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International Literacy Day 2021: Pandemic pushes progress back

International Literacy Day 2021: Pandemic pushes p...

September 8, 2021

Established on September 8, 1966, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) introduced International Literacy Day to emphasise the importance of literacy for individuals as well as society in large and the need to focus on improving global literacy...

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International Day of Charity 2021: Most generous and unique philanthropists in world

International Day of Charity 2021: Most generous a...

September 5, 2021

It was in 2015, during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit that the idea of International Day of Charity was conceptualised as a way to help bridge the gap between the rich and poor and also to help the poor nations with finance to meet the sustainable development g...

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Marital rapes in India: Attack on gender equality and women’s rights

Marital rapes in India: Attack on gender equality ...

August 30, 2021

Amongst the thousands of facts and figures published in the National Family Health Survey, published in 2015-16, there are startling facts about spousal violence and sexual exploitation of a married woman within the confines of her home. The survey says that  31 pc of married wo...

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With helping hand from blind schools, visually impaired children see a bright future

With helping hand from blind schools, visually imp...

August 29, 2021

Among millions of students across Delhi who had been waiting for this moment with great anxiety as the results of their class XII examinations were finally announced on July 30, was Ayush Prakash Jaiswal. He over overjoyed, like all other students, when he learnt that he had not ...

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Aphantasia: When mind’s eye goes blind

Aphantasia: When mind’s eye goes blind

August 18, 2021

Harry Potter fans may remember a scene from Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban when Professor Remus Lupin tells Harry to visualise ‘happy memories’ in order to get rid of the dementors? Almost all the people in the world definitely can visualise memories, happy or other...

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Blackface Filter faces tremendous backlash in social media

Blackface Filter faces tremendous backlash in soci...

August 11, 2021

This filter changes the complexion of a creator. In the beginning, it shows the creator with a dark or grey complexion, often looking very grim and gesticulating in anger over her colour. She often tries to brush her skin as if removing dirt, but when nothing works, she turns sad...

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Jousting over jeans in India

Jousting over jeans in India

August 10, 2021

“Though born and brought up in a relatively modern and well-educated family, since birth I had been told to wear traditional Indian clothes, as her father did not like me to wear trousers or jeans. As a teenager, I tried to rebel as traditional dresses were not comfortable for ...

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Supressing stigma about menstruation

Supressing stigma about menstruation

August 9, 2021

Zomato’s announcement of introducing period leave is not the first time the conversation has come up. Bihar has allowed female government employees two days off each month since 1992, and although lesser-known organisations like Cultural Machine and Gozoop had taken this step p...

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Israeli embassy partners with Aarohan to take drip irrigation to schools

Israeli embassy partners with Aarohan to take drip...

August 4, 2021

On Wednesday, the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi along with Aarohan, an NGO that helps underprivileged children access proper education and skill training, participated in an inauguration ceremony to establish usage of a drip irrigation system at Nehru Smarak Inter College in Great...

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Marine Fishing Bill 2021: Tamil Nadu fishermen remain firmly opposed

Marine Fishing Bill 2021: Tamil Nadu fishermen rem...

August 3, 2021

Fisherfolk across the country have come out in strong protest against the Marine Fisheries Bill 2021, scheduled to be tabled in the ongoing session of Parliament. The fishermen attack the bill not just for the content, which threatens to deprive them of their livelihood, but they...

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