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Natural resources management in N-E

Chaudhuri and Roy India’s ‘Look East’ policy, launched in the early 1990s, was a genuine progressive advance to promote industrial/economic development in the North-East Region (NER) and place it right at the heart of socio-political ... State Times, 4 weeks ago
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US budget cuts will reduce aid to developing countries by up to 70%; disaster for world's poor: Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah

Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a "disaster" for the world's poor, the president of The Rockefeller Foundation has warned. Closing the ...
 DNA6 hours ago
DNA

Scripting India's Urban Affairs

Urban development has been one of the key areas for the Narendra Modi-led government, since it came to power three years ago. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), now known as the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has launched a number of flagship ...
 DNA3 days ago

India to host first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in October

[Nepal], Aug. 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India will be hosting the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in October this year. "Our region is vulnerable to a variety of disasters due to its geo-climatic ...
 Sify6 days ago
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Whatever happened to job creation?

The government has no choice but to accept that its actions have not just failed to create new jobs, but likely led to actual job losses, says Mihir S Sharma. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It has been over two months since the last official growth data were made available. That print showed that gross value added at basic prices had consistently slowed from January-March 2016 to January-March 2017: From 8.7 per cent to 7.6 per cent to 6.8 per cent to 6.8 per cent and finally to 5.7 per ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Alchemy' education can take India to golden age: Prez Mukherjee

[India], July 24 (ANI): Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called for upgradation of higher educational institutions to world-class levels and said education is the alchemy that could take India to its next golden age. Delivering his farewell ...
 Sify3 weeks ago

Laboratory

Sudeshna Banerjee The National School of Drama has strongly impacted the entertainment industry and serious theatre with its great actors and directors. It has also put India on the global stage. Sudeshna Banerjee reports At Bahawalpur House, in the heart of ...
 The Financial Chronicle3 weeks ago

Science is a prism that reflects life

Today science is enjoying a much-needed moment in the popular cultural zeitgeist, as indicated by march for science held in April 2017 and the popular TV show Bill Nye Saves the World, by Bill Nye, nicknamed “the Science guy.” Writing in Washington Post, ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
Business Standard

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation

Some three in ten people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

G-20 leaders propose Hamburg Action Plan at summit conclusion

[Germany], Jul 8 (ANI): The two-day G-20 summit that took place in Germany's Hamburg city ended with the leaders proposing the Hamburg Action Plan to address major global challenges, including climate change, harnessing digitalisation, and to contribute to ...
 Sify1 month ago
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