through its Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment. The report shows 60% rise in emissions between 1994 and 2007, with the energy and industry sectors being the biggest polluters.
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New rice strains to fight Bangladesh floods
Dec 17, 2009 Researchers at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute are hopeful that three new rice varieties currently being tested would help the country survive its floods and the impacts of global warming. Around 80% of Bangladeshi farmers are dependent on rice cultivation.
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Paint your walls with solar power
May 06, 2013 Yes, scientists are about to uncork a paint capable of generating green power from all the solar heat walls absorb through the day. Interestingly, this game-changing breakthrough is coming from sun starved London!
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Call for papers on global economic governance
Jun 29, 2009 Danish Institute for International Studies invites papers to be presented in a conference that aims to discuss the global economic governance for a more stable and resilient world economy. Deadline for submission of abstracts is July 9, 2009.
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Scientists develop 'superwheat' to increase yield by 30%
May 13, 2013 Scientists at The National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge claim to have developed a new type of 'superwheat' which could boost yields by 30 per cent.
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Now, water purification set to go ‘nano’
May 08, 2013 Led by an IIT-Madras professor, scientists find cheap and effective method to produce clean drinking water.
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Bangladesh govt cuts funds for science research and education
Jul 06, 2012 Bangladesh has cut its funds for science research and education by about a quarter — 27 per cent — compared to last year in its latest annual budget. Denouncing the decision, scientists argue that the decision of lower allocation is a major setback and could have a negative impact on research in science and technology; and education in the country.
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Nepal’s farmers not gaining from research: experts
Aug 09, 2012 Farmers in Nepal are not benefiting from agricultural research, policy experts have warned. Agriculture contributes up to 35 per cent of Nepal’s national wealth or gross domestic product (GDP), and supports the livelihood of over 60 per cent of its largely rural people, but farming research receives little attention.
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Agricultural researchers look for better communication tools
Aug 13, 2012 Agricultural researchers in developing countries are keen to communicate their research to non-experts, but often feel hampered by institutional barriers and a lack of support, according to a survey published in the current issue of Agricultural Information Worldwide.
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Main drug against 'kala azar' losing efficacy
Mar 12, 2013 Researchers in Nepal have found that miltefosine, the drug of choice in treating visceral leishmaniasis, or 'kala azar', is losing effectiveness.
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Global team urges cancer R&D collaboration
Mar 20, 2013 Researchers from 15 developed and developing countries have called for better global coordination of research and prevention efforts against cancer, which kills 7.5 million people each year.
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Air pollution affecting even unborn children
Feb 12, 2013 Higher the pollution, higher the incidence of low birth weight, reveals a recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
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Technology labs solve problems in rural India
Aug 24, 2011 A rural technology lab set up by SELCO in a remote village along India’s west coast is providing innovative low cost solutions to common problems faced by villagers. SELCO, a social enterprise, is the brainchild of 2011 Magsaysay award winner Harish Hande.
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Study challenges global view on Himalayan glaciers
Nov 10, 2009 Contrary to the view held by global climatologists, a new report of Geological Survey of India has revealed that the Himalayan glaciers are not shrinking as fast as they are believed. It says that while some of the glaciers are retreating, others are advancing such as the Siachen glacier.
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Global media reinforces gender stereotypes
Mar 12, 2010 The preliminary report of fourth Global Media Monitoring Project 2009-2010, suggests the need for news media to be more gender aware and gender sensitive, says Ammu Joseph, a noted Indian journalist. News reporting is dominated by men and almost one half of all news stories reinforce gender stereotypes, she adds.
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Microcredit has outgrown its charitable roots
Apr 15, 2010 Massive popularistion of microcredits has resulted in mushrooming of several loan sharks. The intended purpose of microloan to enable financial inclusion has come under doubt and hence there is a dire need to differentiate between the authentic and the deceptive, writes Neil MacFarquhar.
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United Nations publications at finger touch
Jul 05, 2010 The United Nations ventures into digital learning with the release of the e-book applications for the new generation devices like iPhone, iPad and Amazon's Kindle. The application will expand its role as prominent source for reference on global issues and will give users easy access to offline reading.
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Now, free access to some of India's traditional knowledge
Apr 08, 2011 The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of India which earlier had limited access to information is now planning to release a section of their documents to common users. This move will enable researchers to develop drugs for malaria and tuberculosis through free access to some of these documents.
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Indian scientists find bacteria to fight global warming
Feb 16, 2009 Indian scientists have discovered naturally occurring microbes that convert carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into calcium carbonate. The discovery is being seen as a major breakthrough that can go a long way in fighting global warming.
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HIV trial brings a ray of hope for women
Feb 16, 2009 Clinical trial conducted by the US-funded Microbicide Trials Network has shown promising results in HIV prevention. Women who were offered PRO2000 gel plus condoms had 30% fewer infections than those offered only condoms or condoms plus a placebo gel.
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Biofuels actually hasten global warming, say scientists
Feb 17, 2009 A new study by US scientists has dispelled the myth that biofuels, hitherto considered a greener replacement of fossil fuels, slow down the process of global warming. It is estimated that between 2000-07, global ethanol production has increased by four times and biodiesel by ten times.
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Getting to the bottom of sea-level rise
Mar 12, 2009 At a three-day meet in Copenhagen, researchers are engaged in intense discussions to reach a common understanding on the extent of sea-level rise due to melting ice sheets and glaciers. They hope to come up with latest scientific findings to inform the crucial UN climate talks to be held in December.
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Scientists to map north-east India's climate vulnerability
Jun 18, 2010 A study will be conducted by a group of scientists to map climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity of India’s north eastern states. With the completion deadline set for July, the information gathered will aid the region’s agriculture, forestry and watershed plans.
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Clean water for drinking
Jul 27, 2010 Scientists have developed an inexpensive method to remove arsenic from water within a fraction of a minute by combining nanocrystals with graphene-based materials, using simple handheld magnets or filters. This method can be easily adopted in developing countries.
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Toxins on your plate
Jul 28, 2010 Minister of State for Health has warned that green vegetables on sale in the market may cause irreparable damage to our health, because of the use of hormone shots to expedite growth of vegetables. Oxytocin, or love hormone used commonly by farmers, has however been banned in the country.
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