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Death rate three times higher in diabetic Indians

The study also reveals that being underweight was linked with higher risk of all-cause mortality compared to those who were marginally overweight or obese.

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Afghanistan aims at doubling trade with India

With ease of government policies in India, Afghanistan aims at expanding its agro-products in the Indian market.

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Indian squad set for Special Olympics event in Chicago

The event celebrates fifty years of Special Olympics, a global inclusive movement.

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Youth initiative celebrates the message of Special Olympics

The initiative lays focus on the message of Special Olympics beyond boundaries and promotion of inclusiveness in sports.

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Amartya Sen’s ‘An Uncertain Glory' to be launched in Hindi

The book not only talks about GDP of India but also raises questions about gender issues in the country.

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India has 25% of market opportunities for firms on SDGs

A latest UNGC report states that $4 trillion worth of market opportunities are available for companies working in the sustainable area.

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One in every 10 women of marital age is widowed: Loomba

Loomba Foundation collaborates with Rotary India Literacy Mission to advocate impoverished widows in society and to ensure improved livelihoods for them.

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NGOs come together for reducing air pollution in Punjab

This initiative will help in implementing low-cost alternative solutions among farmers to reduce crop residue burning in Punjab.

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AIF Fellows help nonprofits in various initiatives

The 27 AIF Fellows volunteered with NGOs in India for bringing about small changes for the downtrodden.

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Delhi launches 'Happiness Curriculum' for school students

The curriculum aims at helping students lead happier lives along with positive contribution to society.

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Kerala best Indian state in reducing maternal deaths

On a promising note, three Indian states have already achieved SDG targets on Maternal Mortality Rate.

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Dalit rights activist detained in Maharashtra: Amnesty

This dalit activist has been detained on the charge of inciting violence, says Amnesty

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Global summit seeks disclosure of carbon emissions

The disclosure of carbon emissions will make governments and business accountable towards global climate goals

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Five custodial deaths per day in India, says report

Asian Centre for Human Rights has cited India's home ministry's reply in the Rajya Sabha that states that a total of 1,674 custodial deaths including 1,530 deaths in judicial custody and 144 deaths in police custody took place from 1 April 2017 to 28 February 2018.

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Want to break gender stereotypes? Try this app

In a positive step towards breaking the gender stereotypes, a new game ‘Girl Rising’ has been launched to acknowledge the struggles of women in our society.

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Is India jumping the gun on e-cigarettes?

Studies show that e-cigarettes are less harmful as compared to normal cigarettes and it could be useful in quitting smoking.

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UN consultative status for Wockhardt Foundation

The organisation has been awarded for clearing all parameters which are under the UN Consultative Status rules.

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UK to boost income in hilly areas with growth centres

These growth centres will help in making local women self-sufficent as well as promote local resources of the region

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Rapid Response to provide disaster relief in North-East

This initiative would help the people of the region to get rid of problems that have been created by the disasters

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Vodafone launches a financial literacy programme in Gujarat

The Jaadu Ginni Ka initiative launched in Ahmedabad to promote financial inclusion in the state.

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