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Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana For Girl Child Has Wider Appeal

If you’re the fortunate one to be the parent (or guardian) of a girl child under 10, put the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana at the top of your investment priority list. The government has slashed the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to INR 250 from INR 1,000 earlier, a...
Sushmita Sen with her adoptive daughters

More Single Women Adopting In India

Is it essential to be married in order to be a good parent? Does being single make a man or woman less capable of raising a child? These are pertinent questions to ask as we celebrate Parents Day on July 22. If the idea of a single person bringing up kids seems incongruous, consider...
Child abuse in India

Child Sexual Abuse, A Recurring Crime In India

A minor girl gets raped by 17 men over several months in India. A minor boy commits suicide because he got raped by a neighbor. A girl’s father gets killed who fights for to get justice for his daughter who had gotten raped by an influential person. There has been a rise in number...
Veganism

Veganism For Health And Environment

Veganism has taken up the global food industry by a storm. People looking for healthier lifestyle have started to move towards adapting veganism. Many celebrities like Beyonce, Jay Z, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha, Aamir Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez have committed to veganism. This has turned many more heads towards...

Nelson Mandela’s life has valuable lessons on social justice

Today, Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the loved global figure. Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first democratically elected President after years of confronting racism and prejudice with peace and equanimity. The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to...

What It Would Take To Have More Teen Sports Stars Like Hima Das

Sprinter Hima Das created sports history by winning the gold medal in the women's 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships on July 13, 2018. Hima registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world championship...
Responsible Travel - Chadar Trek

Sustainable And Responsible Travel

Travel culture has evolved enormously in India over the past few years. With rise of globalisation through internet and social media, more and more youth are traveling with an increased frequency. This has increased a lot of pressure on the tourist destinations, threatening to disrupt their ecosystems. Chadar trek has been called as world’s wildest...
Disaster Risk Management

Working Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

According to the data on the official website of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), over 1,000 cities in Asia Pacific have signed up to its Making Cities Resilient campaign following a historic commitment made by all 329 municipalities of Bangladesh to join the campaign. The UNISDR and its partners are working towards sustainable...
Farmers in India

Fighting Malnutrition Among Farmers

Farmers are the nutrition providers of any nation. They are responsible for producing food for the entire nation. Ironically, they are also one of the most malnourished people in India. The farmers are also paid the least in the entire food production and distribution hierarchy. This has reduced the number of people engaged in agriculture by...
Trucks on Road

Speeding Trucks Causing Calamities

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways headed by Nitin Gadkari, the current speed limit for the vehicles in M2 and M3 categories, such as trucks and cargos, on highways is 90kmph, on expressways is 100kmph and 60kmph within the city limits. However, one can easily witness loaded trucks on highways going...

Surge In The Urge To End It All

In an incident which sent shockwaves across the country, 11 members of the Bhatia family in Delhi’s Burari area were found dead in what was reportedly mass suicide. It appears that the family was involved in occult practices to attain salvation. Evidence points to tantric literature at the scene of the crime. In the posh...
Stubble Burning degrading Air Quality

Alternate Solutions To Improve Air Quality

Air pollution is at an all time rise in India because of industrialisation and urbanisation in lieu of national development. Especially in Northern India, the air quality has dropped down at alarming levels causing the government to declare red alert several times in the last couple of years. One of the significant contributors to this...
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