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Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

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Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Is the  latest claim by the Union Health Ministry is actually true? The sixth Millennium Development Goal of halting and reversing the incidence of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS has been achieved, the Health Ministry informed the Union Cabinet today. While apprising the Cabinet of the progress under the National Health […]

GIWA, let’s WASH up in Bihar!

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GIWA, let’s WASH up in Bihar!

Bihar fares poorly in terms of Water, sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) indicators. Only 0.79 per cent of the state’s villages are open-defecation free (ODF), under the Union Government’s flagship campaign Swachh Bharat Mission. while Bihar’s coverage under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme is much better at 46.64 per cent, but it is much lower […]

Sanitation Pledge as part of Sikh Celebrations at Patna

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Sanitation Pledge as part of Sikh Celebrations at Patna

Patna: This week, Patna  is seeing a lot of action as part of the historic 350th ‘Prakashotsav’ of the Sikh Guru,  Guru Gobind Singh. UNICEF has roped in faith leaders to promote eater and sanitation issue. “A unique confluence of renowned faith leaders from major religions in India are taking a pledge to work towards […]

Today may be a landmark for Climate Change: UN

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Today may be a landmark for Climate Change: UN

Three days ago, the landmark Paris Agreement, came into force. Now, the Marrakesh Conference, which begins Monday, 7 November, in Morocco, will give the world the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action, and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. “Our challenge is to sustain the momentum that has propelled […]

Development is not ‘Target practice’

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Development is not ‘Target practice’

The government has been undertaking welfare schemes to reduce poverty, hunger and unemployment. But the emphasis has been on the fulfilment of numerical targets, not on the way in which the targets are met. The overemphasis on targets has destroyed the efficacy of policies. The Narendra Modi government has started the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In […]

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016

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World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated on 10 November each year and was established by UNESCO. It gives an opportunity to demonstrate to the wider public why science is relevant to their daily lives and to engage them in debate and discussion on related issues. By building bridges between science and society, […]

It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

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It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

Annette Dixon of the World Bank writes: October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty. Between 2012 and 2013 alone, around 100 million people moved out of […]

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Bangladesh Think Tank to re-imagine South Asia

The Ninth South Asia Economic Summit will be held in Dhaka next month with the theme ‘Reimagining South Asia in 2030’. Private think-thank Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) will organize the regional event on Oct 15-16. The venue of the summit is yet to be disclosed. A four-member CPD delegation, led by its Chairman Rehman […]