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National award for the Akshaya Patra Foundation

Nov 17, 2017 07:11 PM The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind confers National Award for Child Welfare 2017 on The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Women continue to bear family planning burden in India

Nov 16, 2017 03:25 PM Patriarchal norms remain as stumbling blocks to family planning initiatives in India as the burden is still borne unequally by women.

Radio4Child awards recognise work on childrens’ health

Nov 13, 2017 11:50 AM The awards bestowed in Mumbai recognise the contribution of radio journalists in creative dissemination of health messages for children.

Maneka Gandhi unveils book on Akshya Patra beneficiaries

Nov 01, 2017 06:49 PM The coffee table book launched by Maneka Gandhi is an ode to the beloved children - beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra.

Use DNA evidence to solve crimes in India, say experts

Oct 31, 2017 06:30 PM Experts believe that the use of DNA evidence in criminal investigations will mark distinction made between human error, attempted fraud and technical failures.

India to launch awareness campaign on anemia

Oct 30, 2017 06:43 PM The government is in the process of making adolescent health programme more monitorable and prevention centric.

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

Oct 25, 2017 06:14 PM The proposed legislation bars courts from taking up complaints against public servants including ministers, judges and bureaucrats without prior sanction from the govt.

This Diwali, Pune recorded cleaner air than Mumbai

Oct 25, 2017 06:02 PM 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.

India to host global conference on adolescent health

Oct 24, 2017 07:10 PM 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.

Winners for 2017 Helen Keller Awards announced

Oct 24, 2017 04:42 PM This year, ten awards have been announced under three different categories that recognise efforts of various individuals and organisations.

‘Clean Himalayas’ campaign launched in Uttarakhand

Oct 12, 2017 05:06 PM The campaign will help in the removal of hazardous waste generated by tourists at different tourist spots of the Himalayas.

Teen social innovators recognised from across India

Oct 06, 2017 12:15 PM Ashoka India, a networks of social entrepreneurs, has identified these teen changemakers as young leaders.

Coalition formed to empower patient community

Oct 05, 2017 09:55 AM Prominent health experts have launched Partnership to Empower Patients (PEP) for helping the patients in making an informed choice.

Nominations open for Helen Keller Awards- 2017

Oct 05, 2017 10:59 AM 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.

Healthy food systems will help end hunger, says FAO

Oct 04, 2017 06:03 PM FAO gives a global call for zero tolerance on food loss and waste.

Re-defining non-violence on Gandhi Jayanti day

Oct 04, 2017 11:05 AM Non violence in a society cannot prevail unless there is gender parity in letter and spirit.

Book on preventable child blindness launched in India

Oct 04, 2017 04:57 PM Published in seven local languages, the book will be distributed to 75,000 children free of cost across India.

UNSC must impose arms embargo in Myanmar: Amnesty

Sep 29, 2017 05:55 PM The Security Council meeting comes almost exactly a month after the Myanmar military launched a brutal operation in Rakhine State.

Cement sector growing together through the SDGs

Sep 28, 2017 11:05 AM The annual CSI Forum is the most important sustainability event for the cement industry.

Microsoft donates $1 billion to 90000 nonprofits

Sep 27, 2017 11:05 AM Microsoft has donated $1 billion worldwide in cloud computing resources to 90000 nonprofits.

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