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Achieving Water Security in India: Towards Innovative Solutions

An ‘Open Situation Room’ on ‘Water Security in India: Towards Innovative Solutions’, as part of the ‘Humanitarian Diplomacy Lab’ event was held by Vestyn Partners, an accelerator for global businesses in India in association with BMW Foundation and Swiss, German and Israel Consulates. It was hosted by Jasdeep Randhawa, a water expert, who has consulted for...

One In Every 10 people in Asia-Pacific Region Live Under Poverty: Report

About 400 million or one in ten people in Asia and the Pacific are living under poverty due to widening income inequality, according to a report titled ‘Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific’. More than one in four people in Asia and the Pacific’s developing countries experience poverty in multiple dimensions. This includes additional deprivations that impact...

Tata Trusts and People For Animals To Launch State-Of-Art Veterinary Hospital

Tata Trusts, the philanthropic arm of the Tata group in partnership with People For Animals, announced their collaboration to build a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty veterinary hospital and emergency clinic that will serve the needs of all domestic and farm animals at accessible and affordable rates. Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Founder,...

This World TB Day, Additional Diagnosis Infrastructure in Gurgaon

The Gurgaon state government’s efforts to move towards a ‘TB free India’ got a shot in the arm with the installation of Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CB-NAAT) machine, ahead of World TB Day at Wazirabad Primary Health Centre today. DLF Foundation has collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The...

Private Companies Can Choose Swachh Bharat Projects Online Now

Now companies can go Swachh Bharat shopping. Looking at increasing the participation of the private sector in its flagship programmes, the Narendra Modi government is opening a marketplace to put up all the cleanliness projects it wants help with. The Ministry of Urban Development is roping in industry groupings including Confederation of Indian Industry, FICCI...

महिला दिवस पर कहाँ खो गई है हमारी देहाती महिलाये

पालघर की स्वछतादूत बनी आदिवासी सुशीला मुम्बई से सटा पालघर यह आदिवासी जिला है। सालो संघर्ष के बाद उसको ठाणे जिले से अलग कर दिया गया ताकियहाँ रहनेवाले आदिवासियोंके जिंदगी में कुछ बुनियादी बदलाव आ सके। यह कहानी है सुशीला हनुमंत खुरकटे की जो जवार तहसिल के नांदगाव की रहनेवाली है।आठ मार्च को महिलादिवस के अवसर...

Leprosy, A Legitimate Ground For Divorce: Former Law Commission Chairman

India has about 10 million leprosy affected people, who need daily care and support but do not receive them. The laws too render these citizens helpless. In a bid to shed light upon the social stigma associated with the disease and to spread awareness around it, NDTV Prime, in association with The Leprosy Mission Trust India and Novartis, the global...

PROMOTING CLEANLINESS THE ART WAY

A research points out beauty as one of the top three factors in creating social attachment towards one’s town or city. While there has been a growing need to maintain cleanliness in the city – especially densely populated areas, the Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan has provided a much-needed platform and sense of awareness among the...

Tobacco Use in India – A Growing Health And Economic Problem

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India today revealed the findings of a study to evaluate the implementation of the ‘Film Rule’, under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). The study finds that these messages, when properly implemented, are effective in countering imagery of tobacco with warnings about tobacco’s...

One In Every Three School Children Fail BMI Test: Study

Every third child in India has an unhealthy BMI and only those schools that have more than three sessions of physical education have fitter children, a study has revealed. The nationwide seventh Annual School Health and Fitness Study 2016 has revealed that the fitness and BMI levels of school children in India - regardless of...

82% Dawoodi Bohra Women Unlikely To Let Their Daughters Undergo FGC: Survey

Illustrating an evident silver lining, 81% Dawoodi Bohra women have said that they want to end the practice of female genital cutting (FGC). A first-of-its-kind survey released by Sahiyo, a not-for-profit organisation, came up with many such facts on the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation that falls on February...

Support The Cancer Free Way

As the month of February draws in, an important day has been marked down on the calendar- World Cancer Day. The day is observed annually on February 4. This year, the theme is “We can. I can.” It is a part of a three-year campaign (2016-2018), to explore how everyone, as a collective or as individuals,...

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