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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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

Padma Lakshmi appointed as new UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Indian-American television personality and internationally acclaimed food expert, Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador on the eve of International Women’s Day (IWD-2019). In this new role, Lakshmi will mobilise support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and ..

International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD)

The International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD) is observed every year on December 20 to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity. This day aims to celebrate unity in diversity and remind people of the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty. It is a day to encourage debate on the ways to promote ..

New Delhi venue of 4th Partners’ Forum 2018

The 4th Partners’ Forum 2018 has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 12 to discuss issues related to maternal and child health. The 2-day forum was organised by the Union Ministry of Health in association with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). About 1500 participants from ..

2018 International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is celebrated every year on 15th of October to recognize the crucial role of women and girls in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing. The 2018 theme “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural ..