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It is a myth that diabetes is an urban disease: Anil Kumble

Well known Indian cricketer Anil Kumble has asked people to become more aware against the risk of diabetes.

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Book Bank comes to the aid of 5,000 students in Karnataka

Distributing free textbooks to underprivileged students, Rajasthan Youth Association announced that it is extending the activity to Bengaluru Urban and other districts.

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Poaching continues to threaten tigers in SE Asia: WWF

India’s reported tiger deaths related to poaching reached an all time high in 2016.

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I think we can’t stop sex slavery: Author Hyeon-seo Lee

My book revealed the truth about North Korean women being sold like sex objects in China, says Hyeon-seo Lee, a North Korean defector, and human rights activist.

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India set to unveil new guidelines for Anganwadi centres

Preceding the new guidelines, a new UNICEF report recommends a regulatory system for early childhood education in India.

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Fake news is now a formalised industry: journalists

Meeting at a discussion forum in New Delhi, journalists pointed out that media itself is responsible for their lack of credibility.

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Mandela Day: Hygiene kits, sanitary pads for Mumbai girls

The South African Consulate along with the Nargis Dutt Foundation distributed personal hygiene kits to school girls on Mandela Day.

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LinkedIn hosts Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Satyarthi also spoke about the challenges, struggles and opposition he faced when he started his journey, 37 years ago.

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Biking Queens hit Indian roads for women empowerment

The bikers will spread the message of women empowerment and also distribute sanitary kits to women in dozens of Indian states.

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RCEP negotiators must fix provisions risking public health

Many countries that have accepted excessive monopolies on pharmaceuticals are now grappling with the consequences of unaffordable medicine prices.

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Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador

In her role as a Goodwill Ambassador, Lilly will use her unique digital presence to empower children.

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Raise compensation for acid attack victims: activist

Javed Abidi, a disability rights activist has demanded that compensation amount for acid attack victims should be raised from the present 3 lakh to at least 10 lakh.

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Now or never, say activists on women’s quota bill

A large number of women’s organizations and individuals get together to push the passage of the long pending bill in the monsoon session of Parliament.

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Road for SDGs in India paved with glaring potholes: report

Even as the civil society takes note of some of the promising initiatives, it cautions government against the pitfalls across the goals.

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New report highlights shifting role of philanthropy

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation released new research on the future of philanthropy.

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Elephants exploited in Asia’s tourism sector: report

A new report released by World Animal Protection reveals that more than three quarters of nearly three thousand elephants used in tourist entertainment in Asia are kept in severely cruel conditions.

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Despite challenges, India is a story growing up: UN

Civil society in India should work beyond mere criticism and help the government in finding solutions to developmental problems, said the UN resident coordinator in India.

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‘Youth Adda’ explores ways to reduce inequalities

Issues about gender, economic and physical inequalities were raised at Youth Adda hosted by the civil society in New Delhi.

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IIT Kanpur to develop sustainable villages along Ganges

Supported by India’s National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the initiative aims at developing model ‘Ganga Grams’.

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GST rates on appliances angers the disabled in India

The disabled community came out in protest against GST which has allegedly caused undue increase in prices related to appliances used by them.

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