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End impunity for attacks on journos in Pakistan: Amnesty

Jan 12, 2018 03:17 PM There must be a clear and unequivocal commitment by the Pakistani authorities to end impunity for attacks on journalists, said Amnesty International.

Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate: WMO

Jan 08, 2018 03:39 PM The Arctic Report Card shows that the warming trend is continuing to drive dramatic transformation in the Arctic region.

Iron deficiency leaves 53% of kids in Maharashtra anemic

Jan 02, 2018 12:51 PM India ranks 170th in world for prevalence of anemia amongst women.

Driving modern agricultural practices to benefit farmers

Dec 29, 2017 01:47 PM Reduced expenditure and water conservation measures have ensured that 28% of farmers in SST project areas earn over 3.5 lakes per hectare each year.

Empowering girls, women to resist sex trafficking

Dec 28, 2017 05:55 PM A national consultation, part of three-city series, highlights the vulnerabilities of the last mile girl- who is the most vulnerable of all human beings to prostitution.

Tiger conservation can help realise SDGs in Asia

Dec 26, 2017 01:26 PM Investing in tigers produce significant benefits and opportunities for thousands of species and millions of people.

NITI open to quarterly dialogue with civil society on SDGs

Dec 21, 2017 04:59 PM India’s apex planning body to engage civil society in quarterly deliberations to have an action oriented approach to deliver results.

Even after 5 years things haven't changed: Nirbhaya’s mother

Dec 18, 2017 11:20 AM There is a need of strong law against women atrocities and there is a need of change in the mentality of every person, said Asha Devi, mother of Nirbhaya.

Govt mulls plan to improve employability of tribal people

Dec 18, 2017 03:31 PM Government is considering formulating a special policy for tribal people working in urban areas so that they can benefit from the skill India initiative.

Sex Ki Adalat takes on less talked issue of menstruation

Dec 11, 2017 05:55 PM The new web series Sex Ki Adalat (Court of Sex) by Population Foundation of India (PFI) discusses critical issues related to sexual and reproductive health.

Inching towards effective skilling of youth of Bihar

Dec 11, 2017 12:57 PM Bihar Skill Development mission has initiated a new integrated model factoring recruitment, training and deployment.

Volunteers act first, saving lives and livelihoods

Dec 06, 2017 06:50 PM More than a billion people across the world volunteer each year.

South-East Asia to accelerate road safety measures

Dec 05, 2017 03:05 PM The WHO South-East Asia Region accounts for more than one-quarter of the global road accident deaths.

Indian wins first ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest

Dec 04, 2017 07:26 PM Sathviga Sridhar uses graphic art to raise awareness of climate change after experiencing severe floods in the South Indian district of Chennai.

Balanced approach crucial for new education policy: report

Nov 30, 2017 08:50 AM The research was conducted in two socio-economically disadvantaged regions of two Indian states.

Safety education can contain child sexual abuse: study

Nov 30, 2017 04:25 PM Prevention of child sexual abuse is possible through personal safety education, says a report by Arpan, a leading NGO.

Low CSR presence in clean energy, says new study

Nov 28, 2017 02:05 PM A report by Samhita showcases that there is only six per cent budget for clean energy amongst overall CSR spends.

UNESCO and Auroville mark 50 years of collaboration

Nov 27, 2017 05:25 PM Auroville is a community of people with more than 50 different nationalities united by their common aspiration for human unity.

Nearly 21 mn people have access to HIV treatment: UNAIDS

Nov 22, 2017 01:08 PM The rise in number of people accessing treatment helps keep a larger number of people living with HIV alive and well.

UNICEF opens its digital channels to the disadvantaged

Nov 22, 2017 08:00 AM UNICEF India has opened its digital channels to children to post their content on its website and social media.

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