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Odisha releases bilingual dictionaries for tribal languages

Odisha releases bilingual dictionaries for tribal

November 26, 2018

In a drive to promote and protect the tribal culture in the state, the Odisha state government released bilingual dictionaries and trilingual tribal language proficiency modules for use in elementary multilingual education.

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An app to track snake bites and save lives

An app to track snake bites and save lives

November 23, 2018

The Big 4 Mapper app developed by the Indian Snake Bite Initiative will track snake species for the purpose of developing better antidotes among others.

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India’s girl child survival rate up by four fold

India’s girl child survival rate up by four

November 15, 2018

UNICEF reports says that for the first time in five years, India's girl child mortality has shrunk down four fold.

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How Tinder changed the dating landscape of India

How Tinder changed the dating landscape of India

November 14, 2018

Today’s generation has a go-to- place to seek a mate and it is not a club or party, it is their mobile phone!

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International day to end impunity for crimes against journalists

International day to end impunity for crimes again

November 2, 2018

The brazen killing of Gauri Lankesh just outside her house and the recent murder of Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar, once again highlight how dangerous life for journalists has become, and how rarely the perpetrators of the crimes committed against them are brought to justice.

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Deluges eroding the heart of Assam’s culture

Deluges eroding the heart of Assam’s culture

November 1, 2018

The cultural heartland of Assam and the home of the Vaishnava faith - Majuli island is plagued by yearly deluges which leave thousands homeless and scores dead.

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India struggles with air pollution

India struggles with air pollution

October 31, 2018

India has long struggled to pull together the type of coordinated national approach that has helped countries like China reduce pollution. While the government of India is focused on the economic growth of the country, its people are dying breathing world's worst toxic air.

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Human Library to see the light of day in Kolkata

Human Library to see the light of day in Kolkata

October 23, 2018

  After seeing success in over 80 countries, the Human Library initiative also gained immense popularity in India. However, it is only now that the eastern city of Kolkata is getting its first such library. The Human Library or Menneskebiblioteket, as it is called in Danis...

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City of Allahabad restores its name as Prayagraj after 443 years

City of Allahabad restores its name as Prayagraj a

October 20, 2018

Mughal emperor Akbar, who had named the Indian city of Prayag as Illahabas in 1575 (that later became Allahabad), regained its name as Prayagraj after the Uttar Pradesh government proposed the idea to the cabinet. While on one hand the decision is celebrated by Hindus, on the oth...

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Replacing traditional stoves with solar cooking solutions

Replacing traditional stoves with solar cooking so

October 17, 2018

In order to encourage the development of solar operated facilities in the country, the Indian government is inviting researchers from academic and research institutions, organisations and industries, to submit designs for solar chulhas (traditional Indian cooking stove) before De...

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