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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 20

February 11, 2020

The United Nations (UN) observes February 11 as International Day of Women and Girls in Science and this year it is celebrating the theme ‘Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth’.

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World Cancer Day: One in 10 Indians will develop cancer in their lifetime

World Cancer Day: One in 10 Indians will develop c

February 4, 2020

World Cancer Day is organised on February 4 every year by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)as an initiative under which the entire world can come together to fight against the global cancer epidemic. The theme for the years 2019-21 has been set as ‘I Am and I Wi...

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Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy Centre, member of governing body of World Peace University, Pune

Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy

February 2, 2020

Hailing from a spiritual family, living in a small village in Maharashtra, but equipped with an engineering degree from a reputed college, professor Vishwanath Karad, a leading educationist, has integrated spirituality, science and sustainability with the object of promoting inte...

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Non-cooperation movement

Non-cooperation movement

February 2, 2020

The year 2020 marks 100 years of the non-cooperation movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi as part of the Indian independence movement. A 100 years on, Indians are beginning to rediscover that even though we have stepped into a new century, the troubles we face stay the same, and s...

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India good place for living, but not for raising children or safety of women

India good place for living, but not for raising c

January 24, 2020

Though India has made a place in the best 25 countries to live in 2020, it seems it is not good enough for raising children or safety of women. Also it has not been working enough to promote equality and social mobility as it ranks seventh lowest in the Global Social Mobility lis...

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The women warriors of Shaheen Bagh

The women warriors of Shaheen Bagh

January 22, 2020

For nearly two months now, hundreds of women, many of them grandmothers, have been leading a peaceful protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act in a part of New Delhi that has become icon of the rebirth of peaceful resistance against an autocratic power, exactly...

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Blind healthcare schemes in India

Blind healthcare schemes in India

January 14, 2020

Only 21 pc women reap the benefits of Ayushman Bharat, thus strongly highlighting how the government needs to focus on women and girls so that they receive their due in the use of healthcare services.

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India in 2019

India in 2019

December 31, 2019

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Rapes in India

Rapes in India

December 17, 2019

Every subsequent horrific rape in India leads to calls for and often passage of newer laws to deal with the spate of crimes against women. There are enough severe laws against these, but challenges lie in poor implementation as well as a sense of lawlessness that pervades parts o...

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Human Rights in India

Human Rights in India

December 11, 2019

As the world marked the Human Rights Day on December 10, India had very little cheerful to report on its own record of defending human rights. The number of incidents of grave violations, mainly by the State and its forces has risen sharply , as has the area affected by the viola...

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