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Maitri app clinchs mobile app at 2019 US Technovation Challenge

The US Technovation Challenge is the world’s largest technology and entrepreneurship programme for girls which runs across 100+ countries. It is supported by Salesforce.org, Google.org, the Adobe Foundation, Uber, Samsung, BNY Mellon as well as UNESCO, the Peace Corps and UN Women. The competition was recently held in San Francisco. In it, from India, the ..

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Maharashtra government to launch a project “Chullah” for smokeless kitchens

The Maharashtra government has decided to launch a pilot project providing smoke-free environment in the kitchen for women. The project, named “Chullah (wood-fired stove)-free and smoke-free Maharashtra”, will target the women who have not benefited under the Ujjwala or any other LPG distribution scheme. The pilot project will be implemented in Naxal- affected areas as ..

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Australia becomes world’s first nation to recognise ‘orphanage trafficking’ as a form of modern slavery

Australia has become the first country in the world to recognise so-called orphanage trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. Hence, it has criminalized the act of falsely inducing children into orphanages as a form of slavery, in what is believed to be the first move of its kind in the world. Under the new ..

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Tropical Butterfly Conservatory to come up in TN

A Tropical Butterfly conservatory would be set up in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 8.61 crore. The conservatory is being established to protect butterfly species and creating awareness among public the importance of butterfly in maintaining ecological balance and biodiversity. The conservatory would come up at Upper Anicut Reserve forest and preliminary ..

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