The scale and ambition of the 2030 development agenda create further opportunities for the private sector to demonstrate the central role it plays in sustainable development.
The Honourable Supreme Court in its ruling on Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) does not criminalise non-consensual sex, where the woman has been forced into intercourse by her husband. The ruling is flawed, and leaves women and even young girls vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse without any room for legal recourse.
Zoroastrianism, one of world’s oldest monotheistic religions, has followers who live in India as a minority. A nation celebrated for its diversity, India celebrates with the Parsis, their new year on 17th August. Originally the official religion of Persia, Zoroastrianism shifted bases to India and Pakistan, when Islamic forces invaded Persia. India has the...
India steps into the 71st year of its independence on 15th August, 2017. Having seen 16 governments, five wars with its neighbours and liberalisation of its markets, India is changing in every aspect. The country has grown in its economic, social and political strength. According to the Economic Survey of India, 2013-14, India’s GDP...
The Modi government’s Digital India initiative was launched to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. e-Governance has spread across government operations, especially citizen centric activities.
Countries in Asia, including India, continue to grow the captive elephant industry for elephant rides and performances to meet irresponsible tourist demands. A new report released by World Animal Protection reveals that more than three quarters of nearly three thousand elephants used in tourist entertainment in Asia are kept in severely cruel conditions. Riding an elephant is one...
UAE companies will have to allocate funds and be involved in social responsibility initiatives by end of 2017, a top official said. To implement the Year of Giving strategy, the Ministry of Economy launched 11 initiatives on Monday to create workplaces that take up philanthropy as part of its core values and helped the government keep a database and monitor the companies' compliance to philanthropy.
According to World Bank, India has the highest number of people living below the poverty line -- 224 million. (In picture) Dharavi, Mumbai is one of the largest slum settlements in the world.
Reducing Infrastructure Gaps Can Boost Sustainable Development In Countries With Special Needs: UN Report
ESCAP report measures progress in 41 Asia-Pacific countries