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Article Experts urge water's inclusion in development goals
As the world faces growing water security challenges, experts are calling for better monitoring of the availability, quality and use of water, and its inclusion in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a key issue in the post-2015 development agenda.
Article ILO removing barriers to inclusion in Bangladesh
People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.
Article Indian govt okays Bill for time-bound services to citizens
The Bill envisages penalty of upto Rs 50,000 against a government official failing to provide his or her duties.
Article Change in community radio policy on the anvil: Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, I&B
Joint Secretary Supriya Sahu says she looks forward to community radio representatives sharing their challenges at the third Community Radio Sammelan being held at New Delhi from the 9th of February.
Article Public private prank
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure are on the cusp of disaster, writes Sunita Narain, Director General of CSE.
Article IBM, Google and Goldman Sachs on a drive for LGBT-friendly workplaces
IBM, Google and Goldman Sachs together with Community Business, plan to come up with a resource guide to encourage workplaces to become more inclusive by becoming LGBT-friendly.
Article Skill-based programme for Naxal-hit districts
A skill-based placement programme launched in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir will be replicated in worst affected Naxal districts of the country. "We want to start similar programme in the Naxal-affected districts of the country. These are all the entry level programmes targeting unemployed youths usually 10th standard passed or failed," Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said.
Article "Financial inclusion is a channel that helps get people into the financial mainstream, connecting them with opportunity"
Being one of the leaders in the electronic money market, for MasterCard, financial inclusion through entrepreneurship is the best way to help the under-privileged. Patricia Devereux, Group Head, Corporate Philanthropy and Citizenship for MasterCard Worldwide, talks to OneWorld South Asia about MasterCard's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and philosophy.
Article India launches new scheme to give its slum dwellers property rights
For India, the greatest defeat despite its burgeoning economy has been its large slum population. According to a Planing Commission survey in 2010, there was a growth of 17.8 million in the urban slum population across the country in the last decade. A new government initiative to give slum dwellers property rights and assistance for home loans may just be a step towards solving India's slum troubles.
Article TERI workshop calls for women to lead green economy
Women must make a start by taking action at the local level, urged Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom at special session on women and green economy in New Delhi, organised by TERI and Earth Day Network.
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