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The rank of India among 189 countries in the Human Development Index has improved for the year 2019. Last year, India ranked at number 130th. About 30 years of rapid development was the reason behind the improvement. According to experts: About 27.1 crore people had been relieved from poverty in a decade (from 2005-06 to ..
The Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, will announce Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) on 18th November in New Delhi. The BPKK will be a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India for better nutritional outcomes. In consultation with Ministry of WCD and Bill & Melinda ..
Union Minister for Health along with several State Health Ministers recently launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) initiative for Zero Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths. The initiative aims at ensuring dignified, respectful and quality health care at no cost and zero tolerance for denial of services for every woman and newborn visiting the public health facility ..
On the first day of India International Science Festival (IISF- 2019), the Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved at the Science City in Kolkata with the participation of over 1,598 students. A small personal model of advanced spectroscopes can easily be made by anyone using ..
Topics: Academic disciplines • Astrophysics • C. V. Raman • Electronic test equipment • Fellows of the Royal Society • Indian people • Kolkata • Meghnad Saha • Optical spectrometer • Physical sciences • Saha • Signal processing
The Odisha government has decided to partner with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) for targeted intervention in a set of social sectors including poorest of the poor through policy formulation and evaluations based on experimental research. The co-founders of J-PAL are Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. The Massachusettes Institute of Technology ..
Topics: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab • Abhijit Banerjee • Academic disciplines • Center for Global Development • Development economists • Economics • Economists • Esther Duflo • Fellows of the Econometric Society • MacArthur Fellows • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Randomized controlled trial
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed every year on 27th of October to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations. The 2019 theme is “Engage the Past Through Sound and Images”.
Topics: Academic disciplines • Archives • Audiovisual • Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations • Culture • Film archives • International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives • Multimedia • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage