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Indian Budget 2017: Old core, new essence

Feb 10, 2017 02:35 PM The 87th edition of the Indian Budget 2017 scores many firsts, writes Naina Gautam, a Delhi based researcher.

End impunity for buyers of sex, urge civil society actors

Feb 01, 2017 02:40 PM Global anti-trafficking movement actors gathered in New Delhi demanding an end to impunity of sex buyers and traffickers.

India in desperate need of a public cord blood bank

Jan 31, 2017 04:25 PM More than 28 years after the first successful umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant was done in France, India is still to discover its vast potential, Dr Rahul Bhargava.

2016: The year when solar went mainstream in India

Jan 24, 2017 02:17 PM The share of solar as a contributor to the overall power supply in India will only go bigger, writes Divyanshu Sachdev.

Karmaveer Puraskaar for Harshit's efforts in Himalayan villages

Jan 12, 2017 06:40 PM Karmaveer Puraskaar is given to individual citizens, and not organizations, for excellence in promoting social justice and action.

New initiative to help physically challenged on finger tips

Dec 29, 2016 03:01 PM ‘Divyang – Ek Ummeed’ is an initiative for the physically challenged by an IIT alumnus from Kanpur.

Governance: Crucial for improving health system purchasing

Dec 19, 2016 05:44 PM There is no single model of purchasing which can be applied to all health systems, writes Dr Rajmohan Panda, Senior Public Health Specialist, Public Health Foundation of India.

Almost 2 mn Indians die from stroke every year!

Nov 22, 2016 02:18 PM While stroke is a major public health concern worldwide, the burden on India has been increasing at an alarming rate, writes Dr Amit Aslam Khan.

Away from mother’s lap and dad’s sight

Nov 01, 2016 03:39 PM An undergraduate student of mass communication in Delhi NCR region expresses her anguish over the unwelcome touches that kids experience in our society.

Alternate infrastructure: key to reducing carbon foot prints

Oct 21, 2016 06:13 PM According to Ashok Khosla of Development Alternatives the model of development post-1990s economic liberalisation, is leading to vast environmental degradation.

Scaling up mental health services; Making it happen through mann-kaksh

Oct 20, 2016 03:52 PM Mental health of a population is very closely linked with the overall development of the society, writes Rahul Shidhaye.

BRICS countries need an economy of entrepreneurs!

Oct 18, 2016 01:05 PM E-market platforms in all the BRICS countries could enable MSMEs to access local and global clientele, writes Mazher Hussain.

Newlyweds host blood stem cell recruitment drive

Sep 19, 2016 12:40 PM Contrary to the pomp and show, a newly-wed couple celebrated their wedding by supporting a humanitarian cause.

Statement on SC verdict for closure of sterilization camps in India

Sep 17, 2016 05:45 PM This judgement has the potential to shape India’s family planning program into a programme of national significance, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

Kalki, an Indian Transgender artist seeks crowdfunding for a cause

Sep 03, 2016 06:23 PM Kalki primarily aims at representing different perspectives as well as the discrimination faced by the transgender community in society.

Armed with a brush, a dalit fights paralysis with miniature art

Jul 27, 2016 06:55 PM A dalit man from southern Rajasthan got a new lease of life both economic and social after a fatal accident left him crippled for life.

Do our health systems promote gender equality?

Jul 27, 2016 01:55 PM Gender gaps still plague all the efforts put into strengthening health systems, write Madhu Deshmukh and Ravi Verma.

Virtual Classrooms supplement nursing education in Bihar

Jul 18, 2016 06:04 PM Bihar is a pioneer in using Virtual Classrooms for strengthening nursing institutions in the state.

Panchayat manages its own safe water supply in fluoride affected village in Bihar

Jul 12, 2016 12:30 PM Khaira villagers support PHED to set up two mini water supply plants and a Water Vending Machine (also called as water ATM) to avoid consumption of fluoride contaminated groundwater.

HRIS streamlines staff management across health facilities in Bihar

Jul 04, 2016 04:35 PM The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) helps in rationalising health staff deployment and cope with the challenges of a large population, tiered government health facilities and budgetary constraints in the state.

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