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Pollution in India: Short Essay

The problem of pollution has its roots in the problem of overpopulation. Humans have created too much trash and there is too little space on the planet to dump it in. Landfills are filling up faster than ever. Incinerators are creating more air pollution than the trash. With both population and pollution increasing at equal ..

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Kerala government to set up India’s first International Women’s Trade Centre

The Kerala government has decided to set up India’s first international women’s trade centre (iWTC) in Kozhikode to accelerate women entrepreneurship and secure gender parity. It is in consonance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first phase of iWTC is being executed under the Gender Park’s “Vision 2020”. It is scheduled to ..

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India announces a contribution of $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria

India has recently announced a contribution of $22 million to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria (GFTAM) for the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22). This is an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by the country in the 5th cycle. India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the ..

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Lancet study on Under-5 Mortality in India

A study by the researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US analysed state-level Indian data on the causes of death among children under five for the years 2000-2015. The study was published in the journal Lancet. Findings of the Study India had more deaths among children under five than ..

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Actress Dia Mirza, among 17 New SDG Advocates of UN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres appointed 17 global figures which includes China’s Alibaba chief Jack Ma and Indian actress Dia Mirza as the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocates. Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of Chinese MNC Alibaba Group has been an SDG Advocate since 2016. About the New SDG Advocates ..

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