Development

A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

May 31, 2018

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), an international partnership for promotion of solar power in the world, is essentially an Indo-French initiative and its first summit was held in New Delhi in March 2018 on the occasion of the state visit by the French President, reinforcin...

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NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

January 3, 2017

In an effort to contribute to the society, a movement by young people taking ownership of the institutionalised children in the community led to the formation of ‘The Rising People Welfare Society’, an NGO in New Delhi that helps provide education and healthcare to Delhi's ma...

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Indian government initiates a new push to skill development

Indian government initiates a new push to skill development

December 20, 2016

As India prepares to take the mantle of skilled manpower sphere, aiming to provide the world with competent personnel, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has introduced a set of new initiatives to boost skill development in the country.

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Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

November 5, 2016

After rolling ratifications of the Paris Climate Agreement by nations, the accord finally entered into a legal force on November 4, thus binding the governments, who have agreed to control the global temperature rise, to adhere to their promised contributions

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MSF calls for caution ahead of RCEP negotiations in China

MSF calls for caution ahead of RCEP negotiations in China

October 14, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders have called the negotiating countries for upcoming Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement to reject terms that could potentially harm access to medicines for its citizens.

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Civil society meets before BRICS 2016 in India

Civil society meets before BRICS 2016 in India

October 14, 2016

With the BRICS Summit commencing in Goa, India, civil society members from the BRICS countries engaged in discussions over the perceived shortcomings and failures of institutionalised spaces in dealing with global challenges.

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Metropolis MD Ameera Shah speaks on building a healthcare empire

Metropolis MD Ameera Shah speaks on building a healthcare empire

October 12, 2016

The healthcare sector in India has seen many challenges but private sector initiatives are gradually making a determined progress by providing quality diagnostic centres and services across the country and beyond.

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Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

October 7, 2016

Soon after India confirmed its intention to contribute towards climate change mitigation, the United Nations recognised 1,000 rural Indian women internationally on September 28, by honouring them with the ‘United Nations Momentum for Change Climate Change Award’, for their in...

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Confluence of technology and art

Confluence of technology and art

September 20, 2016

Technology is reshaping art. Around the world, artists are increasingly turning to new technologies to create better. These innovations can also prove to be persuasive and powerful tools for businesses to grow.

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Myanmar President Htin Kyaw’s first State visit to India

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw’s first State visit to India

August 30, 2016

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw’s four-day visit to India can propel the bilateral strategic, political, economic and cultural ties to a new high, coming as it does, at the start of a crucial transition of Myanmar towards democracy after decades of military rule. Leaders of both t...

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Indians in Saudi Arabia fall victims to drop in oil prices

Indians in Saudi Arabia fall victims to drop in oil prices

August 3, 2016

Thousands of jobless Indians are grounded in Saudi Arabia after losing their jobs to the fall in oil prices that hit the Gulf region and its economic activities this year. The Indian government is working to evacuate its people who are being denied both their pays and passports b...

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WHO to promote Indian Yoga and Medicines

WHO to promote Indian Yoga and Medicines

July 21, 2016

India signed an agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to globally promote the conventional Indian healing treatments including Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani and Panchkarma.

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