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75 pc of language learners in India under 30: Duolingo

75 pc of language learners in India under 30: Duol...

May 12, 2022

According to Duolingo, a popular language learning platform, learners in India are among the youngest and 75 pc of them are under the age of 30. Language learning in India, it seems, is primarily popular amongst the age group between 18 to 29, with fewer teenagers studying new la...

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Anganwadi workers in Delhi stage May Day protest for better wages

Anganwadi workers in Delhi stage May Day protest f...

May 2, 2022

On May 1, over 500 anganwadi workers gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to protest against the government by shouting slogans and demanding revision of wages along with pensions and provident fund. Prior to the protest at Jantar Mantar, the workers had planned a rally from Ma...

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Need to go slow on antibiotics to save lives

Need to go slow on antibiotics to save lives

April 3, 2022

An alarming report published earlier this year in The Lancet, a medical journal, said that antimicrobial resistance was directly responsible for 1.27 million death and linked to about 4.95 million other deaths across the world in 2019. Antimicrobial resistance is when bacteria ca...

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Karnataka students forced to miss exam as SC defers hearing in Hijab row

Karnataka students forced to miss exam as SC defer...

March 26, 2022

With the Supreme Court rejecting petition by Karnataka students to take up their challenge of the Karnataka High Court order on Hijab ban, uncertainty clouds the future of several Muslim girl students in government-run schools in the southern state since they are bound to miss th...

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Glimmer of hope in dreary lives of prisoners

Glimmer of hope in dreary lives of prisoners

March 14, 2022

Govind Singh, a 39-year-old ex-prisoner finds himself acting as a role model for his fellow inmates with whom he was incarcerated. After serving his sentence for 10 years in a prison in Gurgaon, near Delhi,  Govind is now a project manager in India Vision Foundation and is leadi...

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School educates students on transgender discrimination

School educates students on transgender discrimina...

March 12, 2022

On March 10, Indradhanush, an initiative to make the transgender community part of the mainstream society was launched by Aarohan, an NGO working with underprivileged children in New Delhi, and M M Public School in Pitampura, north-west Delhi. The event was organised by the schoo...

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Slum residents in Ahmednagar move into new homes

Slum residents in Ahmednagar move into new homes

March 8, 2022

As many as 33 families living in Sanjay Nagar, a slum located in Ahmednagar city in western Maharashtra, marked the International Women’s Day by celebrating ‘Grihapravesh’ into their new homes on March 8 as part of an ambitious project to provide safe, healthy, and attract...

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Anganwadi workers to continue protest despite offer of hike in wages

Anganwadi workers to continue protest despite offe...

February 25, 2022

On Thursday, the 25th day of protest by over 20,000 anganwadi (day care) workers, the Delhi government reached out to the protestors and offered them a carrot and a stick. While it marginally hiked their wages, it also issued a stern notice, warning the workers that if they faile...

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Delhi domestic workers move Delhi High Court for compensation

Delhi domestic workers move Delhi High Court for c...

February 20, 2022

A total of 471 domestic workers in Delhi have filed a writ petition in Delhi High Court seeking relief at par with that provided by the Delhi government to other informal sector workers like autorickshaw drivers and e-rickshaw drivers in the national capital. The workers, in thei...

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Hijab Row: Attack on Constitutional rights, say students

Hijab Row: Attack on Constitutional rights, say st...

February 18, 2022

Thursday marked 5th day that the hearing of petitions against the ban in Hijab in schools in Karnataka was heard in the Karnataka High Court. The petition was filed after the state government suddenly imposed a ban on sporting of Hijab in schools, even though this practice has be...

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