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National award for the Akshaya Patra Foundation

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind confers National Award for Child Welfare 2017 on The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

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Women continue to bear family planning burden in India

Patriarchal norms remain as stumbling blocks to family planning initiatives in India as the burden is still borne unequally by women.

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Radio4Child awards recognise work on childrens’ health

The awards bestowed in Mumbai recognise the contribution of radio journalists in creative dissemination of health messages for children.

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Maneka Gandhi unveils book on Akshya Patra beneficiaries

The coffee table book launched by Maneka Gandhi is an ode to the beloved children - beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra.

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Use DNA evidence to solve crimes in India, say experts

Experts believe that the use of DNA evidence in criminal investigations will mark distinction made between human error, attempted fraud and technical failures.

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India to launch awareness campaign on anemia

The government is in the process of making adolescent health programme more monitorable and prevention centric.

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Protests force Rajasthan govt to review ‘shield and gag’ bill

The proposed legislation bars courts from taking up complaints against public servants including ministers, judges and bureaucrats without prior sanction from the govt.

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This Diwali, Pune recorded cleaner air than Mumbai

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be two to four times, and occasionally up to hundred times, more polluted than outdoor air.

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India to host global conference on adolescent health

Being hosted for the first time in the country the focus of the world congress would be on investment in the younger generation for a healthy India.

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Winners for 2017 Helen Keller Awards announced

This year, ten awards have been announced under three different categories that recognise efforts of various individuals and organisations.

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Food security can check distress-related migration: FAO

A large proportion of today’s migration is due to ‘push’ factor caused by lack of livelihood opportunities in rural areas, said Shyam Khadka of FAO.

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‘Clean Himalayas’ campaign launched in Uttarakhand

The campaign will help in the removal of hazardous waste generated by tourists at different tourist spots of the Himalayas.

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Teen social innovators recognised from across India

Ashoka India, a networks of social entrepreneurs, has identified these teen changemakers as young leaders.

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Fighting against child marriage and dowry in Bihar

Government of Bihar in technical collaboration with UNICEF is promoting the value of girls and ensuring access to opportunities.

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Nominations open for Helen Keller Awards- 2017

Each year a total of 10 Awards under the following three categories are given away to individuals and organizations on December 2, the eve of World Disability Day.

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Coalition formed to empower patient community

Prominent health experts have launched Partnership to Empower Patients (PEP) for helping the patients in making an informed choice.

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Healthy food systems will help end hunger, says FAO

FAO gives a global call for zero tolerance on food loss and waste.

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Book on preventable child blindness launched in India

Published in seven local languages, the book will be distributed to 75,000 children free of cost across India.

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Re-defining non-violence on Gandhi Jayanti day

Non violence in a society cannot prevail unless there is gender parity in letter and spirit.

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UNSC must impose arms embargo in Myanmar: Amnesty

The Security Council meeting comes almost exactly a month after the Myanmar military launched a brutal operation in Rakhine State.

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